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3rds hold their nerves to secure a 2 run win

3rd XI v. Earlswood IV

On Saturday 16th June, Kenilworth’s Thirds travelled to Earlswood for the second time in two weeks for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture, looking to make it back to back wins there. They held their nerves and so did in an absorbing final over finish.

As per the other fixture, skipper Sam Leach lost the toss and his side were asked to bat again.

Openers Uma Shanker and Ant Kerry strode to the wicket, after a steady start, both openers fell with the score on 25. Then, at the crease were Andy Dadswell and Nigel Thompson, both players looked to be positive until Dadswell fell to a sharp catch at slip for 11, the score now 48 for 3 that brought  Jack Howard in to join Thompson. There was sensible batting, hitting the bad ball and rotating the strike saw pair add a fine 95 together, before Howard fell one after reaching a fine 50, his innings including 8 x 4 and 1 x 6. Kenilworth well placed at 35 overs on 143 for 4. Next man in Tom Anscombe hit a sublime cover drive for four first ball, before he fell for 14 with the score on 164 for 5. Ed Smith was the new man in, he began to up the tempo, a typical Smith power innings of 27 not out, along with Thompson who was unbeaten on 61 (7 x 4), Kenilworth finished on 212 for 5 from their forty five over allocation. For Earlswood, Ben Fitzgerald took 2 for 45 from ten overs.

After the players enjoyed another quality Earlswood tea, the home side went in search of 213. Matt Dadswell and Ed Smith opened the attack for the visitors Kenilworth, and both claimed an early wicket each, both to slip catches from skipper Sam Leach, the first of Smith an absolute screamer, the home side 13 for 2. Another wicket for Smith saw the home side tottering on 36 for 3, but with a dark cloud appearing from nowhere, the players were forced off, as a twenty minute cloud burst saw the teams leaving the field after 11.2 overs.

After the rain had stopped, both sided agreed a start and revised total, this was now 180 off 38 overs for the win. With the wet ball, Leach made an immediate change at both ends, spinners Geoff Edmunds and Tom Skinner replaced Dadswell and Smith. This put the brakes on the home side, both picking up early wickets, Earlswood now 88 for 5 after 19 overs. The pair bowled 19 overs between them, leaving Skinner with one left.

Edmunds was in miserly form, he was to keep taking wickets, one of which was due to a spectacular two handed diving catch from Tom Anscombe, backed by his enthusiastic celebration. Edmunds returned excellent figures of 4 for 21 from ten quality overs. The home side in trouble on 95 for 7, but Thorne was being a thorn in the side for Kenilworth, while he was there they still had hope. After two overs from Jack Howard, skipper Leach turned to Skinner to bowl his last and the penultimate over, the home side 15 away from victory, but Skinner tempted Thorne down the wicket, only to be stumped by Andy Dadswell for 37, Earlswood 169 for 9.

Down to the last over, eleven needed for the home side, Ed Smith to bowl, after a four singles and a two, Earlswood needed five off the last ball, they only managed two, ending on 177 for 9, Kenilworth the winners by a narrow two runs, a great game of cricket from both sides sees Kenilworth rewarded with a 21 point win. Other wicket takers after Edmunds were, Ed Smith with 2 for 48 from ten overs, Tom Skinner 2 for 53 from ten overs and Matt Dadswell with 1 for 19 off six overs.

A very solid team performance with a happy outcome for the side.

First Sunday League Winning Draw for the Sunday XI

Sunday XI v. Knowle Village

On a glorious sunny Sunday 10th June, Kenilworth hosted Knowle Village in Arden Sunday League  and achieved their first winning draw of their campaign in their inaugural season in the League.

Home captain Geoff Edmunds won the toss and elected to have a bat. Openers Pat Howard and Jorjeet Singh strode to the crease looking for a strong start for their side. With the score on 18, Singh chipped a one to mid on and was caught for three off the bowing of Keddie, this bought Elliot Haynes Sorrell to join Howard, the pair adding 32, before Howard was bowled by Hough for 29. Sorrell got off the mark with two cuts for four from successive balls off Keddie, the hero of the day before, Dan Horner was the new man at the crease, looking to back up his unbeaten hundred, unfortunately he skied one for just six, Hough picking up his second wicket, Kenilworth now 63 for 3. Darius Potten-Ravenshad and Sorrell got their side to drinks at twenty overs with the score on 92 for 3. Ravenshad in particular was looking in aggressive touch, but his partner Haynes Sorrell was adjudged lbw to Hough again, for 31 with the score on 104 for 4. Young Theo Mannion was the next man in, he looked in good order until being caught for 7, the home side now 133 for 5. Ravenshad looked like he would get his first club fifty, but fell short, making a solid 41, now 146 for 6 after 29 overs.

