Last League games of the season

A mixed day

The  League season for the 1st. and 2nd. XI has now ended with both sides finishing mid-table. The 1sts. drew their final match with Leamington whilst the 2nds. suffered a 7 runs defeat in theirs.

 

1st XI

Kenilworth v. Leamington 2’s

Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 – W/L/D – 50 overs a side

DRAW

Leamington 275-5 (18 points) (50 overs) drew with Kenilworth 224-9 (10 points) (50 overs).

The 1st. XI ended their League season with a drawn match with Leamington 2’s who posted 275-5 as openers Jacob Sergeant who went on to post a fine 126 (8 x 4, 4 x 6) and Jamie Treasure 77 (13 x 4, 1 x 6) put on 154 runs for their first wicket. Steve Rhodes took 3-53 and Joe Atkinson 1-44 for Kenilworth with a run out accounting for the other wicket to fall. In reply,   Kenilworth’s openers added 152 runs for their first wicket with Tom Booker scoring 83 (10 x 4, 1 x 6) and Atkinson 80 (9 x 4). However, the side were unable to keep up with the run chase, losing wickets and had to settle on 224-9, seeing out the last three balls of the match to draw the game after Chris Prophet had added 24. For Leamington, James Gethins took 5-48 and Sergeant 2-9 with the ball to round off a fine for him.

 

2nd XI

Kenilworth v. Stockton Star

Warwickshire Cricket League – Division 7 East – W/L/D – 50 overs a side

LOSE

Stockton Star 121-10 (24 points) (50 overs) beat Kenilworth 114-10 (4 points) (39 overs) by 7 runs.

On a low scoring day where the bowlers had the upper hand, Kenilworth fell 7 runs agonisingly short of the Stockton Star’s total of 121-10 despite Sam Leach taking 4-13 from his 12 overs, Kapil Dubey 2-12 from his 12 over spell whilst Jono Sparks took 1-32 with 3 run outs to occur in the Stockton innings after R. Sharma top scored with 20. The 2nd. XI lost wickets all to regularly in reply with Sparks, Dubey and Danny Boneham all scoring 19 each but despite plenty of overs in hand the side were bowled out for 114 as V. Sharma took 3-30, Brooks 3-49 and Ansari 2-16 for Stockton to give them an unlikely win as Kenilworth end the season mid table.

 

Sunday League promotion despite defeat

Runs flowed and Runners Up spot secured

Kenilworth’s Sunday XI rounded off the Arden Sunday Cricket League Division 3 campaign with promotion despite their defeat to Divisional winners, Solihull Super Kings in a high scoring match.

 

Sunday XI v. Solihull Super Kings

Arden Sunday Cricket League – Division 3 – 40 overs a side

LOSE

Solihull Super Kings 287-10 (39.4 overs) (20 points) beat Kenilworth 244-9 (40 overs) (10 points) by 43 runs.

 

Despite being beaten by Divisional winners, Solihull Super Kings, by 43 runs Kenilworth secured second place in the table and gained promotion in their top of the table clash in their last Sunday League match of the season where the runs flowed in a high scoring match.

Super Kings posted 287-10 with Chana hitting 61, More 56 and Beniwal 50. For Kenilworth, Kapil Dubey took 2-31 and Tom Skinner 2-46 whilst there was a wicket each for Dan Horner, Louis Smithson and Matt Casey. Horner also took 3 outfield catches and a run out, of which there were three in the Super Kings innings. In reply, Kenilworth couldn’t quite keep up with the required run rate and ended the day on 244-9, despite George Baines posting 46 (9 x 4), Horner 43 (5 x 4), Casey 33 (3 x 4, 1 x 6) and Yash Joshi 28 (3 x 4). The side were rewarded for their fine season as Divisional runners-up and promotion for the 2022 season.

The final table is shown on the following link:

Arden Sunday Cricket League (play-cricket.com)

 

Under 9’s are County Champions

WINNERS – Under 9’s win Countywide League

 

 

Kenilworth Under 9’s are 2021 County League Champions

 

Kenilworth Cricket Club Under 9’s have won the Warwickshire Hardball League Championship in a hard fought and enjoyable final against Bablake O.B. Cricket Club and it is a fitting end to an unbeaten season for the Kenilworth side.  

There were 10 sides in the League, split into 2 Groups, each consisting of 5 teams and 8 players a side, playing a round robin with the other sides and each Group winner progressing into the Final.

In the final, Kenilworth batted first and posted a challenging total of 285 thanks to hard hitting innings by Alex Marr (17), Freddie Kelley (14) and skipper Max Ashley (22), who were ably assisted by the rest of the team in only losing 2 wickets in their 16 overs.  

