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2nd XI v. Attleborough

On Saturday 7th May Kenilworth’s 2nd XI travelled to Attleborough for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight fixture.

Kenilworth were put into bat and struggled against Attleborough’s seam attack and slipped to 49 for 6 and were eventually all out for 87 in 36 overs, only opener Andy Dadswell with 23 and Curtis Strange with an unbeaten 18, made double figures as Russell with an outstanding spell of 6 for 11 off ten quality overs doing the damage for the home side.

After a rain delay, Attleborough openers got their reply off to a strong start, and eased their way to their target inside 15 overs, with Thompson 44 not out and Widmoor unbeaten 39 saw their side home with ease to win by ten wickets. Kenilworth ending pointless from their travels on a disappointing day.


Thirds march on!

3rd XI v. Bidford on Avon

On Saturday 6th June, Kenilworth 3rd XI played host to Bidford on Avon at their Harbury home ground in the Cotswold Hills Cricket League Division 7 fixture.

Bidford were asked to bat first, a hostile spell of bowling from seamer Ed Smith (1 for 18 of 10 overs) soon had the visitors struggling , but Bidford’s number 3 and skipper Dean 57 not out steadied their innings and sensible batting got their score to 178 for 6 off their 45 overs. Young seamer Ryan Bull took 2 for 26, with the help of a smart diving catch from Chris Beach,  from his tidy 6 overs. Two run outs and a wicket for Beach 1 for 21 kept the visitors in check.

Kenilworth’s reply was built around opener Dave Howe with a solid 46 and number four batsman Curtis Strange with a hard hitting 41, Ed Smith with a quick fire 18 and youngster Nathan Chant with a cool 26 not out saw Kenilworth home with three overs to spare, to win by 6 wickets as they reached 179-4. Dean with 2 for 35 and Farrow 2 for 13 bowled well for the visitors.The third team’s fifth win from six games played keeps them firmly in second place in the table as they continue their fine season. Kenilworth 19 pts Bidford on Avon 7 pts.

Saturday 2nd XI v Corley – 18/05/2013

Losing Draw

Despite a fine 92 from Richard Strange and 43 from Mark Stranks, Kenilworth had to settle for a draw as they fell 28 runs short of Corley’s target of 216-10. Strange hit a dozen boundaries and a 6 in his impressive innings whilst Stranks hit 3 boundaries as Kenilworth ended the day on 188-3. Earlier, veteran Kenilworth bowler, Ali Peebles was in stunning form with the ball as he took as season’s best of 6-57 and ended the Corley innings with an unbelievable hat trick. Well done Ali and Keeper! Geoff Edmunds took 2-35 and Jae Naik 2-48 as Falconer, Young and Steven all hit 32 each in the Corley innings. Chasing, Kenilworth were unable to keep pace with the required run rate as Young took a tidy 2-25 and Tyrell the other wicket to fall, as both sides settled for the draw.

Saturday 2nd XI v Castle Bromwich – 11/05/2013

Kenilworth Lose

An understrength Kenilworth 2’s toiled with the wet conditions at Castle Bromwich and were skittled out for 55 with only Jeff Stanners, 16 reaching double figures, as Weir took 2-12, Tyler 2-16, White 3-20 and Oley 2-2 for the hosts. In between the rain storms, Castle Bromwich eased to victory to reach 57-3. Andy Smith took 2-13 for Kenilworth, whilst Richard Strange took a good catch in the deep and colt Danny Boneham threw down the stumps from fine leg as his dead eye throw smashed into the non striker’s end stumps to remove the meandering batsman.

Saturday 2nd XI v Bournville – 04/05/2013

Losing Draw

16 year old, Charlie Stranks, was the Kenilworth’s player of the day as he took 6-54 off 15 overs and then hit an unbeaten 28 with the bat in the side drawn game at Bournville who were bowled out for 220 despite Stranks’ efforts with the ball. Edgehill hit 58, Shakat 37, Vashi 30 and Franklin 22 for the hosts as Kenilworth colts Neil Cooper claimed 2-26 and Todd Elliott 1-7 whilst Sam Leach took 1-35. Kenilworth’s opener, Richard Strange, hit 45 Mark Stranks chipped in with 17, Danny Boneham 13 and Roger Kelsey 11 as the side ended the day on 160-6 after Vashi had taken 2-16, whilst there was a wicket each for Bournville’s Soni, Shankat, Mann and Curtis.