A partnership of 43 between Max Howard and Sam Leach for the seventh wicket, before youngest Howard was out for 14, Leach soon followed for a breezy 22, Matt Dadswell was bowled by Keddie for 4, leaving Kenilworth 199 for 9 in the 39th over of 40. Skipper Edmunds 7 not out and tail ender Andy Dadswell 4 not out saw their side to 206 for 9 at end of innings. Keddie with 4 for 39 off 8 overs and Hough with 3 for 13 also off 8 overs, the star bowlers for Village.

After a delightful tea, play resuming with Matt Dadswell opening the bowling from the pavilion end, a tidy maiden to start, Sam Leach given the second over from the Leek Wootton end, Dadswell struck an early blow, a smart catch at mid off from Max Howard, Knowle 12 for 1. A stand of 44 between Collard and Hollies took the score to 56, Theo Mannion knocking back Collards off stump for 14, Mannion replacing Dadswell. Three more quick wickets left the visitors 81 for 5, the home side now on top, via two in two ball from skipper Geoff Edmunds. A second wicket for Mannion and two for the reliable Potten-Ravenshad left the visitors on 104 for 8, and with the visitors skipper unable to bat due to an injury in the field, Kenilworth had eight overs to claim the last wicket, despite a couple of run out possibilities, McGee batting at 4 (30 no) and last man Keddie 3 no held firm for the losing draw. Knowle ending on 117 for 8. Wickets were shared for the home side, Geoff Edmunds 2 for 11 off 5 overs, Potten-Ravenshad 2 for 16 off 7, Theo Mannion 2 for 20 off 6, Matt Dadswell 1 for 13 off 8 tidy overs and Max Howard with 1 for 22 off 8.

Kenilworth with the winning draw take 17 points.

The Thirds batsmen disappoint as side lose

3rd XI v. WCC Staff II

On Saturday 9th June Kenilworth’s Third team hosted high flying Warwick Staff 2nds for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture at their Harbury ground.

Put into bat the home side made a poor start against an accurate Staff bowling attack, Uma Shanker fell for 2, with the score on six. Jeff Stanners fell with the score on 17, Andy Dadswell joined opener Geoff Hay, both Dadswell and Hay were out for 14 to Wright, who went on to finish with 3 for 24 from his ten overs.

At 39 for 6 after the needless run out of Matt Dadswell for one, and the home side were in deep trouble, and at 60 for 9, last man Andy Kennell joined Skipper Geoff Edmunds, the pair nudged 17 to the total before Edmunds was caught off Amor for 13, Kenilworth all out for a paltry 77 in forty overs, along with 23 extras, Dadswell and Hay hit 14 and Edmunds 13, the only double figure scores. Amor took 3 for 15 from ten overs to back up Wright’s efforts.

After the players enjoyed tea, Ed Smith and Matt Dadswell opened up the bowling for Kenilworth, and after Rodger hit the first ball of their reply for four, Smith bowled the opener with his next ball, Staff 4 for 1. A stand of 39 between opener Darby and Wright for the second wicket put their side on control, but the introduction of spinner Tom Skinner in replacing Smith, Smith having figures of 1 for 14 off five overs, Skinner having Wright caught by Ed Smith for 15, 43 for 2 soon became 56 for 4, a bowled and a catch from Geoff Hay, briefly gave the home side a glimmer of hope. Darby stood firm for the visitors, he saw his side home with 32 not out, Warwick Staff finished on 81 for 4, to win by six wickets in the 30th over. Tom Skinner returned excellent figures of 3 for 17 from ten quality overs, the only real positive from a disappointing day.

Kenilworth taking just two points for their efforts.

Hat trick of catches by Howard who then bats the side to safety with Dadswell after Machin’s 4-fer

Sunday XI v. Olton & WW

On Sunday 3rd June, Kenilworth were on their travels to Birmingham to play Olton & WW in the Arden Sunday league Division Three fixture. Both sides also immaculately observed one minute’s silence in honour of former first team captain, Neil Goodman, on the first anniversary of his death.

Olton chose to bat first and Kenilworth’s young seam attack of Matt Dadswell and Max Howard kept the Olton opening pair quiet, after nine overs, they were 9 for 0. The openers had reached thirty when Will Machin, who had replaced Dadswell, had Arshad caught by Max Howard for 9,  then accounted for fellow opener Miar in the same fashion, again caught by Max Howard at mid off for 15, Olton now 46 for 2, then with next ball Machin trapped the next man first ball lbw, the hat trick ball was kept out though, as young Machin was on fire, a fourth wicket for him left the home side on 50 for 4, that became 50 for 5 when Darius Potten Ravenshad picked up an lbw in the next over.

