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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.

No joy for the Thirds

3rd XI v. Winchcombe

LOSE!

On Saturday 18th August, Kenilworth’s Third eleven hosted Winchcombe for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Kenilworth were asked to bat first, openers Geoff Edmunds and Andy Dadswell put on 23 for the first wicket when Edmunds was bowled for one. Dadswell fell soon after for 10. When skipper Sam Leach was dismissed, Kenilworth were 44 for 3, a fourth wicket with the score on 58 saw Ed Smith join number three, talented 14 year old Will Machin, and together the pair put on 41 for the fifth wicket, Smith out for a breezy 29, but three wickets fell with the score on 99, saw Kenilworth now in a lot of trouble on 99 for 7. Machin soon followed, bowled for a top score again, this time with 30. Ten each from tailenders Stuart Machin and young Charlie Glover got Kenilworth to 128 all out in the 40th over. Andy Smith left not out. For Winchcombe, Bellringer took 4 for 33 from ten overs.

After the tea interval the Winchcombe openers made a steady start against Matt Dadswell and Ed Smith, Peck and Lewis put on 89 in 23 overs, Peck was caught behind by Andy Dadswell off Geoff Edmunds for 44. A wicket for Young Kieran Shanker, having the number three lbw for 3, another wicket for Edmunds via a catch from Ed Smith, but Lewis hit the winning four to bring up his fifty, ending 50 not out, Winchcombe ending on 129 for 3 to win by seven wickets in 31 overs in  a match played in a very good spirit between the sides.

Wickets for Geoff Edmunds with 2 for 20 from ten overs and Kieran Shanker with 1 for 14 off three overs. Kenilworth take three points.

3rds incur a harsh defeat

3rd XI v. WCC Staff II

 

LOSE!

 

On Saturday 11th August, Kenilworth’s Third eleven travelled the short distance to play Warwick County Council Staff for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

However, a bitterly disappointing end to the match for the 3rds saw table topping WCC Staff  handed victory, on run rate, whilst 9 wickets down in the drizzle as the game was called off.

Put into bat, Kenilworth’s openers Steve Kelley and Geoff Edmunds made a slow but steady start, putting on 14 in ten overs before Edmunds was bowled for 2. His wicket bought young 14 year old Will Machin to the crease, together the pair got the score moving, adding 62 for the second wicket when Kelley was caught for 34, his first innings of the season. Andy Dadswell joined Machin, the pair added 49 together in just nine overs, Dadswell caught for 15, a quick 12 from Ed Smith before Machin was last wicket to fall, bowled for his second senior fifty of the season, hitting a brilliant and personal best 78, his innings containing 12 x 4. Skipper Sam Leach (19 not out) and Matthew Dadswell (6 not out) saw the visitors make 188 for 5 from their forty five overs. Maynard and Abbasi taking two wickets each for Warwick Staff.

Staff opening pair, Robbins and Darby put on 25 for the first wicket until Ed Smith removed Darby for 15. Smith’s new ball partner Matthew Dadswell removed the Staff number three via a fine catch from Kelley, 28 for 2. With light rain falling, Ed Smith was ripping through the home batting, clean bowling three batsmen, including Robbins for 53, together with the guile of Geoff Edmunds and the pace of Nick Moore, suddenly the home side were now 137 for 7, a brief partnership kept the home side interested in victory, but 158 for 8 then 159 for 9, swung the game the visitor’s way, with eleven overs left and the constant rain no heavier than it had been all day, the umpires decided to take the players off  and that ensured that the home side won the match under the League Rules.

By the end of it, the game had turned around in Kenilworth’s favour and they had agonisingly come close to victory in the damp with Warwick Staff ending on 167 for 9 after 34.4 overs when they walked off.

A poor end to the day of cricket for the drizzle drenched 3rd XI  and spoiling the fine achievement of the impressive teenager Will Machin, who hit his highest Senior score to date and who was undoubtedly the player of the day. 

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Ed Smith 4 for 29 from ten hostile overs, Geoff Edmunds 2 for 23 from 7.4 overs Nick Moore 2 for 37 from 6 overs and 1 for 28 for Matthew Dadswell from six overs. Kenilworth take 8 points for their excellent efforts.