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Stranks stars as Second stay top

2nd XI v. Berkswell

Kenilworth’s 2nd XI travelled to play Berkswell 3’s, looking for a win to keep them top of the Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight East game.

Berkswell were asked to bat first and made a solid start thanks to Marks with a fine 50 and Greyling with 45. Kenilworth’s bowlers kept chipping away and seamer Tom Pope took 2 for 32 from ten overs, but it was spinners Phil Edmonds with 1 for 50 and skipper Geoff Edmunds who took yet another five wicket haul, with fine figures of 5 for 38 from ten overs that pegged the hosts back whilst veteran Ali Peebles was also amongst the wickets with 1 for 27, as keeper Michael Watts claimed five catches behind the stumps. Berkswell finished on 209 for 9 from their forty five overs.

Kenilworth made a strong start to their reply, opening pair Phil Edmonds with 39 putting on 77 for the first wicket with Mark Stranks. Martin McKenna with 19 kept the scoreboard moving, as along with Stranks put on 82 for the third wicket, Mark Stranks went on to make a very fine 85 including 15 x 4. It was left to young Henry Curran with 26 not out and Michael Watts 11 not out to see Kenilworth home with eight overs and to finish on 210 for 4 , winning by six wickets. Milnes with 2 for 21 was the pick of the home side’s bowling. Kenilworth take 20 points and stay top of Division Eight East to increase their lead to 13 points over the second placed side.

 

SATURDAY’S RESULTS IN BRIEF.

ALL THREE SIDES WIN.

 
1st XI v. Weoley Hill
Weoley Hill 110-10 (2 points) (Steve Rhodes 11-5-34-2, Joe Boyle 12-3-22-4, Ed Ruswa 10.5-4-20-4) lost to Kenilworth 111-6 (24 points) (Tom Booker 58*) by 4 wickets.
 
2nd XI v. Berkswell
Berkswell 209-9  (5 points) (Tom Pope 2-32, Geoff Edmunds 5-38) lost to Kenilworth 210-4 (20 points) (Mark Stranks 85, Phil Edmonds 39) by 6 wickets.
 
3rd XI v. Norton Lindsey (FRIENDLY)
Kenilworth 293-4 (Adam Huxford 117 retired, Elliot Haynes-Sorrell 61 *, Chris Beach 24*) beat Norton Lindsey 24-10 (Matt Dadswell 6-3-5-2, Ryan Bull 6-0-12-4, Max Howard 4-2-6-1, Andy Smith 4-4-0-3) by 269 runs.
 
WELL DONE EVERYONE!

Firsts record first League win with a good all round display

1st XI v. Fillongley

On Saturday 2nd July, Kenilworth hosted Fillongley still seeking their first Warwickshire Cricket League Division One win of the season.

Fillongley were asked to bat first and made a steady start, but from 47-1, they slipped to 57-4, before Skelding with 48 got his side past a hundred, but with the Kenilworth bowlers making it hard for the visitors, seamers Matt Dargan and Tom Pope both bowling outstanding spells, and both with 3 for 25. There were wickets too for Steve Rhodes 1 for 25 and skipper Chris Prophet 1 for 27 and two smart run outs saw Fillongley slip further to 137-7 as Morgan with 35 not out batting at nine, got his side to 179 all out. It was a fine effort from Kenilworth in the field.

Kenilworth’s reply got off to a fast start, with the in form Guy Pearson with a hard hitting 40 and with skipper Chris Prophet, the pair put on 91 for the first wicket. When Pearson departed, Dave Edmunds joined him and the pair added a further 76 for the second wicket, Prophet was out  for a superb 75  (9 x 4, 1 x 6), but Edmunds hit the winning runs , finishing with fine innings of 50 not out including (6 x 4, 2 x 6), Kenilworth finishing on 180 for 2, winning by eight wickets.

Kenilworth finally recorded their first win of the season, collecting 20 points for their all round efforts.

Mini Tour to Devon report

Memories of the May Bank Holiday Mini Tour to Devon

A 20 man strong party (17 players) set off from Kenilworth for their tour to Devon on Sunday 29th May.       

Following the usual breakfast stop on the M5 where the Wattsy lookalikes turned out in style, we made our way to our first game fixture at Honiton CC. On a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon the players arrived to be met by our loyal band of followers, the Edmunds family, the Mort’s and Wheat’s and Alan Davies (all the way from Ottery St Mary).

