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Match reports for last weekend

A mixed bag of results




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)



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)



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.



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 XI v. Harborne

40 overs a side friendly 

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



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.


Young Joshi stars with the bat

 3rd. XI v. Moreton-in-Marsh


Moreton-in-Marsh 120-10 (29 overs) lost to Kenilworth 121-1 (23.1 overs) by 9 wickets


The 3rd. XI kicked off their Cotswold Hills cricket league campaign with a comprehensive 9 wicket win against visitors Moreton-in-Marsh who could only post 120 in their innings. Will Thompson took the bowling honours for Kenilworth taking a fine 3-7 followed by Will Machin with 2-19, Matt Dadswell 2-28 and Louis Smithson 1-6 after Stotesbury had made 36 and Evans 25 for Moreton.

Replying, Kenilworth’s openers put on 60 for the first wicket with Uma UmaShanker hitting 26 (3 x 4, 1 x 6) whilst youngster Yash Joshi went onto post his deserved maiden Senior half century, hitting an unbeaten 52 (9 x 4) as he teamed up with fellow young teenager Thompson who made 23 not out (3 x 4) as they guided the side to victory reaching 121-1 inside 24 overs and record a confidence boosting win in their first match of the season. Pavey-Edwards with 1-8 was the only Moreton bowler to be rewarded with a wicket.


The 2021 season starts!

Warwick 3 Kenilworth 0


The 2021 cricket season got underway on Saturday 10th. April 2021 with three friendly matches against neighbours, Warwick, who had a hat trick of victories on a bitterly cold day with the icy wind blowing across all three Grounds, as players dusted down their winter cobwebs and tried to keep warm! Sadly, due to Government restrictions and ECB instructions, no spectators were allowed to attend any matches, nor were the Clubhouses open. Despite the results, it was still good to see that cricket is now back.



1st XI v. Warwick – 45 overs – LOST

Kenilworth 190-9 lost to by 6 wickets  – Warwick 191-4


The 1st. XI posted 188-9 in their 45 overs thanks to knocks of 38 from Tom Booker and 35 from skipper Connor Shingler, whilst Adam Huxford chipped in with 19, Matt Casey 18 with Dan Horner adding 13 and Stuart Cope 12. Loham proved the most successful bowler taking a good 4-41 from his 9 overs for the visitors with Spenser claiming a brace – 2-34 whilst there was a wicket apiece for Bhatti, Evans and Southport.

In reply, Sood was the outstanding performer for Warwick as he hit a sublime unbeaten 90 as he and Bhatti who made an unbeaten 51 guided the side to a comfortable victory with several overs to spare as they formed a solid partnership together. Earlier, Southorn had made 15. Kenilworth wicket takers were Steve Rhodes, Joe Atkinson, Matt Casey and Shingler who each to a wicket each.



2nd XI v. Warwick – 40 overs – LOST

Kenilworth 128-10 lost by 44 runs – Warwick 172-5


Warwick proved too strong for the Kenilworth 2’s as they bowled the side out for 128 after Dave Smithson had made a good 37 before a mix up saw him run out. Jack Howard made 21 and captain Leach an unbeaten 22* the only scores of note in the side’s total. Patterson took a fine 3-7 for Warwick, whilst Sharma claimed 2-20 with Jackson, Rudnicski, Hare and Hope taking a wicket a piece. Earlier, Warwick posted 172 thanks to Passa to as he made a fine unbeaten 74 and was deservedly batsman of the cold day. Bagai posted 20 whilst Sharma had earlier made 14 and Hare 13 in the side’s win. Tom Skinner took 2-14 for Kenilworth with Pat Howard, Sam Leach and Dan Roden picking up a wicket each to start their season’s off.



3rd. XI v. Warwick – 40 overs – LOST

Warwick 200-6 beat Kenilworth 150-10 by 50 runs


The 3’s faired no better as Warwick claimed the clean sweep over their neighbours. Warwick posted 200-6 as opener Davis remained at the crease throughout the innings to post an unbeaten 76. Papworth added 26 not out after O’Sullivan had posted 13 and Webb 10, the only other batsmen to reach double figures. Their innings was bolstered by 67 extras which were to cost the Kenilworth side dear. Matt Dadswell took 2-26 and James Sparks 2-46 whilst Christian Mortlock and Dave Gamble took the other wickets to fall. The 3’s could only reach 150 in reply before been bowled out with 2 and a bit overs of the match left. Danny Boneham was the Town batsmen on form as he made 31.  Matt Dadswell made 20, outscoring Andy Dadswell (18) before he fell, whilst James Adamson posted 16 and Gamble 13. Warwick used 8 bowlers with Seymour taking 3-35, Rhodes 2-9, Hedderman 2-19, Cale 2-27 with O’Sullivan taking the other wicket to fall.


Despite the results it was a good run out for all 3 sides before the League season starts for the 1st XI and 2nd XI next week.

The 1st. XI are away in Division 1 of the Warwickshire County Cricket League at Solihull Blossomfield with a 12.30 p.m. start whilst the 2’s entertain Bablake at our Warwick Road Ground with a 12.30 p.m. start in their Division 7 East encounter in the Warwickshire County Cricket League.



Vyas shines in 3rd’s final match of the season

3rd. XI v. Berkswell IV


40 over friendly




Berkswell IV 227-7 (40 overs)  beat Kenilworth 141-5 (40 overs) by 86 runs


The 3rd’s last match of the season ended in defeat at the hands of Berkswell IV in their 40 overs a side friendly as they fell short by 44 runs.

Berkswell posted 227-3 with openers Tracey retiring on 50 and Rigden retiring after making 102 before Shinah made 56 as wickets were hard to come by but Juniors Tom Best claimed 2-46 and Louis Smithson 1-15 for Kenilworth.

In reply, Dhruv Vyas had his best score of the season making a solid and impressive 75 (7 x 4, 4 x 6) for Kenilworth. Youngster Keeran Umashanker was unbeaten on 33 at the close after dad, Uma, had earlier made 16 as he saw the overs out with stand in skipper, Steve Kelley 10 not out as the side ended on 183-4 with Short taking 2-24 and Gupta 1-24 for Berkswell to close the season for the 3rds.


Thirds triumph

3rd. XI v. Earlswood IV


CHL 40 over friendly




Kenilworth 136-9 (40 overs) beat Earlswood 65-7 (40 overs) by 71 runs


Kenilworth’s bowlers were on form to restrict Earlswood to a frugal 65-7 from their 40 overs and easily defended their score of 136-9 in this 40 overs a side CHL friendly.

Kieran Umashanker made 40 opening for Kenilworth hitting 2 boundaries in his knock, Gareth Knights 28 and Tom Skinner 21 in the side’s total. Thorne took 4-17 and Rowland 2-52 with the other wickets shared around for Earlswood.

Earlswood then struggled against the accuracy of Kenilworth’s bowling attack finding the ball hard to get away throughout their innings despite Rowland making 28 not out – the side’s only score in double figures. Matt Dadswell claimed 2-6 from 8 fine overs, James Sparks 2-17, spinner Skinner 1-9 from his 8 overs whilst youngsters Dan Barrie took 1-12 and Tom Best 1-20 for Kenilworth as they ran out easy victors.