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Seconds are second best despite steadfast Stranks

2nd XI v. Attleborough

Kenilworth’s second team hosted table topping Attleborough for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture on Saturday 5th August.

After rain delayed the start by a hour, the game was reduced to 42 overs per side. The visitors won the toss and put the home side into bat. After a steady but slow start against a very good Attleborough bowling attack, from. 41 for 1, the hosts slipped to 41 for 3. Pete Huxford joined opener Mark Stranks, and the pair began to repair the damage before Huxford was dismissed for 15.

Stranks was ploughing a lone furrow and he was to carry his bat through the 42 overs, finishing on a brilliant 88 not out, his innings containing eight boundary fours, but with little support his side struggled to post a competitive total, Kenilworth ending on 140 for 6 from the 42 overs.

The visitors batsmen looked to be positive in their pursuit of the runs needed to keep them top of the Division. Young seamer Ryan Bull bowled an impressive opening spell, taking 1 for 30 from ten overs in two spells. The visitor’s number three Whitemore, after a slow start began to cut loose, skipper Geoff Edmunds removed the other opener, taking a frugal 1 for 13 from eight tidy overs. Along with Whitemore, number four Russell stated to increase the tempo, Russell was to fall to a smart catch at long off by Danny Boneham off Tom Skinner (1 for 42) but Whitemore saw his side over the line, finishing on 51 not out, Attleborough finishing on 141 for 3 in the 35th over, to win by seven wickets.

Stranks fine efforts with the bat weren’t enough in the end, as the visitors proved to be too strong in the end, as Kenilworth take only two points for their efforts.

 

 

 

 

Wily Edmunds picks up 6 after batsmen perform

2nd. XI v. Coleshill

On Saturday 29th July, Kenilworth’s second team travelled to high flying Coleshill for their Warwickshire Division Seven fixture and left the winners by a huge 135 runs to take the maximum 24 points for their efforts.

Asked to bat first, the Kenilworth openers, Mark Stranks and Ben Whidborne, put on 29 for the first wicket before Whidborne fell for 19 in the eighth over. Dan Horner joined Stranks at the wicket and both batsmen were able to get the scoreboard moving. Stranks was to be the second wicket to fall but not before the pair had added a superb 133 together in twenty eight overs. Mark Stranks was dismissed for a fine 70 – his innings containing 9 x 4. Charlie Stranks then joined Horner in the middle but Horner was soon to follow having made a strong 50 with 5 x 4, as Kenilworth slipped from 162 for 1 to 164 for 4. However, Charlie Stranks remained steadfast and saw his side over two hundred, as he made 45 not out, together with Max Howard who made 16 not out, The side finished on 242 for 7 from their fifty overs. Tyler with 3 for 47 was the most successful bowler for Coleshill.

Coleshill started their reply in a very positive manner and they had 60 on the board in only six overs, but they lost two wickets in the progress, as Ryan Bull struck twice, including the dangerous Waugh for an aggressive 39, his innings included five sixes, Bull finishing with 2 for 30 from seven overs.

But when the skipper Geoff Edmunds introduced himself and fellow spinner Chris Beach, the visitors took total control of the game. The wily Edmunds was to wreak havoc on the home batting, as he ripped through the batting taking an amazing 6 for 18 from ten overs. His partner Chris Beach took the other two wickets, finishing with 2 for 19 off six overs. The home side collapsed from 59 for 1 to 107 all out on 26th over. There were also two catches each for Dan Horner and Ben Whidborne, as the visitors eased to their victory.

 

Stranks x 2 and young Henry get the plaudits

2nd. XI v. Griff & Coton 1’s

On Saturday 8th July, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Griff and Coton 1’s for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture and secured a comfortable 9 wicket win.

Curran and Howard star as all the young Sunday XI do well

Sunday XI v. Marton

On a glorious Sunday 2nd July, Kenilworth entertained Marton in a forty overs a side friendly. 

Norton’s Pyatt has a field day

Sunday XI v. Norton Lindsey

Kenilworth’s Sunday XI hosted near neighbours Norton Lindsey on Sunday 4th June for a forty overs a side match friendly.

Norton opted for first use of the wicket but lost a wicket to the second ball of their innings through Ian Baker (1 for 47) and they were soon in bigger peril, as young opening bowler Matt Dadswell took two quick wickets to reduce the visitors to 23 for 3. Dadswell was to finish with a decent 2 for 32 off eight overs.
 
Pyatt and Norton captain Kite began to rebuild their side’s innings as Pyatt in particular was finding the boundary ropes frequently. The pair put on a fine 98 for the fourth wicket but both fell in quick succession – Pyatt went to a smart stumping to Dan Horner for a superb 76, and Kite following in the next over for 29. After Kite’s dismissal, the players went off for rain, tea was taken early and the match was reduced to 38 overs per side. On resumption, Webber began to get his side up to a defendable total, eventually finishing on 48 not out, after another short rain delay. Norton finishing on 196 for 9 from their thirty eight overs. Seamer Ryan Bull took four quick wickets in his second spell, to finish with 4 for 47 from eight overs. There were wickets too for captain Geoff Edmunds 1 for 12 and Sam Leach with 1 for 26, his wicket courtesy of a first senior catch for Matt Dadswell.
 
Kenilworth made a steady start in their pursuit of 197, as openers Danny Boneham with 23 and Dan Horner (31), together putting on 40 for the first wicket. After Boneham was out, Chris Prophet joined Horner and the pair put on exactly 50 for the second wicket, Prophet scoring 39 of those runs. But from 107 for 2, Kenilworth collapsed, as batsmen decided to test the throwing and catching of Norton’s Pyatt in the field. He was to affect two direct hit run outs and four catches.
 
In the end Kenilworth were to be bowled out for 152 in the 34th over.
 
Only young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell with 16 made another double figure score apart from the top three. There were two wickets for Kite, Willcox and Mullen for the visitors but it was Pyatt’s day with bat and in the field, as he was to star in his sides 44 run win, the game ironically finishing in lovely sunshine.