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Too few runs to defend

Reports - Lose

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

Reports - losing draw

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.

Bretforton blown away by Smith’s devastating 8-10

Reports - Win

3rd. XI v. Bretforton

 

On Saturday 12th August, Kenilworth’s Third team hosted Bretforton seconds at their Harbury ground for the last home fixture in the current Cotswold Hills League Division Six season.

Choosing to bat first, Kenilworth made a terrible start, losing a wicket in the first over, then slipped to 19 for 2 and found themselves in serious trouble at 27 for 4, but the Kenilworth skipper Sam Leach was to play a fine innings for his side, along with young Matthew Dadswell batting at eight who made his highest ever score of 31, including a big six over mid wicket and four fours.

Leach was to top score with a fine 39 including six fours, along with number nine Tom Skinner who finished on 15 not out, as Kenilworth were bowled all out for 141 in 38 overs. Kyte bowling well for the visitors, taking 5 for 25 off nine overs.

Kenilworth hunting their sixth win in a row, came out after tea with real purpose, opening bowler Ed Smith clean bowling the visitors opener with the third ball of their reply, at 10 for 2 and 12 for 5 and 22 for 7, the away side were blown away as Smith was to wreak havoc on the Bretforton batting. He was totally unplayable, bowling with pace and aggression, batsmen came and went in quick succession, one after the other, along with his partner in crime Nick Moore, who also was amongst the wickets, with two clean bowled victims. Moore finished with 2 for 31 from eight overs, but it was Ed Smith who was record incredible career best figures of 8 for 10 from 8.2 very hostile overs, seven of his eight wickets were clean bowled. Only Kyte with ten made a double figure score, Bretforton bowled out for just 41 inside 17 overs.

Kenilworth winning their sixth game in a row by 100 runs with Sam Leach’s side taking 21 points as their march up the table continues.

 

3rds maintain impressive run of wins

Reports - Win

3rd XI v. Astwood Bank V

Kenilworth’s Third team entertained Astwood Bank Fifths for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on Saturday 5th August, looking to keep their winning run going.

Home captain Sam Leach won the toss and put the visitors into bat. Opening bowlers Pete Alty and Nick Moore had the Banks batsmen coming and going to and from the crease in quick time, the visitors slipping to 2 for 2 and in deep trouble at 7 for 5 in only six overs, Alty finished with an incredible 3 for 3 from five devastating overs, as his partner in crime Moore taking 2 for 9 from his five overs. Alty was replaced by fifteen year old Matt Dadswell, who also got amongst the wickets, with a bowling a tidy six over spell, taking 2 for 11. On debut young Will Machin bowled a tidy five overs, but it was his replacement Alex Cockburn who also got amongst the wickets, taking 2 for 17 from five overs. Cockburn also held onto two smart catches in the outfield. It was left to skipper Sam Leach (1 for 2) to take the final wicket, as Astwood Bank were skittled out for an under par total of 81 all out inside 33 overs. Only Neal with 15 and Hodson with 15 not out batting at eleven were in double figures for the visitors.

Kenilworth openers Ant Kerry and Geoff Hay went out after the tea interval, Hay was dismissed for 6 with the score on 21, Andy Dadswell joined Kerry at the crease, he and Kerry took the score to 57 before Kerry was caught on the mid wicket boundary for ten. Debutant Dean Machin joined Dadswell, the pair saw their side over the line, with Dadswell hitting the winning runs in the 23rd over, to finish unbeaten on 37 not out and Machin 8 not out. Kenilworth ending on 84 for 2 to win by eight wickets with ease.

Kenilworth take 21 points and extend their winning run to five matches in a row.

 

Alvechurch routed as Chant & Mortlock star with the bat and ball

Reports - Win

3rd XI . v. Alvechurch IV

On Saturday 29th July, Kenilworth 3rd team travelled to Hopwood to play Alvechurch 4th’s for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Asked to bat first on a wet wicket, Kenilworth made a solid start as the opening pair of Geoff Hay and Nathan Chant put on 65 together for the first wicket in fifteen overs before Hay was dismissed for 28. The in form Uma Shanker joined young Chant at the crease, the pair adding 67 in fourteen overs for the second wicket but Shanker was caught at mid wicket for 18.

From 132 for 1 the side slipped to 154 for 4 in the thirty fifth over. However, Chant was still going strong, reaching his fifty with a straight drive for four. At 173 for 5, skipper Sam Leach joined him in the middle, several lusty blows from  Leach and Chant saw Kenilworth finish on 216 for 5 from their forty five overs. Leach finishing on 26 not out but it was Nathan Chant who was the star with the bat – he was to finish agonisingly short of his century, ending on 96 not out to carry his bat, his innings containing 7 x 4 and 1 x 6. Thomas with 2 for 39 was the most successful bowler for the home side.

Alvechurch had a terrible start in their reply, losing a wicket to Ed Smith in the first over and  from 25 for 1 the home side slumped to 25 for 5 then 32 for 6, due to an inspired bowling change as it was to became the John Mortlock show, as he got a wicket in his first over and two in two balls in his second over, this was the art of bowling full and straight, Mortlock went on record devastating figures of 7 for 12 from six overs……. not bad for his first game of the season.

There were wickets for Ed Smith, who finished with 2 for 6 from five overs and it was left to young Matt Dadswell to end the game by clean bowling the last man to take 1 for 8 off four overs.

Alvechurch were all out for just 42 in only 18 overs, with only Thomas with 12 making a double figure score.

Kenilworth the winners by a massive 174 runs, and taking the full 24 points for their efforts –  that’s four wins in a row and five from six for the third team.

KCC 3rd XI 2017

KCC 3rd XI Team at Alvechurch & Hopwood. 

Back Row (L to R): Ed Smith, Geoff Hay, Matt Dadswell, Ben Maney, Indy Matharu.

Front Row (L to R): Uma Shanker, Andy Dadswell, Sam Leach (Capt), George Baines, Nathan Chant, Jonathan Mortlock.