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10 man Sunday side walloped by Wellesbourne

Sunday XI v. Wellesbourne




The side’s Division 3 fixture in the Arden Sunday Cricket League on Sunday 19th. May was played at Wellesbourne CC and the side were soundly beaten.

On Sunday 19th May, Kenilworth made the short trip to play Wellesbourne for their third Arden Sunday Cricket League Division Three fixture of the season.

Skipper Dan Horner won the toss and elected to bat first on decent looking track, Horner opened up the Kenilworth innings with Henry Curran, against a tidy Wellesbourne new ball opening attack, the visitors made a watchful start, as Rose and Smith kept the visitors in check. Kenilworth had reached 38, when the first bowling change in the twelfth over saw Horner miss judge a leg side shot, caught at short mid wicket off Hopwood for 16. Curran then fell soon after, LBW to Smith for 15, Kenilworth 44 for 2, Charlie Stranks joined George Bains, but Stranks was LBW to Hopwood for 1, young Dan Roden fell in the same over, bowled by Hopwood for no score, the visitors now wobbling on 58 for 4. Shawn Imam joined Bains, but Bains too fell cheaply, caught behind off Hopwood for 7, when Imam was bowled by Hopwood for 2 , Kenilworth were in deep trouble on 64 for 6. Will Thompson and Asachin Dhillon were now at the crease, both players were looking to be positive, Chillon was caught by Rose off Green for 6, Matt Dadswell joined Thompson, but after hitting a huge straight six, he was bowled by Green for 6, with now last man in , as the visitors only having ten players, Geoff Edmunds joined Thompson, Thompson continued to play his shots, he too hitting a big six, trying to repeat the shot, he was caught on the boundary, one handed by Wheeler for a top score of 26, this left Geoff Edmunds 0 not out, with over ten overs left, Kenilworth were all out for 101 in 29.1 overs. For Wellesbourne, Hopwood was the star, recording unbelievable figures of 5 for 6 off six overs, Green also with fine figures, 3 for 8 off 3.1 overs.

The Wellesbourne openers, Tommy Wheeler and Nathan Edwards were looking to win the match as quick as possible, Matthew Dadswell opened the bowling with Geoff Edmunds, bowlers were soon targeted, but in the fourth over Edmunds had Edwards caught at long off by Henry Curran for 21, Wheeler was joined by Matthew Boyle, Boyle was more watchful, but Wheeler kept smashing his way, and soon got to his fifty, Skipper Horner had already tried six bowlers, then bought himself on , that did the trick, as he deceived Wheeler, clean bowled for 55. Craig Cook joined Boyle with only six runs needed to win, Cook hit the winning four in the sixteenth over, Wellesbourne ending on 105 for 2 off 15.1 overs, Boyle was 21 not out at the end. Geoff Edmunds with 1 for 22 and Dan Horner with 1 for 9. Wellesbourne the winners by eight wickets. A day to forget for the ten men of Kenilworth as Wellesbourne won with ease.




Sadly, our away friendly fixture that was due to take place on Sunday 12th. May has been cancelled.

The Club has been unable to find a replacement fixture.

There is NO game taking place either at our Ground on Sunday, so very disappointingly there’s no cricket for us on Sunday.


Curran carries his bat to hit a magnificent century in drawn game

Sunday XI v. Knowle Village




On Sunday 5th May Kenilworth hosted Knowle Village for their first home Arden Sunday League Division Three fixture of the season.  Although the match ended in a draw it will be remembered for a sterling unbeaten century from home player, opener Henry Curran who carried his bat throughout the Kenilworth innings.

