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The sun shines on Solihull Municipal

2nd. XI v. Solihull Municipal

 

On a glorious sunny Saturday 19th May, Kenilworth’s second eleven hosted their counterparts from Solihull Municipal for their Warwickshire Division Seven fixture.

The visitors won the toss and invited Kenilworth to bat first, but were soon in a load of trouble, losing both openers with the score on just six. Two more wickets left the home side in more trouble at 27 for 4, then 43 for 6.
The home side had no answer to the Municipal bowling attack, two more wickets left them at 55 for 8 and eventually all out for a paltry 67, the runs they did score took a painstaking forty four overs. Only Charlie Stranks with 11 and George Baines with 10 making a double figure score. For Municipal, Acton with a miserly 3 for 9 off twelve overs, Stanley taking 3 for 13 off ten overs and McGrane taking 2 for 27 off twelve overs, proving to be too good for the home side.

Municipal found scoring runs difficult in reply, but despite losing wickets, they were to get over the line, finishing on 68 for 4 in the 22nd over, Goodger with 14 and Edwards with ten not out getting their side over the line to secure an easy 6 wicket win in the sun. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Charlie Stranks with 2 for 21, Chris Beach 1 for 15 and Tom Skinner 1 for 17.

Solihull Municipal the winners by six wickets, Kenilworth taking just a single point for their efforts.

 

 

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.

 

2nds hang in there

2nd XI v. Solihull Municipal

On Saturday 29th August, Kenilworth’s second team travelled to play Solihull Municipal away for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Municipal were asked to bat first and seamer Ryan Bull struck in the first over, as the home side were 6 for 1. However, the early loss didn’t affect the home side as opener Bissett with a solid 51 and number three Lewis with 39 added 90 for the second wicket in eighteen overs. Yet, two more quick wickets had the home side in a spot of bother at 109 for 4 then 162 for 7.

Spin was doing the damage, with the trio of Chris Beach with 2 for 47 from twelve overs, Charlie Stranks 2 for 39 also from twelve overs and young Tom Skinner taking 2 for 44, along with seamer Ryan Bull who 2 for 40 from ten overs, added to with two smart run outs, the home side were eventually all out for 198 in the 48th over.

Kenilworth, too, lost a wicket in the first over of their innings. After a rain delay for twenty minutes, their innings was reduced to 48 overs.

Kenilworth were finding it hard to get keep the scoreboard moving and never threatened to pull off the win, as only Elliott Haynes-Sorrell with 28, Ben Maney 14 and a cameo 19 from Chris Beach got a double figure score.

Young Matt Dadswell with 9 and Ryan Bull 2 not out, batted through twelve overs together, until Dadswell was out with three overs left, Bull and Tom Skinner 4 not out saw their side to 110 for 8 off their forty eight overs to grind out a losing draw.

There were wickets for Hands who took 3 for 19 off twelve overs and Aziz taking 2 for 30  for Solihull Municipal, Kenilworth taking 6 points for their efforts.

 

The Young Sunday XI march on

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

On Sunday 13th August, Kenilworth made the “long” road trip to play neighbours Leek Wootton for a forty overs a side friendly.

With plenty of blue sky and a good forecast, Kenilworth’s newest captain Elliott Haynes-Sorrell chose to bat first after winning the toss. He and his opening partner Nathan Chant strode to the crease, but with only 13 on the board, Chant was removed via a smart caught and bowled from Farndon and then two more quickly followed including captain Haynes-Sorrell for 18, leaving the visitors in a spot of bother at 28 for 3 then 43 for 4.

Charlie Stranks batting at four, led the fightback, making a solid 36. When Stranks was dismissed, someone needed to bat some overs and get a score to defend, that man was Darius Potten-Ravenshad. He went on to bat sensibly and with young thirteen year old Will Machin, the pair began to get Kenilworth out of trouble. Machin fell for a very good first senior innings of 16, whilst Potten-Ravenshad continued to be the glue in his sides innings, before finally being last man out in the last over for 46, his innings containing one four, as Kenilworth posted 141 all out.

Wicket takers for Leek Wootton were Farndon with 4 for 19, Hammett 2 for 20 and Clifford with 2 for 21, as the both sets of players and officials headed off for a well deserved tea.

When the sides returned after the tea interval, the home side made a disastrous start in their pursuit of 142 to win, as opening bowlers Matt Casey with 1 for 6 off six and Matt Dadswell with 2 for 8 also off six overs, reduced Wootton to 15 for 3.

Things didn’t improve for the hosts, as young Will Machin replaced Casey at the far end and was soon amongst the wickets with a three wicket burst in three overs  that reduced the home side to 23 for 6, Machin having fine figures of 3 for 19 from five very tidy overs.

The Wootton captain Budd, batting at eight tried to counter attack until he holed out to Sam Leach on the boundary for 30 off Charlie Stranks (1 for 16) – one of three smart catches for vice captain Leach in the outfield. Farndon with 11 was the only other double figures scorer for Wootton, as they were eventually all out for 83 in the 28th over as spinner Tom Skinner (1 for 16), and Darius Potten-Ravenshad took the final two wickets, to cap a fine day for him with 2 for 8 and complete a 58 run win for the visitors, as another win is chalked up for Kenilworth’s youngsters in their fine Sunday season.

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.