Casey in the runs

Sunday XI v. Hampton & Solihull




On Sunday 18th August, Kenilworth travelled to play Hampton and Solihull in the Arden Sunday Cricket League at their Marsh Lane ground and came away with the better of the day, earning a winning draw.

Visiting captain Geoff Edmunds won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Henry Curran and Dan Roden were hoping to make a solid start for their side, but after a nice four, Roden was bowled by Carroll for 4, Kenilworth 10 for 1 in the second over. Next man in was Matt Casey, he and Curran soon began to build a solid partnership together, the pair going on to add 61 together in 13 overs, Curran caught off Friend for a solid 36, the visitors 71 for 2 in the 15th over. Drew Vyas and Casey then carried on the good work, both batsmen hitting the ball well, Vyas in particular being the more aggressive, clearing the rope three times before he was caught off Gary Speke for a fine innings of 47, the pair adding 83 together in just 16 overs, during the partnership Casey went to a fine fifty.
From 154 for 3, Kenilworth slipped to 171 for 5, as they lost Sam Leach for 11 and Charlie Stranks in the 35th over, with Casey still at the crease, the visitors were looking for a strong finish, Casey eventually fell off the bowling of Speke for a well made 77, with 6 x 4. Joey Poole with 12 not out and Shayan Imam with 7 not out, as Kenilworth closed their innings on a decent 205 for 6 off forty overs, for Hampton, Speke took 3 for 30 in eight overs.

After the well earned tea interval, the home side Openers were hoping to make a strong start, but lost Narota second ball, bowled by Matt Dadswell without score, 0 for 1. Gupta joined Mackie at the crease, but Dadswell and Charlie Stranks were keeping the batsmen quiet. Slowly the Hampton pair began to get their side back into the game, going on to put a solid stand of 71 together, when young Louis Smitheson bowled Mackie for 36, the home side 71 for 2 in the 19th over. Dan Roden replaced Smitheson, and soon had the new batsman Scott out, caught by Smitheson for 3, now 84 for 3, Roden then had Batsford lbw for 5, now 94 for 4 in the 27th over, the home side now struggling to keep up with the rate required. Gupta though stood firm, and went to a solid fifty, but the return of Matt Dadswell soon ended his innings, bowling him for 53, the home side up against it on 120 for 5 in the 35th over. Friend with 23 not out and Speke saw their side to the last over, but Charlie Stranks had Speke caught by Vyas for 6, as Hampton ended their innings on 136 for 6 from their forty overs.

For Kenilworth, Matt Dadswell with a fine 2 for 17 off eight tidy overs, Dan Roden taking 2 for 23 off six good overs, 1 for 29 for Charlie Stranks off eight overs and a wicket for Louis Smitheson with 1 for 26 off 5 overs. Kenilworth getting the winning draw and collecting 16 points, with one more league match of the season left, Kenilworth have had another impressive Sunday Cricket League season.




Skittled out by a rampant Nuneaton side

1st. XI v. Nuneaton




On Saturday 17th. August, the 1’s travelled to the north of the County for their Division 1 fixture in the Warwickshire County Cricket League at Nuneaton in their 50 overs a side match that saw the return of win/lose/draw cricket for the remaining 5 matches of this season’s League programme and wished they hadn’t, as they suffered a heavy 9 wicket defeat in no time at all. The match was all over in 40.5 overs.

The day started disastrously for the side, with the top 3 all out for a duck. Being 0-2 after two overs and then 4-4 after four overs, there was no way back for them as Benn and Ison, opening the Nuneaton attack caused mayhem and carnage. Wickets continued to fall all too regularly with only Sunny Ahmed showing any kind of resistance as he made 16 – the only batsman to reach double figures. Benn produced fine figures of 3-19 off 12 overs and Ison 4-16 from his 7 overs burst. The side stuttered and limped to a paltry 46 before they were finally bowled out inside 27 overs, 11 runs of which were gifted as extras.

In reply, Nuneaton cantered to an easy win reaching 48-1 inside 15 overs as Stedhill made 12 not out and Ison 8 with the only wicket to fall taken by Steve Rhodes who took 1-12 from his 4 overs in a day for the 1’s to quickly forget about and bounce back from. 


From the WCCL Results website page:

Kenilworth 46-10 (26.2 overs) (0 points) lost to Nuneaton 48-1 (14.3 overs) (20 points).



Bottom side Khalsa give the 2’s a lesson

2nd. XI v. Leamington Khalsa




On Saturday 17th. August, the 2’s hosted bottom side Leamington Khalsa at our Warwick Road Ground in their Division 8 fixture in the Warwickshire County Cricket League for their 50 overs a side match that saw the return of win/lose/draw cricket for the remaining 5 matches of this season’s League programme and the visitors were rewarded with a 5 wicket win that sees them up move a place in the Division whilst the 2’s remain in 7th. spot.

The 2nd. XI started well and put of 31 for the first wicket but then lost their next two without moving along the score. A 25 run partnership took the side to 56-4 and there was a further 25 run partnership for the sixth wicket as the side reached 81-5. All batsmen made starts but could not progress. The side then slumped to 106 all out, losing there last six wickets for 25 runs.

Vyas hit 19, Tobin 16, Leach 14, Maney 12, Poole 11 and Casey 11 as Mayank took 3-31 and Adil 3-13 for Khalsa.

In reply, the visitors wobbled on 21-3 and 38-4 until Adil and Indy came together and put on 45 for the 5th. wicket to steady the nerves. Adil made 30 before he was run out but Indy remained steadfast to hit an unbeaten 31 and along with Ranjeet with an unbeaten 14 saw the side over the winning line as in the end they comfortably reached 109-5 without any further scares.

For the 2nd.’s,  Joe Poole took 2-16 from 11 frugal overs, whilst Matt Casey claimed 1-20 from his 10 overs and Sam Leach 1-21 from 7.3 overs.


From the WCCL Results web page:

Kenilworth 106-10 (42.4 overs) (2 points) lost to Leamington Khalsa 109-5 (42.04 overs)  (20 points) by 5 wickets.



Too wet to play

3rd. XI v. Kenilworth Wardens IV


On Saturday 17th. August, the 3’s were due to travel the very short distance to Kenilworth Wardens IV’s for their Division 6 fixture in the Cotswold Hills League for their 45 over a side win/lose fixture.

Sadly, due to a wet wicket and outfield, no play was possible at the Glasshouse Lane ground and the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled.


Latest Housing Development update

Building work to commence soon


At Warwick District Council’s Planning Committee Meeting at the Town Hall in Leamington Spa on Tuesday 13th. August, the Full Planning Application on the forthcoming Housing Development fields for the 7 initial dwellings (application W/19/0322) was granted.
Bovis Homes will be commencing the building of their show homes on the Warwick Road edge of the fields early next month, more than likely as early as 2nd. September.  
Furthermore, it is likely that the Reserved matters for the remaining (up to) 118 dwellings will be heard at September’s Planning Committee meeting that is to be held on Tuesday 10th. September.