Sunday side in a hurry

Sunday XI v. Knowle Village




The Sunday XI travelled to Knowle Village for their Division 3 Arden Sunday Cricket League match on Sunday 14th. July and won at a canter.

Skipper Dan Horner won the toss and asked Village to bat first, home opening pair of Lyons and Holmes were hoping for a solid start, but the Kenilworth bowlers never let them settle, as George Jeyaratnam soon had Lyons heading back to the pavilion, caught behind by George Baines for 5, Village 13 for 1. Bradley and Lyons then started a recovery, Bradley hit a six and two fours. Matt Casey, who replaced Jeyaratnam, had him caught at mid wicket by Charlie Stranks for 18, the home side 34 for 2, Tibbits was next man in, Holmes was then lbw to Christian Russ for 10, the home side 48 for 3. Casey then had Tibbits caught by Dan Horner for 15, now village were struggling on 56 for 4 in the 13th over. Charlie Stranks replaced Russ, and bowled Collard with his third ball, Collard out without scoring, 56 for 5 now, Stranks then had Bates caught at leg slip by George Jeyaratnam without score, now 58 for 6. Tom Skinner then replaced Stranks, he also quickly got amongst the wickets,, having Pemberton caught by Henry Curran at mid off with his first ball, Pemberton making 2, now the home side were 58 for 7. Skinner struck again in his next over, Mehmood caught by Christian Russ for 1, now on the brink, Knowle were 60 for 8. This became 60 for 9 in the next over, Casey having Hurley caught, Henry Curran making no mistake, Hurley out without score, 60 for 9. Christian Russ returned, replacing Skinner, and with the last ball of the 22nd over, had last man Ramadas caught behind by George Baines for 2, Knowle Village all out for just 69, Lane not out 6. For Kenilworth, Matt Casey took 3 for 8 from four overs, Charlie Stranks with 2 for 9 from three overs, Christian Russ with 2 for 26 from 6 overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 1 from two overs and a wicket for George Jeyaratnam, 1 for 9 from six overs.

So needing just 70 to win, Kenilworth Openers Dan Horner and James Adamson looked to make a solid start, the pair made a fast start, both players finding the boundary early, they had put on 34 together when Horner picked out Ramadas at point, off the bowling of Hurley, Horner making 15, Ben Maney was in at three, he got off the mark straight away, also hitting a four, but on 6, Maney picked out Hurley at mid wicket off Lanes first ball, Kenilworth 56 for 2 in the tenth over, Adamson still going strong, now joined by number four Darius Potten-Ravenshad, Ravenshad off the mark with a leg glance for one, a boundary four and a single for Adamson, Kenilworth 66 for 2 at the end of the tenth over, Ramadas with his first ball, was dispatched by Adamson over square leg for six, and Kenilworth had won, ending on 72 for 2, winning by eight wickets after just 10.1 overs, Adamson ending 35 not out and Darius Potten-Ravenshad 1 not out. Kenilworth take 20 points.

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Bowlers on top in low scoring affair as Kenilworth crumble away

1st. XI v. Bablake Old Boys




On Saturday 13th July, Kenilworth hosted Coventry outfit Bablake Old Boys for their latest Warwickshire County Cricket League Division One fixture on a day where both side’s bowlers were in form on a low scoring day that saw the visitors win with some comfort by 46 runs.

Visitors Bablake Old Boys were to bat first, Arnold and McCullum opened up for their side, the pair had put on 18 for the first wicket when McCullum was caught off the bowling of Joey Poole for 4, fellow opening bowler Jack Howard then soon had Arnold caught behind by Tom Booker for 14, Bablake now 32 for 2. A stand of 25 between Hopkins and Doak-Smith for the third wicket before Joey Poole had Doak-Smith caught for 5, the visitors 57 for 3 in the 19th over. Hallatt and Hopkins were needed to now get their side back on track, but Skipper Pete Magafas broke the partnership, bowling Hallatt for 22, Bablake 84 for 4 in the 19th over, Ilyas then had Ali caught by Matt Casey without score, now 105 for, Kenilworth on top. Hopkins was the next wicket to fall, well stumped by Tom Booker off the bowling of Connor Shingler, the visitors now struggling on 113 for 6. Shingler then had Yardley caught and bowled for 3, now 116 for 7. Number nine Cowley was then lbw to shingler for 2, 122 for 8 in the 39th over. Ketley added a quick 11, before he was bowled by Ilyas, 135 for 9, last man Baines was soon dismissed, caught by Ilyas off the bowling of Connor Shingler without score, Bablake Old Boys all out for 140 in 44 overs.
For Kenilworth, Connor Shingler took a brilliant 4 for 14 off seven overs, Ilyas with 2 for 18 from seven tidy over, seamer Joey Poole with a quality spell of 2 for 24 off ten overs, Jack Howard with 1 for 21 off nine overs and 1 for 33 for Ilyas off nine overs. A fine effort in the field for Kenilworth, as the players headed off for tea.

