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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.

Seconds remain top

2nd XI v. Stockingford 1st XI

Kenilworth 2nds consolidated their lead of Division 8 East of the Warwickshire Cricket League with a fine 7 wicket win over Stockingford with only 2 matches of their 2016 League campaign remaining.

Stockingford were bowled out for 127 despite Percival at number 3 remaining unbeaten on 43. All Kenilworth bowlers took wickets. Opening pair Freddie Davies took 1-28 and Ryan Bull 1-27. However, it was Jack Howard with a fine 3-33 that did the mid order damage, leaving Geoff Edmunds to claim 1-29 and Max Howard 1-8. Yet, it was old timer Ali Peebles who took 2 wickets from his one maiden over burst that wrapped up the Stockingford innings.

Chasing, Kenilworth reached 131-3 at a canter inside 27 overs as Jack Howard made 55 with 7 x 4 and 2 x 6, James Alty made an unbeaten 22 and Mike Watts 11 not out after Pete Huxford had made 11. Calver took 2-17 and Trapp 1-39 for Stockingford.

The win leaves Kenilworth 41 points ahead of second placed Attleborough but they have a game in hand so next weekend’s fixtures for both sides will be crucial for the destination of the title.

Seconds increase their lead at top of Division

2nd XI v. RMCC

Kenilworth’s Saturday Second team hosted RMCC in the Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight East on a hot July 23rd, looking to maintain top spot.

Put into bat, RMCC were soon in trouble as opening bowler young Max Howard making his second team debut, struck an early blow for the home side, he was to finish with fine figures of 2 for 25, the visitors continued to lose wickets regularly, only Bedi with 34 not out making any impact, as Kenilworth were impressive in the field, the visitors all out for 148, wickets too for spinners Charlie Stranks with a tidy 3 for 33 and captain Geoff Edmunds 2 for 8 and the experience of Ali Peebles 2 for 30.

Openers Mark Stranks 12 and Jono Sparks 39 put on a solid 48 for the first wicket. James Alty with 18, James Adamson 14, all making contributions for Kenilworth, but it was the experience of keeper batsman Michael Watts with a fine 30 not out that saw his side across the line, as Kenilworth finished on 149 for 4 to win by six wickets. Hameed taking 2 for 30 for the visitors, the match ending in a bizarre manner when the ball struck a helmet behind the wicketkeeper and 5 penalty runs were awarded – the second time it happened during Kenilworth’s innings!

Kenilworth take 20 points and stay at summit of their League.


Charlie and Dan lead the side to victory with ease

2nd XI v. Leamington Khalsa

On Saturday 28th May, Kenilworth’s 2nd XI hosted Leamington Khalsa 2nds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight East fixture.
Khalsa batted first, as opening bowler Ian Baker was in top form and he made life hard for the visitors with another quality spell of seam bowling, taking 2 for 16 from ten probing overs.
Khalsa lost wickets at regular intervals, and with young seamer Freddie Davies 3 for 29 and spinner Charlie Stranks taking a fine 5 for 45, the visitors only managed 159 all out in 45 overs. Two smart catches in the outfield for young Martin McKenna and a brace for keeper Dan Horner – Vince with 22 and Balhi 21 only scores of note for the visitors.
Kenilworth openers Mark Stranks with a composed 42, together with Dan Horner put on 107 for the opening wicket, Horner then put on a further 53 unbroken for the second wicket with James Alty 21 not out, but it was young Horner with a composed innings of 75 not out including 7 x 4 who was to win the game for Kenilworth, as the home side finishing on 160 for 1 to win comfortably by nine wickets – their third win of the season for Kenilworth’s 2nd XI.

Fillongley frustrate the Seconds

2nd XI v. Fillongley

On Saturday 1st August Kenilworth’s Second team hosted Fillongley in their Warwickshire Cricket league Division Eight East league game.

Kenilworth batted first, after the loss of an early wicket, opener Mark Stranks with a fine 68 with six boundaries put on outstanding partnership of 136 for the second wicket with young Jono Sparks who hit a sparkling 87 – an innings that saw him hit  13 fours, along with James Alty with 45 not out got Kenilworth to 232 for 5 from their 45 overs. Tarry with 2 for 37 and Myton 2 for 43 were the pick of Fillongley’s bowling.

The visitors struggled in their reply, as opening bowler Ian Baker with a fine 4 for 39 off ten tidy overs and he was well supported by Pete Alty who bowled a tight spell of 1 for 22 from his ten overs. There were wickets for young Jack Howard 1 for 43 and leg spinner Brad Fern 1 for 40, Gardner with 43 and Kerr with 29 made sure Fillongley held on for a losing draw on 170 for 8 from their 45 overs. The winning draw for Kenilworth gave them 17 pts to 6 for the visitors. Kenilworth are now in third spot, 5 points behind the promotion spots.