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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.

 

SATURDAY’S RESULTS IN BRIEF.

ALL THREE SIDES WIN.

 
1st XI v. Weoley Hill
Weoley Hill 110-10 (2 points) (Steve Rhodes 11-5-34-2, Joe Boyle 12-3-22-4, Ed Ruswa 10.5-4-20-4) lost to Kenilworth 111-6 (24 points) (Tom Booker 58*) by 4 wickets.
 
2nd XI v. Berkswell
Berkswell 209-9  (5 points) (Tom Pope 2-32, Geoff Edmunds 5-38) lost to Kenilworth 210-4 (20 points) (Mark Stranks 85, Phil Edmonds 39) by 6 wickets.
 
3rd XI v. Norton Lindsey (FRIENDLY)
Kenilworth 293-4 (Adam Huxford 117 retired, Elliot Haynes-Sorrell 61 *, Chris Beach 24*) beat Norton Lindsey 24-10 (Matt Dadswell 6-3-5-2, Ryan Bull 6-0-12-4, Max Howard 4-2-6-1, Andy Smith 4-4-0-3) by 269 runs.
 
WELL DONE EVERYONE!

1sts move up table despite remaining winless

1st XI v. Aston

Kenilworth’s first team travelled to Aston on the 18th June for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One match.

Batting first , the game reduced to 43 overs per side, Kenilworth made a strong start with the in form Guy Pearson with 39 and skipper Chris Prophet with 28, but it was Dave Edmunds with a very aggressive innings of 73 (5 x 5 & 5 x 6) off only 55 balls, together with Matt Dargan 36, put on 90 for the third wicket, Tom Booker with a cameo of 23, as Kenilworth made a very decent 267 for 8 from their 43 overs, Tahir taking 3 for 49 for home side Aston.

Aston made a strong start in their reply, and got to 59 without loss, but when leg spinner Brad Fern was introduced, the home slipped to 69 for 4, Fern with figures of 4 for 27 off ten very good overs, wickets also for Phil Edmonds 1 for 28, Matt Dargan 1 for 30 and Pat Howard 1 for 9, but Kenilworth were unable to force the win, Aston finishing on 177 for 7 from their 43 overs, Javed  with 65 and Ahmed with 45 stopping the visitors from collecting their first win of the season, but a winning draw and 17 points were reward for the sides efforts.

Mini Tour to Devon report

Memories of the May Bank Holiday Mini Tour to Devon

A 20 man strong party (17 players) set off from Kenilworth for their tour to Devon on Sunday 29th May.       

Following the usual breakfast stop on the M5 where the Wattsy lookalikes turned out in style, we made our way to our first game fixture at Honiton CC. On a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon the players arrived to be met by our loyal band of followers, the Edmunds family, the Mort’s and Wheat’s and Alan Davies (all the way from Ottery St Mary).

A strong Kenilworth side batted first and were 50 for 3 after 13 overs with Dan Horner, Phil Edmonds and Guy Pearson all back in the hut. Neil Goodman the joined his “buddy” Christian Hose to add 120 for the 4th wicket both departed making the same score of 73. Tom Booker and Chris Prophet then added 110 runs with Booker finishing 63 not out and Prophet 25, finishing with a total of 294 for 6 off 40 overs. For Honiton, Jamie Cann took 2 for 21. In reply, Honiton struggled early on against Tom Pope and Alex Watts losing wickets at regular intervals, Andy Lapping run out 23 and Brian Kidson were the only batsmen to trouble our touring side, with Chris Prophet mopping up the tail end with 4 for 23 Honiton finished 94 all out.

A big thank you to the Honiton faithful for staging the game and providing us with a splendid tea together with the momentum of the day ‘Mr Hedgehog’.

After an eventful night out in a very busy Exmouth town it was a surprise to see so many at the breakfast table albeit some did only look at their breakfast rather than eat it. Our second game was at the delightful Exmouth CC only a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Following a pleasant morning wandering around town (in a bar or 2) we made our way to the ground, once again met by our band of supporters which had swelled on the arrival of the Booker family, Knacker and Alan’s wife Jan. Kenilworth won the toss and again elected to bat and after losing an early wicket with the score on 3 Jorjeet Singh and Chris Prophet took the score to 44 when the second wicket fell, unfortunately unlike the day before we did not take our opportunity to enjoy the Exmouth wicket, losing wickets on a regular basis and only Dan Horner with 13 not out wanted to stay at the crease leaving the touring side 123 all out from just 29 overs.                                                                                                                  

In reply from ball 1, Tom Pope had the ball in the right areas and was troubling the home side with Ali Peebles at the other end bowling straight, the home side capitulated to 51 all out with Tom Pope 5 for 21, Ali Peebles 4 for 23 and Neil Goodman finishing the game off with 1 for 4. Not a classic for some of the crowd who were among the 300 cars parked on the Exmouth ground on a beautiful bank holiday Monday afternoon.

Again thanks to Exmouth for providing their facilities and the ‘tea hut’ for providing many of our spectators with lunch and cream teas and a wonderful team tea.

Following a quieter night we made a short journey to Sidmouth another beautiful ground another beautiful day, a number of the touring party took advantage of the local cream tea shops for their mid-morning snack.

Sidmouth batted first in the game and a usual array of quality players all came out playing shots but fortunately the touring side held on to their chances given and reduced the home side to 155 for 8 in 27 overs but first teamer Rob Powell then struck the ball to all parts of Sidmouth harbour scoring 55 not out and then the side declared on 208 for 9, Geoff Edmunds 3 for 54, Alex Watts bowling a fine opening spell of 2 for 22 off 7 overs. Ali Peebles also picked up 2 wickets at a cost of 63 runs. In reply, Matt Dargan with a flourishing 26 and Chris Prophet who finished with 83 made inroads to the home side score. Mark Deeley having his second innings of the season kept the chase going making 50 before being caught and looking rather tired. The tail wagged and managed to add 20 further runs securing a 2 wicket win with 4 overs remaining.

Thanks to grounds man Colin Whitehall for providing a superb wicket and to all the Sidmouth staff for their hospitality.

A successful 3 days with 3 wins for the team and many laughs had with the players and our travelling band of supporters.

 

Geoff Edmunds

T20 disaster

1st XI v. Dunlop

The Club’s inaugural entry into the Warwickshire Cricket League T20 competition proved to be a very short lived affair as the side were soundly beaten by visitors, Dunlop,  in Round 1 much to disappointment of those who braved the elements to support the side.

The side were bowled out for a miserly 64 after 12  of their allocated 20 overs faced.

Dunlop reached the winning post in the 15th over, albeit for the loss of  6 wickets, as they eased to victory in the gloom ending  on 66-6.

Only Tom Pope who top scored with 18 and Chris Prophet 12 managed to reach double figures in what can only be described as a poor batting display. Haffiz took 5-10 from his overs for Dunlop.

In reply, Dunlop eased to victory reaching 66-6 in 14.2 overs as Barber made 14, as did Gupta whilst Hussain on 12 not out saw the side home. Pope took 2-21, Matt Dargan 1-18. Phil Edmonds 2-12 and Prophet 1-10 for Kenilworth.