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Vyas and Casey pile on the runs

Sunday XI pile up the runs


Kenilworth entertained Lichfield Nomads in a 40 overs a side friendly on Sunday.


Kenilworth Sunday XI v. Lichfield Nomads

40 overs a side friendly


Kenilworth 253-3 (40 overs) beat Lichfield Nomads 100-10 (26.1 overs) by 153 runs.


Kenilworth batted first and posted a solid 253-3 with Dhruv Vyas hitting an excellent and hard hitting unbeaten 87 (7 x 4, 4 x 6) as he shared in a 110 runs 4th. wicket partnership with Matt Casey who went onto make an unbeaten 68 (7 x 4, 2 x 6). Youngster Joe Tait made a solid 35 sharing in a 89 runs 3rd. wicket partnership with Casey after Dan Horner had earlier made 37. Lee was the pick of the Nomads bowling taking 2-19 off his 8 overs whilst Cogzeu took the other wicket to fall.

In reply, Nomads struggled with the bat with only Mahmood who hit 52 (5 x 4, 2 x 6) reaching double figures. All 7 Town bowlers used picked up a wicket with Arun taking 2-16, Tom Skinner 2-21 with a wicket each for Matt Dadswell, Tom Best, Sam Leach, Sam Ward and Louis Smithson with Casey taking a brace of catches as Nomads were bowled out for 100 inside 27 overs.


A solid performance on the banks of the River Avon

All’s Well That Ends Well


The Sunday XI side had a rare away friendly fixture on the banks of the River Avon on a pleasant sunny afternoon in Stratford-upon-Avon, for a change.


Sunday 15th. May


Kenilworth v. Stratford-upon-Avon

40 overs a side friendly


Stratford-upon-Avon 205-8 (40 overs) lost to Kenilworth 206-5 (38.4 overs) by 5 wickets.


Kenilworth’s Sunday XI travelled to Shakespeare’s birthplace for a 40 overs a side friendly fixture and came away with a 5 wicket win.

Stratford had  posted a solid 205-8 from their overs with Raisbeck hitting an unbeaten 53, Leaver 42 and Harrison an unbeaten 31 in their total. Matt Dadswell picked up 3-31,  Keeran Umashanker 2-36 with Louis Smithson and Adam Huxford taking a wicket each for the Town side. Smithson and Huxford then put on 86 runs together for the Kenilworth’s second wicket in reply. After Smithson had departed for 27, Huxford put on a further 44 runs with Joe Tait before he fell after scoring 83 (13 x 4). Tait went on to make 42 (5 x 4) with Dhruv Vyas 21 as they shared in a 50 run 4th. wicket partnership to set the Town on course for a win which the side duly did in the 39th. over as they reached 206-5 despite Regan taking 3-23 for the hosts.


Sunday delight as Club gets back to winning ways

A solid all round performance by the Sunday XI




1st. May


Kenilworth (Sunday XI) v. Lapworth

Friendly – 40 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Kenilworth 240-6 (40 overs) beat Lapworth 218-10 (38.2 overs) by 22 runs.


The Club got back to winning ways for the weekend with a 22 runs win against Lapworth in a 40 overs a side friendly despite the best efforts of the visitors’ Pugh who made a century in the run chase. Batting first, Kenilworth posted a challenging 240-6, with Dan Horner hitting 46 (5 x 4) and Keeran Umashanker 33 (5 x 4) putting on 73 for the 1st. wicket. Yash Joshi then added 37 (5 x 4) as he teamed up with Will Thompson in mid order and the pair put on a further 75 runs for the 4th. wicket. Thompson went onto make 50 (8 x 4) in his knock. Griffin took two wickets for Lapworth whilst Aayan, Glynn and Rana took one apiece.

In reply, Lapworth’s number 5, Pugh, made a sparkling 109 before he fell after Dickinson had earlier made 37 and Tanvir later chipped in with 14 but they were the only three batsmen to reach double figures. The side suffered three sharp run outs as Tom Best took 3-41, Thompson 2-56, Horner and Umashanker a wicket each aided by Joshi who held onto two catches behind the stumps as the Lapworth side were bowled out in the penultimate over for 218.


