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No joy for the Thirds

3rd XI v. Winchcombe

LOSE!

On Saturday 18th August, Kenilworth’s Third eleven hosted Winchcombe for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Kenilworth were asked to bat first, openers Geoff Edmunds and Andy Dadswell put on 23 for the first wicket when Edmunds was bowled for one. Dadswell fell soon after for 10. When skipper Sam Leach was dismissed, Kenilworth were 44 for 3, a fourth wicket with the score on 58 saw Ed Smith join number three, talented 14 year old Will Machin, and together the pair put on 41 for the fifth wicket, Smith out for a breezy 29, but three wickets fell with the score on 99, saw Kenilworth now in a lot of trouble on 99 for 7. Machin soon followed, bowled for a top score again, this time with 30. Ten each from tailenders Stuart Machin and young Charlie Glover got Kenilworth to 128 all out in the 40th over. Andy Smith left not out. For Winchcombe, Bellringer took 4 for 33 from ten overs.

After the tea interval the Winchcombe openers made a steady start against Matt Dadswell and Ed Smith, Peck and Lewis put on 89 in 23 overs, Peck was caught behind by Andy Dadswell off Geoff Edmunds for 44. A wicket for Young Kieran Shanker, having the number three lbw for 3, another wicket for Edmunds via a catch from Ed Smith, but Lewis hit the winning four to bring up his fifty, ending 50 not out, Winchcombe ending on 129 for 3 to win by seven wickets in 31 overs in  a match played in a very good spirit between the sides.

Wickets for Geoff Edmunds with 2 for 20 from ten overs and Kieran Shanker with 1 for 14 off three overs. Kenilworth take three points.

Long journey for no reward

Sunday XI v. Coomb’s Wood

 

LOSE!

On Sunday 12th August, Kenilworth’s Sunday side made the long trip to Coombs Wood for their Arden Sunday Cricket League Division 3 fixture.

After a delayed start due to rain, the match was reduced to thirty overs per side. Coombs Wood were asked to bat first, opening bowlers Matthew Dadswell and Matt Casey both picked up an early wicket, reducing the home side to 20 for 2. Another wicket for Dadswell, having Abas caught for 20, Wood now 27 for 3. A stand of 61 in quick time between Whyte (49 not out) and Saeed (38) got their side back on track. After another rain delay, the players returned, except one who went shopping instead, for the last ten overs. Further wickets from Kenilworth kept the home side to 165 for 7 from thirty overs. The wicket takers for Kenilworth were Chris Prophet with 2 for 18, Matthew Dadswell with 2 for 23 from six overs, Matt Casey 1 for 16 from five overs, Jorjeet Singh 1 for 22 from six and Darius Potten-Ravenshad 1 for 39 from six overs.

Kenilworth openers Dan Horner and Jorjeet Singh put on 23 for the first wicket, Skipper Horner bowled by Cranage for 15, two more quick wickets for Cranage left the visitors in trouble at 29 for 3. When Singh was dismissed for 26, Kenilworth were 56 for 4, all the wickets to the left arm seam of Cranage. Whyte replaced Cranage, he soon got among the wickets, ripping out the rest of the visitors batting, only Potten-Ravenshad with 14 not out and Haynes Sorrell 12 made other double figure scores, Whyte taking an unbelievable 5 for 4 from five overs, Kenilworth all out for just 87 in the 23rd over . Coombs Wood the winners by 78 runs.

 

 

3rds incur a harsh defeat

3rd XI v. WCC Staff II

 

LOSE!

 

On Saturday 11th August, Kenilworth’s Third eleven travelled the short distance to play Warwick County Council Staff for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

However, a bitterly disappointing end to the match for the 3rds saw table topping WCC Staff  handed victory, on run rate, whilst 9 wickets down in the drizzle as the game was called off.

Put into bat, Kenilworth’s openers Steve Kelley and Geoff Edmunds made a slow but steady start, putting on 14 in ten overs before Edmunds was bowled for 2. His wicket bought young 14 year old Will Machin to the crease, together the pair got the score moving, adding 62 for the second wicket when Kelley was caught for 34, his first innings of the season. Andy Dadswell joined Machin, the pair added 49 together in just nine overs, Dadswell caught for 15, a quick 12 from Ed Smith before Machin was last wicket to fall, bowled for his second senior fifty of the season, hitting a brilliant and personal best 78, his innings containing 12 x 4. Skipper Sam Leach (19 not out) and Matthew Dadswell (6 not out) saw the visitors make 188 for 5 from their forty five overs. Maynard and Abbasi taking two wickets each for Warwick Staff.

Staff opening pair, Robbins and Darby put on 25 for the first wicket until Ed Smith removed Darby for 15. Smith’s new ball partner Matthew Dadswell removed the Staff number three via a fine catch from Kelley, 28 for 2. With light rain falling, Ed Smith was ripping through the home batting, clean bowling three batsmen, including Robbins for 53, together with the guile of Geoff Edmunds and the pace of Nick Moore, suddenly the home side were now 137 for 7, a brief partnership kept the home side interested in victory, but 158 for 8 then 159 for 9, swung the game the visitor’s way, with eleven overs left and the constant rain no heavier than it had been all day, the umpires decided to take the players off  and that ensured that the home side won the match under the League Rules.

