The 2021 season starts!

Warwick 3 Kenilworth 0


The 2021 cricket season got underway on Saturday 10th. April 2021 with three friendly matches against neighbours, Warwick, who had a hat trick of victories on a bitterly cold day with the icy wind blowing across all three Grounds, as players dusted down their winter cobwebs and tried to keep warm! Sadly, due to Government restrictions and ECB instructions, no spectators were allowed to attend any matches, nor were the Clubhouses open. Despite the results, it was still good to see that cricket is now back.



1st XI v. Warwick – 45 overs – LOST

Kenilworth 190-9 lost to by 6 wickets  – Warwick 191-4


The 1st. XI posted 188-9 in their 45 overs thanks to knocks of 38 from Tom Booker and 35 from skipper Connor Shingler, whilst Adam Huxford chipped in with 19, Matt Casey 18 with Dan Horner adding 13 and Stuart Cope 12. Loham proved the most successful bowler taking a good 4-41 from his 9 overs for the visitors with Spenser claiming a brace – 2-34 whilst there was a wicket apiece for Bhatti, Evans and Southport.

In reply, Sood was the outstanding performer for Warwick as he hit a sublime unbeaten 90 as he and Bhatti who made an unbeaten 51 guided the side to a comfortable victory with several overs to spare as they formed a solid partnership together. Earlier, Southorn had made 15. Kenilworth wicket takers were Steve Rhodes, Joe Atkinson, Matt Casey and Shingler who each to a wicket each.



2nd XI v. Warwick – 40 overs – LOST

Kenilworth 128-10 lost by 44 runs – Warwick 172-5


Warwick proved too strong for the Kenilworth 2’s as they bowled the side out for 128 after Dave Smithson had made a good 37 before a mix up saw him run out. Jack Howard made 21 and captain Leach an unbeaten 22* the only scores of note in the side’s total. Patterson took a fine 3-7 for Warwick, whilst Sharma claimed 2-20 with Jackson, Rudnicski, Hare and Hope taking a wicket a piece. Earlier, Warwick posted 172 thanks to Passa to as he made a fine unbeaten 74 and was deservedly batsman of the cold day. Bagai posted 20 whilst Sharma had earlier made 14 and Hare 13 in the side’s win. Tom Skinner took 2-14 for Kenilworth with Pat Howard, Sam Leach and Dan Roden picking up a wicket each to start their season’s off.



3rd. XI v. Warwick – 40 overs – LOST

Warwick 200-6 beat Kenilworth 150-10 by 50 runs


The 3’s faired no better as Warwick claimed the clean sweep over their neighbours. Warwick posted 200-6 as opener Davis remained at the crease throughout the innings to post an unbeaten 76. Papworth added 26 not out after O’Sullivan had posted 13 and Webb 10, the only other batsmen to reach double figures. Their innings was bolstered by 67 extras which were to cost the Kenilworth side dear. Matt Dadswell took 2-26 and James Sparks 2-46 whilst Christian Mortlock and Dave Gamble took the other wickets to fall. The 3’s could only reach 150 in reply before been bowled out with 2 and a bit overs of the match left. Danny Boneham was the Town batsmen on form as he made 31.  Matt Dadswell made 20, outscoring Andy Dadswell (18) before he fell, whilst James Adamson posted 16 and Gamble 13. Warwick used 8 bowlers with Seymour taking 3-35, Rhodes 2-9, Hedderman 2-19, Cale 2-27 with O’Sullivan taking the other wicket to fall.


Despite the results it was a good run out for all 3 sides before the League season starts for the 1st XI and 2nd XI next week.

The 1st. XI are away in Division 1 of the Warwickshire County Cricket League at Solihull Blossomfield with a 12.30 p.m. start whilst the 2’s entertain Bablake at our Warwick Road Ground with a 12.30 p.m. start in their Division 7 East encounter in the Warwickshire County Cricket League.



2021 League Season



Our FULL 2021 League cricket season commences on SATURDAY 17th. APRIL for:


Our 1st. XI who will be playing in Division 1 of the Warwickshire County Cricket League.