Spinner Charlie Stranks replaced Machin, he too picked up a wicket via another catch by Max Howard, this time on the boundary. Stranks got a second, thanks to a smart catch by Dave Edmunds, Olton now 137 for 7 with two overs remaining of their forty.

Trying to field the ball off the last ball of the home side’s allocation, Danny Boneham suffered a bad shoulder injury, and after medical help he was taken by ambulance to the local hospital, meaning he would be unable to bat. Olton finishing on 148 for 7. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Will Machin 4 for 26 off seven overs, Charlie Stranks 2 for 26 off seven overs and Darius Potten Ravenshad with 1 for 34 off eight overs, Griffin with 38 not out and Rogers Collen 26 the best of the home sides batting.

With one less batsman, Kenilworth went out looking to win their first Sunday game of the season, openers Dave Edmunds and Pat Howard opened up, and began the reply in positive fashion, after four overs the visitors were 35 for no loss, but both openers fell with the score on 35, Howard first for 15 and Edmunds for 11. Theo Mannion and Elliott Haynes Sorrell added 21 for the third wicket, before Mannion was bowled for 5, Charlie Stranks joined Sorrell, both looking in good touch before Stranks fell lbw for 16 Kenilworth now 81 for 4, Sorrell was also out lbw for 20, now 84 for 5, now Dan Horner and Darius Potten Ravenshad had the task of getting their side home, but some tight bowling kept the visitors in check, Ravenshad fell to Collen for 6 and Horner was stumped for 16, the visitors struggling on 111 for 7 with overs running out, when Will Machin was out with the score of 113 for 8, last man Matt Dadswell joined Max Howard, as the opening bowlers had five overs to block to get the losing draw, the pair managed this with no alarms, the visitors ending on 115 for 8 from their forty overs to achieve a draw. For Olton, Stoykovski 2 for 14 and Suresh with 2 for 26 restricting the Kenilworth batsmen, on a day that will be remembered for Danny Boneham’s unfortunate injury, we hope he recovers soon.

Players from both Kenilworth and Olton & WW observing a minute’s silence in memory of Neil Goodman on the first anniversary of his death. Thank you Olton for participating in it. It meant a lot to Kenilworth CC.

Shanker’s half century joy sets up win despite side conceding 67 extras!

3rd XI v.  Earlswood IV

On Saturday 2nd June Kenilworth’s Third team travelled to Earlswood to play their fourth eleven at their Tanworth ground for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Kenilworth were asked to bat first on a very green and damp wicket. Openers Geoff Hay and Uma Shanker made a watchful start to their side’s innings. The pair put on 37 for the first wicket before Hay was dismissed for 15, the second soon followed, now the visitors were 38 for 2. The fall of the second wicket bought Andy Dadswell to the wicket to partner Shanker, the pair batted cautiously until the drinks break at twenty two overs, Kenilworth 70 for 2.

After the break both batsmen began to increase the scoring tempo, as boundaries were starting to be found on a regular basis. The pair added a fine 103 in twenty three overs, before Shanker fell for a solid 54, his innings containing 10 x 4. Jack Howard joined Dadswell, the pair added 26 before Dadswell was bowled for 53, his innings having 1 x 6 and 9 x 4, Kenilworth 167 for 4 in the 38th over, Ben Maney joined Howard, these two adding 20 before Maney was bowled for five, Kenilworth now 187 for 5, Ed Smith now with Howard got Kenilworth to 207 for 5 from their forty five overs, Howard finished 48 not out, including three big sixes. Thorne with 2 for 41 from eight overs was the most successful in the Earlswood bowling line up.

The home side started in positive fashion, putting on 37 in eight overs, before Ed Smith bowled B. Fitzgerald for 11, the second wicket fell with the first ball of the next over, Sam Leach having Weir caught behind by Andy Dadswell for 15, Earlswood now 37 for 2. Jack Howard replaced Smith, he too was among the wickets, taking three wickets in his first three overs, including two in two, the second via a smart catch from Kasun Wickramasinghe, Earlswood now in trouble at 79 for 5, Will Machin replaced skipper Leach, he too soon among the wickets, bowling Green for two, Matt Dadswell replaced Howard and had Thorne lbw in his first over for four, Earlswood 97 for 8. The home side rallied, but a direct run out from Sam Leach left the home side on the brink at 145 for 9, Will Machin took the last wicket via a catch from Geoff Hay, Earlswood all out for 151 in the 39th over. There were wickets for Jack Howard 4 for 19 off seven overs, Will Machin 2 for 31 from 7.2 overs, Matt Dadswell 1 for 6 off five overs, Ed Smith 1 for 22 off seven overs and skipper Sam Leach with 1 for 28 off ten overs.

The home side were indebted to 67 extras, 44 of which were wides but Kenilworth were the winners by 56 runs, Kenilworth taking 22 points.