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No joy for the Sunday XI

Sunday XI v. Houghton & Wyton

 

Kenilworth hosted their first Sunday match of the season on Sunday 22nd April, with Houghton and Wyton the visitors for a forty over a side friendly.

Home captain Sam Leach (yes again) opted to bat first for the first go at the Warwick Road ground of 2018.
Opening pair, Jorjeet Singh and the experienced Ant Kerry put on 33 for the first wicket, before Singh was bowled for 22, Kerry departed the same way soon after for 13, both batsmen being deceived by young spinner Purse, who finished with tidy figures of 3 for 22 off eight overs.

Young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell continued his good start to the new season, along with Danny Boneham, who made 19, the pair put on 38 for the third wicket, but from 94 for 3 after 22 overs, Kenilworth lost there way, slipping to 115 for 7 when Sorrell was out for 37. Eventually the home side were bowled out for just 128 in the 38th over of 40. Along with Purse taking three wickets, Wood also took three wickets, with 3 for 28.

Visitors Houghton and Wyton made a steady start to their reply as the home sides bowlers struggled to find the right lines and lengths.

When the skipper chose to see if spin could make any inroads into the visitors batting line up, that did the trick, as Jorjeet Singh struck the first blow, Singh finished with an economic 1 for 14 off his eight overs, he was replaced by fellow spinning all rounder Darius Potten-Ravenshad, he was quickly into action taking two quick wickets, having 2 for 24 off six overs. But opening bat Hudson stood firm for the visitors, along with the aggressive batting of Pagessi, who finished unbeaten on 39, despite being put down three times in the outfield, Hudson unbeaten on 28 not out, Houghton winning by seven wickets, ending on 129 for 3, reaching their target with ten overs to spare.

Kenilworth always struggled to contain the visitors after posting an under par score, but those that played over the weekend will have been pleased to get their seasons underway.

 

Cricket season is underway

2’s kick off the 2018 season with a win

 

Kenilworth got the 2018 cricket season underway on Saturday 21st April, as the second XI made the short trip to RMCC for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Put into bat, Kenilworth openers Danny Boneham and Uma Shanker made a steady start against a good RMCC attack, the pair putting on 38 for the first wicket, Boneham making 12 and Shanker 11, batting at three, Chris Prophet made 23, before Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and James Adamson put on 55 for fourth wicket, Adamson making 34 and Sorrell went on to make a fine 54, his innings having just the two fours.

Visitors Kenilworth finishing on a respectable 187 for 8 from their fifty overs. Suijaal with 3-47 and Khan with 2-19 being the most successful of RMCC bowling.

When the players returned from the tea interval, the opening Kenilworth bowlers Matt Casey and debutant Joe Poole soon found there line and length, both bowlers causing the home sides top order plenty of problems, as RMCC slipped to 34 for 4, Casey having fine figures of 2 for 23 off nine overs, Poole also having a good return off nine overs, with 2 for 28.

Skipper for the day Sam Leach introduced spin from both ends, the experience of Chris Beach and the youth of  18th birthday boy Tom Skinner, both bowlers had the home batsmen tied up in knots, as wickets fell at regular intervals, slipping to 59 for 6 and further in trouble at 101 for 8, a brief cameo at the end for RMCC, but the home side were dismissed for 129 in the 36th over, Beach finishing with 2 for 29 from nine overs, Beach also claimed two catches in the outfield, but it was birthday boy Tom Skinner who stole the plaudits with the ball for Kenilworth with 4 for 44 also free nine overs. Only Bedi with 27 making any real impact for the hosts.

Kenilworth starting the new season with a fine win by 59 runs, Kenilworth collecting the full 24 points for their efforts.

 

Where’s Sam?

See if you can spot 3rd Team Captain Sam Leach in this picture of Alistair Cooke celebrating his innings at the MCG…

Too few runs to defend

2nd XI v. Barby

 

On Saturday 2nd September, Kenilworth’s Second Team travelled to Barby for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Choosing to bat first, Kenilworth got off to bad start, losing both openers with the score on twelve, but number three Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and number four James Alty began to recover their sides innings, the pair batting sensibly together, Alty was dismissed for 24, the pair added 77 for the third wicket, but Alty’s wicket sparked a collapse for the visitors, Haynes-Sorrell top scoring with 46, but at 104 for 6 they slumped to 113 for 8 and finally were all out for 127 in the 49th over.

For Barby, Knobs took an impressive 4 for 21 from twelve overs.

The home side made a solid start to their reply, openers Craven and Joe putting on 47 for the first wicket, Craven making a solid 30 for his side.

Spin twin elders Chris Beach with 2 for 21 from eleven overs and skipper Geoff Edmunds who took 1 for 34 off ten overs bowled well for the visitors, the pair keeping the home side’s reply in check, but Knobs was to have a fine game for his side, adding an unbeaten 33 to his four wickets earlier in the day. There was a wicket too for KCC’ s young Will Machin, 1 for 11. Catches for Sam Leach, Ben Maney and James Alty supported the bowlers well in the field, but Barby were to run out winners on the day by six wickets, finishing on 128 for 4 in the thirty eighth over.

Kenilworth finish their season at Attleborough on Saturday 9th.

Studley recover from a bad start

2nd XI v. Studley

On Saturday 26th August, Kenilworth’s second team hosted their Studley counterparts for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

The visitors Studley were asked to bat first and were soon in trouble, as young seamer Ryan Bull had them 9 for 2 along with fellow opening bowler Pete Alty reduced the visitors to 13 for 4. Kenilworth took three more wickets and the visitors were in deep trouble at 53 for 7. But the number eight Moore and number nine Hunt began to repair the damage for Studley, the pair going on to put on an impressive 109 partnership for the eighth wicket, Moore finally out for 54 and Hunt for 51 as Studley ended their innings all out for 170 in 47 overs.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Ryan Bull with 3 for 37 off nine overs, Pete Alty 2 for 36 from ten overs, skipper Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 27 off twelve overs, a wicket each for Chris Beach 1 for 25 and Max Howard 1 for 34.

Kenilworth lost their first wicket with the score on 21, then slipped to 25 for 2. Opener Chris Beach and Max Howard put on 39 for the third wicket, before Howard was out for 19. Chris Beach went on to top score for the home side with 43, but when he was dismissed, Kenilworth were in deep trouble at 106 for 8.

Sam Leach, batting at number seven stood firm, and together with opening bowler Ryan Bull, the pair saw their side to stumps, the pair putting on an unbroken stand of 36 for the ninth wicket, Leach finishing unbeaten on 24 and Bull with 19 not out.

Kenilworth finishing on 142 for 8. Hunt continuing his fine game for Studley, taking 4 for 37 and Regan with 2 for 15 off twelve overs, doing the main damage with the ball.

Kenilworth take a losing draw for their efforts.