Home skipper Matt Casey won the toss and asked Village to bat first. Matthew Dadswell opened up from the pavilion end, and young Kieran Uma-Shanker from the bottom, both bowlers kept a tidy line in their opening overs, Uma-Shanker was rewarded with the wicket of Holmes, thanks to fine catch at short cover by skipper Casey, the visitors 11 for 1, Magee joined Tamplin, he looked in good early touch, but in Dadswell’s fifth over he enticed Magee to chip a catch to Tom Skinner at mid wicket, 25 for 2 after nine overs. Bradley joined Tamplin, and was soon looking positive, as spin replaced seam at both ends, Tom Skinner, from the bottom and Geoff Edmunds from the pavilion end. Tamplin tried to up the rate, but was trapped in front lbw for 26 by Geoff Edmunds, 51 for 3. Bradley was particularly aggressive towards Skinner, he and new batsman Lions moved the score along, putting on 69 together, when Bradley was caught by Casey again, this time off debutant Chris Page, just short of fifty, for 49, 120 for 4 became 122 for 5 when skipper Casey, replacing Skinner, bowled A. Rose for 1. The same fate befell next man in T. Rose, bowled for 8, you couldn’t keep skipper Casey out the game, running out Loons for 39, Knowle 148 for 7. Denton was next to go, young James Sparks bowling from the pavilion end, via a fine catch from young Louis Smithson for 1. Mahzer and Davey then batted to the end of their innings, 29 and 9 not out respectively. Knowle Village ending on 188 for 8 from their forty overs. Wickets shared, Matt Casey 2 for 39 off eight overs, Matt Dadswell 1 for 20 off six overs, Geoff Edmunds 1 for 18 off eight overs, Kieran Uma-Shanker 1 for 19 off five overs, Chris Page 1 for 12 and James Sparks 1 for 23, both off three overs.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth openers Henry Curran and Darius Potten-Ravenshad strode to the crease looking to make a strong start to their reply. They had put on 27 when Potten-Ravenshad was bowled by T. Rose for 10. Curran was joined by Matt Casey, together the pair began to get the score moving, Curran in particular looked in good touch, the pair took the score to 103 when Casey got a leading edge off Bradley caught for 15. Bradley then bowled young Louis Smithson, Kenilworth 108 for 3. Curran had by now passed fifty, Kieran Uma-Shanker and Sheanne Imam were both run out for 2, and when Tom Skinner was caught off Denton without scoring, the home side were wobbling on 160 for 7 with five overs remaining. Matt Dadswell joined Curran, the pair added a quick 12 together before Dadswell was bowled for 6, Curran now into the 90’s, but running out of partners, James Sparks went for no score, 175 for nine, and Curran unbeaten on 96, it was down to last man Geoff Edmunds to help Curran get to a deserved century and in the penultimate over Curran got the single he needed, he went on to finish on 102  not out,  hitting only 10 boundaries in his knock. His brilliant innings not quite enough to win the game for Kenilworth, the home side finishing on 180 for 9 from their forty overs, as the game ended in a tense draw. For Knowle, Denton and Bradley took two wickets each.

A great day for Curran who carried his bat throughout the Kenilworth innings and hit a superb century. Well done, Henry!

Knowle Village 17 points Kenilworth 10 points.

A Sunday win saves weekend blushes

Sunday XI v. Moseley


On Sunday 28th April, Kenilworth travelled to Moseley for the first Arden Sunday League Division Three fixture of the season and came away as winners by 4 wickets.

Moseley won the toss and elected to bat first. The home side opened with skipper Williams and Mahmood, they lost Mahmood in the third over, Seamer Joey Poole found his edge, and Matt Casey took a sharp catch at slip, the home side 6 for 1. Hussain joined Williams, but a fired up Poole found his edge, caught behind by keeper Henry Curran for 6. Williams and number four Mohammed then set about rebuilding their side’s innings, putting on 58 for the third wicket when young Kieran Shanker who replaced Joey Poole, accounted for Hussain for 30, caught behind by Curran, 86 for 3 became 88 for 4 when Skipper Matt Casey bowled D. Jarman for no score, Williams was then bowled by Shanker for 38, 90 for 5 was 98 for 6 after 28 overs, A. Jarman caught by Joey Poole for 1 off the bowling of Will Thompson. Ngatch and Mahmood then put on 33 for the seventh wicket, but the return of George Jeyaratnam bowled both men for 22 and 16, a late flurry saw Moseley finish on 157 for 8 from their forty overs. Wickets were shared around with Joey Poole taking sublime 2 for 14 from eight overs, Jeyaratnam 2 for 22 from eight overs, Kieran Shanker 2 for 30 from five overs, Matt Casey 1 for 16 from six and 1 for 38 from seven overs from Will Thompson, as the players headed off for tea.

