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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.

 

Wily Edmunds picks up 6 after batsmen perform

2nd. XI v. Coleshill

On Saturday 29th July, Kenilworth’s second team travelled to high flying Coleshill for their Warwickshire Division Seven fixture and left the winners by a huge 135 runs to take the maximum 24 points for their efforts.

Asked to bat first, the Kenilworth openers, Mark Stranks and Ben Whidborne, put on 29 for the first wicket before Whidborne fell for 19 in the eighth over. Dan Horner joined Stranks at the wicket and both batsmen were able to get the scoreboard moving. Stranks was to be the second wicket to fall but not before the pair had added a superb 133 together in twenty eight overs. Mark Stranks was dismissed for a fine 70 – his innings containing 9 x 4. Charlie Stranks then joined Horner in the middle but Horner was soon to follow having made a strong 50 with 5 x 4, as Kenilworth slipped from 162 for 1 to 164 for 4. However, Charlie Stranks remained steadfast and saw his side over two hundred, as he made 45 not out, together with Max Howard who made 16 not out, The side finished on 242 for 7 from their fifty overs. Tyler with 3 for 47 was the most successful bowler for Coleshill.

Coleshill started their reply in a very positive manner and they had 60 on the board in only six overs, but they lost two wickets in the progress, as Ryan Bull struck twice, including the dangerous Waugh for an aggressive 39, his innings included five sixes, Bull finishing with 2 for 30 from seven overs.

But when the skipper Geoff Edmunds introduced himself and fellow spinner Chris Beach, the visitors took total control of the game. The wily Edmunds was to wreak havoc on the home batting, as he ripped through the batting taking an amazing 6 for 18 from ten overs. His partner Chris Beach took the other two wickets, finishing with 2 for 19 off six overs. The home side collapsed from 59 for 1 to 107 all out on 26th over. There were also two catches each for Dan Horner and Ben Whidborne, as the visitors eased to their victory.

 

Young guns have fun in the sun…….and so close Henry!

Sunday XI v. Fladbury

On Sunday 9th July, Kenilworth’s young side played host to Fladbury in a forty overs a side friendly.

Asked to bat first, visitors Fladbury made a steady start to their innings, Darius Potten-Ravenshad took the first wicket, clean bowling Clayton for 21 with the score on 47. Batting at three for the visitors was Edwards and he was to go on to make a solid 53 for his side, but it was the Fladbury number six Dixon who really got his side’s innings going, his aggressive 69 not out contained 8 fours and 2 sixes, as the home bowlers toiled in the summer heat. Fladbury posting a decent 228 for 6 from their forty overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 2 for 54 from eight overs, Matt Casey 1 for 37 off eight overs and a wicket for Max Howard, 1 for 28 off six overs, added to a smart run out each to Henry Curran and Max Howard.

The Kenilworth reply got off to superb start as opening bats Dan Horner and Henry Curran soon had the scoreboard moving, the pair putting the bowling to the boundary on a regular basis, along with all run fours, the pair were having fun in the sun. They put putting on a hundred partnership in only 18 overs. As Curran was in sight of a well deserved century, he managed to chip the ball to mid wicket and was out agonisingly one short, out for 99, his innings containing 17 fours and 3 sixes, his partnership with captain Horner worth 167 in just 26 overs and his weekend run tally (and average) amounting to 169. Well done, young man!

Max Howard came out at three to join captain Horner, he too soon had the scoreboard moving, the pair adding 53 before Horner was bowled for a superb 79, his innings containing 6 fours and 1 six. With nine runs needed, it was left to Ben Whidborne (4 not out) and young Howard to win the game for Kenilworth, Max Howard ending on 39 not out to hit the winning runs with four overs left.

Kenilworth finishing on 231 for 2, to win by eight wickets.

 

Bowlers and Shanker railroad through local rivals

3rd. XI v. Kenilworth Wardens V

 

On Saturday 8th July, Kenilworth’s Third team hosted local rivals Kenilworth Wardens fifth eleven for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.