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Two Castles Sunday Friendly

Sunday XI v. Warwick


The first competitive game of cricket took place at our Ground when neighbours, Warwick, visited for a 40 overs a side friendly in a good natured “Battle of the Castles” on Sunday 12th. July.

Warwick batted first and made 144-6 in their innings with O’Sullivan hitting an unbeaten 48 and A. Sharma, a steady 41 not out as they shared in a long unbroken partnership after a few wickets had fallen. Matt Casey had earlier snapped up 2-23 for Kenilworth’s Sunday XI, whilst there was a wicket a piece for Darius Potten-Ravenshad, Tom Skinner, Charlie Stranks and Chris Prophet.

In reply, Dan Horner made 33 and Prophet 27 not out for the Town’s Sunday XI but the side fell behind the run rate and could only muster 125-6 at stumps. Warwick being the victors by 19 runs.  Earlier, George Baines had made 16 and Dan Roden 10 as Bhatti took 2-20, a wicket each for Malby, P. Singh, A. Singh and Sharma for the visitors in a game played in good spirit and relief that the Clubs’ season have now started.



A fun time had amongst friends


On Sunday, 15th September, we at Kenilworth Cricket Club played host for a six-a-side cricket tournament. The weather could not have been better all day as the sun was out and the clouds stayed away, perfect for a day of cricket. The tournament contained 5 teams: KCC ‘A’, KCC ‘B’, KCC under 15s, Leek Wootton, and Steve’s VI.

It all kicked off just after 11am in beautiful conditions, with a game between KCC ‘A’ and KCC under 15s, in which KCC ’A’ came out on top, however there would be some strange results later. As in the final game of the day, KCC ‘A’ were comprehensively beaten by KCC ‘B’, who had previously been beaten by KCC under 15s in the early afternoon.

The whole day proved to be as evenly balanced as possible, as incredibly every single team managed to win two games and lose two games. Looking at how all the teams played and the good spirit that was shown amongst all players, it was only fair that we concluded the tournament as a five-way tie, as we didn’t think it was fair to award the win on number of boundaries hit. It was enjoyable to see people of all ages playing, with the ages of the players ranging from 13 to 55.

A special thanks is in order for Hannah, Geoff, Jonty and others who volunteered to work the bar, umpire and score the matches throughout the day, as without these people the day would not have been possible. Thank you also to those who played and to those who came to watch, as you all made it a great atmosphere to be a part of.

It was a great way to round off the 2019 season, we might just have to do it again next year…!!


Sunday XI sign off their season with a win

Sunday XI v. Harborne




On a glorious sunny Sunday 8th September, Kenilworth entertained Birmingham outfit Harborne for a forty over a side friendly. The final Sunday match of the 2019 season and Kenilworth the last over winners. 

Visitors Harborne won the toss and elected to bat first, Clarke and Bains the opening combination for Harborne, Matt Dadswell opened up for Kenilworth from the pavilion end, his opening partner young Daniel Barrie, and it was Barrie who struck with his second ball, having Bains caught at slip by Matt Casey for 4, the visitors 10 for 1. Dadswell then had number 3 there Feraz caught at gully by Dan Horner, the visitors struggling on 14 for 2 in the 5th over. Another wicket from Barrie, Fahid caught by Tom Skinner at cover for 1, 20 for 3. Archer and Clarke then went on to put a partnership together, Keiran Umashanker replaced Dadswell, Tom Skinner replaced Barrie, and Umashanker struck in his third over, bowling Archer for 13, Clarke had Scott with him now, but after a tidy spell from Umashanker, Christian Russ replaced him, and struck in his second over, Clarke caught by Dan Horner for a decent 33.

Scott was very watchful early on, Matt Casey bought himself on from the bottom end, and soon had new man in Hamza caught behind by George Baines for no score, the visitors struggling on 60 for 6 after twenty overs. Furcan and Scott had to try and get their side to a score, Scott started to be more positive as the overs ticked by, he and Furcam took the score past the hundred, but with overs running out, Scott started to find the rope, and going to a very solid fifty, Furcam was well run out by Matt Casey, as the visitors looked for runs at the end of their innings, Russ bowled Lyttle in the penultimate over for 4, and Scott fell lbw to Matt Casey to what was the final ball, Scott making 58. Harborne making 159 for 9 from their forty overs. For Kenilworth, Matt Casey taking 2 for 21 from eight tidy overs, Daniel Barrie with a smart 2 for 24 from six overs, Russ 2 for 33 from eight overs, Matt Dadswell with 1 for 28 from eight overs and a wicket for Keiran Umashanker with 1 for 18 off four, as the players headed off for tea.

