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Good warm up win

Club XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

On Saturday 13th April, Kenilworth hosted Solihull Blossomfield for the clubs third pre season game of the season.

Kenilworth batted first, with the opening pair Chris Prophet and Connor Shingler made a positive start against the Blossomfield bowling and ir soon had the scoreboard moving, putting on 56 off 58 balls for the first wicket, before Shingler was out for a positive 31 on debut, bowled by Jones. This brought Daniel Horner to the crease, he to looked to be positive, as he and Prophet putting on 37 for the second wicket, Prophet falling to Jones for 36. Horner was joined at the wicket by Sunny Ahmed, like Prophet, playing his first game of the season. These two took the game to the visitors, both Ahmed and Horner went on to record a half century each, the pair added 137 together, before Ahmed was run out for 56 off 52 balls with 4 x 4 and 3 x 6. Horner fell for a fine innings of 95 off the bowling of Sullaman, his innings containing 9 x 4 and 1 x 6. Kenilworth ending on a very decent 253 for 4 from their Forty overs. For Blossomfield, Jones took 2 for 23.

In reply, the visitors lost opener Clarke without scoring, bowled by Shingler, leaving the visitors at 8 for 1. Opener Adidas and number three Chan’s began the rebuild, putting the home side under pressure, the pair added fifty together off 73 balls. The pair added 91 together when Chana was run out for 49, the visitors 99 for 2. Ahmed then removed opener Adidas for a fine 50, caught behind off Dan Horner off Ahmed, 105 for 3. Blossomfield then lost their fourth wicket on 113, Gopalan bowled by Tom Skinner for 6. Skinner struck again, bowling Verma for no score, the visitors in trouble on 119 for 5. The introduction of spinner Sam Leach had the visitors in all sorts of trouble, as he removed Stevenson for 22, Bentley for 18 and Sullaman for 7 in a six over spell of 3 for 24, as the visitors ended their innings on 175 for 8 from their forty overs. Apart from the Leach spell of 3 for 24 from six overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 32 off eight overs and a wicket each for Connor Shingler with 1 for 29 off eight overs and Sunny Ahmed 1 for 16 off five.

Kenilworth the winners by 78 runs with a good overall performance.

No joy on opening day

Club XI v. Aston Unity

Kenilworth CC began their 2019 cricket season at home to Aston Unity on Saturday 6th April, the match being a forty over a side pre-League season friendly.

Home skipper Sam Leach won the first toss of the season and invited visitors Aston Unity to have the first bat of the season.
Unity opener Kumara looked in good early season form for his side, and after surviving an early chance in the field, went on to register the first half century of 2019. However, the home sides bowlers plugged away, and with wickets falling at the other end, Kumara went on his merry way, reaching his century before retiring on exactly one hundred. Aston Unity finished their innings on 198 for 8 from their forty overs, Maddams added 36 for the visitors. Wickets were shared for the home team, with  Tom Skinner taking 2 for 43 from 8 overs, Henry Curran 1 for 17 off five, whilst debutants Ash Dhillon 1 for 21, Dan Roden 1 for 29 and John Proctor 1 for 55 and so the players headed off for the first cricket tea of the season.

The Kenilworth openers Dan Horner and Adie Sellar opened up for the hosts, but Horner was unfortunately bowled first ball of the innings, a ball that kept low, Sellar soon fell for just five, Henry Curran made 13 and Elliott Haynes Sorrell four, leaving the home side in some trouble, but Darius Potten-Ravenshad and Ben Maney came together to try and rebuild their side’s innings, both batsman made 20 before Maney was run out and Potten-Ravenshad was bowled, six down, Kenilworth’s innings was in  now deep water, Sam Leach made nine and Dan Roden seven, Kenilworth eventually all out for just 114 in thirty eight overs.

For Unity, Paggett, A. Bogle and Chandler all taking two wickets each. Cob webs dusted off, but Aston Unity ran out winners by 84 runs.

Thirds win their last of the season and deny the visitors promotion

3rd XI v. Winchcombe

WIN !!

On Saturday 1st September, Kenilworth’s Third eleven hosted promotion hopefuls Winchcombe for their last Cotswold Hills League Division 6 fixture of the season.

Winchcombe were put into to bat first and Kenilworth’s opening bowlers Matthew Dadswell and Ed Smith bowled superbly, young Dadswell struck first via a smart catch from skipper Sam Leach at gully, the visitors 10 for 1, that became 12 for 2 thanks to smart thinking from Ant Kerry, running out the other opener after a failed lbw appeal caught the non striker napping. Smith opened his account, Winchcombe 14 for 3, another wicket for Dadswell thanks to another smart grab, this time from Geoff Hay, the visitors 21 for 4. After both bowlers finished their first spells, both bowling a miserly seven overs each, the visitors 21 for 4. Dave Gamble replaced Smith and Geoff Edmunds replaced Dadswell, the tight bowling continued, both bowling maidens first up, then Edmunds struck, bowling the visitors skipper, choosing to leave a ball that went on to hit his leg stump, now 21 for 5 after 17overs.

Winchcombe rallied, taking the score to 55 before Edmunds struck again, another catch for Geoff Hay. Number nine Howe with 21 and number ten Thomas with 21 not out got their side to 95 all out in 43 overs. Bowling honours for Kenilworth were Geoff Edmunds with an unbelievable 3 for 4 off ten overs with 7 maidens, Ed Smith with 2 for 15 off ten very tidy overs, Matthew Dadswell with 2 for 24 off ten overs with 4 maidens, Dave Gamble with 1 for 24 off ten overs, although could easily have had four or five wickets and young James Sparks, taking 1 for 6 off two overs, taking the last wicket with a lovely in swinger.

