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A win rounds the season off, nicely, but Cricket is the overall winner!

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton


40 overs a side friendly




Kenilworth 269-5 (40 overs) beat Leek Wootton 162-10 (39 overs) by 107 runs.


On the Club’s final day of this year’s most strange and shortened cricket season, Kenilworth’s Sunday XI entertained neighbours, Leek Wootton, in a 40 overs a side friendly match in front of a large crowd of supporters from both Clubs enjoying the last rays of the summer sun and closed the season off with a 107 run win following their defeat at Leek Wootton’s hands two weeks earlier, to share the local derby honours for September.

Kenilworth posted a stiff 269-5 off their 40 overs with openers, Dan Horner and Henry Curran, sharing in a 1st wicket partnership of 91 before Curran fell for 35 (4 x 4) and then Horner teamed up with Adam Huxford for the second wicket and they put on a further 96. Horner departed after making 67 (8 x 4) and then Huxford took control and made 85 (11 x 4). Youngster, Shyaan Imam, then added 25 towards the end of the innings. Leek Wootton’s Garman took 2-46, Lota 2-52 and Ward 1-25.

Replying, Leek Wootton’s openers put on 66 for their 1st wicket, with Elliott Haynes-Sorrell making 21 and Somerville 40. Numbers 3 and 4, Budd added a further 40 and Jenkins 15 but no other batsmen reached double figures afterwards and their run chase fell away once they were out. For Kenilworth, Sam Leach took 3-33, Tom Skinner 2-20 whilst there was a wicket each for youngsters James Sparks, Dan Roden and for Huxford and Horner with a run out accounting for the other wicket to fall, whilst Curran snaffled two outfield catches as the visitors were bowled out in 39 overs for 162.

A good game of well supported and enjoyable cricket brought the curtain down on a good and friendly season for both Clubs.

The Club thanks all those players, supporters and visitors who came to the Ground this season, to those who helped get the games on and those behind the scenes. Certainly, a season not to forget but to remember! One fortunately to even have actually taken place with some good performances and achievements from the players and most importantly, from the youngsters. Cricket was the Winner!



Players from both sides arm/fist bump at the conclusion of the final match of the season:



A good friendly day had …… and a good win for the home side

Sunday XI v. Lapworth


40 overs a side friendly




Lapworth 150-9 (40 overs) lost to Kenilworth 151-3 (29.3 overs) by 5 wickets


The Sunday XI’s penultimate match of the 2020 season saw them 5 wicket victors in their 40 overs a side friendly match with visitors Lapworth, who posted 150-9 in their innings.

Noor top scored for Lapworth hitting 47, with Carr 27 and Akhlaq chipping in with 19 in the side’s total.

Kenilworth’s Matt Dadswell was in very impressive form with the ball taking 2-3 off his 8 frugal overs, 6 of which were maidens. Dan Horner took 2-16, Henry Curran 2-26 whilst there was a wicket a piece for James Adamson 1-17 and Dan Roden 1-45.

Kenilworth’s run chase started well as Curran and Horner put on 81 for the 1st. wicket before Curran fell for 33 (3 x 4, 1 x 6). Horner went onto make 43 (4 x 4) with side’s score on 92 when he departed. Shyaan Imam posted then 13 and Adamson 16 (3 x 4) with the side on the march to victory – which they achieved in the 30th. over reaching 151-5 with Connor Shingler unbeaten on 16 (4 x 4) after Griffin had taken 2-24, Owen 2-32 and Long 1-21 for Lapworth.


Leek Wootton win

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

Sunday Friendly

40 overs a side




Kenilworth 146-9 (40 overs) lost to Leek Wootton 147-4 (32.4 overs) by 6 wickets


A fine bowling performance by Leek Wootton’s Graham Couchman helped restrict Kenilworth to 146-9 from their 40 overs. He bowled 7 overs taking 3-3 in the process with Ansari taking 2-11 from his 7 overs. Langdon took 2-48 whilst two other bowlers took a wicket a piece. Young Shyaan Imam hit 50 (6 x 4) for Kenilworth to continue his fine season, Charlie Stranks was unbeaten on 40 (6 x 4) after Andy Dadswell and Gareth Knights had both made 13 before they fell. They were the only 4 batsmen to reach double figures as the side struggled to add runs.

In reply, Leek Wootton went to the winning post with plenty of overs in hand as Elliott Haynes-Sorrell made an unbeaten and match winning 54 and Moreau 52 with Budd chipping in with 15 as they reached 147-4 with ease despite Christian Mortlock taking 2-19 and a wicket each for Stranks and Matt Casey for the Town side.


Sparks ignites the match with his great all round performance

Sunday XI ‘A’ v. Barby


40 overs a side friendly




Kenilworth Sunday XI ‘A’ 159-8 (40 overs) beat Barby 103-7 (40 overs) by 56 runs


Jono Sparks took a superb 5-10 off his 8 overs and the first top 4 wickets to fall as Barby tried in vain to chase down Kenilworth’s score of 159-8. Elliott Haynes-Sorrell top scored for the side with 27 (4 x 4), Sparks made 25 with bat (2 x 4, 1 x 6), Shyaan Imam 23 (2 x 4), Sam Leach 18 and Dan Roden 14 not out for Kenilworth. Barby used 8 bowlers, 7 of which took wickets with a brace each for Webb 2-20 and Thompson 2-37 as the others were shared around.

Following Sparks’ devastating burst at the start of the Barby innings, the home side never recovered and were always on the backfoot  until a 5th. wicket partnership of 59 runs between Jacob 34 and Westley who went onto to make an unbeaten 41, gave their score some respectability but they were by now too far behind the run rate. Charlie Stranks took 1-19 and Roden 1-34, as Barby limped to 103-7 at the close and Kenilworth secured a good 56 run win.



Smithson holds firm to guide side to victory

Sunday XI ‘B’ v. Hockley Heath


40 overs a side friendly




Hockley Heath 170-9 (40 overs) lost to Kenilworth Sunday XI ‘B’ 129-9 (29.2 overs) by 1 wicket (rain affected match)


In a rain affected match, Kenilworth had veteran Dave Smithson to thank as they reached their target with 4 balls of the match to spare with their last wicket standing to claim a very narrow one wicket win.

Hockley Heath had posted 170-9 from their 40 overs as Murtaza top scored for the side hitting 26 and Irfan 25, although extras totalled 43, including 22 wides after some wayward Town bowling. However, Christian Mortlock took 3-21 and two outfield catches for Kenilworth whilst Deen Shafiq claimed 2-29 and young Dan Barrie a fine 2-10 off his 8 overs of leg spin. There was a wicket each for fellow youngsters James Sparks 1-30 and Louis Smithson 1-23.

Kenilworth lost 10 overs to the rain and their batting target was reduced to 128 off 30 overs. It was number three, Smithson who held the innings together as he regularly lost partners on his way to a match winning unbeaten 58 (only 2 x 4) with only 4 balls left of the match when 9 wickets down in a match that could have gone either way but he struck the ball past the bowler for two crucial runs that gave the side a win. Earlier, Barrie had made 16 and Will Thompson 12, the only two others to reach double figures as Aktar took 3-27, Arfan 2-13, Murtaza 2-33 and Raheel 1-11 for the visitors in an entertaining and close match that saw Kenilworth the narrow winners in the last over.