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Brilliant Baines bashes maiden ton followed by a super 5-fer from Stranks

Sunday XI v. Berkswell




On Sunday the 9th of June, Kenilworth made the short journey to play Berkswell for their latest Arden Sunday Cricket League Division Three fixture and left with a winning draw, the highlights being young George Baines hitting his maiden century in Senior cricket following his recent good form with the bat and a fine 5-18 with the ball from Charlie Stranks.

Visiting skipper Dan Horner win the toss and elected to bat first, it was Horner and Matt Casey who were to face the new ball, both batters were soon in the runs, putting any loose bowling away, quickly they raised a stand of 45 for first wicket in the seventh over, when Casey was caught behind for 25. His wicket bought Jono Sparks to the crease, but he only made 3, when A. Miles bowled him, Kenilworth 50 for 2 in the eighth over. His wicket saw the inform George Baines join Horner, soon Baines was in full flow with an array of straight and cover drives. The pair quickly added 33 together when Horner was caught and bowled by Sarfraz for a solid 39, Kenilworth 83 for 3. James Adamson was next man in, he too was finding the boundary early on, but was dismissed for a breezy 20, Kenilworth passing a hundred along the way, he and and Baines adding 53 together, 138 for 4, soon after Charlie Stranks joined Baines, Baines bought up a fine half century, Stranks too joined in the boundary hitting, the pair going on to post an 84 run partnership in only twelve overs, when Stranks was out for an aggressive 38, the visitors were 222 for 5. Dyas on debut was next in, again looking to get the scoreboard moving, clearing the mid wicket boundary for a big six, then still going at better than a run a ball, Baines bought up a quite brilliant maiden senior century, before being caught behind in the 39th over, trying an audacious scoop shot, out to A. Milnes for 110 (13 x 4), Matthew Dadswell joined Dyer, he got off the mark first ball with a crisp four through mid off, Dyer finished 18 not out on debut and Dadswell 6 not out, Kenilworth making an impressive 280 for 7 from their forty overs. For Berkswell, A. Milne took 3 for 60 from 8 overs, as the players headed for tea.

Amir and Sarfraz opened the innings for Berkswell, made steady progress against the Kenilworth opening attack of Matthew Dadswell and Kieran Umashanker, the openers posting a fifry run opening stand in the tenth over, Casey replaced Umashanker and Chris Beach replaced Dadswell, neither bowler could make the breakthrough Kenilworth badly needed, Amir and Sarfraz were starting to look imposing, the pair bringing up their hundred run partnership in the 18th over, but with the score on 124, Amir was run out after a smart piece of Fielding by James Adamson, Amir out for a fine 66, Wreford then joined Sarfraz, he too looking to be positive, but was caught by Dan Horner off Charlie Stranks for 12, Berkswell well placed on 163 for 2, but Berkswell then lost three wickets with the score on 179, two to the spin of Charlie Stranks, two lbw decisions , but the big wicket of Sarfraz, bowled by Jono Sparks for a quality innings of 80, this left the home side in a bit of trouble on 179 for 5. Two more wickets for Charlie Stranks, now Berkswell were in deep trouble on 180 for 7, and five wickets for Stranks, 5 for 18 from eight impressive overs. When Turner was run out by Jono Sparks and Matt Casey had A. Milnes caught by Charlie Stranks, the home side were on the brink on 198 for 9, three overs remained, could Kenilworth take the last wicket for a deserved maximum points, but ten and eleven saw their side to a draw, ending on 203 for 9 after forty overs. Along with the Stranks five wickets, a wicket each for Jono Sparks and Matt Casey there were two run outs, Kenilworth taking 18 points for the winning draw, on a memorable day for George Baines with a brilliant maiden hundred and Charlie Stranks with a fine all round game, starred.

KCC 280-7 (18 points), Berkswell 203-9 (9 points).

George Baines 110 with the bat for Kenilworth. Charlie Stranks 5-18 with the ball.


Baines stars second week running in drawn game

Sunday XI v. Harborne




On Sunday 2nd June, Kenilworth hosted Birmingham outfit Harborne for their latest Arden league Division Three fixture and achieved a winning draw.

After two delayed starts due to rain, the match now reduced to thirty overs per side. Harborne won the toss and asked Kenilworth to bat first. Openers Henry Curran and Darius Potten-Ravenshad new they had to make a solid start, but with score on seven, Curran was bowled by Grover for 3, this brought Ben Maney to partner Potten-Ravenshad, from the first ball Maney was in good touch, both players were looking to score off every ball, with the score on 29, Potten-Ravenshad was also bowled by Grover, this time for eleven. Skipper Matt Casey joined Maney at the crease, Maney was in positive mode, he was the dominant partner in the pairs partnership, they had put on 28 when Casey became Grover’s third victim, caught for four, Kenilworth 57 for 3 after 11 overs . The inform keeper batsman George Baines was next in, Baines was soon in full flow, along with the aggressive Ben Maney, the quickly added 45 together, in six overs, Maney finally out for a solid 37. Charlie Stranks was then unluckily run out backing up, after the bowler got a boot to a drive from Baines for one, Kenilworth now 104 for 5 in the 18th over. That wicket bought the left hander, George Jayaratnam to partner Baines, Jayaratnam was in typical aggressive mode, Baines too, Baines bought up his fifty with a sublime straight drive for four. Jayaratnam was in imperious touch, clearing the ropes three times, then bringing up his fifty with another huge six to the long boundary, the pair added a rapid partnership of 101 on only twelve overs, before Baines was bowled by O’Lyttle for an absolutely brilliant innings of 82, his innings containing 10 x 4. Joey Poole joined Jayaratham for the last over, Poole ended on 4 not out, Jayaratnam was 52 not out, his innings contained 4 x 4 and 4 x 6 off 26 balls. Kenilworth posting a very decent 226 for 6 from their thirty overs. For Harborne, Grover starred with 3 for 15 from six overs.

