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2nds hang in there

2nd XI v. Solihull Municipal

On Saturday 29th August, Kenilworth’s second team travelled to play Solihull Municipal away for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Municipal were asked to bat first and seamer Ryan Bull struck in the first over, as the home side were 6 for 1. However, the early loss didn’t affect the home side as opener Bissett with a solid 51 and number three Lewis with 39 added 90 for the second wicket in eighteen overs. Yet, two more quick wickets had the home side in a spot of bother at 109 for 4 then 162 for 7.

Spin was doing the damage, with the trio of Chris Beach with 2 for 47 from twelve overs, Charlie Stranks 2 for 39 also from twelve overs and young Tom Skinner taking 2 for 44, along with seamer Ryan Bull who 2 for 40 from ten overs, added to with two smart run outs, the home side were eventually all out for 198 in the 48th over.

Kenilworth, too, lost a wicket in the first over of their innings. After a rain delay for twenty minutes, their innings was reduced to 48 overs.

Kenilworth were finding it hard to get keep the scoreboard moving and never threatened to pull off the win, as only Elliott Haynes-Sorrell with 28, Ben Maney 14 and a cameo 19 from Chris Beach got a double figure score.

Young Matt Dadswell with 9 and Ryan Bull 2 not out, batted through twelve overs together, until Dadswell was out with three overs left, Bull and Tom Skinner 4 not out saw their side to 110 for 8 off their forty eight overs to grind out a losing draw.

There were wickets for Hands who took 3 for 19 off twelve overs and Aziz taking 2 for 30  for Solihull Municipal, Kenilworth taking 6 points for their efforts.

 

The Young Sunday XI march on

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

On Sunday 13th August, Kenilworth made the “long” road trip to play neighbours Leek Wootton for a forty overs a side friendly.

With plenty of blue sky and a good forecast, Kenilworth’s newest captain Elliott Haynes-Sorrell chose to bat first after winning the toss. He and his opening partner Nathan Chant strode to the crease, but with only 13 on the board, Chant was removed via a smart caught and bowled from Farndon and then two more quickly followed including captain Haynes-Sorrell for 18, leaving the visitors in a spot of bother at 28 for 3 then 43 for 4.

Charlie Stranks batting at four, led the fightback, making a solid 36. When Stranks was dismissed, someone needed to bat some overs and get a score to defend, that man was Darius Potten-Ravenshad. He went on to bat sensibly and with young thirteen year old Will Machin, the pair began to get Kenilworth out of trouble. Machin fell for a very good first senior innings of 16, whilst Potten-Ravenshad continued to be the glue in his sides innings, before finally being last man out in the last over for 46, his innings containing one four, as Kenilworth posted 141 all out.

Wicket takers for Leek Wootton were Farndon with 4 for 19, Hammett 2 for 20 and Clifford with 2 for 21, as the both sets of players and officials headed off for a well deserved tea.

When the sides returned after the tea interval, the home side made a disastrous start in their pursuit of 142 to win, as opening bowlers Matt Casey with 1 for 6 off six and Matt Dadswell with 2 for 8 also off six overs, reduced Wootton to 15 for 3.

Things didn’t improve for the hosts, as young Will Machin replaced Casey at the far end and was soon amongst the wickets with a three wicket burst in three overs  that reduced the home side to 23 for 6, Machin having fine figures of 3 for 19 from five very tidy overs.

The Wootton captain Budd, batting at eight tried to counter attack until he holed out to Sam Leach on the boundary for 30 off Charlie Stranks (1 for 16) – one of three smart catches for vice captain Leach in the outfield. Farndon with 11 was the only other double figures scorer for Wootton, as they were eventually all out for 83 in the 28th over as spinner Tom Skinner (1 for 16), and Darius Potten-Ravenshad took the final two wickets, to cap a fine day for him with 2 for 8 and complete a 58 run win for the visitors, as another win is chalked up for Kenilworth’s youngsters in their fine Sunday season.

Bretforton blown away by Smith’s devastating 8-10

3rd. XI v. Bretforton

 

On Saturday 12th August, Kenilworth’s Third team hosted Bretforton seconds at their Harbury ground for the last home fixture in the current Cotswold Hills League Division Six season.

Choosing to bat first, Kenilworth made a terrible start, losing a wicket in the first over, then slipped to 19 for 2 and found themselves in serious trouble at 27 for 4, but the Kenilworth skipper Sam Leach was to play a fine innings for his side, along with young Matthew Dadswell batting at eight who made his highest ever score of 31, including a big six over mid wicket and four fours.

Leach was to top score with a fine 39 including six fours, along with number nine Tom Skinner who finished on 15 not out, as Kenilworth were bowled all out for 141 in 38 overs. Kyte bowling well for the visitors, taking 5 for 25 off nine overs.

