Category Archives: 3rd XI Reports

Shingler’s efforts in vain

All 3 League sides lose


Saturday 6th. August


Another disappointing day for the three Kenilworth Saturday League sides as they all lost in their win/lose format of matches.


1st XI


Kenilworth v. Leamington 2’s

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


Leamington 255-9 (50 overs) (20 points) beat Kenilworth 178-7 (50 overs) (6 points) by 77 runs.


Connor Shingler’s fine efforts of 3-52 with the ball and 82 runs with the bat were in vain as Kenilworth chasing Leamington’s 255-9 lost out by 77 runs as the win/lose format of League cricket matches returned.  Darren Williams top scored for the Spa side with 58, whilst J. Hawkins and W. Hawkins both made 37 as the side posted a stiff score.  Stuart Cope took 2-35, Joe Atkinson 2-61 and Olly Berry 1-59 for the Town. Kenilworth found runs hard to come by despite Atkinson hitting a quickfire 25 at the start of the side’s reply and they soon found themselves behind the required run rate despite Shingler’s solid knock in which he hit 7 boundaries and a six. Adey Sellar chipped in with an all run 32 but the trio were the only ones to reach double figures in the Town’s total of 178-7 as wickets were shared by the Spa bowlers though 2 run outs did not aid Kenilworth’s cause.



2nd. XI


Kenilworth v. Attleborough

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


Kenilworth 218-10 (46.5 overs) (3 points) lost to Attleborough 219-1 (38.1 overs) (20 points).


No report is currently available as the scorebook was left behind at Attleborough, in error.



3rd. XI


Kenilworth v. Warwick

CHL Division 4 North – 40 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Warwick 234-9 (40 overs) (22 points) beat Kenilworth 122-10 (28.4 overs) (5 points) by 112 runs.


Warwick proved far too strong for the Town 3’s as they posted 234-9 with  opener White hitting 66 and number 3, O’Connell, 55 as Rana took 2-25, Dhruv Vyas 2-40, Gareth Knights 2-42 and 1-19 from Dave Hone for Kenilworth. The side could only make 122 in reply with Andy Dadswell and Vik Joshi top scorers making 17 each as wickets tumbled and side could only post 122 in reply. Pantling took 3-10 from 6 overs  and Panja 2-9 as Warwick ran out easy winners.




2’s frustrate Coleshill whilst the others lose

A tough Saturday for all 3 sides


Saturday 23rd. July

Another frustrating day for the three Kenilworth Saturday League sides – the best result being a losing draw for the 2nd. XI,  as the other two sides suffered defeats.




1st XI


Kenilworth v. Knowle & Dorridge 2’s

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


Kenilworth 204-6 (50 overs) (6 points) lost to Knowle & Dorridge 2’s 209-6 (43.5 overs) (20 points) by 4 wickets.

Connor Shingler’s fine 70 (7 x 4) was in vain for the Town side as they lost out by 4 wickets. They had posted 204-6 with Steve Rhodes hitting a 22 ball unbeaten 33 (3 x 4, 2 x 6 – one of which cleared the ball stop netting and landed in the Housing Development), Adie Sellar making 32 and Henry Curran  20), as wickets were shared around by the K & D bowlers with Patel taking 2-33. In reply. K & D’s Jake Simmons opening hit 51 and Isaac Maddy 39. The side wobbled at 138-6 until a 71 run unbeaten partnership between James Hughes 49 not out (8 x 4, 1x 6) and 25 not out (5 x 4) from Vidan Iyer saw them to 209-6 with relative ease, after Town’s Joe Atkinson had earlier taken 4-26 with a wicket apiece from Rhodes and Tom Skinner.



2nd. XI


Kenilworth v. Coleshill 1’s

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


Coleshill 339-6 (50 overs) (16 points) drew with Kenilworth 188-6 (50 overs) (9 points).