Robinson and Powick opened up for Harborne, they would need a good start if they were going to get close to their target. Opening bowlers Joey Poole and George Jayaratnam kept things tight, putting pressure on, this was rewarded with the wicket of Powick for 4, bowled by Jayaratnam, Harborne 16 for 1. Pagel joined Robinson, Charlie Stranks replaced Jayaratnam from the pavilion end and soon picked up the wicket of Pagel for 8, the visitors now 32 for 2. Stranks then had next man on Rauf caught behind by George Baines for 2, Harborne 36 for 3. Robinson stood firm, and gradually compiled a solid fifty, together with Wilcox, they added 51 for the fourth wicket, Wilcox caught by Joey Poole off Henry Currans first over, Wilcox making 7, Harborne 87 for 4. Samir, 13 not out and Robinson carrying his bat for a decent 68 not out, after their thirty overs, Harborne finishing on 116 for 4. Charlie Stranks with 2 for 2 for 10 from four overs, George Jayaratnam with 1 for 11 from four overs and a wicket for Henry Curran, 1 for 12 from three overs.

Kenilworth with the winning draw, taking 15 points for their efforts, on a day where Baines and Jayaratnam starred.


ASCL T20 Cup Game

Sunday XI v. Bablake Old Boys.

Match played Thursday 30.05.2019 – Result awaited.

Bablake scored 152-6 batting first.

Baines at his best in side’s good all round performance

Sunday XI v. Wanderers



On Sunday 26th May, Kenilworth hosted Leicester side Wanderers for a forty over a side friendly and chased down the 170 target to win by 6 wickets following a good bowling and fielding performance that was then topped by a superb unbeaten 83 from George Baines who guided the side to victory.

Visitors Wanderers won the toss and elected to bat first, Suki and Mick opened the batting for the visitors, with George Jeyaratnam and Joey Poole taking the new ball for Kenilworth. The visitors made a cautious start against some accurate seam bowling, after eight overs they were 24 without loss. Jeyaratnam made a double breakthrough in the tenth over, Mick caught behind by George Baines for 13, then four balls later took out Yash’s middle stump for no score, Wanderers 28 for 2. Harry joined Suki, the pair began to rebuild their sides innings, both batsmen looked to be more positive as the game progressed, Matt Dadswell replaced Joey Poole and Matt Casey replaced Jeyaratnam, the visitors took their score on to a hundred in the 26th over, Matthew Dadswell then had Suki well stumped down the leg side by George Baines in the 27th over, Suki making 43, Dadswell then had new man in Sohill caught by Ben Maney for 6, and then in his last over, bowled Harry for 46, Wanderers now 131 for 5 in the 31st over. Dereck made a breezy 20, before he too was stumped by George Baines, this time off Charlie Stranks, Stranks then bowled Wood for 6, Jeyaratnam returned for his last over , having Vinnie well caught by Skipper Dan Horner at backward point for 5, Divyesh was then run out by Horner for 1, as the visitors were losing wickets, as they looked to post a good score. Wanderers on 167 for 8 with one over remaining, the last over was bowled by Charlie Stranks, Stranks bowled Bruce for no score with the last ball of the visitors innings, Wanderers all out for 170 from their forty overs. Bowling honours for Kenilworth were George Jeyaratnam with 3 for 17 from eight overs, Charlie Stranks with 3 for eight from four overs and Matt Dadswell with 3 for 34 from eight overs, as the players headed off for tea.

Kenilworth opened their innings with Skipper Dan Horner and Henry Curran, both batsmen made a steady start, Divyesh and Parrish trying to keep it tight for their side, Horner and Curran were reduced to knocking ones and twos, as they looked to chase down their target, Parrish made the breakthrough in the eighth over, Curran caught and bowled for 8, Kenilworth 23 for 1. Keeper George Baines joined his Skipper Dan Horner, and soon the pair began to rebuild their sides innings, both batsmen looked in good touch, going on to make a fifty run stand together, as the y started to put pressure on the visitors, they went on to put 93 runs together in twenty overs, when Horner was stumped for 47, Kenilworth now 116 for 2. Ben Maney strode to the crease, he and Baines had added 15, when Maney was run out for 3, Kenilworth 131 for 3, new man in Darius Potten-Ravenshad was also run out, for 1, now the home side had a little wobble on 134 for 4. Matt Casey joined Baines, and Baines had just bought up a solid fifty for himself, Casey hitting a four first ball, Baines now going up the gears, as the home side got nearer to their target, Baines moved through to seventy, along with Casey the pair looked to win the game for Kenilworth, Kenilworth had got to needing one to win and scores level in the 37th over, with Casey facing, he did an audacious ramp shot over the keepers head for the winning boundary, Casey ending on 14 not out, but it was young George Baines who showed great maturity, finishing on an unbeaten innings of 83 not out, his innings containing 6 X 4. Kenilworth finishing on 174 for 4 to win by six wickets with three overs to spare.

There are a series of  photographs from the match that have been posted onto the Club’s Facebook GROUP page.

One from Umpire Cam:




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.