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Cricket season is underway – the 2’s kick off with a win

2nd XI v. RMCC

 

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.

Bretforton blown away by Smith’s devastating 8-10

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.