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Sides get the game on and 3rd XI win

3rd XI v. Earlswood

 

On Saturday 22nd July, Kenilworth’s Third team entertained Earlswood fifths at their Harbury ground for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

After a short shower before the start time of 1.30 the Kenilworth opening batsmen Uma Shanker and Geoff Hay strode to the crease looking to be positive once again.

The pair were to add 54 for the first wicket before Hay was dismissed for 26, number three Andy Dadswell joined Shanker, the pair adding a further 52 for the second wicket before Shanker was run out for 48, as he continues to have a fine debut season for Kenilworth. After a rain delay of forty minutes , Danny Boneham joined Dadswell, as the pair added another 52, this time for the third wicket, before Dadswell departed for 45. With now light rain falling, both sides decided to play through it. A brief cameo from Ed Smith of 22 including two sixes and two fours. Boneham went on to make a fine 55 (4 x 4), as the home side made a season best score of 251 for 7 from their forty five overs.

For Earlswood, Pettigrew with 2 for 11 and Earles 2 for 32 were the most successful bowlers for the visitors.

With the wicket covered, the players went in for a much deserved tea.

The Earlswood openers went out to bat in very light rain, by now it had almost stopped. With a reduced target of 185 needed in 33 overs, Ed Smith soon had the Earlswood in trouble at 8 for 2, a wicket too for his opening partner Nick Moore, saw them at 14 for 3. Skipper Sam Leach replaced Moore, Leach striking with his first ball thanks to a smart catch from Matt Dadswell, now the visitors were 16 for 4, Kenilworth now in total control. Shingardie was to counter attack for Earlswood, he hit a quick fire 45 including three big sixes, before Matt Dadswell knocked his middle stump back. With only one other batsman making double figures, the weather was holding, but the light was fading now, when the final ball was bowled, the time was ten to nine, after their 33 overs, Earlswood finished on 103 for 8. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Ed Smith with 2 for 11 from seven hostile overs, Nick Moore 1 for 9 off six overs, Matt Dadswell 2 for 25 and skipper Sam Leach with 2 for 40 off seven overs.

Kenilworth the winners by 82 runs for the sides third win in a row. Both sides must take credit for not letting the weather have the final say. Kenilworth take 23 points for their fine efforts on and off the pitch.

 

 

Last pair hold firm to earn 3’s victory

3rd XI v. Norton Lindsey

Kenilworth’s Third team travelled the short distance to play Norton Lindsey III at Snitterfield CC on Saturday 15th July.

Bowlers and Shanker railroad through local rivals

3rd. XI v. Kenilworth Wardens V

 

On Saturday 8th July, Kenilworth’s Third team hosted local rivals Kenilworth Wardens fifth eleven for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

 

Alvechurch far too strong for the 3rds.

3rd XI v. Alvechurch & Hopwood 3rd XI

Kenilworth hosted high flying Alvechurch 3’s at their Harbury ground on Saturday 1st July for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Kenilworth won the toss and put the visitors into bat, skipper Sam Leach struck an early blow thanks to a smart catch from Andy Dadswell, that left the visitors 2 for 1. Tom Skinner then reduced Alvechurch to 32 for 2 but Muzafur began to rebuild his sides innings, he and Duggins went on to add 96 together for the sixth wicket after they were struggling on 121 for 5. Duggins made 35 but Muzafur went on to fall agonisingly short of a hundred, as skipper Sam Leach removed him for 98. Leach went on to return fine figures of 4 for 40 from ten overs. There were wickets too for Tom Skinner with 2 for 55, Nick Moore 1 for 30 from nine overs, spinner Andy Smith 1 for 26 off six overs and seamer Indy Matharu 1 for 50 from ten overs.  Skelt added 33 for the visitors, who finished on a decent 256 for 9 from their forty five overs. There were two catches each for Andy Dadswell and Uma Shanker in the outfield but in truth the home side had a mixed day in the field.
Kenilworth had the worst possible start to their reply, losing a wicket in the very first over. Further loss of wickets had the home side in trouble at 60 for 4.
 
Andy Dadswell went on to top score with 28 batting at number three, skipper Sam Leach with 21 including a big six, Nick Moore 15 and Ben Maney with 14 were the only home batsmen to reach a double figure scores. Eventually the side were all out for only 108 in the 39th over. For the visitors, Singh with 3 for 30, Malik 2 for 23 and Khan also 2 for 23, as Alvechurch won by a huge 148 runs, with Kenilworth taking five points for their efforts.
 
 

3’s defeated

3rd XI  v. Lapworth II

Kenilworth 3’s were back in league action as they hosted Lapworth seconds for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture at their Harbury ground on glorious hot and sunny 17th June.

Choosing to bat first, Kenilworth lost early wickets, falling at 14 and then 27 for 2.  Uma Shanker made 17, young George Baines  15 but it was the experience of Andy Dadswell batting at six, who made 48, going into to bat in the 19th over. He steadied the side’s innings with some sensible batting. The only other double figure score was the returning opening bat Geoff Hay with 12, as Kenilworth were all out for 153 on the last ball of their forty five overs. Winter with 3 for 28, Redy 3 for 34 and Choudry 2 for 12 the wicket takers for Lapworth.
 
The visitors lost a wicket with the score on 18 to seamer Nick Moore (1 for 39), but Marsden with a solid 48 and Faber with 39 not out who were to guide their side towards their target. Skipper Sam Leach with 1 for 36 and a fine spell of bowling from Tom Skinner who bowled well for his 1 for 24 off 9.2 overs, but Lapworth won the game by seven wickets, finishing on 154 for 3 with eight overs to spare.