Runs flowed as Coleshill posted a stiff 339-9, a score that the Town side were never going to chase down and settled on 188-6 to draw the match. Mahmood hit 91 (10 x 4, 2 x 6) for Coleshill with David Phillips chipping in with 63 (7 x 4, 2 x 6) and Sirjeed Mir 51 (4 x 4, 2 x 6) with the Town’s trio of Ed Smith, Joe Tate and Will Sheehan each taking two wickets whilst Josh Charlwood and Sam Davies took one a piece.  In reply, Town’s opener, Dave Edmunds made 63 (13 x 4), Danny Boneham 40 (7 x 4) and Mark Stranks 21 in their response as the side settled for a draw.



3rd. XI


Kenilworth v. Coventry Blues

CHL Division 4 North – 40 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Kenilworth 142-10 (36.1 overs) (4 points) lost to Coventry Blues 145-5 (28.4 overs) (19 points) by  5 wickets.


Table topping Coventry Blues restricted the Town 3’s to 142-10 and comfortably won with 11 overs and 5 wickets to spare as they reached 145-5. Town’s Sam Leach top scored for the side with 26 (5 x 4), Keeran Umashanker hit 24, whilst Ant Kerry and Will Thompson both made 16 but the quartet were the only ones to reach double figures as Deepak took 3-33, with a brace each for Mathew, Raj and Deltu. In reply, Blues batsmen all chipped in with Lineesh top scoring with 26, Mobin 24 not out and Raj 20 to reach their target with ease despite Rana taking 2-16 for the Town, Tom Best, Leach and Thompson a wicket each as Andy Dadswell took three catches behind the stumps.


Horner guides the 2’s to victory as the other sides falter

2nd XI the only League side to win


Saturday 16th.  July

Another mixed of results for the three Kenilworth Saturday League sides – 1st. XI had a loss, the 2nd. XI a win, whilst the 3rd. XI lost.


1st XI


Kenilworth v. Handsworth

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


Kenilworth 163-10 (49 overs) (3 points) lost to Handsworth 165-3 (39.3 overs) (24 points) by 7 wickets.


Despite Town’s Stuart Cope hitting 40 (7 x 4) and Joe Atkinson 37 (4 x 4) as they put on 71 for the first wicket the side could only muster 163 all out as Handsworth’s Dwayne Crossgill removed the side’s top 5 and then Kenrick Smith took 4-16 as Charlie Stranks 20, Adie Sellar and Chris Prophet both with 17, the only other Town batsmen to reach double figures. Handsworth then cantered to victory with 10 overs to spare as opener Renwick Hooper blasted an unbeaten 84 (10 x 4, 1 x 6) from his 100 balls faced with Prince chipping in with 25 and Dawkins 24 along the way as they easily reached 165-3 to secure the win. Darius Potten-Ravenshad took 2-39  for the Town, whilst Atkinson picked up the other Handsworth wicket to fall.



2nd. XI


Kenilworth v. Fillongley

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


Fillongley 93-10 (35 overs) (0 points) lost to  Kenilworth 95-1 (28.5 overs) (20 points) by 9 wickets.


The Seconds secured a very comfortable win after bowling out Fillongley for 93 as Town’s Dan Horner made light work of the run chase making an unbeaten 61  hitting 10 boundaries in his 87 ball knock as the side reached 95-1 inside 29 overs to consolidate their 4th. spot in the Division as he and Keeran Umashanker 20 not out  put on an unbeaten 81 runs for the second wicket partnership after Mark Stranks had earlier departed after making 13. All the Town bowlers took wickets in the Fillongley innings  with Sam Davies taking 4-35 from his 12 overs, Joe Tate an impressive 2-5 from his 6, Sam Leach 2-14 with a wicket each for Ben Clarke and Louis Smithson. Horner also excelled behind the stumps taking 4 catches and then led the side victory with the bat in the one sided affair.


3rd. XI


Kenilworth v. Lapworth

CHL Division 4 North – 40 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Kenilworth 162-10 (40 overs) (4 points) lost to Lapworth 163-3 (30.3 overs) (21 points) by  7 wickets.


