First citizen of Kenilworth

Peter Jones 

 

The Club congratulates Club Member and current General Management Committee Member, Peter Jones – aka PJ – on being elected and affirmed as the Mayor of Kenilworth and First Citizen of the Town for the next 12 months at tonight’s Town Council’s Mayor Making meeting.

We wish you every success in your new role and for promoting every aspect of the Town that we are all fortunate to be part of.

Good Luck and All the Best.

Very Well deserved.

 

 

Match reports for last weekend

A mixed bag of results

 

SATURDAY

 

1st. XI v.  Hampton & Solihull

WCCL Division 1

Hampton & Solihull 163-10 (16 points) (44.1 overs) drew with Kenilworth 142-9 (9 points) (45 overs)

L/DRAW

 

Hosts Hampton & Solihull had the better in a drawn game as Kenilworth hung on to deny them victory in a low scoring affair. They posted 163-10 with opener Roy top scoring with 52, then Friend made 38 and Hongan 22. Matt Casey was Kenilworth’s most successful bowler snapping up  4-20 from 5.1 tidy overs with a wicket apiece for Kapil Dubey, Steve Rhodes, Joe Atkinson and Connor Shingler.

In reply, Kenilworth lost their opener without scoring but Tom Booker with 37 and Chris Prophet 16 put on 54 for the 2nd. wicket in a solid partnership but once it was broken, the side could not make in roads into the target losing wickets in pairs, although Rhodes made 22 and Henry Curran 21. The last pair batted out the last couple of overs as the side ended on 142-9 to deny Hampton victory with Keyte taking 5-33, Khan 2-24 and Long 2-32 for the hosts.

 

2nd. XI v. Knowle Village

WCCL Division 7 East

Knowle Village 181-7 (15 points)(45 overs) drew with Kenilworth 149-6 (8 points)(38 overs)

L/DRAW

 

Both sides settled for a draw in a rain affected match that saw 7 overs lost in Kenilworth’s innings as they tried to chase down Knowle’s score of 181-7 from their 45 overs but ended the day on 149-6.

Earlier, Olderson had made 39, Thomplin 23, Tibbits 22 and Stringer 20 for Knowle with Chris Beach taking 2-42 for Kenilworth. Christian Mortlock, Sam Leach and Charlie Stranks each took a wicket with 2 run outs accounting for the other two wickets to fall.

In reply, Kenilworth kept up with the required run rate but the rain came and overs were lost and the side had to settle on 149-6, just 4 short of their Winning Draw target. Charlie Stranks hit a good half century making 53 with 4 boundaries and a six. Dave Smithson added 29, Dan Horner 27 and veteran Mark Stranks 22 in the side’s total as Mahmood took 3-31, Cooke 2-22 and Hurley 1-31 for the visitors.

 


3rd XI v. Emley Castle

Cotswold Hills League Division 6

Emley Castle 223-7 (22 points)(40 overs) beat Kenilworth 131-10 (5 points)(39.1 overs) by 92 runs.

LOSE

 

Emley Castle proved far too strong for Kenilworth in their opening League fixture as they posted a stiff 223-7 with Richardson hitting 96, Meredith 29 and Bailey 18. Their score was boosted with 55 extras of which wides accounted for 34 as the bowlers struggled with their line. Josh Charlwood did take 2-35, Keeran Umashanker 2-25 with Will Machin and Louis Smithson taking a wicket each.

Kenilworth found runs hard to come by despite a solid 31 from Dhruv Vyas and 21 from Keeran Umashanker as the side were bowled out in the last over for 131 to lose the match by 92 runs. Vik Joshi made 18, whilst Charnwood hit 15 and Matt Dadswell 14 as Webb took 3-22, Meredith 2-16 and Roberts 2-16 for the hosts who ran out easy winners.