By the end of it, the game had turned around in Kenilworth’s favour and they had agonisingly come close to victory in the damp with Warwick Staff ending on 167 for 9 after 34.4 overs when they walked off.

A poor end to the day of cricket for the drizzle drenched 3rd XI  and spoiling the fine achievement of the impressive teenager Will Machin, who hit his highest Senior score to date and who was undoubtedly the player of the day. 

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Ed Smith 4 for 29 from ten hostile overs, Geoff Edmunds 2 for 23 from 7.4 overs Nick Moore 2 for 37 from 6 overs and 1 for 28 for Matthew Dadswell from six overs. Kenilworth take 8 points for their excellent efforts.

 

Solid batting performance brings win

Sunday XI v. Kenilworth Wardens II

 

WIN !!

On Sunday 5th August Kenilworth hosted neighbours Kenilworth Wardens in Division Three of the Arden Sunday League.

Wardens were asked to bat first, opening bowlers for the home side were Matt Dadswell from the pavilion end and Darius Potten-Ravenshad, and it was Ravenshad who struck first, Wardens 27 for 1 via the hands of Nathan Chant. Kenilworth reduced the visitors to 55 for 3, who then put a strong partnership together for the fourth wicket as Jacob and skipper Dipesh put on 90 together. Jacob was run out for 49 backing up off the bowling of Henry Curran.
Potten-Ravenshad returned at the pavilion end, after being hit for three huge sixes in one over, had his revenge in the next one, Dipesh out for a fine 85. A flurry of late wickets for Tom Skinner, saw the Wardens all out for 204 in the last of their forty overs. Skinner finishing with 4 for 31 from 7.3 overs, Potten-Ravenshad with 3 for 44 from eight overs and Henry Curran 1 for 51 from eight overs.

Kenilworth lost a wicket to the third ball of their reply, Pete Magafas caught behind off Dipesh. Nathan Chant was unluckily run out also backing up via the bowlers finger tips for 14. This bought the in form Chris Prophet to the crease, he soon found the boundary on a regular basis, the scoreboard was working overtime as Prophet soon bought up his fifty. After the third wicket fell, Henry Curran joined Prophet with his score on 143. Only young leg spinner Dhillon with 1 for 48 from eight overs bowled his allocation, Curran and Prophet soon got their side over the line, Curran hitting a six to win the game in Only 26 overs , Curran finished on 22 not out, but Prophet followed up his unbeaten 99 from the day before, with 84 not out, his innings having 14 x 4 and 1 x 6. Home side Kenilworth winning by seven wickets on 205 for 3.

Kenilworth collect 20 points for their efforts.

 

Not quite enough in the tanks

3rd. XI v. Earlswood IV

 

LOSE !

On Saturday 4th August, Kenilworth’s Third eleven hosted Earlswood 4ths for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on a glorious but baking hot day, a side sporting 5 over 50’s! 

The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first. Openers B. Whitfield and Zaman looked to make a positive start, but Zaman was bowled by Matt Dadswell for 17, before Ed Smith dismissed number three Weir for 0 first ball, but Fitzgerald and N. Whitfield Began to steady their side, Whitfield was particularly aggressive hitting two sixes before being stumped by Andy Dadswell off Andy Smith for 27, Fitzgerald was caught by Will Machin off Geoff Edmunds for 44, along with 27not out from Earls, Earlswood made 199 for 8 from their forty five overs, Ed Smith taking two wickets with the last two balls of the visitors innings. Wickets for Ed Smith with 3 for 38 from ten overs, Geoff Edmunds with 2 for 34 from ten overs, Matt Dadswell and Andy Smith both with 1 for 34 from eight overs.

After the tea interval, Kenilworth openers Ant Kerry and Geoff Edmunds put on 32 for the first wicket before Kerry was Bowled by Jenkins for 12, Edmunds was soon to follow, lbw for 15, when Ben Maney fell second ball, the home side were struggling on 39 for 3. Gareth Knights and Will Machin put on 31 for the fourth wicket before Knights fell for 11. Machin was joined by Ed Smith, Smith playing in his usual aggressive manner, as the pair put on 48 for the fifth wicket, Smith falling for 30. Three more quick wickets left Kenilworth on trouble on 132 for 8, but the visitors were put on the back foot again, as number ten Andy Smith joined skipper Sam Leach, together the pair put on 39 in quick time, before Leach was run out for 20, with the home side now 171 for 9 with two overs left, Last man Andy Kennell joined Smith, but Smith was out in the last over for 11, his highest score for a number of years! Kennell marooned 0 not out. Two wickets each for Whitfield and Jenkins, as the visitors Earlswood running out winners on the day by 28 runs, Kenilworth stay second bottom with four games left after taking seven points for their efforts.