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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.

 

2’s hang on for winning draw after Stranks’ century

2nd XI v. Weoley Hill

Kenilworth’s second team travelled to Birmingham side Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Division Seven fixture on Saturday 16th June and narrowly achieved a winning draw in a high scoring match win two centurions in the match.

Visitors Kenilworth were asked to bat first, openers Mark Stranks and captain Dan Horner strode to the middle for the visitors, Horner was the first wicket to fall with the score on ten, Horner making 8. Young batsman George Baines joined Stranks at the crease, the pair began to build a partnership together, both players finding the boundary, along with plenty of good running, the pair looked in like making the decision to put them in a bad one. After the two players had got the score to 148, Baines was out for a fine innings of 40, the pair added a brilliant 138 runs together.
George Boylin added a brisk 16 in a stand of 21 with Stranks, James Adamson 4 and Charlie Stranks 6, as the home side reduced the visitors to 195 for 5, Mark Stranks was still going strong, bringing up yet another century, finally being out for a quite brilliant 114, his innings having 14 x 4. David Barclay weighed in with a quick fire 44 not out, along with Elliot Haynes Sorrell 11 not out, the visitors Kenilworth finishing on a very decent 267 for 7 from their fifty overs.

For Weoley Hill, Luhar taking 4 for 45 from nine overs and McConvery with 2 for 46 from eleven overs, the best of the home sides bowling.

Weoley Hill openers Grant and Crathorne put a steady opening partnership together, before Max Howard removed Grant for 15 with the score on 74, Luhar joined Ross McConvery, and kept their side in the hunt, taking the score to 124, adding 50 together before Luhar fell to the spin of Chris Beach for 23, like Stranks on the Kenilworth innings, McConvery was showing a big hand for his side.  A wicket for Charlie Stranks left the home side on 134 for 3, then 169 for 4. Two wickets for Max Howard with the score on 191, left the game in the balance at 191 for 6. Another wicket each for Charlie Stranks and Max Howard, the home side now 245 for 8, but McConvery was still their, ending up not out on 147, a brilliant effort for his side, but Weoley Hill fell narrowly just short on 259 for 8 from their fifty overs, a winning draw for Kenilworth saw them collect 17 points for their efforts.

Kenilworth bowling honours went to Max Howard with 4 for 76 from 9 overs, Charlie Stranks 3 for 66 and 1 for 47 from twelve overs for Chris Beach.

All in all a great game of cricket, with father and son Stranks excelled for Kenilworth.

 

 

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.