A strong Kenilworth side batted first and were 50 for 3 after 13 overs with Dan Horner, Phil Edmonds and Guy Pearson all back in the hut. Neil Goodman the joined his “buddy” Christian Hose to add 120 for the 4th wicket both departed making the same score of 73. Tom Booker and Chris Prophet then added 110 runs with Booker finishing 63 not out and Prophet 25, finishing with a total of 294 for 6 off 40 overs. For Honiton, Jamie Cann took 2 for 21. In reply, Honiton struggled early on against Tom Pope and Alex Watts losing wickets at regular intervals, Andy Lapping run out 23 and Brian Kidson were the only batsmen to trouble our touring side, with Chris Prophet mopping up the tail end with 4 for 23 Honiton finished 94 all out.

A big thank you to the Honiton faithful for staging the game and providing us with a splendid tea together with the momentum of the day ‘Mr Hedgehog’.

After an eventful night out in a very busy Exmouth town it was a surprise to see so many at the breakfast table albeit some did only look at their breakfast rather than eat it. Our second game was at the delightful Exmouth CC only a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Following a pleasant morning wandering around town (in a bar or 2) we made our way to the ground, once again met by our band of supporters which had swelled on the arrival of the Booker family, Knacker and Alan’s wife Jan. Kenilworth won the toss and again elected to bat and after losing an early wicket with the score on 3 Jorjeet Singh and Chris Prophet took the score to 44 when the second wicket fell, unfortunately unlike the day before we did not take our opportunity to enjoy the Exmouth wicket, losing wickets on a regular basis and only Dan Horner with 13 not out wanted to stay at the crease leaving the touring side 123 all out from just 29 overs.                                                                                                                  

In reply from ball 1, Tom Pope had the ball in the right areas and was troubling the home side with Ali Peebles at the other end bowling straight, the home side capitulated to 51 all out with Tom Pope 5 for 21, Ali Peebles 4 for 23 and Neil Goodman finishing the game off with 1 for 4. Not a classic for some of the crowd who were among the 300 cars parked on the Exmouth ground on a beautiful bank holiday Monday afternoon.

Again thanks to Exmouth for providing their facilities and the ‘tea hut’ for providing many of our spectators with lunch and cream teas and a wonderful team tea.

Following a quieter night we made a short journey to Sidmouth another beautiful ground another beautiful day, a number of the touring party took advantage of the local cream tea shops for their mid-morning snack.

Sidmouth batted first in the game and a usual array of quality players all came out playing shots but fortunately the touring side held on to their chances given and reduced the home side to 155 for 8 in 27 overs but first teamer Rob Powell then struck the ball to all parts of Sidmouth harbour scoring 55 not out and then the side declared on 208 for 9, Geoff Edmunds 3 for 54, Alex Watts bowling a fine opening spell of 2 for 22 off 7 overs. Ali Peebles also picked up 2 wickets at a cost of 63 runs. In reply, Matt Dargan with a flourishing 26 and Chris Prophet who finished with 83 made inroads to the home side score. Mark Deeley having his second innings of the season kept the chase going making 50 before being caught and looking rather tired. The tail wagged and managed to add 20 further runs securing a 2 wicket win with 4 overs remaining.

Thanks to grounds man Colin Whitehall for providing a superb wicket and to all the Sidmouth staff for their hospitality.

A successful 3 days with 3 wins for the team and many laughs had with the players and our travelling band of supporters.

 

Geoff Edmunds

1st XI still await first win despite 2 centuries

1st XI v. Four Oaks Saints

On Saturday 11th June, Kenilworth’s first team hosted visitors Four Oaks Saints in their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One match.

 

After being put into bat, Kenilworth started to flay the visitors bowling to all parts, opener Guy Pearson smashed his second league hundred of the season with boundary filled innings of 132 including (18 x 4 & 1 x 6), and together with Dave Edmunds the pair put on an amazing 243 run partnership in only thirty two overs, Edmunds smashed 123 including (20 x 4 & 2 x 6). There were runs too for Tom Booker with 42 not out, Matt Dargan 23 and young Dan Horner with 17 as wracking up a huge 379 all out in the 50th over, McGinley taking 5 for 91 for Four Oaks.

 

On what was to be a day where bat dominated ball, the visitors opening bat Hipkiss hit a solid 103 not out, as his side comfortably held out for losing draw, finishing on 220 for 5 from their 50 overs.

 

There were wickets for Matt Dargan 1 for 48, Ian Baker 1 for 12, Chris Prophet 1 for 37 and Tom Pope 1 for 43, all in all a day where Kenilworth were once again left still looking for their first win of the season, the home side taking 16 points from a winning draw.