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Seconds hang on

2nd XI v. Weoley Hill

On Bank Holiday Monday, Kenilworth’s Second Team hosted Weoley Hill seconds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

On a hot and sun drenched day, visitors Weoley Hill opted to bat first, opening pair Grant and McConvey made a slow but steady start to their sides innings, the pair going on to put on 98 for the first wicket in twenty nine overs, Grant making 32 and McConvey 51.

Batting at five, Procter began to accelerate his sides innings, he played an aggressive innings, before he was bowled by Geoff Edmunds for 58, Smith added 30 not out, Weoley Hill posting 226 for 6 from their fifty overs. Wickets takers for the hosts were, Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 40 from twelve overs and young seamer Max Howard with 3 for 42 from seven overs, Dan Horner affecting two smart stumpings behind the wickets.

After a well earned tea, Kenilworth’s opening pair Nathan Chant (19) and Dan Horner (12) put on 33 for the first wicket in fourteen overs, but from 33 for 0, Kenilworth slumped to 49 for 4. Young Matt Dadswell joined Max Howard at the crease, the pair batted sensibly together, putting on 35 for the sixth wicket before Dadswell was bowled for a fine 25.

The only other double figure scores were Ben Maney with 11 and Max Howard with ten, as Kenilworth limped to 118 for 7 from their fifty overs, as they held out for the losing draw.

For the visitors, Rogers bowled well, taking. 3 for 19. The side have two remaining fixtures and look assured of a mid table finish.

 

Studley recover from a bad start

2nd XI v. Studley

On Saturday 26th August, Kenilworth’s second team hosted their Studley counterparts for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

The visitors Studley were asked to bat first and were soon in trouble, as young seamer Ryan Bull had them 9 for 2 along with fellow opening bowler Pete Alty reduced the visitors to 13 for 4. Kenilworth took three more wickets and the visitors were in deep trouble at 53 for 7. But the number eight Moore and number nine Hunt began to repair the damage for Studley, the pair going on to put on an impressive 109 partnership for the eighth wicket, Moore finally out for 54 and Hunt for 51 as Studley ended their innings all out for 170 in 47 overs.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Ryan Bull with 3 for 37 off nine overs, Pete Alty 2 for 36 from ten overs, skipper Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 27 off twelve overs, a wicket each for Chris Beach 1 for 25 and Max Howard 1 for 34.

Kenilworth lost their first wicket with the score on 21, then slipped to 25 for 2. Opener Chris Beach and Max Howard put on 39 for the third wicket, before Howard was out for 19. Chris Beach went on to top score for the home side with 43, but when he was dismissed, Kenilworth were in deep trouble at 106 for 8.

Sam Leach, batting at number seven stood firm, and together with opening bowler Ryan Bull, the pair saw their side to stumps, the pair putting on an unbroken stand of 36 for the ninth wicket, Leach finishing unbeaten on 24 and Bull with 19 not out.

Kenilworth finishing on 142 for 8. Hunt continuing his fine game for Studley, taking 4 for 37 and Regan with 2 for 15 off twelve overs, doing the main damage with the ball.

Kenilworth take a losing draw for their efforts.

Ramblers rue the rain!

Sunday XI v. Coventry Ramblers

On Sunday 20th August, Kenilworth hosted Coventry Ramblers in a forty overs a side friendly.

The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first and their opening pair of Stone (16) and Sharma put on 35 for the first wicket, before Stone was trapped lbw by Matt Casey (1 for 48). That wicket bought Hopkins to the crease and he put on  54 for the second wicket with Sharma before he was bowled for 33 by Max Howard (2 for 31).

At 115 for 3, Sharma was joined by Couzins and  the pair put on 57 for the fourth wicket, before Couzins was lbw for 25 off Charlie Stranks, the first four wickets for Stranks and he wet onto finish with 4 for 40 from seven overs. With the fall of Couzen’s wicket, the visitors slumped to 173 for 6 then 191 for 7. Sharma fell to young Will Machin for a fine 82 to one of three catches for Ben Whidborne.

There were late runs for Thomas with 21 and Stuart Hall with 14 as they got the Ramblers to 222 all out in the 38th over. Matt Dadswell took the final two wickets to fall to finish with decent figures of 2 for 21.

After the players returned from tea, the Kenilworth opening pair Danny Boneham and Nathan Chant went out to start the home side’s reply but the early loss of Boneham for six, then Elliott Haynes-Sorrell for five,  the home side were left in trouble at 20 for 2. Three more wickets fell quickly and at 23 for 5, staring at inevitable defeat, the home side were indebted to the weather. With the rain getting harder, the players left the pitch, with Kenilworth struggling at 30 for 5, both teams were unable to return onto the field.

The match was abandoned after only eleven overs of Kenilworth’s reply, saving the day for the side and denying the Ramblers seeing the match to a winning conclusion for them. Instead, it was the rain that won.

Wicket takers for the Ramblers were Tom Hall with 3 for 18 off five overs and Butler with 2 for 10 off six overs.

 

Young guns keep on firing!

U-17’s v. Exhall & Wickford U-17’s

Kenilworth’s U17 side hosted their Exhall & Wixford counterparts on a sunny Tuesday 15th August evening in their Cotswold Hills U-17 Cricket League fixture.

Home skipper Elliott Haynes-Sorrell opted to bat first and opening batsmen Nathan Chant along with Max Howard made a careful start to their side’s innings but after Howard was dismissed for 19, captain Haynes-Sorrell strode to the crease and he soon set about increasing the tempo. He and Chant got the score to 90 before Haynes-Sorrell was caught for a hard hitting 47, his innings containing two big sixes. Chant went on to finish 30 not out, and along with Will Machin, Kenilworth finished on 116 for 2 from their 15 eight ball overs.

The Exhall reply had an early set back, as seamer Ryan Bull struck with a wicket in his second over, together with a tidy three over spell at the other end, the home side restricted the visitors to only twenty in the first five overs.

Opener and captain Ward and along with McAdam, the pair started to get Exhall & Wickford back in the game but Jack Markgraf removed McAdam for 29. A wicket next ball put the home side back on track, followed by a wicket too for his brother Sam Markgraf (1 for 13) and another for Jack Markgraf who had excellent figures of 3 for 12.

With Exhall needing 27 off the last over, even with the best efforts of Ward (38), Bull bowling him with the final ball 2 for 23 from his three overs, the visitors ended on 108 for 6 from their 15 overs. Kenilworth winning an entertaining game by 8 runs, the U-17 side keeping their 100% record going.

 

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.