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Ramblers rue the rain!

Sunday XI v. Coventry Ramblers

On Sunday 20th August, Kenilworth hosted Coventry Ramblers in a forty overs a side friendly.

The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first and their opening pair of Stone (16) and Sharma put on 35 for the first wicket, before Stone was trapped lbw by Matt Casey (1 for 48). That wicket bought Hopkins to the crease and he put on  54 for the second wicket with Sharma before he was bowled for 33 by Max Howard (2 for 31).

At 115 for 3, Sharma was joined by Couzins and  the pair put on 57 for the fourth wicket, before Couzins was lbw for 25 off Charlie Stranks, the first four wickets for Stranks and he wet onto finish with 4 for 40 from seven overs. With the fall of Couzen’s wicket, the visitors slumped to 173 for 6 then 191 for 7. Sharma fell to young Will Machin for a fine 82 to one of three catches for Ben Whidborne.

There were late runs for Thomas with 21 and Stuart Hall with 14 as they got the Ramblers to 222 all out in the 38th over. Matt Dadswell took the final two wickets to fall to finish with decent figures of 2 for 21.

After the players returned from tea, the Kenilworth opening pair Danny Boneham and Nathan Chant went out to start the home side’s reply but the early loss of Boneham for six, then Elliott Haynes-Sorrell for five,  the home side were left in trouble at 20 for 2. Three more wickets fell quickly and at 23 for 5, staring at inevitable defeat, the home side were indebted to the weather. With the rain getting harder, the players left the pitch, with Kenilworth struggling at 30 for 5, both teams were unable to return onto the field.

The match was abandoned after only eleven overs of Kenilworth’s reply, saving the day for the side and denying the Ramblers seeing the match to a winning conclusion for them. Instead, it was the rain that won.

Wicket takers for the Ramblers were Tom Hall with 3 for 18 off five overs and Butler with 2 for 10 off six overs.

 

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.

 

The Young Sunday XI march on

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

On Sunday 13th August, Kenilworth made the “long” road trip to play neighbours Leek Wootton for a forty overs a side friendly.

With plenty of blue sky and a good forecast, Kenilworth’s newest captain Elliott Haynes-Sorrell chose to bat first after winning the toss. He and his opening partner Nathan Chant strode to the crease, but with only 13 on the board, Chant was removed via a smart caught and bowled from Farndon and then two more quickly followed including captain Haynes-Sorrell for 18, leaving the visitors in a spot of bother at 28 for 3 then 43 for 4.

Charlie Stranks batting at four, led the fightback, making a solid 36. When Stranks was dismissed, someone needed to bat some overs and get a score to defend, that man was Darius Potten-Ravenshad. He went on to bat sensibly and with young thirteen year old Will Machin, the pair began to get Kenilworth out of trouble. Machin fell for a very good first senior innings of 16, whilst Potten-Ravenshad continued to be the glue in his sides innings, before finally being last man out in the last over for 46, his innings containing one four, as Kenilworth posted 141 all out.

Wicket takers for Leek Wootton were Farndon with 4 for 19, Hammett 2 for 20 and Clifford with 2 for 21, as the both sets of players and officials headed off for a well deserved tea.

When the sides returned after the tea interval, the home side made a disastrous start in their pursuit of 142 to win, as opening bowlers Matt Casey with 1 for 6 off six and Matt Dadswell with 2 for 8 also off six overs, reduced Wootton to 15 for 3.

Things didn’t improve for the hosts, as young Will Machin replaced Casey at the far end and was soon amongst the wickets with a three wicket burst in three overs  that reduced the home side to 23 for 6, Machin having fine figures of 3 for 19 from five very tidy overs.

The Wootton captain Budd, batting at eight tried to counter attack until he holed out to Sam Leach on the boundary for 30 off Charlie Stranks (1 for 16) – one of three smart catches for vice captain Leach in the outfield. Farndon with 11 was the only other double figures scorer for Wootton, as they were eventually all out for 83 in the 28th over as spinner Tom Skinner (1 for 16), and Darius Potten-Ravenshad took the final two wickets, to cap a fine day for him with 2 for 8 and complete a 58 run win for the visitors, as another win is chalked up for Kenilworth’s youngsters in their fine Sunday season.

