Saturday 19th. June Match Reports

Thirds only side to win and move into top spot in their Division

 

1st XI.

Kenilworth  v. Aston Manor

WCCL Division 1 – Win/Lose format. 50 overs a side.

LOSE

Aston Manor 255-5 (20 points) beat Kenilworth 161-9 (3 points) (50 overs) by 94 runs.

Table topping Aston Manor proved far too strong for the Kenilworth side as they posted 255-5 from their 50 overs with opener, Ali, making a fine 91 (12 x 4), Shahid 62 not out, whilst Junhva chipped in with 28, Mufti 25 and Mazhar 22 as Kenilworth’s bowlers toiled away. Connor Shingler took 2-50 with Joe Atkinson and Darius Potten-Ravenshad, a wicket each with a run out accounting for the other wicket to fall. Tom Booker took a catch and a stumping behind the sticks.

Replying, Kenilworth started well and it was not until the 12th. over that the first wicket fell when Booker departed for 20, The side then struggled against the accurate Aston attack and found runs hard to come by, with wickets falling regularly. Stuart Cope with 39 (4 x 4, 1 x 6) was the side’s top scorer but the target was far out of reach and they had to settle and end the day on 161-9 from their 50 overs. Aston used 9 bowlers with Khan taking 3-26 and Shahzad 2-12.

 

 

2nd XI

Kenilworth v. Warwick

WCCL Division 7 East – Win/Lose format. 50 overs a side.

LOSE

Warwick 205-7 (20 points) (50 overs) beat Kenilworth 90-10 (3 points)  (33.3 overs) by 115 runs.

Warwick inflicted Kenilworth a heavy 115 run defeat as the side posted 205-7 with A. Sharma hitting an unbeaten 71 (6 x 4, 3 x 6) and P. Sharma 65 (6 x 4, 1 x 6) in their total despite the best efforts of Jono Sparks who took 3-58 and Dave Gamble 2-14 from 10 tidy overs. Kapil Dubey and Sam Leach each took the other wickets to fall as Tom Skinner claimed 2 outfield catches.

Only Chris Prophet with 40 and Dave Smithson 10 managed to reach double figures for Kenilworth as the side were skittled out for 90 losing their last 8 wickets for 30 runs as the side fell away once Prophet was out, as Singh ripped through the line up taking 4-5 off 6.3 overs, T. Sharma 2-7 from his 6 overs to give Warwick a comprehensive win.

 

3rd. XI

Kenilworth v. Bearley

CHL Division 6 – Win/Lose format. 40 overs a side.

WIN

Kenilworth 202-9 (22 points) (40 overs) beat Bearley 175-10 (8 points) (36 overs) by 27 runs.

Kenilworth 3rd.’s moved to the top of their division with a fine 27 run win at Bearley as they posted 202-9 thanks to skipper, Steve Kelley, hitting a solid 74 (11 x 4), Dhruv Vyas 47 (5 x 4, 2 x 6) and Will Thompson 25 as Ullah took 3-32, Mirza 2-28 and Yewer 2-25 for the hosts. Kelley and Thompson shared in a 84 run 5th. wicket partnership.

Bearley started well with openers L. Ross making 27 and Mirza 26. D. Ross added 28 and Wood 26 but the side were bowled out for 175 as Kenilworth’s Ben Clarke claimed his maiden 5 wicket haul for the Club as he took 5-29, Matt Dadswell took 2-44 and James Adamson 1-7  with two sharp run outs accounting for the other wickets to fall.

 

 

Thrilling match at Alvechurch

Sunday Reports

 

There were two Sunday sides out for the Club. Both were 40 overs a side friendlies and both sides managed wins.

 

Sunday XI v. Coftonians

40 overs friendly

WIN

Coftonians 107-10 (33.3 overs) lost to Kenilworth 111-3 (24.2 overs) by 7 wickets

 

A solid Kenilworth bowling line up bowled out visitors, Coftonians, for 107 inside 34 overs as Darius Potten-Ravenshad took 3-11 from 8 fine overs, youngster James Sparks 3-13 whilst spin twins Dan Barrie took 2-15 and Matt Casey 2-22 with keeper Adam Huxford taking 2 catches. Liaqat top scored with 25. In reply, Kenilworth eased to a comfortable 7 wicket win as Dan Horner and Huxford who made 22, shared in a 62 run 2nd. wicket partnership. Horner went onto to make 63 (8 x 4) to set up the win as the side reached 111 with 15 overs in hand.

 

 

Sunday 2nd. XI v. Alvechurch and Hopwood

40 overs friendly.

WIN

Alvechurch 191-7 (40 overs) lost to Kenilworth 192-3 (40 overs) by 7 wickets.

 

Kenilworth’s Josh Charlwood and young Tate scampered a remarkable bye on the last ball of the match to gain the single to win the match with the scores tied after needing 6 runs from the last over for victory.