The 2nd. XI will be playing in the regionalised Division 7 East of the Warwickshire County Cricket League.


All matches will commence at 12.30 p.m. and for the first 5 matches, they will take the format of 45 overs a side win, draw, lose.


The 3rd. XI will be playing in Division 6 of the Cotswold Hills League but their League season does not commence until SATURDAY 1st. MAY.



1st. XI are away at Solihull Blossomfield – 12.30 p.m. start

2nd. XI are at HOME versus Bablake – 12.30 p.m. start


Members and spectators will be most welcome from this date to visit the Club & Ground to watch some cricket there and to support the side(s). However, due to the ongoing Government Restrictions currently in place during the ongoing health crisis, the Rule of 6 (or two households) shall apply when sat together outdoors. The Clubhouse itself and the Bar will be out of bounds and no access can be granted into it, until at least 17th. May, although access to the indoor toilets will be made. Yet outdoor, seated bar facilities at tables will be available for those attending and desiring a refreshment, or two. The Club is having to follow all Government Restrictions and directions from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Further details of the other League matches to be played, along with Sunday friendlies and Arden Sunday Cricket League fixtures will be posted shortly.

The Club looks forward to seeing you at our Ground from 17th. April onwards.



26/26/26 for Joe

Congratulations and well done to Joe Atkinson on completing a marathon today, on his 26th Birthday. 26th March, 26 miles completed and over £1,000 already raised for MIND charity for mental health.

Please donate what you can for a brilliant effort and very worth cause, we know Joe is overwhelmed by the support and donations received so far but all well deserved.

Joe completed his Marathon, mostly in the rain, in 3 hours 54.

Donate Here –


With the year we’ve all experienced, everyone will have had their own size of challenge affecting their mental health. This is not other people who struggle. 1 in 4 of us each year will experience a mental health problem. Mind do remarkable work locally in each of our communities, offering professional support that saves lives.

Let’s ensure together that when it’s tough, we look after the mental health of those around us. Any donations you are able to give are massively appreciated. 


JUNIOR CRICKET 2021 – Details



Kenilworth Cricket Club holds group junior coaching sessions, the details of which vary dependent on age group.

Outdoor group cricket coaching in the Spring / Summer months is at Kenilworth Cricket Club, Warwick Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1FE and is for children in Reception to Year 10. All outdoor group cricket coaching is on either a Tuesday or Wednesday evening or Sunday morning, whilst for Years 10 and 11 cricket sessions are on a Monday evenings.

Read and Click below to find out more about each session. 


Monday evening cricket (School Years 10 and 11 – U15 and U16)

Coaching for Years 10 and 11 will be on a Monday evening starting Monday 5th April 2021 between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. The last session will be Monday 19th July 2021 and there will be no coaching in half term week.  (Cost £85 per child – it is expected that each attendee will have their own kit).


Tuesday evening cricket (Reception to Year 9 – up to U14)

Group coaching starting on Tuesday 20th April 2021 until Tuesday 20th July 2021 excluding half term week.

Reception to School Year 4 – softball cricket only – 4.45-5.45pm (cost £50 per child – kit that is required will be provided by the club).

School Year 3 to School Year 6 – softball/hardball cricket mix – 6-7pm (cost £85 per child – it is expected that each attendee will have their own kit).

School Year 7 to School Year 9 – hardball cricket only – 7-8pm (cost £85 per child – it is expected that each attendee will have their own kit).

We will endeavour to ensure those attending the 6-7pm and 7-8pm session are invited to play in our age group sides against external opposition.  Please though note that all external games are hardball so we will not select anyone to play until they are ready to play hardball cricket against another club.


Teams and Games

We have entered the U9 pairs (Year 3 and 4), U11 pairs (Year 5 and 6), U12 pairs (Year 7), U14 11-a-side (Year 8, 9 and 10) and U16 11-a-side leagues (Year  9, 10 and 11).  U11 pairs games will be played on Sunday mornings and U12 girls are eligible to play in those fixtures.  U16 games are fixed date Fridays.  The remainder are random dates.  No Year 2 downwards may play in a hardball fixture.

