Category Archives: Sunday Reports

Two Castles fixture

Kenilworth BH ‘A’ XI v. Warwick

45 overs friendly

Warwick 121-10 lost to Kenilworth BH ‘A’ side 123-4 (42.1 overs) by 6 wickets.




Kenilworth’s Bank Holiday ‘A’ side were the only Town side to taste victory over the weekend as they successfully chased down neighbours Warwick score of 121 to win the ‘Battle of the Two Castles’ derby by 6 wickets with 3 overs in hand at their Warwick Road Ground.

For the visitors, Mushtaq made 30, Abai 26 and Spenser 23 as Kenilworth’s Jono Sparks took 3-10 from 8 tight overs, brother James Sparks 2-13 from his 5 overs,  youngster Louis Smithson 2-22, Henry Curran 2-33 and 1-32 from Dan Roden as the wickets were shared around on a slow batting track. It took Kenilworth until the 43rd. over to reach the winning ending the day on 123-4 as Dan Horner opening remained unbeaten on 62 not out ( 3 x 4 ) as he cautiously made progress with the bat throughout his innings. Elliott Haynes-Sorrell made 24 hitting two boundaries, with Extras the next highest score, also on 24. Spenser, Papworth and Smith each took a wicket for Warwick in a match that guaranteed the Club did not have a winless Bank Holiday weekend.



Outplayed at the Abbey

Kenilworth BH ‘B’ XI v. Stoneleigh

40 overs friendly

Kenilworth 88-10 (35.4 overs) lost to Stoneleigh 89-3 (27 overs) by 7 wickets.





Kenilworth collapsed to 88 all out after openers Mark Stranks, 20 and Will Machin 10 had put on 38 for the 1st wicket as Stoneleigh easily chased down the target to win by 7 wickets. Kenilworth had no other batsmen who reached double figures and their cause was not aided with three run outs in a match played in front of Stoneleigh Abbey as the backdrop. Matt Parsons took 3-17, Jack 2-14, Nagra 2-17 and Baines 1-11 for the hosts.

In reply, Stoneleigh cruised to victory as Hameed made an unbeaten 30 and Jack 20 not out and reached 89-3 with ease and plenty of overs in hand. The Kenilworth wicket takers were Deen Shafiq 1-13, Charlie Stranks 1-27 and Sam Leach who took 1-5 from his 3 overs, with Mark Stranks taking 2 outfield catches whilst there was a stumping for keeper, Andy Dadswell.


Ramblers stroll to victory

Sunday ‘A’ XI v. Coventry Ramblers


40 overs a side friendly




Coventry Ramblers 176-5 beat Kenilworth 137-10 (35.4 overs) by 39 runs.


The Ramblers had a comfortable 39 run win at Kenilworth in their 40 overs a side friendly. They posted 176-5 off their 40 overs with Sheepy top scoring with 61 and Shakdhar 30. Sam Leach took 2-36, Kieran Umashanker 1-27, Henry Curran 1-32 and debutant, Matt Jones, 1-20 for Kenilworth.

In reply, Kenilworth struggled to 70-5 despite 24 from Shyaan Imam, 21 from Charlie Stranks and 12 from Gareth Knights as Griffin took 4-21 for the visitors and never threatened to reach the set target. Other wickets soon fell as T. Hall took 2-35 and Sharma 2-25 with Sheepy and S. Hall a wicket each, leaving Kenilworth’s George Baines, at number 6,  stranded on 33 not out as the side were bowled out for 137  in the 36th. over as Ramblers cantered to an easy win.


No match for Tanworth

Sunday ‘B’ XI v. Tanworth and Camp Hill


35 overs a side friendly



Tanworth and Camp Hill 214-6 beat Kenilworth 113-4 by 101 runs.


A strong Tanworth side were no match for the Kenilworth side and easily ran out 101 run winners in their match reduced to 35 overs a side after the game had been delayed for a hour as the roller broke down and became stuck on the wicket moments before the game was due to start!


Once it did, Tanworth’s Williams hit 53 as runs flowed then Andy Turnbull retired after hitting 78. George Deeley-Graham made 32 not out and Chahal 20 in the side’s huge total. Youngster Louis Smithson took a fine 2-27 from his bowling spell  whilst there was a wicket apiece from Matt Dadswell, Dan Horner and veteran Andy Smith.

The young Tanworth bowling line up were frugal in conceding runs and Kenilworth were soon behind the run rate after falling to 26-3 and with it any chance of getting close to the target. Horner made 19 and Matt Dadswell 14 (hitting 3 powerful boundaries). Yet dad, Andy Dadswell, shone with the bat to hit his first half century of the season making 51 not out (8 boundaries) in a solid performance as the innings closed on a 113-4, a long way short of Tanworth’s score. There were wickets for Doige, Newell and Tonks.



Horner and young Shyaan in stunning form

Sunday XI v. Himbleton

40 overs a side Friendly



Himbleton 170-7 (40 overs) lost to Kenilworth 172-0 (33.2 overs) by 10 wickets


Kenilworth’s openers Dan Horner and Shyaan Imam were in dazzling form as they put on a superb unbroken 172 run 1st. wicket partnership together in the Sunday XI’s match against Himbleton to guide the side to a 10 wicket win.

Horner hit an unbeaten 97 in a classy innings that saw him hit 7 boundaries and run 20 two’s in his confident knock, whilst recently turned 15 years old, Imam, hit a quality 56 not out in which he hit 5 boundaries and ran 6 two’s showing his future potential and maturity in Senior cricket.

Earlier, Himbleton had posted 170-7 off their 40 overs thanks to their opener, Corlett, hitting a powerful 82, Tanner an unbeaten 32 and Arnold 17 with Kenilworth’s Dan Roden snapping up 3-35 off his 8 overs with his leg spin, whilst Matt Dadswell, Sam Leach and Charlie Stranks each took a wicket apiece. Horner also took a catch and made two stumpings behind the sticks.

However, Himbleton’s  total proved to be too little as Horner and Imam put on a superb and chanceless batting display together as the pair reached the target with some 6 overs to spare with their quality knocks  frustrating the luckless Himbleton bowlers with their batting prowess.