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Rain ruins the day and saves the hosts

2nd XI v. Bronze

MATCH ABANDONED

 

The 2nd XI were cruelly let down by the weather as the rain became too heavy when only 3 balls were needed to make a full game which would have seen the side achieve a winning draw as opposed to the match being officially determined as an abandonment.

Bronze had posted 156-10 in a rain interrupted day with Surana making 40, opener Kurusamy 26 and number 10, Ramamoorthy 24 not out.

The 2nd XI had fielded and bowled well to restrict Bronze to that score with Charlie Stranks taking 4-35 from his 11 overs, wily Geoff Edmunds 3-32 from his 11 overs whilst Max Howard took 1-17 and Jono Sparks 1-21 and being involved a well manufactured run out. Dan Horner was in excellent form behind the stumps to claim 4 catches whilst Elliott Haynes-Sorrell snapped up two in the outfield.

In reply, Kenilworth set off after the target with clouds darkening. Dan Horner made an unbeaten 22 and Haynes-Sorrell 13 when the rain came and the sides were taken off with the 2nd XI on 55-3, never to return.

Bronze 156-10  (7 points) (Charlie Stranks 4-35) v Kenilworth 54-3  (8 points) (Dan Horner 22*)

The side ended the season mid table in 7th spot and should have claimed 6th. had the weather been kinder.

Overall, a decent season was had by the side, consisting of old and young players.

 

 

Sunday side ease to victory

Sunday XI v. Knowle Village

WIN!!

On a glorious Sunday 2nd September, Kenilworth travelled the short distance to Knowle Village in the Arden Sunday Cricket League.

Visiting skipper Geoff ‘birthday boy’ Edmunds won the toss and decided to bat first. Things didn’t start well for the visitors, losing Dan Horner in the first over for a single. Fellow opener Henry Curran was joined by the prolific Elliot Haynes Sorrell, the pair took the score to 49 when a mix left Sorrell run out by twenty two yards for 9, this bought Jorjeet Singh to join Curran, but Curran was soon on his way back to the pavilion, caught for 33, Kenilworth now 56 for 3. This bought Jono Sparks to the crease, Sparks hit a sparkling cover drive first ball for four, this continued for next 16 overs, as both Singh and Sparks found the ropes on many occasions, the pair put on a brisk 87 when Sparks mistimed a drive and was caught for an eye catching 71 (11 x 4 & 1 x 6). 177 for 4 became 179 for 5 when Jorjeet Singh was out for 39. Further quick runs in the last few overs, Max Howard with 28, Darius Potten Ravenshad 17 and Matt Dadswell with 10, Tom Skinner hit the last ball of the innings for a huge six over mid wicket, Kenilworth posting a very decent 250 for 8 from their forty overs. S. Newman and Young taking two wickets each for the village.

After the tea interval, the home side looked to chase down the visitors total, but Kenilworth’s opening bowler Matt Dadswell had other ideas, a caught and bowled in the first over, clean bowled in his second and a catch via the safe hands of Haynes Sorrell, Young, Holmes and Krish all back in the pavilion, Village 31 for 3 off eight overs, young Matt Dadswell taking an impressive 3 for 14 from six tidy overs. Skipper Geoff Edmunds replaced Max Howard, he too was soon amongst the wickets, two wickets for Edmunds reducing the home side to 58 for 5. Young Louis Smithson replaced Edmunds, on his third over picked up his first senior wicket, having Tibbits caught by Geoff Edmunds at short mid wicket for 27. Tom Skinner took the wicket of S. Newman for 24 thanks to a smart boundary catch from Max Howard, Village on the ropes now at 106 for 7. Edmunds returned and snapped up two wickets straight away, 112 for 9. With one wicket needed, Edmunds gave Darius Potten Ravenshad the ball, it took three balls, Ravenshad taking the last wicket thanks to another catch from Max Howard.
Knowle Village all out for just 117 in the 28th over.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Geoff Edmunds with 4 for 11 off four overs, Matt Dadswell 3 for 14 off six overs, Louis Smithson 1 for 21 off three, Tom Skinner 1 for 39 off eight overs and Darius Potten Ravenshad with 1 for 2.

Kenilworth the winners by a huge 133 runs, and take the full 24 points.

 

Batting collapse condemns side to defeat

Sunday XI v. Highway Spartans II

 

LOSE

Kenilworth Cricket Club’s Sunday XI fell 11 runs short of the Highway Spartans score in their Arden Sunday Cricket League Division 3 fixture on Sunday 22nd. July 2018.

Batting first, Highway posted 141 thanks to opener Tom Yardley hitting 53 (6 x 4, 2 x 6) off 73 balls, followed by James Moynihan the next highest scorer with 19 as the bowlers tied down the batsmen. 14 year old Theo Mannion was in sparkling form as he snapped up 4-25 from 6.3 very tidy overs, followed by colt paceman Max Howard who took 3-7 off two overs as he mopped up the Highway tail, after Geoff Edmunds had earlier taken 2-28 from 8 overs and Joe Poole 1-19 off his 6 overs.