Chris Prophet and Connor Shingler opened their sides reply, but lost Prophet in the first over for 6 for 1, Ali then had next man in Adie Sellar bowled for 6, the home side struggling early on on 24 for 2. Next man in Dave Edmunds and Shingler took the score to 40 in the 12th over, when Ali bowled Edmunds for 4. The home side became 45 for 4 in the 21st over, as the runs dried up, Henry Curran was caught off the bowling of Bains without score. Then disaster, in the 25th over, Bains removed opener Shingler for 29 and Tom Booker for 2, Kenilworth in trouble on 61 for 6. When next man in joined skipper Pete Magafas, but he didn’t last long at the crease,, bowled by Bains for 6, Kenilworth 69 for 7. Then Matt Casey was caught and bowled by Cowley for 5, now 83 for 8 in the 33rd over. Jack Howard was then bowled by Cowley, the home side on the brink on 90 for 9, and when Last man in Joey Poole was run out without score, Kenilworth were all out for 94 in the 38th over, Magafas left not out 20.

Bablake Old Boys the winners by 46 runs. Bains with 4 for 19 from ten quality overs, ripped out the home sides innings, his wickets changed the game for Bablake.  Kenilworth slip down a spot to 9th with only 2 points separating three teams for the next relegation spot as bottom side, Water Orton are a further 27 points adrift propping up the Division.

Bablake O.B.  140-10 (20 points)  (44 overs) beat Kenilworth 94-10 (4 points) (38 overs) by 46 runs.




One run better than the 1’s but still the same result.

2nd. XI v. Solihull Municipal




The 2nd. XI travelled to Solihull Municipal on Saturday 13th. July for their Warwickshire County Cricket League Division 8 win/lose fixture and were skittled out for 95 as the hosts eased to a 7 wicket win with many overs to spare, in a day to forget for the side.

Municipal won the toss and asked Kenilworth to bat first. Openers Mark Stranks and skipper Dan Horner were the men the visitors had at the crease first, but lost the inform Stranks early, bowled by Mahmood for 3, Kenilworth 6 for 1. Darius Potten-Ravenshad joined Horner, the pair began to rebuild their sides innings, taking the score to 40 when Ravenshad was caught off the bowling of Goodyer for 12, Kenilworth 40 for 2. Nathan Chant now with Horner, again the pair looked to put on a decent partnership together, they had put on 31 when Chant was caught off the bowling of Stanley for 21, Kenilworth 71 for 3. Next man in Ben Maney didn’t stay long, also caught off the bowling of Stanley, out for 1, and Kenilworth struggling on 73 for 4. When next man in Charlie Stranks was run out for 2, Kenilworth were in big trouble on 75 for 5, then skipper Horner was caught off Goodyer for a solid 35, the visitors 77 for 6, this soon became 77 for 7, Sam Leach also caught off Goodyer, the same bowling and Fielding combination accounted for Will Thompson for 6, now 85 for 8. When Drew Vyas was bowled by Kervaski for 1, it was 85 for 9. Number ten Skinner had made 6 when he was last man out, caught off Kavaski, leaving Chris Beech not out 1, and Kenilworth all out for just 95 in 43 overs. Goodyer and Stanley taking three wickets each for Municipal.

After the tea interval, the home side looked to chase down the under par total Kenilworth posted, Openers Clements and Gorton made a solid start for their side both players eased into double figures against a accurate spin attack from Kenilworth, but neither player untroubled, as the pair added nearly fifty together when Kenilworth struck, Clements caught by Nathan Chant off the bowling of Sam Leach, for 20, his opening partner fell soon after, caught by Sam Leach off the bowling of Darius Potten-Ravenshad for a solid 30. Number three Muckler made 10, but he too was caught by Sam Leach, this time off the bowling of Chris Beech, but Municipal were nearly at their target, Singleton with 6 not out and Johnson with 10 not out saw their side home, finishing on 96 for 3, winning by 7 wickets in only 21.3 overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were, Chris Beech with 1 for 34 off ten tidy overs, Sam Leach with 26 from 4.3 overs and a wicket for Darius Potten-Ravenshad, 1 for 12 from three overs, as Kenilworth suffered a rare heavy defeat.


Kenilworth 95-10 (1 point) (44 overs) lose to Solihull Municipal 96-3 (20 points) (21.3 overs) by 7 wickets.


3rds stand firm to win by 2 runs in a nervy ending to the match

3rd. XI v. Overbury II




On Saturday 13th July, Kenilworth’s 3rd. XI made the long trip to play Overbury 2nds away in the Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture and a great all round performance saw them victors by a narrow 2 runs.