Youngster Joe Tait hits maiden 50 in side’s loss

Tait’s efforts in vain




Kenilworth Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

Friendly  – 40 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Leek Wootton 198-5 (40 overs) beat Kenilworth 178-5 (40 overs) by 20 runs


Kenilworth fell short by 20 runs in their friendly match against neighbours, Leek Wootton who had posted 198-5 off their 40 overs  with their skipper and former Town player, Elliot Sorrell-Haynes hitting 67 (12 x 4) and Lota 39 as the pair put on 117 runs for the first wicket whilst Ward made an unbeaten 25. The wickets were shared by 5 Town bowlers as Matt Dadswell, Tom Best, Matt Casey, Will Sheehan and Henry Curran took a wicket each. In the run chase, youngster Joe Tait and Gareth Knights put on 91 runs for the 2nd. wicket. Tait hit 7 boundaries in his maiden 50 in Senior cricket as he made a fine 53. Knights chipped in with 37, Curran making 33, Louis Smithson 19 not out and an unbeaten 10 but overs ran out and the side had to settle on 178-5 when time was called. Couchman the pick of the Leek Wootton as he claimed 4-26.


WELCOME TO THE 2022 SEASON – the first 2 matches and 2 wins

The 2022 season gets underway with two friendly wins

Hooray! ………. The 2022 season has finally commenced after the winter hibernation from our on field cricketing activities with two much awaited and entertaining (…… and very) friendly matches with great local opposition and close results at our Warwick Road Ground over last weekend. It’s what cricket is all about. Being together and playing a sport we ALL love!

Saturday 9th. April

1st XI  

Kenilworth v. Coventry & North Warwickshire 2’s 

FRIENDLY – 40 overs a side  


Kenilworth 139-10 (39.5 overs) beat Coventry & North Warwickshire 2’s 136-7 (40 overs) by 3 runs. Scorecard


Connor Shingler took 4-15.

In the opening match of their 2022 season, Kenilworth hosted Coventry & NW 2’s  in a friendly match at their Warwick Road Ground that saw them win by 3 runs in an entertaining match in which the Town’s Connor Shingler starred with the ball. 

Kenilworth posted 139 in their innings thanks to a 39 ball 37 from Stuart Cope (6 x 4) and 21 from new skipper, Joe Atkinson (2 x 4), whilst a crucial 31 run 9th wicket partnership between Matt Casey 15 and Tom Skinner 14 added much needed runs to their final total.  Johnson took 2-11 whilst Cook and Palmer both took  2-14 for the visitors. 

In reply, Cov & NW started cautiously but picked up the pace with Ian Gill hitting 39, Zak Taylor an unbeaten  27 and Mike Cook 22 but it was the introduction of Shingler that turned the game around in Kenilworth’s favour as he took a fine 4-15 from his seven overs. With 15 required off the last over, Cov & NW were only able to hit 12 and they fell 3 runs short of Kenilworth’s score as the match ended with them on 136-7. Tom Skinner and Atkinson were Kenilworth’s other wicket takers, whilst wicketkeeper Henry Curran took 3 fine catches behind the stumps. 

Sunday 10th. April 

Kenilworth v. Marton 

FRIENDLY – 40 overs a side 


Kenilworth 153-10 (35.5 overs) beat Marton 143-10 (39.3 overs) by 10 runs.  Scorecard


The Sunday XI enjoyed a 10 run win in their first match of the season as Chris Prophet hit 56 (9 x 4) and Sam Leach 46 (6 x 4) as they put on 85 runs in their 2nd. wicket partnership. Young Sam Davies chipped in with 12 in the tail with the trio the only ones to reach double figures. Marton’s Andy Copson was in early season form as he bagged a five wicket haul taking 5-41 from his 7 overs as Kenilworth were bowled out for 153. 

In reply, Jay Singh made 61 for Marton as he shared in a 48 run 4th wicket partnership with Steve Edden who made 23. Andy Groves made an unbeaten 20 for the visitors but Kenilworth’s youngster Louis Smithson took vital wickets in his frugal 4 over spell towards the end of their innings taking 3-6. Fellow colt, Tom Best  had earlier taken 3-18 with Tom Skinner and Matt Dadswell a wicket a piece with two run outs accounting for the other wickets to fall as Marton were bowled out for 143 with 3 balls of the match remaining.