Lapworth easily chased down the Town 3’s score of 162 all out to win by 7 wickets with 9 overs in hand as Akhaiq 63 (7 x 4) and Griffin who made an unbeaten 59 (7 x 4) put on 114 runs for their side’s 3rd. wicket. Only 4 Town batsmen had earlier reached double figures with Tarun Ahuja top scoring with 34 (4 x 4, 1 x 6), Matt Dadswell in the tail with 30 (5 x 4), Dhruv Vyas 21 (3 x 4, 1 x 6) and Steve Kelley 17 (3 x 4) as Davis, Faber and Wickle picked up 3 wickets each for Lapworth who then reached 166-3 in their 31st over chasing. Kenilworth’s only wicket takers were Dan Hone and Christian Mortlock with a run out accounting for the other Lapworth wicket to fall.


Runs flowed and mixed results

League Match Reports


Saturday 9th.  July

A mixed of results for the three Kenilworth Saturday League sides – 1st. XI had a losing draw, the 2nd. XI a defeat whilst the 3rd. XI won. The weather was hot and the runs flowed. Some high scoring matches.


1st XI


Kenilworth v. Nether Whitacre

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


Nether Whitacre 282-9 (50 overs) (15 points) drew with Kenilworth 261-4 (50 overs) (12 points)


Despite career best 1st. XI scores of 92 (9 x 4, 2 x 6) off 87 balls by Henry Curran and Charlie Stranks  who hit 65 (7 x 4, 1 x 6) their efforts were not quite enough to give the Town side victory as the pair shared in a 149 runs 4th. wicket partnership and had to settle for a draw as overs ran out.  Chris Prophet also made 29 and Joe Atkinson 20 in the Town’s total of 261-4 as they tried to chase down Nether Whitacre’s 282-9 with Steve Rhodes taking 3-59, Tom Skinner 2-41, Atkinson 2-56 and a wicket for Darius Potten-Ravenshad. Whitacre’s Rawlings had earlier made 128, Smith 58,  Lawrence 28 and Murphy 21 on a day where runs flowed off the bat. Curran also took a catch and made two stumpings behind the wicket.



2nd. XI

Kenilworth v. Nether Whitacre

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


Nether Whitacre 327-6 (50 overs) (24 points) beat Kenilworth 276-10 (47 overs) (6 points) by 51 runs.


Nether Whitacre posted an imposing 327-6  with Joe Darbs hitting 110, Ian Breeze 72. Matt Grove an unbeaten 37 and Carl Titmus 36 as runs flowed in the sun. Josh Charlwood and teenager Tom Best both took 2-57 whilst Sam Leach and Sam Davies the other two wickets to fall. In reply, Danny Boneham made a fine 72 (8 x 4) and Dave Smithson 57 (6 x 4), Joe Tate chipped in with 29 and Mark Stranks 22 but their efforts were in vain as the Town side were bowled out in the 47th. over for 276, with Preece taking 5-37 for the hosts.



3rd. XI

Kenilworth v. Rowington

CHL Division 4 North – 40 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Kenilworth 211-5 (40 overs) (22 points) beat Rowington 187-10 (38.1 overs) (6 points) by 24 runs.


Teenager, Keeran Umashanker, starred with the bat as he made 53 (10 x 4) as he shared in 72 runs 1st. wicket partnership with Dhruv Vyas who made 50 (9 x 4, 1 x 6) and then in a 80 runs 3rd. wicket partnership with Steve Kelley 39 (7 x 4). Tarun Ahuja added 27 (3 x 4, 1 x 6) in the side’s total of 211-5. In reply, Rowington kept chipping away at the target with Brown making 38, Lucas 28 and Haywood 24 but were bowled out in the penultimate over for 187, some 24 runs short and give victory to the Town side. Dan Hone took 3-36, veteran Pete Alty 2-35, Ahuja 2-56 whilst Umashanker rounded off a fine day for him taking 2-24, with Andy Dadswell a catch and a stumping behind the sticks.