Losing the toss again, Kenilworth were asked to bat first, Openers skipper Geoff Edmunds and Dan Roden made a solid start to their side’s innings, putting on 37 together in eleven overs, when Dan Roden was unluckily out hit wicket off a wide delivery off the bowling of Patel, Will Machin, making his first appearance this season, joined Edmunds, after a crisp four, Machin was bowled by Posgate for 6, Kenilworth 53 for 2. The late arrival of Uma Umashanka, meant instead of opening, Umashanka was in at number four, but he didn’t last long at the crease, caught off the bowling of home skipper Hayden for 6, Kenilworth 60 for 3, this soon became 62 for 4, when Andy Dadswell was bowled by Posgate. Geoff Edmunds was still going strong, along with young Yas Joshi the pair began the rebuild, until Edmunds was adjudged lbw to Hayden for a fine 36, Kenilworth 81 for 5. This became 92 for 6 when Joshi was bowled by the returning Gillett, Joshi making a decent 19. This bought all rounders Matt da and Ed Smith together at the crease, Kenilworth needed a partnership now if they were to post a defendable score, the pair duly delivered, both men playing aggressive cricket, both men hitting five fours each, as they put on 47 together for the seventh wicket in seven overs, Dadswell falling to Gillett, bowled for a decent 23, Kenilworth 139 for 7, Smith then fell lbw to Hayden in the next over, the visitors now 139 for 8 in the 36th over, Louis Smitheson and Gareth Knights at the crease, a case of how many the pair could manage to acquire, Knights got off the mark with a straight six, but was caught soon after for 6, 148 for 9, when Smitheson was also caught off Bramley for 6, Kenilworth were all out for 156 in the 39th over, Daniel Barrie finished 2 not out. For Overbury, Hayden took 3 for 25 and two wickets each for Gillett, Posgate and Bramley. As the players headed off to tea, time would tell if the visitors had enough runs.

The Kenilworth opening attack of Ed Smith and Matt Dadswell were after early wickets, and both men obliged, Smith having Haynes lbw for 5, the home side 8 for 1, this became 12 for 2, when Matt Dadswell had Hayden brilliantly caught one handed by Ed Smith at short cover, Hayden making 2. After a five over spell, Dadswell was replaced by skipper Geoff Edmunds, Edmunds striking in his first over, having number four Goodwin caught, again by Ed Smith, the home side struggling on 28 for 3 in the twelth over. Edmunds struck again in the 18th over, having Bramley well caught by Dan Roden for 22, the home side 54 for 4, and game definitely on. After the drinks break, Kenilworth had two opportunities off the bat of Gillett and Posgate, both men new to the crease, Gillett decided to play his shots, looking to be aggressive all the time, a series of fours, a big six, plus surviving three further chances, he went to his fifty with a straight drive off Dan Roden, Roden though had his revenge in the same over, Gillett going for one big hit too many, picking out Will Machin on the long on boundary, Machin taking a very decent catch. The game swinging one way and the other, Posgate still in, a lot rested on him, the side needed forty off the last ten overs, the home side having 41 overs, as they got the one that Kenilworth didn’t use up.

Smith returned, immediately had new man in Lawrence bowled for 2. Overbury 122 for 6, this became 132 for 7, Patel caught behind off Geoff Edmunds for 1. The key was Posgate, but he was run out by a throw from Will Machin to keeper Dadswell, attempting a second run, Posgate out for 38, Overbury now 143 for 8 in the 35th over. Edmunds switched his bowling around in the last four overs, each over a different bowler, each bowler bowled a fantastic over, a maiden from Edmunds, a maiden from Smith, left the home side needing eleven to win from the last two overs, Dan Roden to bowl the 40th and penultimate over, but three dot balls to batsman Darling, the pressure now on him, he responded with a leg side four and a two, a dot to finish a very fine spell of bowling.

So the last over, five needed for Overbury, skipper Edmunds to bowl, four dot balls to number ten Doble, a single off the fifth ball, Darling facing the last ball of the game, Edmunds to bowl, Darling can only manage a single, and Kenilworth have won a brilliant game of cricket by just 2 runs, Overbury ending on 154 for 8 from 41 overs, all eleven players for Kenilworth were heroes, everyone played a key role, in a fantastic team performance.

Wickets for Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 21 from nine overs, Ed Smith with a fantastic 2 for 12 from nine overs, Matt Dadswell with 1 for 26 off nine overs and 1 for 51 from nine impressive overs from leg spinner Dan Roden. Kenilworth take 19 points for a brilliant team performance, where they never stopped believing, skipper Edmunds rotated his bowlers superbly.

3rd. XI team photo of the side at Overbury:




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