Easter Sunny-day friendly tied

Sunday XI v. Warwick

 

On a sun drenched Easter Sunday, Kenilworth hosted local rivals Warwick, for the Battle of the Castles derby.

It was visitors Warwick who were to bat first, and openers Jackson and Cox made a strong start for their side, Cox in particular being the aggressor, hitting four sixes in one over, but after racing to his fifty, young seamer Matthew Dadswell removed his leg stump for exactly 50. Chris Prophet replaced spinner Dan Roden from the bottom end, and soon sent back the other opener Jackson for 9, clipping his bail. Ram and Arun then looked to rebuild, but against some tight bowling, found scoring runs harder now, spin from both ends from Tom Skinner and Matt Casey who replaced Prophet, Casey taking two quick wickets, Ram caught and bowled for 29 and Nehas lbw no score, Skinner removed Arun for 29 thanks to a fine catch on the long on boundary from Dan Horner. Roden replaced Skinner and had Hope caught in the deep by Chris Prophet for 9, Ben with 23 not out and Simpson run out for 13, Warwick made 162 for 7 from their forty overs. Wickets shared for Kenilworth, Matt Casey 2 for 18 from 6 overs, Matt Dadswell 1 for 23 from 8 overs, Chris Prophet 1 for 24 from 8, Tom Skinner 1 for 35 from 8 and Dan Roden with 1 for 41 from 5, as the players headed off for a well deserved tea.

After the interval, the Kenilworth opening pair of Dan Horner and Henry Curran looked to chase down their target. Unfortunately Curran fell early, caught behind for one off Webb, Elliott Haynes Sorrell joined Horner, now the runs started to flow, Horner in particular finding the ropes, before being bowled by Sharma for 30, this bought Chris Prophet to the crease, but change bowler Hope bowling from the pavilion end, removed him for 9, Haynes Sorrell fell shortly after for 17, lbw to Hope, the home side 60 for 4.

Umer Shanker and Matt Casey were now at the crease, Casey looked in good touch, and the pair added 25, when Shanker was bowled by Rhodes for 10, Hope replaced Rhodes and removed Matt Dadswell caught and bowled for 2 and bowling Casey for 20, when birthday boy Skinner was run out for no score, Kenilworth were 138 for 9. That left youngsters Dan Roden and Kieran Shanker as the last pair, with twelve overs remaining, the home side needed 25, slowly but surely, the young batsmen edged their side closer, Kieran Shanker looked completely assured, with some good running and shot selection, the scores were tied, one over left, one run needed, with two balls remaining, the pair tried a quick single, but unfortunately Roden was just run out for 5, leaving Kieran Shanker 18 not out, and the match tied on 162 each. Hope was the pick of the Warwick bowling, taking 4 for 7 off eight overs.

A great game of cricket, honours shared in the Two Castle’s derby.

 

1st XI start the 2019 League season off with a win on opening day

1st. XI v. Hampton & Solihull

WIN!

 

 

 

On a sun drenched Saturday 20th April, Kenilworth hosted Hampton and Solihull in their opening Warwickshire County Cricket League Division One fixture of the 2019 season.

Kenilworth asked Hampton to bat first, but lost opener Pickering early, bowled by Muhammed Naeem for three. James joined Lunn, and together they began to steady their sides innings, but the Kenilworth bowlers kept things tight, the visitors making steady progress until Joey Poole got a deserved wicket, having James caught by Sunny Ahmed for 28, Poole bowled a fine spell from the start, twelve overs straight through, taking 1 for 33, but on another day could have picked up more. Fahim then accounted for Lunn for 40. The home side never let Hampton get away, Joe Atkinson then turned the screw, bowling Friend for 23 and McKey for 1, Jones batting at number five, went on to make a solid 50 for his side, before the return of Naeem via a catch behind by Dan Horner did the trick, Taylor with 17 not out, but Hampton never got away from the Kenilworth bowling. The visitors ending their innings on 180 for 6 from their fifty overs. Naeem with 2 for 50 from 11 overs, Joe Atkinson 2 for 15, Joey Poole 1 for 33 from 12 overs and a wicket for Fahim with 1 for 14.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth openers Dave Edmunds and Chris Prophet looked to make a solid start in their sides reply, having put on 25, both openers fell in quick succession, Edmunds lbw to Palmer for 15 and Prophet bowled by Keyte for 11. With two new batsmen at the crease, Mo. Fahim and Connor Shingler looked to get their side back on track, together the pair began to build their side’s innings, taking the score to fifty then to a hundred, as the runs flowed from both players bats. Fahim and Shingler took their partnership beyond a century stand, with both players passing fifty, before Fahim was bowled by Keyte for a fine 68, as Kenilworth were close to the finishing line, Sunny Ahmed joined Shingler, together they saw their side over the line in the 41st over, Shingler finishing on a brilliant 70 not out on his league debut for the club.

Kenilworth ended on 182 for 3, to win by seven wickets. For Hampton, Keyte taking 2 for 43 from 12 overs. Kenilworth take 20 points, as they start the new season in fine style.

 

2nd XI triumphant!

2nd. XI v. Knowle and Dorridge IV

WIN!

 

Kenilworth’s Saturday 2nd. XI opened up their 2019 Warwickshire County Cricket League Division Eight season with an away fixture at Knowle and Dorridge 4ths at Catherine de Barnes  on Saturday 20th April.