Alvechurch had earlier posted 191-7 from their overs with opener Ball hitting 84 not out and Hamblin adding 20. Wily Geoff Edmunds, playing his first match of the season, took a very impressive 2-7 from his 8 overs, Matt Dadswell 2-29, whilst there was a wicket a piece for Charlwood, Joe Smyth and Sam Davies. In reply, Kenilworth started well with Peter Huxford hitting 25, then a 94 run 2nd. wicket partnership between Dhruv Vyas 66 (7 x 4, 1 x 6) and Charlwood took place until Vyas was out when he hit his stumps trying a sweep. It was then left to Charlwood to take command and he went on to make an unbeaten 65 (6 x 4, 1 x 6) with the side needing 12 from the last two overs to reach 192-3 in a very tense and exciting finish to the match as the bye was gained on the match’s last ball. A thrilling end to the day.

 

A mixed bag of results

Saturday League Match reports

 

All 3 Kenilworth sides were in League action on Saturday but only the 2nds. gained a win.

 

1st XI

Kenilworth v. Olton & WW

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

LOSE

Olton 229-6 (20 points) (50 overs) beat Kenilworth 122-10 (2 points) (35.1 overs) by 107 runs.

 

High flying Olton proved too strong for the Kenilworth side as they easily won their win lose match by 107 runs after posting a stiff 229-6 in their innings. After an early loss of a wicket, the Olton batsmen steadily piled on the runs with Kulkarni 44 not out and Richter 40 sharing in a 87 run 6th. wicket partnership after Webb had earlier made 37, the highlight of their innings. Five Kenilworth bowlers each took a wicket a piece whilst keeper, Tom Booker, took two catches.  In reply, only 3 Kenilworth batsmen managed to reach double figures with Sunil Kumar top scoring and last man out having made a steady 43 (3 x 4). Joe Atkinson had earlier added 18 and Henry Curran 13 but the side lost their last 4 wickets for 7 runs as the side toiled against a tidy Olton attack and the side were bowled out in the 36th. over for only 122. Burke took 3-34. Hawkins 2-8 and Kendall 2-14 for the victorious visitors.

 

 

2nd XI

Kenilworth v. Oakfield and Rowlands

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

WIN

Oakfield and Rowlands 153-8 (2 points) (50 overs) lost to Kenilworth 154-3 (20 points) (36 overs) by 7 wickets.

 

Youngster, Shyaan Imam, was Kenilworth’s match winner along with Adie Sellar as the pair shared in an unbroken 125 run  4th. wicket partnership as the side easily chased down Oakfield’s 153-8. Imam made an unbeaten 70 (6 x 4) whilst Sellar chipped in with 43 not out (5 x 4) to reach 154-3 with 14 overs of the match remaining after Chris Prophet had earlier added 16. Whitwell took 2-25 and Claasen 1-49 for the hosts. During the Earlswood innings, Sam Leach had snapped up 3-16 for Kenilworth with 5 other Town bowlers claiming a wicket a piece as Naragata made an unbeaten 35 and Dowling 31 for the hosts.

 

3rd XI v. Earlswood

Cotswold Hills Cricket League – Division 6 – W/L – 40 overs a side

LOSE

Earlswood 223-5 (21 points) (40 overs) beat Kenilworth 201-8 (7 points) (40 overs) by 22 runs.

 

In a high scoring affair, Kenilworth fell short by 22 runs after Earlswood had posted 223-5 as Rock hit an impressive 92 (12 x 4, 1 x 6) and 16 year old, Laal, a fine 79 (8 x 4, 2 x 6) despite the efforts of Town bowlers, Will Thomson who took 2-25, James Sparks 2-52 whilst Christian Mortlock took 1-33. In reply, Kenilworth’s opener, Mark Stranks, made 52 hitting 8 boundaries, Steve Kelley 21, Matt Dadswell 20 and the efforts of number 9 Tom Skinner proved in vain despite making a solid unbeaten 34 (5 x 4) as overs ran out and the side had to end the day on 201-8. Earlswood’s Rock followed up his fine batting display with the ball and he took 4-28 to complete an all round performance to give his side victory.

 

Early morning at the Club

A Sunday sunny morning at the Ground

 

The Ground looks in very good nick with all the hard work that the ground staff have done to make it looking so good, especially on a sunny day.

Thanks for all your efforts.

 

 

 

This weekend’s fixtures

This Saturday and Sunday Fixtures

 

This weekend (12th./13th. June), the sides have the following fixtures:

 

SATURDAY 12th. JUNE

1st. XI v. Olton & WW – HOME – 12.30 p.m. start – WCCL Division 1 – Win/Lose format

2nd. XI v. Oakfield & Rowland – Away – 12.30 p.m. start – WCCL Division 7 East – Win/Lose format

3rd. XI v. Earlswood – HOME (at Harbury) – 1.00 p.m. start – CHL Division 6 – Win/Lose format

 

SUNDAY 13th. JUNE

1st. XI v. Coftonians – HOME – 1.30 p.m. start – FRIENDLY

Sunday XI v. Alvechurch & Hopwood – Away – 1.30 p.m. start – FRIENDLY