Dan Horner and Elliot Haynes-Sorrell opened up the home sides reply but lost Horner early, lbw to Willcox for 2, Kenilworth 14 for 1 in the 4th over. Darius Potten-Ravenshad joined Haynes-Sorrell, Potten-Ravenshad looked positive from his first ball, the pair took the score to 40 when Haynes Sorrell was bowled by Hamza for 10, 40 for 2 in the twelfth over.  Young Shayan Imam joined Potten-Ravenshad, but he fell lbw to Faizan for 2, Kenilworth in a spot of bother on 52 for 3 in the 19th over. The in form George Baines was along side Potten-Ravenshad, he fell lbw to Scott for a decent 31, the home side 63 for 4 in the 20th over. Skipper Matt Casey and Baines then started to get their side back on top, both batsmen ran well together and put the bad ball to the ropes, going on to add a fine fifty partnership together, putting on a match winning partnership of 76 in just fourteen overs, on 139 Casey was well caught off the returning Willcox for a solid 32. Keiran Umashanker was next in, but was bowled by Lyttle for 3, Matt Dadswell followed the same way for 2, Kenilworth 152 for 7 in the 37th over, Willcox bowled a maiden to Baines, Kenilworth needing 8 from two overs, fours byes in the 39th over, as Tom Skinner was now with Baines, Kenilworth were left with needing two runs to win from the last over, Willcox to Baines, two dot balls to start the over, but the third ball was sent to the square leg boundary for the winning runs, Kenilworth ending on 162 for 7, winning by three wickets and three balls to spare. Baines ending 36 not out. Lyttle and Willcox bowling well for Harborne, taking two wickets each, a fine way to close the Sunday season for Kenilworth, well played lads.

Special mention for Harborne, a good game of cricket, played with a great attitude.



Sunday side round off League season with a win

Sunday XI v. Corley




On Sunday 1st September, Kenilworth made the short trip to play Coventry side Corley, for what the last match of the Arden Sunday Cricket League season and ended the season in winning ways.

Home side Corley won the toss and elected to bat first, Swan and Williams the batsmen, Matt Dadswell and Joe Atkinson the bowlers they faced first up. Corley made a careful start, Dadswell and Atkinson bowling in good area’s. In the eleventh over, Dadswell had the reward of bowling a good line and length, as he bowled Swan for 6, the home side 24 for 1. Skipper Kahn joined Williams, but fell in next over to Christian Russ, Russ replacing Atkinson, Khan caught by George Baines without score, Corley 26 for 2. Next man in Ward then added 37 with Williams for the third wicket with Williams, before he was bowled by Russ for 15, the home side getting stuck, 63 for 3 in the 18th over. Phillips and Williams took the score past a hundred, when on 104, Phillips was caught behind off Matt Casey for 11, Casey replacing Dadswell, the fourth wicket pair added impetus to their sides innings, adding 41 in just five overs, Corley 104 for 5 after 23 overs. Williams went to a decent fifty, along with Parker, added 35 for the fifth wicket, Parker though was caught and bowled by skipper Dan Horner for 6, 139 for 5 in the 31st over.

With Williams closing in on a hundred, he was bowled by Matt Casey, trying one reverse sweep too many, out for a fine 97, Corley 148 for 6. Two more quick wickets for Casey, as he had Falconer lbw for 8 and Lynch caught by Dan Roden for 4, the home side were 161 for 8 in the 37th over, Dan Horner snapped up the last two wickets, via catches from Dan Roden and Louis Smitheson, Corley all out for 172 off the last ball of their forty overs. For Kenilworth, Matt Casey taking 4 for 40 off his eight overs, Dan Horner snapping up 3 for 23 from six overs, Christian Russ with 2 for 36 off seven overs and a wicket for the reliable Matt Dadswell with 1 for 24 from eight overs, as the players headed off for tea.