Kenilworth lost Ant Kerry early, the home side 4 for 1, when Geoff Hay fell lbw for 10, Kenilworth were in a spot of bother on 12 for 2 but young Will Machin and number four James Adamson rallied, putting on 32 together for the third wicket, Adamson out for 17, now 44 for 3. Andy Dadswell joined Machin, the pair added 20 before Dadswell was lbw for 16, now 64 for 4. Machin was bowled for 12, Kenilworth 76 for 5, twenty needed and plenty of overs left.

With skipper Sam Leach and Ed Smith at the crease, the home side cruised home in the 28th over, fittingly it the skipper Sam Leach who hit the winning four, ending 14 not out, Ed Smith 16 not out, Kenilworth 98 for 5, winning by five wickets.

For Winchcombe Andrew taking 2 for 28. Kenilworth ended a frustrating season with a fine all round team performance, denying the visitors promotion too. Kenilworth take 19 points, ending with six wins from their campaign.

 

3rd’s batting woes continue despite Stanners’ steadfast efforts

3rd XI v. Lapworth II

LOSE!

On Saturday 25th August, Kenilworth’s Third eleven travelled to Lapworth for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Lapworth to bat first, opening bowlers Ed Smith and Matt Dadswell bowled a tight opening spell, neither bowler giving the batsmen anything to score from, and young Dadswell struck first, deceiving Griffin, bowling him for 3, Lapworth 9 for 1 off eight overs. This bought Carr to the crease to partner Lewis, still without further wickets, Kenilworth’s bowlers were keeping things tight. After a while, the home side were starting to get back into the game, Lewis and Carr building a steady partnership together until Carr was tempted by Spinner Andy Smith, skipper Geoff Edmunds taking a decent catch, Carr out for 47. The introduction of Sam Leach proved the undoing for Lewis, deceived by the guile of Leach, bowled for 49, a quick 28 from Pratt, bowled by Ed Smith, but the home side never really got away, in between Ed Smith took a fine catch off deep long on off Geoff Edmunds, Lapworth ending on 180 for 6 from their forty five overs, a wicket for Nick Moore with his last ball. Bowling figures for Kenilworth, Matt Dadswell with 1 for 9 off six tidy overs, Andy Smith with 1 for 18 off six overs, Sam Leach 1 for 25, Nick Moore with 1 for 28 from 6 overs, Ed Smith and Geoff Edmunds both with 1 for 29 from nine overs each.

Kenilworth openers Andy Dadswell and Jeff Stanners strode to the crease after the tea interval, Dadswell fell for 6, adjudged lbw, the inform Will Machin fell soon after, the visitors 22 for 2. Sam Leach joined Stanners, Leach looking to be aggressive, finding the boundary with some nice shots, the pair putting on 51 together until Leach was out for 29. From 66 for 2, Kenilworth slumped to 66 for 7, Steve Seeley doing the damage, eventually having figures of 3 for 4 from eight overs, five Kenilworth batsmen out without scoring in the innings, opener Jeff Stanners stood firm though, only a late 8 from Andy Smith , the side’s third highest batting score (!!) and together with Jeff Stanners, shared in a 29 run 9th wicket partnership (albeit it composed of many extras) and Jeff ended unbeaten on 20, to carry his bat through the 37.3 overs Kenilworth faced, the visitors all out for 101. Lapworth the winners by 79 runs. Winter also taking 3 for 14 from ten overs for the home side.

Kenilworth’s batting woes that have haunted them all season continued, the reason why they slipped to bottom of Division Six. One game remains for the side. Kenilworth take four points.

Joy for Sunday XI

Sunday XI v. Harborne

WIN!!

On Sunday 19th August Kenilworth’s Sunday eleven hosted Birmingham Side Harborne in the Arden Sunday Cricket League.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Harborne to bat first. Opening bowlers Theo Mannion and Matthew Dadswell bowled a tidy opening spell, after ten overs Harborne were 33 for no wicket, when Tom Skinner replaced Matthew Dadswell at the Leek Wootton end, he had opener Powick caught by Geoff Hay for 14 in the fourteenth over, the visitors 47 for 1, Skinner struck again soon after, having the other opener S. Blackledge caught behind by Dan Horner for 24. Patel and Graham took the score to 89,when they both fell, Patel for 16 and Graham for 17, a wicket for Matthew Dadswell in his second spell and for skipper Geoff Edmunds, the visitors 89 for 4. Harborne were finding runs hard to come by, Kenilworth’s bowlers were keeping things tight, after thirty overs Harborne were 91 for 4.
Four wickets fell in the last ten overs, Harborne finishing on 137 for 8 from their forty overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 21 off seven overs, Theo Mannion 2 for 22 from eight overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 31 from eight overs and Matthew Dadswell with 1 for 29 from seven overs.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth openers Dan Horner and Geoff Hay looked to chase down the 138 to win. But Dan Horner fell early for 2, then next man in Henry Curran fell lbw, Kenilworth were 8 for 2. A stand of 46 between Geoff Hay and Elliott Haynes Sorrell got their side back on Track, until Hay was bowled for 20 by Wylde. George Baines joined Sorrell, Baines out for 18, Kenilworth 82 for 4. Sorrell was joined by Sam Leach now. Leach and Sorrell started to put bat to ball, putting on 49 together, Leach out lbw for a smart 31, the home side now need just seven to win. Sorrell fell the ball after reaching yet another 50, his innings having five fours. It was left to number eight Theo Mannion to hit the winning four with nearly five overs remaining, Kenilworth winning by four wickets, finishing on 141 for 6. Graham the best of the Harborne bowlers, taking 2 for 25 from eight overs.

Kenilworth take 20 points.