 

SUNDAY

Sunday XI v. Harborne

40 overs a side friendly 

Kenilworth 219-5 (40 overs) beat Harborne 136-10 (33.3 overs) by 83 runs

WIN

 

Dan Horner was in sparkling form with the bat for Kenilworth as he hit 100 before retiring out opening as Kenilworth posted 219-5. He hit 13 boundaries and shared in a 3rd. wicket partnership of 72 runs with Adam Huxford who made 22. Matt Casey then added an unbeaten 30 as he and young Dan Roden 16 put on a further 55 in the side’s total. Little took 2-39 for the visitors.

In reply, despite Sharique making 53, Nayiu and Raif hitting 22 each no other batsmen reached double figures and the side were bowled out in the 34th. over for 136. Matt Casey took a fine 3-9 from his 5 overs, Machin 2-29 and Roden 2-37. It was left to Huxford to wrap up the win as he claimed the last wicket in his 3 ball spell.

 

Phoenix 100 Club – April’s winner

The number drawn from the barrel is ………

 

The first draw of the Phoenix 100 Club year that runs from April to March was made on the 30th. (Just in the nick of time!) for the £30 monthly prize.

The lucky winner whose number was drawn out was:

 

100Kim Roebuck

 

Start the season off with a century!

WELL DONE, Kim. Lucky you.

 

The Draw recorded and appears on Facebook on the KCC Members Group page.

 

 

Teenagers shine as side wins by 9 wickets

Sunday XI v. Ashorne

40 overs a side friendly

WIN

Ashorne 207-5 (40 overs) lost to Kenilworth 211-1 (38.2 overs) by 9 wickets.

 

Kenilworth’s teenagers, Shyaan Imam and George Baines both starred with the bat as the pair put on an unbroken 2nd. wicket stand of 160 runs in 26 overs together chasing down Ashorne’s score of 207-5 to hand victory to the Sunday Xl as the side reached 211-1 with 10 balls of the match remaining.

lmam posted his Senior best of 89 not out in a quality and impressive innings in which he hit only 7 boundaries, the final two being the last two balls of the match. Baines very ably assisted and made an unbeaten 75 himself, also hitting 7 boundaries. Imam had also earlier shared in an opening stand of 51 with Dan Horner who made 28 before he fell but the youngsters then took control and none of the 7 Ashorne bowlers used could make any breakthrough. Oldergold with 1-33 was their only wicket taker.

Ashorne’s Hasselby had hit an impressive 102 earlier with 15 boundaries and a six, Green 41 not out and Howells 31 as the side reached 207-5. Matt Dadswell, Christian Mortlock, Sam Leach and Matt Casey each took a wicket.

Yet, the day belonged to Imam and Baines and for their fine performances in the run chase to give the side a good win in their last friendly before the Arden Sunday League campaign starts next week.

 

Muhib finds that Midas touch to deny Kenilworth

1st. Xl v. Nuneaton 

Warwickshire County Cricket League Division 1

LOST

Nuneaton 187-10 (42.2 overs) beat Kenilworth 184-10 (46.1 overs) by 3 runs.

 

Kenilworth cruelly suffered a 3 run defeat at the hands of visitors Nuneaton in an entertaining game that went down to the last over of the match.

Looking well placed and on course for their first win of the season chasing down Nuneaton’s score of 187, the side lost their last 5 wickets for 19 runs as a revitalised bowling attack ripped through the Kenilworth tail in the last 8 overs of the match to be bowled out for 184.

Skipper Connor Shingler had top scored with 60, Tom Booker 59 with Stuart Cope hitting 25 and Chris Prophet 17 but their efforts were in vain as Nuneaton’s Muhib proved to be the match winner taking 4-25 late on with Bixas earlier taking 3-40, Sharp 2-36 and O’Neill 1-41.

Nuneaton had earlier posted 187 with Kenilworth’s Joe Atkinson taking 4-16 from 9.2 overs, Shingler 2-37 from his 11 and Cope 2-43 from his allocation. Darius Potten-Ravanshad and Jack Howard took a wicket a piece, whilst Dave Edmunds clung onto two outfield catches. Gilles top scored for Nuneaton with 83 and Rehman 46, the latter batting at 9 and crucially adding 53 in their 9th. wicket partnership.

An exciting game to watch which went down to the wire despite the result for Kenilworth.