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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.



U17’s make it two out of two

U17’s v. Exhall & Wixford

Kenilworth’s U17 side travelled to Exhall and Wixford on Tuesday 25th. July  for their second Cotswold Hills Under 17 League evening game.

Kenilworth were asked to bat first and openers Jono Sparks and Nathan Chant made a cautious start but the pair were soon in their stride.  Chant, in particular, began to find the boundary and he hit two huge sixes before being run out for an aggressive innings of 49. Captain Sparks went on to record his fifty before he retired on 51 not out, his innings included 8 x 4, as the opening pair put on their second hundred (105) opening stand in this competition.

There were cameos from Freddie Davies with 15 and Matt Casey 11 as they got the side to a very decent 159 for 4 from their 15 eight ball overs. McAdam with 1 for 21 off three overs was the best of the home side’s bowling.

Early wickets came for opening bowler Matt Casey as he struck with two in two balls in his second over, to take 2 for 8 from his two overs. First change down the hill, Matt Dadswell struck with a wicket in each of his two overs, he too taking 2 for 8 off two overs. There was a wicket with his first ball for Sam Markgraf (1 for 7) off two overs, whilst his brother Jack was also among the wickets, taking 2 for 30 from three overs. There was also a wicket for 13 year old James Sparks, following his impressive display in the field and he was rewarded with 1 for 15 off two tidy overs. Keeper Elliott Haynes-Sorrell took two smart stumpings as Kenilworth restricted the home side to just 85 for 8 from their fifteen overs, only Morrow with 25 and McAdam with 20 making any impact on an impressive visiting bowling and fielding display.

Kenilworth were worthy winners by 74 runs, two wins from two so far.


Under 17’s glorious

Under 17’s v. Studley


Old timers Edmunds and Stranks on form in easy win

2nd XI v. Studley

On Saturday 24th June,  Kenilworth’s seconds travelled to Studley for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Home side Studley were put into bat but struggled against the Kenilworth bowling as only opener Santh made a score of note, he went on to make 41. Wickets were shared around, but it was the captain Geoff Edmunds who stole the show, returning with yet another five wicket haul. Edmunds recorded fine figures of 5 for 28 from twelve overs bowled. There were wickets too for fellow slow bowlers Chris Beach with 2 for 17 off eight tidy overs, leg break bowler Mo Shahid 2 for 23 off six overs and 1 for 11 off five overs for Charlie Stranks, as Studley were all out for an under par 132.
Mark Stranks and Dan Horner got the visitors off to a fine start in their reply, recording their third fifty plus opening partnership in a row, Horner making 23 out of the 65 run opening stand. Nathan Chant added 13, but it was Mark Stranks with a superb innings of 72 that saw his side home, his innings containing 9 x 4 and 1 x 6, Kenilworth finishing on 133 for 3, to win by seven wickets in only 28 overs. Three separate wicket takers for Studley, but Kenilworth recorded a comfortable victory and take 20 points home.