There are no match fees for junior games.


How to register?

Payments are made through Teamer for the Monday/Tuesday session.  If you are new please text Jane on 07787 343056 with child’s name and the session of interest and your e-mail address and she will add you to our juniors Teamer account so you can register.

All signing up are consenting to being part of our track and trace system.  Full contact details (plus any health issues coaches need to be aware of) will be required and these plus signatures on consent forms will need to be provided at our first session (in a Covid secure manner!)

Registration for Dynamos is as below.


Other opportunities – All Stars and Dynamos

We are not running All Stars in the 2021 season.

We are though running Dynamos and all those from aged 6+ to aged 11 may participate in the Dynamos courses.  Spaces will be limited on these courses for the time being as we are endeavouring to keep below 30 active participants – equivalent to 24 players, 4 umpires and 2 coaches.

The Dynamos courses are as follows:

Sunday morning mixed course 9am-10am starting Sunday 9th May 2021 until 4th July 2021 (save for 30th May). Cost is £50.  Registration using

Tuesday evening girls only course 5.45-6.45pm starting Tuesday 11 May 2021 until 6th July 2021 (save for 1 June).  Cost is £25 as sponsored by Warwick District Council.  Registration using  

Two day mixed holiday course Tues 1 June and Wed 2 June 9am – 3pm.  Cost is £55.  Registration using

Two day mixed holiday course Thurs 3 June and Fri 4 June 9am – 3pm.  Cost is £55.Registration using

Two day mixed holiday course Thurs 22 July and Fri 23 July 9am – 3pm.  Cost is £55. Registration using

Please note that if you are signing up to more than one Dynamos course these prices include the cost of a Dynamos shirt.  I would assume you only want one shirt so please text me BEFORE registering if you are planning to attend two or more Dynamos courses.  I will then endeavour to send you a separate link when you tell me the combination you are looking to do and you will then only receive one shirt and have a £15 reduction off the total cost.

Dynamo courses will be softball.  Dynamos courses involve coaching and match play based upon the Hundred format.  


Other information

All outdoor group cricket coaching is held at Kenilworth Cricket Club, Warwick Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1FE on either a Monday evening, Tuesday evening or Sunday morning.

Parents are responsible for the supervision of their own child whilst they are participating in all junior cricket activities and at the club. 

Our emphasis in all our coaching is on fun and keeping everyone active. 


Outdoor Coaching will be cancelled in inclement weather.  There are no refunds for either cancelled or missed sessions.  Where possible you will be informed by e-mail to the e-mail address you provide at registration if the session is cancelled for weather reasons on either a Tuesday evening or Sunday morning provided you have accepted an invitation to join Teamer.

KCC reserve the right to ask your child to cease attending coaching sessions at any time in the event he/she is disrupting the coaching session.

Children may only attend the group session they sign up to at the start of the season.


Jane Thomas, KCC Youth Administrator



Phoenix 100 Club – March’s winner

The £30 monthly prize winner is ………

March’s Phoenix 100 Club draw for the £30 monthly prize has been made today by the Chairman.

It is our last draw of the 100 Club year.

Thanks everyone for being part of it and we hope you renew your subs to it for the next 12 months, too.

It looks like that as restrictions are starting to ease, we will be able to have our first bi-annual get together of 2021/22 one Friday night in July. Those who renew and are able to attend that event, will each receive 3, yes, 3 complimentary drinks that night as we have been unable to hold either event in the past 12 months due to Covid.

Subs requests will go out in due course and all numbers will be in the April draw, if not May’s, even if subs are still outstanding.

Good luck and thank you for your continued support of the Club in general and those of you in the Phoenix 100 Club, too. It’s never too late to sign up if you are not yet in it.

So, to March’s winner who is ……………..


WELL DONE and his second win of the year!

The Draw can be seen on the Club Members’ Facebook Group or by clicking the below link

Kenilworth Cricket Club Members | Facebook