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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.


Beaten by the weather

3rd. XI v. Bearley


The 3rd.’s  CHL friendly match was sadly cancelled on Friday due to a waterlogged pitch after this week’s heavy rain and downpours that made the Bearley Ground unfit to play on.



Smitten with Laura’s performances

3rd. XI v. Earlswood IV


CHL Friendly


Earlswood 170-5 (40 overs) beat Kenilworth 111-8 (40 overs) by 59 runs.


Earlswood’s talented all round cricketer, Laura Smitten,  was undoubtedly the player of the day in the 40 overs a side Cotswold Hills friendly match and the side’s victory against Kenilworth 3rds.

Opening, she made a fine unbeaten 82 as Earlswood posted 170-5 and was the solid mainstay of their innings. Massey chipped in with 18 as all 5 wickets to fall were taken by different Kenilworth bowlers – youngsters James Sparks, Will Machin and Matt Dadswell, whilst Ed Smith and Deen Shafiq also picked a wicket up each.

Replying, Kenilworth started well with Uma Umashanker making 30 before he was run out but after he fell the side found runs hard to come by. Dadswell made 16, Smith 11 and Shafiq 10 as the Earlswood bowling attack was too difficult to get away and for Kenilworth to find scoring opportunities. The side had to settle on ending their 40 overs on 111-8.

It was Smitten who proved to be best bowler for Earlswood as she took 2-16 from her 8 overs, whilst 5 other bowlers each took a wicket  to give Earlswood a deserved 59 run win in a day that belonged to Smitten for her fine performances with the bat and the ball.




Young Thomas Best takes career best 4-16 in Senior cricket to set up side’s win

Kenilworth 3rd. XI v. Kineton III – CHL Shield B


Kineton 176-9 lost to Kenilworth 113-2 (18 overs) by 8 wickets (DLS method)


The Kenilworth 3rds. put in their best performance of the season to seal victory at Kineton by 8 wickets in a rain affected match.

Kineton had batted first and posted 176-9 off their 40 overs with Laughton hitting 26 and Cox 22 before tail enders number 9 Swift hit an unbeaten 29 and number 10 Flynn 20 to bolster the side’s score late in their innings. The pick of the Kenilworth bowlers was young teenager, Thomas Best who took a career best 4-16 in Senior cricket in his fine spell of bowling bamboozling the Kineton batsmen with his swing. Christian Russ took 2-39 whilst youngster Louis Smithson, Dan Barrie and Ed Smith claimed a wicket each.

Rain delayed the Kenilworth reply that saw 15 overs lost and the side’s target was reduced to 111. Father and son duo, Uma Umashanker 23 and Kieran Umashanker 8 opened and fell before a match winning 62 run 3rd wicket unbroken partnership between Dave Smithson 37 not out and Steve Kelley 24 not out saw Kenilworth reach 113-2 and victory  with 7 overs to spare to end their League campaign in style with by far their best performance of the season.