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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.

KCC win by 8 wickets on the day that England somehow win the ICC World Cup in another incredible match!


Huzzah, all round!


Two centuries hit in friendly match – one for each side

Sunday XI v. Ashorne & Morton Morrell




On a glorious Sunday 7th July, Kenilworth hosted  9 man and 2 guests Ashorne and Moreton Morrell in forty overs a side friendly and over 400 runs were scored in a match that had two centuries – one for each side – in a game that the Sunday XI came out on top.

Visitors Ashorne batted first, Openers Wilcock and Finchery were up against young Daniel Barrie and Christian Russ, Barrie bowled a tight first over, Wilcock took ten off the Russ opening over but Barrie struck in his second over, bowling Finchery for no score, the visitors 11 for 1. Humphries was next man in, but he was bowled by Russ for 10, Ashorne 36 for 2. Barrie was in the middle of a fine opening spell, and with the last ball of his fourth over, he bowled the dangerous Wilcock for 19, now 48 for 3. Skipper Husselby was holding his sides innings together, as next man Nash was caught by Dan Horner at slip off Kieran Umashanka for 4, Ashorne 59 for 4. Wilson was then bowled by Matt Dadswell for no score, and the visitors were in trouble on 63 for 5. Husselby was now starting to be more positive, trying to get a score on the board, the visitors lost their sixth wicket with the score on 82, Jay bowled by the returning Daniel Barrie, Jay out for 2. Next man in was substitute player, and Kenilworth player Charlie Stranks, after both sides agreed the loan pre match, Stranks got off the mark with a fine cover drive, he and Husselby were very busy at the crease, looking to accelerate the scoring, Husselby went to fifty, as the visitors passed a hundred, then 150, putting on over fifty together, with the score on 172, Stranks was bowled by Sam Leach for a busy 28, his wicket bought the second loan player to the crease, guest player Elliott Haynes-Sorrell, Husselby was approaching his hundred, and duly did, his was a very good hundred, he retired on exactly 100, two sixes into the fields, over the metal fence by Haynes-Sorrell off Matt Dadswell, trying to repeat it off Dadswell’s last ball was bowled for a breezy 16, the visitors finishing on 203 for 9 off their forty overs. For Kenilworth, Daniel Barrie took a fine 3 for 16 from eight quality overs, Matt Dadswell with 2 for 54 from eight overs, Sam Leach with a quality 1 for 20 from eight overs, Kieran Umashanka with 1 for 44 from eight overs and Christian Russ with 1 for 35 off four overs, as the players headed off for a well deserved tea.

Dan Horner and Darius Potten-Ravenshad opened the run chase for Kenilworth, looking to chase down the score set by Ashorne, both batsmen soon punished anything loose, both men finding the boundary rope early on, going on to share a fifty run opening stand for the first wicket in just the ninth over. I’m the eleventh over, Potten-Ravenshad was lbw to Wilson for a solid 30, the home side 68 for 1. Young keeper Louis Smitheson was on at number three, he didn’t look at all fazed, picking ones and two’s, along with the experience of Horner, the pair went on to add 56 together for the second wicket, during that partnership, Horner went to a fifty off sixty balls, Smitheson was bowled by Wilson for 10, Kenilworth now 114 for 2 on the 22nd over, the in form George Baines was now Horner’s next partner, he too began to knock the ball for one’s and twos, as the pair began to put their side on top, when the score was on 155, Baines mistimed a pull, and was caught at square leg for 14, 155 for 3 on the 30th over. Home debutant Christian Russ was now batting with Horner, needing 49 to win, Horner had one eye on a century, the other on getting his side over the line, Russ was also on positive mode, he too found early boundaries, as Horner now into the 90’s, Kenilworth needed 19 to win, enough overs to get them, Horner on 96, played a lovely shot in front of square leg for four to bring up a fine century, with the win in site, it was left to Russ to hit the winning four on the 36th over, Kenilworth finishing on 204 for 3, to win by seven wickets, Russ finished unbeaten on 20, but the day belonged to Dan Horner, with a magnificent 103 not out off 107 balls with 9 fours.

Kenilworth return to league action next Sunday, an away trip to Knowle Village awaits.




Last pair fail to save the day after their obdurate efforts

Sunday XI v. Moseley




The Sunday XI hosted Moseley at our Warwick Road Ground in their return fixture in the Arden Sunday Cricket League on Sunday 30th. June. This time it was Moseley  who ran  winners, as Kenilworth had been when they visited Moseley earlier in the season, to leave the sides tied in their head to head encounters in the League.