In reply, the Sunday XI recovered from 20-2 as Dave Edmunds hit 32 (7 x 4) and Nathan Chant 30 (2 x 4, 2 x 6) as the pair put on 63 runs for the 3rd wicket to leave the side well placed  but then a disastrous batting collapse ensued and it saw the side collapse to 100-8, losing 6 wickets for 17 runs as Kevin Wall with 4-30 and Billy Dyal 2-19 ran through the mid order. Max Howard stood firm with the tail in a patient 53 ball innings that saw him post an unbeaten 17 but he ran out of partners as the side were unable to deal with the Highway charge and were bowled out inside 36 overs for 130 in a day of disappointment for the Sunday XI side.

Highway Spartans 24 points Kenilworth 5 points.

 

Super skipper Horner leads from the front

2nd. XI v. Solihull Municipal

 

WIN!

The 2nd XI chased down Solihull Municipal’s 210 with a fine all round performance in their Division 7 Warwickshire Cricket League clash on Saturday 21st. July.

Municipal were fortunate to post their final score after being 41-4. Mockler made 44 and Finnemore 58 as the pair put on 102 runs for the 5th. wicket for the hosts whilst Ali chipped in with 22 and Bissett 17.

Matt Casey continued his fine form with the ball as he took 4-39 off his 12 overs, Joe Poole 2-70 from his, Ian Baker 2-39 and Chris Beach 1-47. The final wicket was taken inside 4 balls of his ‘spell’ by occasional slow bowler, Mark Stranks who had earlier taken 3 catches in the outfield, as had Max Howard.

In reply, Stranks opened with skipper Dan Horner and the pair put on 76 for the first wicket before Stranks was run out for 26. In form Elliott Haynes-Sorrell then joined his skipper and they put on further 112 runs for the second wicket as he made 58 with 9 x 4 and 1 x 6 before he fell. 3 more wickets then fell before George Baines 7* and Horner who had led from the front to make a superb unbeaten 88 (11 x 4) saw the side home, putting on 13 to see their side reach 212-5 in the 49th over to give them a most deserved win for their efforts.

Finnemore took 3-22 from 4 overs and Goodger 1-27 for Municipal but their efforts were in vain.

 

Half centuries from Dan and Elliott see side to victory

Sunday XI v. Highway Spartans II

On Sunday 8th July, Kenilworth finally played a home Arden Sunday League Division Three fixture against Highway Spartans.

Visitors Highway won the toss and decided to bat first. Opening bowlers Matt Dadswell and Jorjeet Singh looked for early wickets, but Dadswell went for ten in the first over, but Singh struck in the second, bowling Yardley third ball for no score, 10 for 1. Young Dadswell soon got amongst the wickets, having Moynihan caught behind by skipper Dan Horner for 3, Spartans 23 for 2. Max Howard replaced Dadswell from the pavilion end and he struck quickly, bowling Iqbal for 6, now 41 for 3 became 45 for 4 when Jorjeet Singh bowled Granaghan for 1.

Auguste joined opener Ivory, together the pair added 41 for the third wicket, Charlie Stranks replaced Singh from the Leek Wootton end he had Auguste caught by Steve Rhodes for 26, Highway 86 for 5. Stranks then had Ivory caught behind by Dan Horner for 46, 93 for 6 became 107 for 7 when Patel was bowled by the returning Matt Dadswell for 2, two more wickets for Charlie Stranks and a run out from Stranks saw Spartans all out for 146 in 36 overs of their forty, Dyal batting at eight held his side together, ending 44 not out. Wickets for Charlie Stranks 4 for 26 off 6 overs, Jorjeet Singh with 2 for 20 off 8 overs, Matt Dadswell 2 for 39 off 8 overs and a wicket for Max Howard 1 for 26 off 6 overs.

Kenilworth openers Dan Horner and Andy Dadswell looked to make a solid start, but Dadswell was out for 7, chopping on to Johnson with the score on 20, Elliott Haynes-Sorrell joined Horner, both batsmen looked to score quickly, the odd run out scare, but the pair added 95 together before Horner was caught and bowled by Yardley for a fine 58 (10 x 4), Kenilworth 115 for 2. Steve Rhodes joined Sorrell, Rhodes smashed two sixes in two balls, then holed out attempting a third off the bowling of Ivory, Rhodes making 12. Sorrell bought up yet another fifty for himself, finishing on 52 not out, along with Jorjeet Singh 4 not out, as Kenilworth cruised home on 147 for 3 in the 29th over, winning by seven wickets, collecting the full 24 points for the win.