Wily Edmunds’ 7 wicket haul sets up an easy win

2nd. XI v. Aston Manor III

Kenilworth’s 2nd XI travelled to play Aston Manor Thirds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture on Saturday 12th August.

The home side, Aston Manor, were to bat first, after a steady start at 26 for no wicket, they were in deep trouble at 45 for 4, then two further wickets fell leaving Aston Manor 67 for 6 as visiting captain Geoff Edmunds was tying the home side’s batsmen up in knots with his left arm spin. The wily left armer went on to record another five wicket plus haul, finishing with an amazing spell of 7 for 27 off twelve overs.

Only 34 from Christian made any impact on the Kenilworth bowling, whilst the other wicket takers for the 2nd. XI were Chris Beach with 1 for 11 from six overs and young seamer Ryan Bull with 1 for 14 from seven overs, Aston Manor all out for just 92 in the 39th over.

Kenilworth’s opening batsmen Nathan Chant and Adam Huxford were looking to be positive, the pair adding 34 for the first wicket before Huxford picked out a fielder and was dismissed for 13. The in form Elliott Haynes-Sorrell joined Chant at the crease, the pair going on to post an unbroken stand of 59 for the second wicket, as they pair comfortably saw their side home In 24 overs, finishing on 93 for 1 to win by nine wickets.

Nathan Chant with 24 not out and Elliott Haynes-Sorrell 33 not out seeing their side home.

Kenilworth take 24 points.

 

Alvechurch routed as Chant & Mortlock star with the bat and ball

3rd XI . v. Alvechurch IV

On Saturday 29th July, Kenilworth 3rd team travelled to Hopwood to play Alvechurch 4th’s for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Asked to bat first on a wet wicket, Kenilworth made a solid start as the opening pair of Geoff Hay and Nathan Chant put on 65 together for the first wicket in fifteen overs before Hay was dismissed for 28. The in form Uma Shanker joined young Chant at the crease, the pair adding 67 in fourteen overs for the second wicket but Shanker was caught at mid wicket for 18.

From 132 for 1 the side slipped to 154 for 4 in the thirty fifth over. However, Chant was still going strong, reaching his fifty with a straight drive for four. At 173 for 5, skipper Sam Leach joined him in the middle, several lusty blows from  Leach and Chant saw Kenilworth finish on 216 for 5 from their forty five overs. Leach finishing on 26 not out but it was Nathan Chant who was the star with the bat – he was to finish agonisingly short of his century, ending on 96 not out to carry his bat, his innings containing 7 x 4 and 1 x 6. Thomas with 2 for 39 was the most successful bowler for the home side.

Alvechurch had a terrible start in their reply, losing a wicket to Ed Smith in the first over and  from 25 for 1 the home side slumped to 25 for 5 then 32 for 6, due to an inspired bowling change as it was to became the John Mortlock show, as he got a wicket in his first over and two in two balls in his second over, this was the art of bowling full and straight, Mortlock went on record devastating figures of 7 for 12 from six overs……. not bad for his first game of the season.

There were wickets for Ed Smith, who finished with 2 for 6 from five overs and it was left to young Matt Dadswell to end the game by clean bowling the last man to take 1 for 8 off four overs.

Alvechurch were all out for just 42 in only 18 overs, with only Thomas with 12 making a double figure score.

Kenilworth the winners by a massive 174 runs, and taking the full 24 points for their efforts –  that’s four wins in a row and five from six for the third team.

KCC 3rd XI 2017

KCC 3rd XI Team at Alvechurch & Hopwood. 

Back Row (L to R): Ed Smith, Geoff Hay, Matt Dadswell, Ben Maney, Indy Matharu.

Front Row (L to R): Uma Shanker, Andy Dadswell, Sam Leach (Capt), George Baines, Nathan Chant, Jonathan Mortlock.