 
In glorious conditions, visitors Kenilworth were asked to bat first, opening pair Danny Boneham and skipper Matt Casey made a positive start, both player’s looked in good touch until Casey fell lbw to Hafeez for 11, Darius Potten-Ravenshad joined Boneham, he soon got the scoreboard moving, hitting the boundary board early on. A mix up between the pair resulted in Boneham being run out for 18, Kenilworth 56 for 2. Ben Maney joined Potten-Ravenshad, but fell for 5, from 56 for 1, the visitors slipped to 79 for 5, but Potten-Ravenshad looked in imperious form, and brought up his fifty with one of eight fours. But when he was well caught and bowled by Doger for 67, Kenilworth were struggling on 125 for 7, two more quick wickets fell and the visitors were struggling on 131 for 9, George Jeyaratnam batting at eight was in positive mood, along with number eleven Dave Gamble the pair added 40 for the last wicket, Jeyaratnam last man out for 34, Kenilworth ending in 171 all out in 40 overs of their fifty. For Knowle and Dorridge  Haffeez, Khan, Doger, and Ramesh taking two wickets each, as the players headed off for tea.

Knowle lost a wicket in the first over of their reply, Jeyaratnam bowling Afub first ball, his opening new ball partner Dave Gamble also struck an early blow removing Waseem for 10, caught behind by Dan Boneham, the home side 17 for 2. Ali joined opener Shakill, together the pair looked on good touch, taking the score to 53, before young Theo Mannion, replacing Gamble, had Shakill caught behind by Dan Boneham for 24. Matt Dadswell replaced Jeyaratnam, he was bowling a tidy line and length, and was rewarded with an lbw decision, the home side 62 for 4. Tom Skinner replaced Mannion, he too struck early, thanks to a sharp catch from skipper Casey at short cover, and the home side were 66 for 6 when Dadswell had the dangerous Ali lbw for 24. Young leg spinner Dan Roden replaced Matt Dadswell, and struck straight away, another wicket for Skinner thanks to a brilliant catch on the long on boundary from George Jeyaratnam, Haffeez out for a breezy 20, Knowle now in deep trouble on 89 for 8. There was a second wicket for Roden, via a smart stumping from Dan Boneham, 95 for 9 became 95 all out, Tom Skinner bowling the last man.

A fine team performance, saw Kenilworth win by 76 runs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Tom Skinner with 3 for 18 from 5.4 overs, Matt Dadswell 2 for 8 off 6 tidy overs, Dan Roden a smart 2 for 10 from 3 overs, George Jeyaratnam 1 for 13 from 5 overs, Dave Gamble 1 for 13 off three and 1 for 27 for Theo Mannion from 6 overs.

Kenilworth take 24 points in their opening match of the League campaign for the perfect start to the season.

 

KCC Softball team meet the ICC World Cup

KCC Youngsters have a fine day in the sun

 

Kenilworth’s mixed boys and girls softball cricket team had a fun and enjoyable Maundy Thursday at Stratford CC as part of the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy tour. Buoyed throughout the afternoon’s festival by Moosa’s infectious enthusiasm the team played three mini 8 over games against Dorridge, Stratford and Kenilworth Wardens. Andrew and Max showed the way in the field with some great stops, Katherine made sure the scoreboard moved on by hitting two sixes, Anita and Ebby took some fantastic catches and Henry a vital wicket. All excelled themselves and were great representatives of the club.

Well done boys and girls. Hope you had a great day!

 

Sunday XI outdone on a chilly day in their warm up friendly

Sunday XI v. Aston Unity

 

On a freezing Sunday 14th April, Kenilworth hosted Aston Unity in forty overs a side friendly.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first, the Unity opening pair Kumara and Bogle looked to be positive from the start, as Matt Dadswell and Dave Gamble tried to make an early breakthrough with the ball, but the visitors went to post a fifty run opening stand inside nine overs. Tom Skinner replaced Dadswell from the pavilion end and soon he had Bogle caught by skipper Matt Casey for 26, Unity 57 for 1. Skinner struck again in his next over, Cole caught by Chris Prophet for no score, 59 for 2. Number four Jordan then added 46 with Kumara for the third wicket, when Kumara was dismissed by young leg spinner Dan Rosen , bowled for 55, the visitors now 105 for 3. Rosen struck again, having Jordan caught by Matt Dadswell for 36. Connor Shingler replaced Skinner and bowled Macrame for 19 with his second Ball, then bowling Rangwala for 20, leaving Unity 177 for 6 with one over to go, George Jeyaratnam took a wicket in the last over, the visitors finishing on 180 for 7 from their forty overs. Wicket’s for Tom Skinner with 2 for 21 from eight overs, Connor Shingler 2 for 10 off four, Dan Roden with 2 for 55 from eight overs and 1 for 25 for George Jeyaratnam off six overs.

Kenilworth made a steady start to their reply , opening pair David Edmunds and Chris Prophet put on 36 for the first wicket, before Edmunds miss timed a drive and was caught for 18, Prophet was joined by Connor Shingler, but he fell cheaply for 2 off Hayden Bogle, Kenilworth now 45 for 2. Skipper Matt Casey then joined Prophet, he looked in good touch, but he fell for 15, the home side now 82 for 3 at the half way stage. Prophet was to follow soon after for 39, caught off the bowling of Chandler, 86 for 4 now. Will Thompson on debut made 10 and George Jeyaratnam 3, the home side in trouble on 126 for 6. Further quick wicket’s going , Tom Skinner for 4, keeper Darius Potten-Ravenshad for 15, the home side on the brink on 134 for 8. Rangwala doing the damage, Matt Dadswell was caught for a single and Roden was the last wicket to fall for 5, as Kenilworth were all out for 139 in the 32nd over. Rangwala finishing with figures of 5 for 19 off only 4.3 overs and Hayden Bogle with 3 for 24 from eight overs. Aston Unity the winners by 41 runs.