In their innings, Bablake found it hard to score initially with Jack Boon and Toby Miller taking 3 wickets between them in their opening spell and Freddie Kelley and Jack Marr only conceding 2 runs in their four over spell.  Some powerful hitting from the 3rd Bablake batting pair brought their score closer to Kenilworth’s but some excellent fielding from Ruben Parashar resulted in a run out and Ali Khan closed out the Bablake innings with some accurate bowling in the final overs.  Bablake finished on 245, meaning a 40-run victory for Kenilworth.  

Finally, the celebrations started for the team and their supporters when captain Max Ashley and the team were presented with the trophy.

Well done and congratulations to the young Kenilworth side for their achievement in winning the Countywide League.

Also, a BIG THANKS to all the Coaches in the Youth Section and to all their sides for the time and commitment that they give for the enjoyment and progress of the younger generations.

 

Double defeat to Divisional winners

Opposition ease to wins

The 2 Kenilworth sides were in League action on the penultimate Saturday of the League season and both were defeated by their respective Divisional winners.

 

1st XI

Kenilworth v. Aston Manor

Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 – W/L/D – 50 overs a side

LOSE

Kenilworth 123-10 (2 points) (29.2 overs) lost to Aston Manor 128-5 (24 points) (29.3 overs) by 5 wickets.

 

Kenilworth were no match for Divisional winners, Aston Manor, in their penultimate League match of the season as they were bowled out for 123 inside 30 overs losing wickets all too regularly. Only opener Pat Howard who made 32 (3 x 4) and brother, Jack, who hit 29 (5 x 4) in the tail made any scores of note as Arfan Khan took 4-45. There was a brace of wickets for Talat Rashid and Faisal Shahid with Babar Khan taking the other wicket to fall along with a run out. Aston Manor then eased to 128-5 inside 30 overs after recovering from 52-4 with Waseem Mazhar making 30 and Thomas Clarke 25 with Shakeel Janjua bringing the side’s victory with his quickfire 13 ball 32 not out hitting 4 sixes and a boundary. Kenilworth’s wicket takers were Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 2-14, Connor Shingler 2-34 and Adie Sellar the other to fall.

 

 

2nd XI

Kenilworth v. Warwick

Warwickshire Cricket League – Division 7 East – W/L/D – 50 overs a side

LOSE

Kenilworth 176-7 (4 points) (50 overs) lost to Warwick 179-4 (20 points) (45.3 overs) by 6 wickets.

 

The 2nd. XI lost their local derby match with Divisional winners, Warwick, by 6 wickets who chased down the Town’s score of 176-7 with 4 overs in hand. Charlie Stranks posted an unbeaten 51 in mid order after Dave Edmunds opening had made 31 for Kenilworth. Dave Smithson chipped in with 18 and Sam Leach 17 not out in the side’s total with Singh taking 4-18 from his 12 overs and Jackson 3-32 from his, for Warwick. Passey then hit 62 and Hope 56 before Sharma 24 not out saw Warwick to the target with ease and end on 179-4 despite Tom Skinner taking 2-25 with a wicket each for fellow spinners, Leach and Stranks.

 

 

WCCL website link:  www.warcricket.org

 

 

A stroll in the park for Shyaan!

Imam leads the Sunday XI to victory

Without an Arden Sunday League fixture, the Club’s Sunday XI entertained local side Coventry Ramblers in a 40 overs a side friendly and ended the day with a 7 wickets win.

 

Kenilworth v. Coventry Ramblers

40 overs a side friendly

WIN

Kenilworth 183-3 (31.3 overs) beat Coventry Ramblers 182-3 (40 overs) by 7 wickets.

 

The Sunday XI gained a comfortable 7 wickets win over Coventry Ramblers as they successfully chased down the Ramblers’ score of 182-3 after in-form youngster, Shyaan Imam, once again starred with the bat. He made a superb unbeaten 88 (12 x 4), sharing in a 79 runs 3rd. wicket partnership with Sam Leach, who made 38 (7 x 4) himself before Imam teamed up with Dhruv Vyas, with the pair adding a further 75 runs together to see Kenilworth to 183-3 with 8 overs to spare. Vyas made 20 not out (2 x 4) in his knock. Earlier, Ramblers’ Nabz had made 70 and Lynott 47 not out in their total as Kenilworth bowlers Matt Dadswell 1-20, Louis Smithson 1-21 and Thomas Best 1-48 took the wickets to fall. Yet, the day belonged to Imam with another impressive innings in Senior cricket. Well done, youngster!