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Solid batting performance brings win

Sunday XI v. Kenilworth Wardens II

 

WIN !!

On Sunday 5th August Kenilworth hosted neighbours Kenilworth Wardens in Division Three of the Arden Sunday League.

Wardens were asked to bat first, opening bowlers for the home side were Matt Dadswell from the pavilion end and Darius Potten-Ravenshad, and it was Ravenshad who struck first, Wardens 27 for 1 via the hands of Nathan Chant. Kenilworth reduced the visitors to 55 for 3, who then put a strong partnership together for the fourth wicket as Jacob and skipper Dipesh put on 90 together. Jacob was run out for 49 backing up off the bowling of Henry Curran.
Potten-Ravenshad returned at the pavilion end, after being hit for three huge sixes in one over, had his revenge in the next one, Dipesh out for a fine 85. A flurry of late wickets for Tom Skinner, saw the Wardens all out for 204 in the last of their forty overs. Skinner finishing with 4 for 31 from 7.3 overs, Potten-Ravenshad with 3 for 44 from eight overs and Henry Curran 1 for 51 from eight overs.

Kenilworth lost a wicket to the third ball of their reply, Pete Magafas caught behind off Dipesh. Nathan Chant was unluckily run out also backing up via the bowlers finger tips for 14. This bought the in form Chris Prophet to the crease, he soon found the boundary on a regular basis, the scoreboard was working overtime as Prophet soon bought up his fifty. After the third wicket fell, Henry Curran joined Prophet with his score on 143. Only young leg spinner Dhillon with 1 for 48 from eight overs bowled his allocation, Curran and Prophet soon got their side over the line, Curran hitting a six to win the game in Only 26 overs , Curran finished on 22 not out, but Prophet followed up his unbeaten 99 from the day before, with 84 not out, his innings having 14 x 4 and 1 x 6. Home side Kenilworth winning by seven wickets on 205 for 3.

Kenilworth collect 20 points for their efforts.

 

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.

 

A bowlers day except for Chant’s winning efforts with the bat.

3rd. XI v. Bearley

 

WIN!

The 3rd XI bounced back from their recent run of defeats and took revenge on Bearley in their Division 6 match in the Cotswold Hills Cricket League with a 4 wicket win in a low scoring, bowler friendly day.

Bearley crashed from 51-1 to 89 all out inside 31 overs, despite the efforts of Franklin 28 and Mira 21 as the Kenilworth bowlers ripped through the side.

Old time seamer Pete Alty took 2-33 from his 10 overs but it was Johnny Mortlock and Geoff Edmunds who did the damage. Mortlock took 4-26 from 8 overs whilst Edmunds, who was unplayable took an unbelievable 4-3 from 5.3 frugal overs as they ran through the Bearley line up. There were 2 outfield catches for Nathan Chant and one each for both Sam Leach and Geoff Hay.

Chant then hit a very solid 45 (9 x 4) for the 3rd XI chasing and Leach was 21 not out as wickets tumbled but the side held their nerves and reached 90-6 in 24 overs to bring them victory with the winning runs being hit by Jeff Stanners after Andy Dadswell had made 10. Wicket takers for Bearley were Kyfayat with 4-31 off his 10 overs and Shakyl 1-29 off 6 overs but the day belonged to Kenilworth and to Edmunds, Mortlock and Chant, in particular.

 

 

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.

 

Sunday joy continues

Sunday XI v. Enville

On a glorious sunny Sunday 27th August, Kenilworth hosted Worcestershire side, Enville, in a forty overs a side friendly at their Warwick Road ground.

Choosing to bat first, visitors Enville were soon in trouble, as opening bowlers Matt Dadswell and Matt Casey struck an early blow each, reducing the visitors to 11 for 2 by the sixth over. Opener Craven made a solid 30 for Enville, but they were unable to make any real impact on the home side’s bowling, slipping further in trouble at 64 for 4 and then 75 for 6. Number eight Sutton made 27 before he was held by Danny Boneham, one of three smart catches he took in the game.

Howells with 21 making the only other score of note for the visitors as  Enville were bowled all out in the fortieth over for 157.

Wickets shared were around for Kenilworth with Matt Dadswell taking 2 for 25 from six overs, Charlie Stranks also with 2 for 25, Matt Casey 1 for 13, Chris Prophet 1 for 12, Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 1 for 20 off eight tidy overs and 13 year old Will Machin with 1 for 26 off five overs.

After the sides returned from tea, the Kenilworth openers Nathan Chant with 12 and Matt Casey with 21 put on 59 for the first wicket, aided by several extras.

When they were dismissed, Chris Prophet hit a breezy 38, but it was left to Danny Boneham with a patient 24 not out and all rounder Charlie Stranks with 14 not out to see their side home with eleven overs to spare, Kenilworth finishing on 158 for 4, winning by six wickets. For visitors Enville, Parfit bowled well, as he took 3 for 31 from eight overs.

Kenilworth’s fine Sunday season continues under the stewardship of captain Dan Horner.

A series of photographs of the day’s match have been posted onto the Kenilworth Cricket Club’s Facebook ‘Group’ on Social Media thanks to Anthony ‘Bagpuss-Paparazzi’ Kerry and can be seen by clicking on the below link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/108869749133589/

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