Under 9’s are County Champions

WINNERS – Under 9’s win Countywide League

 

 

Kenilworth Under 9’s are 2021 County League Champions

 

Kenilworth Cricket Club Under 9’s have won the Warwickshire Hardball League Championship in a hard fought and enjoyable final against Bablake O.B. Cricket Club and it is a fitting end to an unbeaten season for the Kenilworth side.  

There were 10 sides in the League, split into 2 Groups, each consisting of 5 teams and 8 players a side, playing a round robin with the other sides and each Group winner progressing into the Final.

In the final, Kenilworth batted first and posted a challenging total of 285 thanks to hard hitting innings by Alex Marr (17), Freddie Kelley (14) and skipper Max Ashley (22), who were ably assisted by the rest of the team in only losing 2 wickets in their 16 overs.  

In their innings, Bablake found it hard to score initially with Jack Boon and Toby Miller taking 3 wickets between them in their opening spell and Freddie Kelley and Jack Marr only conceding 2 runs in their four over spell.  Some powerful hitting from the 3rd Bablake batting pair brought their score closer to Kenilworth’s but some excellent fielding from Ruben Parashar resulted in a run out and Ali Khan closed out the Bablake innings with some accurate bowling in the final overs.  Bablake finished on 245, meaning a 40-run victory for Kenilworth.  

Finally, the celebrations started for the team and their supporters when captain Max Ashley and the team were presented with the trophy.

Well done and congratulations to the young Kenilworth side for their achievement in winning the Countywide League.

Also, a BIG THANKS to all the Coaches in the Youth Section and to all their sides for the time and commitment that they give for the enjoyment and progress of the younger generations.

 

Double defeat to Divisional winners

Opposition ease to wins

The 2 Kenilworth sides were in League action on the penultimate Saturday of the League season and both were defeated by their respective Divisional winners.

 

1st XI

Kenilworth v. Aston Manor

Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 – W/L/D – 50 overs a side

LOSE

Kenilworth 123-10 (2 points) (29.2 overs) lost to Aston Manor 128-5 (24 points) (29.3 overs) by 5 wickets.

 

Kenilworth were no match for Divisional winners, Aston Manor, in their penultimate League match of the season as they were bowled out for 123 inside 30 overs losing wickets all too regularly. Only opener Pat Howard who made 32 (3 x 4) and brother, Jack, who hit 29 (5 x 4) in the tail made any scores of note as Arfan Khan took 4-45. There was a brace of wickets for Talat Rashid and Faisal Shahid with Babar Khan taking the other wicket to fall along with a run out. Aston Manor then eased to 128-5 inside 30 overs after recovering from 52-4 with Waseem Mazhar making 30 and Thomas Clarke 25 with Shakeel Janjua bringing the side’s victory with his quickfire 13 ball 32 not out hitting 4 sixes and a boundary. Kenilworth’s wicket takers were Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 2-14, Connor Shingler 2-34 and Adie Sellar the other to fall.

 

 

2nd XI

Kenilworth v. Warwick

Warwickshire Cricket League – Division 7 East – W/L/D – 50 overs a side

LOSE

Kenilworth 176-7 (4 points) (50 overs) lost to Warwick 179-4 (20 points) (45.3 overs) by 6 wickets.

 

The 2nd. XI lost their local derby match with Divisional winners, Warwick, by 6 wickets who chased down the Town’s score of 176-7 with 4 overs in hand. Charlie Stranks posted an unbeaten 51 in mid order after Dave Edmunds opening had made 31 for Kenilworth. Dave Smithson chipped in with 18 and Sam Leach 17 not out in the side’s total with Singh taking 4-18 from his 12 overs and Jackson 3-32 from his, for Warwick. Passey then hit 62 and Hope 56 before Sharma 24 not out saw Warwick to the target with ease and end on 179-4 despite Tom Skinner taking 2-25 with a wicket each for fellow spinners, Leach and Stranks.

 

 

WCCL website link:  www.warcricket.org

 

 

A stroll in the park for Shyaan!

Imam leads the Sunday XI to victory

Without an Arden Sunday League fixture, the Club’s Sunday XI entertained local side Coventry Ramblers in a 40 overs a side friendly and ended the day with a 7 wickets win.

 

Kenilworth v. Coventry Ramblers

40 overs a side friendly

WIN

Kenilworth 183-3 (31.3 overs) beat Coventry Ramblers 182-3 (40 overs) by 7 wickets.

 

The Sunday XI gained a comfortable 7 wickets win over Coventry Ramblers as they successfully chased down the Ramblers’ score of 182-3 after in-form youngster, Shyaan Imam, once again starred with the bat. He made a superb unbeaten 88 (12 x 4), sharing in a 79 runs 3rd. wicket partnership with Sam Leach, who made 38 (7 x 4) himself before Imam teamed up with Dhruv Vyas, with the pair adding a further 75 runs together to see Kenilworth to 183-3 with 8 overs to spare. Vyas made 20 not out (2 x 4) in his knock. Earlier, Ramblers’ Nabz had made 70 and Lynott 47 not out in their total as Kenilworth bowlers Matt Dadswell 1-20, Louis Smithson 1-21 and Thomas Best 1-48 took the wickets to fall. Yet, the day belonged to Imam with another impressive innings in Senior cricket. Well done, youngster!

 

COFFEE and CAKE MORNING RETURNS on WEDNESDAY 01.09.2021

Fancy a Cuppa and a Slice?

 

The COFFEE and CAKE MORNING (or Tea!) returns on Wednesday 1st. September from 10.30 a.m. onwards to around 1.00 p.m. (or until the homemade cakes are sold out).

ALL members and their family & friends are most welcome to pop along.

£1.50 for a cuppa and a slice.

Always a good informal get together and natter amongst friends.

 

 

Additionally, the Club is hosting a County Age Representative match that day from 11.00 a.m.

 

WARWICKSHIRE U-11’s v. YORKSHIRE U-11’s

 

ALL WELCOME.

 

 

 

3rd. XI – Cotswold Hills League Division 6 title – WINNERS

Latest 2021 League Tables published by the Cotswold Hills League

 

Following the matches in the Cotswold Hills League yesterday, the latest League Tables have now been published by the League confirming that the 3rd. XI have won Division 6.

They had no game yesterday due to 9 sides being in the Division and had played their final League match last weekend when they secured the title.

Congratulations to the side and to all those who were part of the 3rd. XI during the 2021 season.

WELL DONE!