Kenilworth opened their reply with Joe Atkinson and young Dan Roden, the pair made a solid start, 16 for no wicket after two overs, with the score on 35 in the eighth over, Roden was bowled by Lynch for 11. Next man in George Baines joined Atkinson, the pair started to get the scoreboard moving, the pair adding 43 on six overs, Baines falling lbw to Falconer for 8, Kenilworth though well placed on 78 for 2 after 14 overs, Matt Casey fell lbw in the next over without score, 79 for 3. Young Shayan Imam was next in, Atkinson still going well, with an array of strong shots on both sides of the wicket went to a deserved fifty, as he and Imam took their side past a hundred, on 108, Imam was caught for 8, 108 for 4 on the 23rd over.

The fall of Imam’s wicket bought Drew Vyas to the crease, he soon made his intentions clear, punishing the bowlers, as he flayed the ball to all parts, in no time the visitors were cruising, the pair adding fifty together in just five overs, and with the scores level, and on 44, Vyas won the game and bought up his maiden half century for Kenilworth, as he deposited his fourth six into the field, along with four fours, Vyas ended exactly 50 not out, along with a masterful 78 not out (8×4) from Joe Atkinson, Kenilworth finished on 178 for 4 after 29 overs, Kenilworth cruising to a six wicket win with eleven overs remaining. The pair adding an unbeaten 78 together in only six overs for the fifth wicket.

Kenilworth ending their Arden Sunday league campaign with a 24 point win, finishing in fourth position, accumulating 180 points from 14 league games played, another solid season for the Sunday side.



The sun shines down on the Ramblers

Sunday XI v. Coventry Ramblers





On a glorious sunny Sunday 25th August, Kenilworth hosted Coventry Ramblers in a thirty five an overs a side friendly with the Ramblers winning by 17 runs. 




Ramblers won the toss and elected to bat first, Sharma and Rose opened the batting for their side, Matt Dadswell and Geoff Edmunds the opening bowlers for Kenilworth, and it was Edmunds who struck first, having Rose caught by Henry Curran at wide mid on, 15 for 1. There was then a partnership of 73 between Sharma and number three Thomas for the second wicket, with the score on 88, Thomas was bowled by Henry Curran, who replaced Dadswell from the pavilion end, this became 92 for 3 soon after, Tom Skinner now on at the leek Wootton end, had Sharma caught behind by Andy Dadswell for 41. Safour soon followed, lbw to Henry Curran and Sheepy was well caught again by Henry Curran, another wicket for Tom skinner. Tom Hall and Kershaw were to put a partnership on together, taking the score past a hundred, on 145, Hall was brilliantly caught by Henry Curran on the deep leg side boundary off Dan Roden, Roden struck twice more, having R.Corden caught and bowled for 6 and C. Corden bowled for 1, ramblers 158 for 8. Kieran Umashanka with his second spell from the pavilion end, bowled Kershaw for 16, and bowled last man Philip without score, Ramblers all out for 160 in the 33rd over. 


Wickets shared for Kenilworth – Dan Roden with 3 for 8 off three overs, Henry Curran with 2 for 22 off seven overs, Kieran Umashanka with 2 for 28 off seven overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 39 from seven overs and 1 for 7 for Geoff Edmunds as the players headed off for tea. 


Kenilworth started their reply with Henry Curran and Dan Roden at the crease, the pair made a steady start, but with the score on 22 on the seventh over, Curran was bowled by Tom Hall for 7. Drew Vyas joined Roden and the pair put on a strong stand together, in particular Vyas was the aggressor in a stand of 55 together in ten overs, before Vyas was well caught on the long off boundary by Safour off the bowling of Stuart Hall for 41, Kenilworth well placed on 77 for 2 after 17 overs. Roden fell with the score on 90, bowled by Kershaw for 16. Now with two new batters at the crease, Shayan Imam and Elliott Haynes Sorrell, but a mix up between the pair, saw Haynes Sorrell run out for 11. Yas Joshi was then caught behind off Kershaw without score, Kenilworth now struggling on 100 for 5 in the 25th over.  


Matt Dadswell was now at the crease, he and Imam now needed run a ball if they were to get their side home, Dadswell with plenty of aggressive intent including a big 6 off Sharma, and two more fours, but in the end the two batsmen were unable to reach the required runs needed, Kenilworth ended on 143 for 5 from their thirty five overs, Matt Dadswell was unbeaten on 24 and Imam 17. Ramblers winning by 17 runs. Kershaw with 2 for 27 from seven overs for Ramblers.