Kenilworth had a disastrous start in their reply, losing Henry Curran and Elliott Haynes Sorrell in the first over, both bowled by D. Jarman for no score, Kenilworth 5 for 2. Opener Umar Shanker and Nathan Chant then dug in and started to build a partnership, taking the score to 45 when Shanker fell lbw to Oryakan. Young Shyaan Iman also fell lbw to Stephenson for 1, the visitors 56 for 4 and the game nicely poised. Skipper Matt Casey joined Chant, and took the score to 71 when Singh induced a catch behind, Nathan Chant falling for a fine 37. Casey and Kieran Shanker put on 26 for the sixth wicket, when Young Shanker was caught off Singh. All rounder George Jeyaratnam joined his skipper and together they edged their side towards their victory target, Jeyaratnam was particularly aggressive, hitting several fours, as he and Casey got their side over the line with nine overs to spare, Casey ending on 31 not out and Jeyaratnam 35 not out, the pair putting on an unbeaten stand of 61 for the seventh wicket. A huge extras total of 48 helped Kenilworth win by four wickets, including 35 wides as they reached 158-6 with Singh and D. Jarman taking two wickets each for Moseley. Kenilworth starting their Sunday league campaign with a maximum 24 points.


Easter Sunny-day friendly tied

Sunday XI v. Warwick


On a sun drenched Easter Sunday, Kenilworth hosted local rivals Warwick, for the Battle of the Castles derby.

It was visitors Warwick who were to bat first, and openers Jackson and Cox made a strong start for their side, Cox in particular being the aggressor, hitting four sixes in one over, but after racing to his fifty, young seamer Matthew Dadswell removed his leg stump for exactly 50. Chris Prophet replaced spinner Dan Roden from the bottom end, and soon sent back the other opener Jackson for 9, clipping his bail. Ram and Arun then looked to rebuild, but against some tight bowling, found scoring runs harder now, spin from both ends from Tom Skinner and Matt Casey who replaced Prophet, Casey taking two quick wickets, Ram caught and bowled for 29 and Nehas lbw no score, Skinner removed Arun for 29 thanks to a fine catch on the long on boundary from Dan Horner. Roden replaced Skinner and had Hope caught in the deep by Chris Prophet for 9, Ben with 23 not out and Simpson run out for 13, Warwick made 162 for 7 from their forty overs. Wickets shared for Kenilworth, Matt Casey 2 for 18 from 6 overs, Matt Dadswell 1 for 23 from 8 overs, Chris Prophet 1 for 24 from 8, Tom Skinner 1 for 35 from 8 and Dan Roden with 1 for 41 from 5, as the players headed off for a well deserved tea.

After the interval, the Kenilworth opening pair of Dan Horner and Henry Curran looked to chase down their target. Unfortunately Curran fell early, caught behind for one off Webb, Elliott Haynes Sorrell joined Horner, now the runs started to flow, Horner in particular finding the ropes, before being bowled by Sharma for 30, this bought Chris Prophet to the crease, but change bowler Hope bowling from the pavilion end, removed him for 9, Haynes Sorrell fell shortly after for 17, lbw to Hope, the home side 60 for 4.

Umer Shanker and Matt Casey were now at the crease, Casey looked in good touch, and the pair added 25, when Shanker was bowled by Rhodes for 10, Hope replaced Rhodes and removed Matt Dadswell caught and bowled for 2 and bowling Casey for 20, when birthday boy Skinner was run out for no score, Kenilworth were 138 for 9. That left youngsters Dan Roden and Kieran Shanker as the last pair, with twelve overs remaining, the home side needed 25, slowly but surely, the young batsmen edged their side closer, Kieran Shanker looked completely assured, with some good running and shot selection, the scores were tied, one over left, one run needed, with two balls remaining, the pair tried a quick single, but unfortunately Roden was just run out for 5, leaving Kieran Shanker 18 not out, and the match tied on 162 each. Hope was the pick of the Warwick bowling, taking 4 for 7 off eight overs.

A great game of cricket, honours shared in the Two Castle’s derby.