Visitors Moseley won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Mahmood and Hussain looked to be positive from the start against the new ball attack of Joey Poole and George Jeyaratnam, Kenilworth struck an early wicket, Hussain caught by Matt Casey at cover, Hussain out for 5, Moseley 21 for 1. Qamar was next man in for the visitors, again looking to be positive, adding a quick 23 with Mahmood before Jeyaratnam bowled for 15, Moseley now 44 for 2. Matt Casey replaced Jeyaratnam and Tom Skinner replaced Poole, Mahmood and new man at the crease Mohammed began to put a strong partnership together, a series of fours helped the pair to get their side to a hundred on the scoreboard, they had put on 64 when Matt Dadswell, who had replaced Skinner from the pavilion end, had Mahmood caught by Dan Horner at extra cover for a solid 46, Moseley now 108 for 3. Next man in Oryakhara was then run out by Dan Horner for a breezy 12, now 121 for 4. Cowley and Mohammed then added 47 together for the fifth wicket, Mohammed passing fifty in the process, but he was fifth man out, Stumped by Henry Curran off Charlie Stranks for a fine innings of 83, 168 for 5 became 173 for 6 when Cowley was caught and bowled by Matt Casey for 5. A flurry of late wickets in the last couple of overs, Aziz run out by Casey for no score, A. Hussain caught by Dan Horner off Charlie Stranks for 1, Skipper Davies was left 13 not out, Moseley finished their forty overs on 182 for 9. Wickets shared for Kenilworth, Charlie Stranks with 2 for 26 off five overs, Matt Dadswell with 1 for 19 off five, George Jayaratham with 1 for 22 off seven overs, Joey Poole with 1 for 28 off four and a wicket for Matt Casey, 1 for 38 off eight, also three run outs.

After tea the Kenilworth Openers Dan Horner and Henry Curran were looking to make inroads into the target set by Moseley, but lost Curran early, bowled by Davies for 6, Kenilworth 17 for 1 in the fifth over, Imam was next in but found runs hard to come by against the Moseley bowling, in the ninth over, Davies struck twice, having both Imam and Charlie Stranks lbw, both without scoring, the home side in trouble on 22 for 3. This soon became 24 for 4 when Horner was bowled by Aziz for 11. Matt Casey and number 6 Drew Dyer then began to be more positive, starting to put a stand together, Dyer in particular looked in good touch, until he was run out for 19, the home side now 59 for 5, George Jayaratham was next man in, but was soon walking back to the pavilion, bowled by A. Hussain for 1, Kenilworth in trouble on 72 for 6 in the 18th over. Matt Casey was then stumped off the bowling of Mahmood for 24, now 75 for 7. Young Kieran Umashanka was caught off Hallen for 1, the home side on the brink of defeat on 92 for 8 in the 26th over, when Matt Dadswell was bowled by James in the 29th over for 1, the home side were 95 for 9.

With number eight Joey Poole in determined mood, along with last man Tom Skinner, they had eleven overs to survive to save the game, over by over came and went, the opening bowlers now on at the death, the 39th over bowled by Aziz, and with his last ball, enticed Skinner to play at one outside off stump, the edge taken, the catch taken at slip, Kenilworth all out for 121 with one over remaining, Poole left stranded on a solid 23 not out, Skinner making 3. Davies taking 3 for 20 and Aziz 2 for 11 off eight overs doing the damage for the visitors.

Moseley the winners by 61 runs, Kenilworth take 4 points.



Kenilworth bowlers blitz Corley

Sunday XI v. Corley




On Sunday 23rd June, Kenilworth hosted Coventry outfit Corley for their latest Arden Sunday Cricket League Division 3 fixture and ran out easy winners following a Town bowling blitz that ran through the Corley side, in a match that ended inside 33 overs.

Winning the toss, visitors Corley chose to bat first, Falconer and Soinne opened up for the visitors, as the Kenilworth opening attack of Joey Poole and Matthew Dadswell looked for early wickets, Corley had got to 28 without loss in the sixth over, when Dadswell bowled Soinne for 7, and three balls later in the same over, Dadswell had number three Phillips well held by Matt Casey at cover for 2, Corley now 30 for 2 after six overs. After a tidy four over spell, Matt Casey replaced Matt Dadswell from the pavilion end, he struck with his second ball, Falconer well held by Charlie Stranks at long on, Falconer making 23, Corley 41 for 3 in the tenth over. Khan and Bates were now at the crease, but Casey soon removed both men, lbw for 2 and 3 respectively, Corley struggling on 44 for 5 from fourteen overs. Tom Skinner replaced Joey Poole from the bottom end, number six ward was then the victim of a quite brilliant one handed catch from Charlie Stranks, Stranks dived full length at wide mid on off Skinner, catching the ball goalkeeper style, the visitors now in deep trouble on 51 for 6. Joey Poole swapped ends, now from the pavilion end, and struck twice having Priy lbw for no score, then having Lynch brilliantly caught by skipper Dan Horner one handed at slip for 1, Corley now 55 for 8. Charlie Stranks then replaced Skinner from the bottom end, and in his second over had number seven Parker caught by Matt Dadswell on the leg side for 4, now 55 for 9. Matthew Dadswell replaced Poole in the 24th over, with his first ball back, bowled number ten Whatsize without scoring, Corley all out for just 55 in only 23.1 overs. Wickets shared, Matt Casey with 3 for 8 off five overs, Matthew Dadswell with 3 for 15 from 4.1 overs, Joey Poole with 2 for 25 from eight overs, Tom Skinner with 1 for 6 from four overs and a wicket for Charlie Stranks 1 for 0 off two overs.

