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2’s draw their last away game of the League season

2nd XI v. Ansley

In another run fest of 546 runs scored on the day, Kenilworth ‘s 2nd XI had to settle for a comfortable draw at Ansley in their penultimate Division 8 East Warwickshire Cricket League match but still head the Division by 17 points.

Ansley posted an enormous 340-5 thanks to Jakeman 161 and Davies 109 as the pair put on 269 runs for their 3rd wicket. Jakeman hit 15 x 4 and 6 x 6 whilst Davies hit 8 x 4 and 5 x 6. Ryan Bull took a creditable 3-74 for Kenilworth whilst there was a wicket a piece for Max Howard and Geoff Edmunds.

In reply, the 2’s made 206-5 thanks to James Adamson hitting 71, Mike Watts 70 not out and Freddie Davies 28 not out with Bilkas taking 2-16 and Davies 2-35 for the hosts.

The side’s final League game takes place at home next weekend for the side, whilst second placed Attleborough have two games remaining in what is proving to be a tight finish to the season. Kenilworth currently top of the pile by 25 points. C’mon, lads!!


Seconds remain top

2nd XI v. Stockingford 1st XI

Kenilworth 2nds consolidated their lead of Division 8 East of the Warwickshire Cricket League with a fine 7 wicket win over Stockingford with only 2 matches of their 2016 League campaign remaining.

Stockingford were bowled out for 127 despite Percival at number 3 remaining unbeaten on 43. All Kenilworth bowlers took wickets. Opening pair Freddie Davies took 1-28 and Ryan Bull 1-27. However, it was Jack Howard with a fine 3-33 that did the mid order damage, leaving Geoff Edmunds to claim 1-29 and Max Howard 1-8. Yet, it was old timer Ali Peebles who took 2 wickets from his one maiden over burst that wrapped up the Stockingford innings.

Chasing, Kenilworth reached 131-3 at a canter inside 27 overs as Jack Howard made 55 with 7 x 4 and 2 x 6, James Alty made an unbeaten 22 and Mike Watts 11 not out after Pete Huxford had made 11. Calver took 2-17 and Trapp 1-39 for Stockingford.

The win leaves Kenilworth 41 points ahead of second placed Attleborough but they have a game in hand so next weekend’s fixtures for both sides will be crucial for the destination of the title.

1st XI throw match away again, despite Dargan’s maiden half century

1st XI v. Water Orton

Kenilworth’s first team hosted Water Orton in Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Water Orton batted and made a solid start, Freeman with 36 as the visitors were 44 for no wicket then 69 for 1, but subsided to 119 for 6, with seamer Joe Boyle ripping through the visitors middle order, taking a fine 4 for 24. There were wickets too for Charlie Stranks 2 for 25, Steve Rhodes 2 for 49, Chris Prophet 1 for 17 and Aussie Matt Dargan 1 for 28. Dawes added 26, but the visitors were all out for 153 in only 41 overs, an impressive wicket keeping performance by Michael Watts, taking four smart catches behind and a stumping.

Kenilworth straight away lost a wicket, slipping to 1 for 1 but in form Guy Pearson with 57 including (8 x 4 and 2 x 6) and Matt Dargan with a fine maiden half century for the Club with 54 including five boundary fours took the home side to what seemed to be a victory at 111 for 2, but like the week before, Kenilworth’s middle and lower order again collapsed, as the home side crashed to 129 for 8. The ninth wicket pair putting on 20, but fell one run short on 152 all out in only 31 overs, as once again suicidal batting costing Kenilworth a victory. Davinda with 4 for 49 doing the damage, Water Orton some how winning by one run.

Seconds increase their lead at top of Division

2nd XI v. RMCC

Kenilworth’s Saturday Second team hosted RMCC in the Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight East on a hot July 23rd, looking to maintain top spot.

Put into bat, RMCC were soon in trouble as opening bowler young Max Howard making his second team debut, struck an early blow for the home side, he was to finish with fine figures of 2 for 25, the visitors continued to lose wickets regularly, only Bedi with 34 not out making any impact, as Kenilworth were impressive in the field, the visitors all out for 148, wickets too for spinners Charlie Stranks with a tidy 3 for 33 and captain Geoff Edmunds 2 for 8 and the experience of Ali Peebles 2 for 30.

Openers Mark Stranks 12 and Jono Sparks 39 put on a solid 48 for the first wicket. James Alty with 18, James Adamson 14, all making contributions for Kenilworth, but it was the experience of keeper batsman Michael Watts with a fine 30 not out that saw his side across the line, as Kenilworth finished on 149 for 4 to win by six wickets. Hameed taking 2 for 30 for the visitors, the match ending in a bizarre manner when the ball struck a helmet behind the wicketkeeper and 5 penalty runs were awarded – the second time it happened during Kenilworth’s innings!

Kenilworth take 20 points and stay at summit of their League.


Stranks stars as Second stay top

2nd XI v. Berkswell

Kenilworth’s 2nd XI travelled to play Berkswell 3’s, looking for a win to keep them top of the Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight East game.

Berkswell were asked to bat first and made a solid start thanks to Marks with a fine 50 and Greyling with 45. Kenilworth’s bowlers kept chipping away and seamer Tom Pope took 2 for 32 from ten overs, but it was spinners Phil Edmonds with 1 for 50 and skipper Geoff Edmunds who took yet another five wicket haul, with fine figures of 5 for 38 from ten overs that pegged the hosts back whilst veteran Ali Peebles was also amongst the wickets with 1 for 27, as keeper Michael Watts claimed five catches behind the stumps. Berkswell finished on 209 for 9 from their forty five overs.

Kenilworth made a strong start to their reply, opening pair Phil Edmonds with 39 putting on 77 for the first wicket with Mark Stranks. Martin McKenna with 19 kept the scoreboard moving, as along with Stranks put on 82 for the third wicket, Mark Stranks went on to make a very fine 85 including 15 x 4. It was left to young Henry Curran with 26 not out and Michael Watts 11 not out to see Kenilworth home with eight overs and to finish on 210 for 4 , winning by six wickets. Milnes with 2 for 21 was the pick of the home side’s bowling. Kenilworth take 20 points and stay top of Division Eight East to increase their lead to 13 points over the second placed side.