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Batsmen and Bowlers on form

3rd XI v. Kineton II

Kenilworth’s 3rd XI travelled to Kineton CC to play their second team for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on Saturday 24th June.

Kenilworth were invited to bat first and openers Uma Shanka and Ant Kerry got the visitors off to a great start, putting on 65 for first wicket.  Shanka the first man out for 23, Kerry was then joined by Andy Dadswell. After Kerry fell for 22, Ed Smith made a brisk 23, but Dadswell stayed firm and going on to make a fine 55 – his innings containing 8 boundary fours. He went onto put on 60 with number seven Ben Maney who made 24 including one big six. A late order cameo’s from Tom Skinner with 16 not out and Pete Alty 8 not out saw Kenilworth recording a season’s best total of 227 for 8 from their forty five overs. The main wicket takers for Kineton were Clarke with 3 for 40 from ten overs and Hendy with 3 for 33 from ten overs.
Kineton lost an early wicket in their reply, as the evergreen seamer Pete Alty returned superb figures of 2 for 15 from his ten overs. The hosts were in deep trouble at 31 for 5 as Alty’s new ball partner Ed Smith was in equally devastating form,  returning figures of 2 for 14 from seven overs. Kineton’s batsman never looked comfortable against the visitors attack, as Nick Moore with 2 for 44 and young seamer Matt Dadswell 1 for 24 off six overs took the visitors to the brink of victory. It was left to spinner Tom Skinner to take the last three wickets, as he recorded unbelievable figures of 3 for 2 off 4.4 overs. Kineton were all out for 107, as only Logan and Hutchings both making 18 recording a double figure score.
Kenilworth the winners by a huge 120 runs and collected the full 24 points.


Stranks and Alty blitz Aston Manor

2nd XI v. Aston Manor 3’s

On Saturday 10th June, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Aston Manor Thirds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Kenilworth batted first, opening pair Mark Stranks and Dan Horner made a solid start to their sides innings, both players found the boundary on regular occasions. When Horner fell, the pair had added a fine 86 in 17 overs, with Horner making 32. Further partnerships with Stranks by Ben Whidborne who made 29 and young Elliot Haynes-Sorrell with 19, but Stranks kept going and went on to make a brilliant hundred, eventually falling for 104 as Kenilworth posted a very decent 236 all out from their fifty overs. Rake starred with the ball for Aston Manor, taking an impressive 6 for 44 from 9 overs backed up by Woakes taking 2 for 32.
Aston Manor lost early wickets in their reply, slipping to 30 for 4, Woakes with 26 and Haseem with 13 added 31 for their sides fifth wicket, but they were to have no answer to the experience of seamer Pete Alty as he went on to single handedly destroy the visitors batting line up. The wily Alty finished with an incredible 8 for 36 from his 11.2 overs – a fantastic performance whilst skipper Geoff Edmunds took 2 for 8 as the visitors were shot out for only 75 in just 23.2 overs.
Kenilworth won by a massive 151 runs, collecting 24 points for their fine efforts.
The day belongs to Mark Stranks for a superb 104 and Pete ‘the destroyer’ Alty for an amazing 8 for 32, his career best. Well played lads.

Thirds bring some joy to Club with first League win of season

3rd XI v. Bearley

Kenilworth ‘s Third eleven hosted Bearley for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture at their Harbury ground on Saturday 27th May.

Bearley were asked to bat first but experienced opening bowlers Pete Alty and Ed Smith took a wicket each to reduce the visitors to 14 for 2, but the number three for the visitors Mirza was to frustrate the Kenilworth bowlers, with wickets going around him as he made an aggressive innings of 89 and last man out.Only Franklin with 14 made another double figure score for Bearley, the visitors all out for 152 in thirty six overs.
Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Pete Alty 2 for 20, Matthew Dadswell 2 for 22 from six overs, Ed Smith 1 for 35 off ten overs but it was the impressive Nick Moore with 4 for 36 off nine fine overs doing the most damage to the visitors batting. Young George Baines held two smart catches behind the wickets.
After the home side lost an early wicket, opening bat Nigel Thompson with a fine innings of 42 put on 88 with Uma Shanker (31) for the second wicket. After the pair were dismissed, Ed Smith with an aggressive innings of 47 not out, including 20 in one over, together with young George Baines 7 not out, saw their side home with an unbroken stand of 44 for the fourth wicket, Kenilworth finishing on 153 for 3 in the 40th over.
Kenilworth winning by seven wickets, and collect 18 points for a very strong team performance and their first win of the season for the side.


Young Baines has a fine debut in Senior cricket!

3rd XI v. Warwick 3’s

Kenilworth’s third team opened their Cotswold Hills Cricket League Divison 6 season with an away fixture against Warwick 3’s a match played at Claverdon CC.
Warwick were asked to bat first, after a steady start, opening bowlers Pete Alty with 3 for 36 and Ed Smith  (2 for 21) had the home side in trouble at 51 for 4, but a partnership of 94 for the sixth wicket started to take the game away from the visitors as Prash made an aggressive 72 and Souhata 27 that helped Warwick make 219 all out in 42 overs. Captain Sam Leach returned excellent figures of 4 for 30 from ten tidy overs, as he led by example with the ball, a wicket too for young Tom Skinner 1 for 50 as seven bowlers were used.
Kenilworth’s reply didn’t start well, slipping to 21 for 2, as a makeshift top order struggled against the new ball. Young 13 year old George Baines making his senior cricket debut, batting at number four, made a very composed innings of 42 with some great shots, adding to the catch he took keeping wicket. The young man had a fine debut and a very bright future beckons for him. He is talented.
Other runs of note were Sam Leach with 16, Tom Skinner 15 and opener Andy Dadswell 14 who were the only other double figure scores. Souhata with 3 for 23 and Wood with 3 for 22 did the damage for Warwick.
Kenilworth were eventually bowled out for 132 in forty overs with Warwick the winners by 87 runs. Kenilworth taking seven points for their efforts.


The 3’s one sided match.

3rd XI v. Lapworth

The 3’s recorded an easy victory in their Division 6 Cotswold Hills Cricket League match against Lapworth who were skittled out for 61 – a score only reached as Akram made 40 of them. Pete Alty took 3-17, Charlie Walters 3-4 off 2.3 overs, Johnny Mortlock 2-5 and Ed Smith 1-30 for Kenilworth.

The 3’s reached the target inside 17 overs ending on 62-2 with Smith 15* hitting the match winning ball for a six. Earlier, Tom Anscombe had made 15 in a one sided match.