The teams came straight out, openers Dan Horner and Darius Potten-Ravenshad had the task of getting their side to the target required, both batsmen looked to get on the front foot straight away, but with score on 14, Potten-Ravenshad was caught at mid off by Henry off the bowling of Phillips for 10. James Adamson replaced Potten-Ravenshad, immediately got the scoreboard moving, Horner and Adamson soon got their side to win, Horner ending 10 not out, but it was Adamson with a rapid 31 not out, saw Kenilworth over the line in only nine overs, Kenilworth finished on 56 for 1.

Kenilworth the winners by nine wickets, and take the full 24 points, as the side continue to impress in the Arden League.



Match ends in a thrilling tie

Sunday XI v. Hampton & Solihull




On Sunday 16th June, Kenilworth hosted Hampton and Solihull for their latest Arden Sunday Cricket League fixture and somehow the match did not fall victim to the recent weather with a full 40 overs a side being bowled as the rain stayed away.

What a thrilling end to the match it was, as Kenilworth took a wicket by a run out on the last ball  of the match with the scores level as H & S were trying to come back for the match winning second run. The match ended in a rare tie.

Asked to bat first, Kenilworth openers Henry Curran and Uma Umashanker made a watchful start against the accurate Hampton opening bowlers. After ten overs the home side were 16 without loss, but in the 11th over, Umashanker mistimed a pull and was caught by Mackey off Friend for 6, Kenilworth 18 for 1. Matt Casey then joined Curran, the pair were now looking to increase the tempo, adding 40 together in nine overs, at the half way point, Kenilworth were 56 for 1. The pair bought up the hundred I n the 29th over, meantime Curran went on to complete a solid fifty. But in the 30th over, Casey was bowled by Mackey for a solid 30 the home side 101 for 2, the pair adding 85 for the second wicket. Casey out, looking to force the run rate. The in form George Baines, fresh from his century last week joined Curran the pair were to add 34 together in six overs before Baines was bowled by Rollinson for 19, now 135 for 3, next man in Drew Dyer got off the mark first ball with a four through square leg, both Curran and Dyer tried to get Kenilworth to a defendable total in the last couple of overs, the home side posted 149 for 3 from their forty overs, Curran carrying his bat from ball one for an unbeaten innings of 77, his innings having six boundary fours. Three wicket takers for Hampton and Solihull, as the players headed off for tea.

The visitors began their chase after the tea interval with Speake and Mackey opening the batting, Matthew Dadswell and Geoff Edmunds opened the bowling for the home side, both bowlers bowled a tight line and length, the batsmen finding the runs hard to come by, Dadswell was rewarded with the early wicket of Speake, bowled for 2, Hampton 2 for 1. James was next man in for the visitors, he was more pro active, looking to score, but the Kenilworth bowlers remained disciplined, Charlie Stranks replaced Edmunds from the bottom end, and soon had the wicket of Mackey, bowled for 10, the visitors 27 for 2. Verbort joined James and together the pair were to add a steady 34 runs together, with the score on 61, Stranks had Verbort caught by Geoff Edmunds at short cover, Verbort making 15, after twenty overs the visitors were 61 for 3. Tom Skinner had replaced Dadswell from the pavilion end, he too wasn’t giving anything away, Kieran Umashanker then replaced Stranks from the bottom, Stranks bowling a fine eight over spell. Young Umashanker affected a wicket with his first ball, getting a finger on a drive from James, running out the non striker Gouldingey for 5, Hampton now 72 for 5, this became 75 for 5, with Umashanker’s final ball of his opening over, bowled Friend first ball. James though was resolute, going on to make a fine half century, he and new man in Scots, began to increase the tempo, the visitors now past a hundred, five down, after 35 overs, Hampton were 115 for 5, needing 35 to win off seven overs, Matt Casey replaced Umashanker from the bottom end, Sam Leach had replaced Skinner from the top, as both sides battled it out.

18 runs were needed from the last three overs for H & S with wickets in hand and the match became very exciting.

Casey bowled a superb over, going for just 2, 16 needed off two, Leach to bowl the penultimate over, a four off the second ball for James, three singles and the visitors needed 9 off the last over, a change of bowling again, Edmunds replacing Casey for the final over from the bottom, a couple of two’s, a single, another two.

Hampton & Solihull were left needing two off the last ball for victory, James facing, Edmunds bowled, James squeezed the ball out on the off side, Drew Dyer with quick fielding, got a throw to Edmunds at the bowler’s end  – and the bails are off…….WICKET !! …… Scots is run out coming back for the match winning run. The match ends in an incredible tie. WOW!

Hampton and Solihull finishing on 149 for 6 from their forty overs, James ending on a superb 90 not out, so close to getting his side over the line. Bowling honours for Kenilworth went to Charlie Stranks with 2 for 28 from eight overs, Matthew Dadswell with 1 for 12 from six overs and Kieran Umashanker with 1 for 19 from five tidy overs. Kenilworth take 9 points Hampton 8 in a thrilling game of cricket.

What a great end to a good game. It kept the heart racing!