Category Archives: Sunday Reports

Local derby win

Kenilworth Sunday XI ‘A’ v. Kenilworth Wardens Development XI


Kenilworth Wardens Development XI 157-5 (35 overs) lost to Kenilworth Sunday XI ‘A’ 158-6 (32.1 overs) by 4 wickets


The Club managed to get two sides out on a Sunday again. The hosted local neighbours Kenilworth Wardens in a 35 overs a side friendly match who batted first posting 157-5 with Swift, 47 and Singh 45 sharing in a 73 run 5 wicket partnership. There was a wicket a piece for James Sparks 1-14, Christian Mortlock 1-12, Matt Dadswell 1-7 from 4 overs, Dan Barrie 1-33 and Andrew O’Reilly 1-12.

Chasing, youngsters Shyaan Imam and Will Machin shared in an 83 runs 2nd. wicket partnership to get the side off to a solid start. Imam hit 6 boundaries in his knock of 38, whilst Machin went onto make 41, also hitting 6 boundaries. Father and son duo of Andy Dadswell made an unbeaten 22 (2 x 4, 1 x 6) and son Matt 26 (5 x 4) as they teamed up and put on 44 together for the 6th. wicket to take the side close to the win. Kenilworth successfully passed the winning post in the 33rd. over as they reached 158-6.


Spinners and Sellar on fire

Kenilworth Sunday XI ‘B’ v. Ashorne


Ashorne 164-9 (40 overs) lost to Kenilworth Sunday XI ‘B’ 165-6 (35 overs) by 4 wickets


Kenilworth travelled to Ashorne for their 40 overs a side friendly and returned home with a 4 wicket win.

Ashorne batted first and posted 164-9 with Wilcock hitting 57, Shinwell 19 and Howells 15. Spinners Tom Skinner took 4-28 and Charlie Stranks 3-25 whilst Connor Shingler chipped in with 1-10 and colt Keiran Umashanker 1-31. James Sparks took two catches and Vee Joshi a swift stumping. In reply, Kenilworth started well with George Baines hitting 32 and Yash Joshi 27, Umashanker made 16 but it was left to Adie Sellar to steer the side to the win with 5 overs to spare as he made an unbeaten 51, hitting 8 boundaries as the side reached 165-6.


Inter-Club 40 overs a side game – Sunday 26.07.2020

Team Casey v. Team Leach


Team Leach 171-6 (40 overs) beat Team Casey 167-10 (40 overs) by 4 runs.


The Inter-Club game managed to take place and be uninterrupted as the rain clouds swirled around but skirted the Ground and there were no downpours.

The match went to a last ball thriller.

Team Leach batted first and posted 171-6 in their 40 overs. Jono Spark retired not out on 55, whilst there was steady input from Charlie Stranks 23 and Yash Joshi 20. Skipper Sam Leach put in some late impetus to bolster the side’s score as he made 25. There were wickets for Henry Curran 2-13, Tom Skinner 2-34 and 1-29 from Dan Barrie. Although wicketless, youngsters Andrew O’Reilly and Keiran Umashanker had impressive bowling spells for Team Casey.

Team Casey got off to a slow start but a 4th wicket stand between Will Thompson 37 with Curran brought the side back into contention. Curran went onto to make an unbeaten 46 after he had shared in a 7th wicket partnership with Matt Casey who hit 36.

Eight runs were required off the last over by the side but they were bowled out last ball of the match 4 runs short of Team Leach’s total, posting 167 all out to give Team Leach a narrow win in a good game. There were impressive bowling spells from Christian Mortlock 1-21 and Thomas Best 1-40, whose figures were spoilt late on. Stranks took 2-5, Christian Russ 2-38 and a wicket each for Sam Leach and Patrick O’Reilly. Two run outs accounted for the other two wickets to fall.

Next week, (2nd. August),  there will be TWO Sunday XI sides out playing Ashorne away and hosting Kenilworth Wardens Development XI at home. Both 1.00 p.m. start.


Sunday Friendlies

Sunday XI ‘A’ v. Solihull Blossomfield


Kenilworth 238-6 beat Solihull Blossomfield 142-10 by 96 runs.


On a day when the Club had two Sunday sides out, Kenilworth hosted Solihull Blossomfield in their 40 overs a side friendly. They posted a stiff 238-6 with opener Henry Curran top scoring with 62 (5 x 4, 1 x 6). Sam Leach added 40 (3 x 4) before he fell. A late burst from Charlie Stranks and Tom Skinner saw them add 47 in 5 overs. Skinner made 16 not out whilst Stranks made his half century on the final ball of the innings as he ended unbeaten on 51 (6 x 4). F. Mir took 2-21 for the visitors.

S. Mir made 55 for Bloss opening, Parker 21, Lokesh and Kapoor both reached 11 but these were the only batsmen to reach double figures as the side could only reach 142 before they were bowled out inside 34 overs. Kenilworth’s young guns of Dan Barrie took 1-9 from 5 impressive overs, Will Machin 1-13 and Louis Smithson 1-25, whilst Curran took 2-11 and Skinner 2-19 to see the side home with a good win as 5 catches were held, two by Leach on a lovely day and when cricket was the winner. This is what summer is all about!


A wonderful venue and some great cricket

Sunday XI ‘B’ v. Himbleton


Kenilworth 263-4 beat Himbleton 188-9 by 75 runs.


On a glorious day at a glorious Ground the runs flowed as Kenilworth travelled to Himbleton. What a venue!

Kenilworth’s youngsters George Baines and Shyaan Imam started the run fest as they shared in a 165 run opening 1st wicket partnership. Baines was in sublime form as he peppered the boundary 14 times and hit 4 sixes in his 93 ball century knock of 114 before he retired, whilst Imam hit his maiden Senior half century making 56 (4 x 4, 1 x 6). Connor Shingler then joined in to blast a quickfire 55 before he retired smashing 4 x 4 and 5 x 6 in his 21 ball knock. Yash Joshi chipped in with 13 as the side reached 263-4. Clifton took 2-35 for the hosts.

Himbleton’s openers Lacey 36 and Corlett 52 put on 73 for the first wicket in reply on a hot afternoon. Others came and went. Shingler was introduced into the attack in devastating form as he took 5-24 from his 6 overs including 3 wickets in an over that changed the game. At stumps, Himbleton ended on 188-9, 75 runs short of the target. Old timer Andy Smith took 1-34 from his 8 overs, Matt Dadswell 1-45 from his, Geoff Edmunds 1-13 and a rare bowling opportunity from Andy Dadswell saw him take 1-18 in his brief spell hitting middle stump.

However, the day belonged to talented youngsters Baines, Imam and Shingler for their memorable performances on a day that cricket was the winner and a match played in great spirit at a lovely ground. Can’t beat a day like this!