Kenilworth hunting their sixth win in a row, came out after tea with real purpose, opening bowler Ed Smith clean bowling the visitors opener with the third ball of their reply, at 10 for 2 and 12 for 5 and 22 for 7, the away side were blown away as Smith was to wreak havoc on the Bretforton batting. He was totally unplayable, bowling with pace and aggression, batsmen came and went in quick succession, one after the other, along with his partner in crime Nick Moore, who also was amongst the wickets, with two clean bowled victims. Moore finished with 2 for 31 from eight overs, but it was Ed Smith who was record incredible career best figures of 8 for 10 from 8.2 very hostile overs, seven of his eight wickets were clean bowled. Only Kyte with ten made a double figure score, Bretforton bowled out for just 41 inside 17 overs.

Kenilworth winning their sixth game in a row by 100 runs with Sam Leach’s side taking 21 points as their march up the table continues.

 

Runs galore as Prophet and Edmunds make centuries in the run chase

Sunday XI v. Wanderers

On Sunday 6th August, Kenilworth hosted Leicestershire side Wanderers in a forty over a side friendly at their Warwick Road ground.

Winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Wanderers opening pair Tahir and Suki made a solid start to their sides innings. The pair played the home side’s opening attack of Freddie Davies and Matt Dadswell, as they added 50 together in 12 overs, Max Howard replaced Dadswell at the pavilion end,  spin from Tom Skinner from the Leek Wootton end was introduced but Tahir and Suki kept building their partnership, both playing with freedom now as they bought up their side’s 100 in the 22nd over, soon both players reached their fiftys. There was more spin from the Leek Wootton end, as Charlie Stranks replaced Skinner, and Alex Cockburn replaced Howard at the pavilion end, yet still the opening Wanderers pair went on their merry way as the scoreboard kept ticking over quickly. With the score on 199 Tahir reached a fine century, he then retired on exactly 100 (9×4&4×6) at the end of the 35th over.

Matt Dadswell came back on to bowl at the pavilion end and after waiting for thirty five overs, Wanderers number three was dismissed by Dadswell, the bowler was now on a hat trick, after removing the number four next ball, the Wanderers skipper survived the hat trick ball. However,  Dadswell picked up another wicket in his next over, as Wanderers eventually finished on 233 for 4 from their forty overs. Suki finished short of a century, finishing on 90 not out. Young Matt Dadswell was the sole Kenilworth wicket taker with 3 for 44 from his eight overs.

Kenilworth openers Dave Edmunds and Elliott Haynes-Sorrell made a solid start before Haynes-Sorrell was bowled by Mikesh for 17 in the 6th over with the score on 28. Chris Prophet strode out to join Edmunds and he seemed to be in good touch, as the pair soon had the scoreboard moving at a quick pace. Both players were finding the boundary rope on regular occasions with Prophet in particular severe on anything off line. He reached his fifty in decent time. The visitors tried eight bowling options but none were having any impact on Edmunds and Prophet. The pair raised their hundred partnership in 23rd over, Edmunds was next to raise his bat for reaching fifty. The partnership was relentless, Prophet started to accelerate more now and bought up his century in the 34th over  his innings containing 14 fours. The baton was passed to Edmunds, with enough runs and time could he too reach the same milestone. With four needed to win and Edmunds on 97, he smashed a huge six to win the game and bring up his own century, his 103 not out had 9 x 4 and 4 x 6, Prophet finished on 108 not out, the pair adding a brilliant unbroken stand of 208 for the second wicket, Kenilworth ending on 236 for 1 in the 37th over to win by 9 wickets.

A fantastic run chase and a great game, on a day where there were three centuries and bat dominated ball.

 

3rds maintain impressive run of wins

3rd XI v. Astwood Bank V

Kenilworth’s Third team entertained Astwood Bank Fifths for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on Saturday 5th August, looking to keep their winning run going.

Home captain Sam Leach won the toss and put the visitors into bat. Opening bowlers Pete Alty and Nick Moore had the Banks batsmen coming and going to and from the crease in quick time, the visitors slipping to 2 for 2 and in deep trouble at 7 for 5 in only six overs, Alty finished with an incredible 3 for 3 from five devastating overs, as his partner in crime Moore taking 2 for 9 from his five overs. Alty was replaced by fifteen year old Matt Dadswell, who also got amongst the wickets, with a bowling a tidy six over spell, taking 2 for 11. On debut young Will Machin bowled a tidy five overs, but it was his replacement Alex Cockburn who also got amongst the wickets, taking 2 for 17 from five overs. Cockburn also held onto two smart catches in the outfield. It was left to skipper Sam Leach (1 for 2) to take the final wicket, as Astwood Bank were skittled out for an under par total of 81 all out inside 33 overs. Only Neal with 15 and Hodson with 15 not out batting at eleven were in double figures for the visitors.

Kenilworth openers Ant Kerry and Geoff Hay went out after the tea interval, Hay was dismissed for 6 with the score on 21, Andy Dadswell joined Kerry at the crease, he and Kerry took the score to 57 before Kerry was caught on the mid wicket boundary for ten. Debutant Dean Machin joined Dadswell, the pair saw their side over the line, with Dadswell hitting the winning runs in the 23rd over, to finish unbeaten on 37 not out and Machin 8 not out. Kenilworth ending on 84 for 2 to win by eight wickets with ease.

Kenilworth take 21 points and extend their winning run to five matches in a row.