2020 Season Player Awards Night

The Annual Playing Awards for the 2020 season were socially distanced at the Club’s (nearly) End of Season Social Event and presented to the recipients by the Club Chairman, Geoff Edmunds, on Saturday 12th. September.

A Great night was had and good food from local takeaways had too an evening well supported by Members.

A strange season but a very good one.

The Recipients:

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR –  JOE ATKINSON

 

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR – The Colts Cup – SHYAAN IMAM

 

PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – The Umpires Cup – TOM BOOKER – 134 v. CNW 2’s -12.09.2020 

 

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR – The Pratt Cup – JONO SPARKS

 

Thanks to all Players and Members for their support and commitment throughout the season as we come to our last couple of weekends.

 

Brilliant Booker blasts a ton!

1st. XI v. Coventry & North Warwickshire 2’s

WCCL South East Group A

45 overs win/lose

 

WIN

 

Kenilworth 295-7 (45 overs) (20 points) beat Coventry & NW 2’s 194-8 (45 overs) (6 points) by 101 runs

 

Kenilworth’s Tom Booker brilliantly blasted a memorable ton in the side’s 101 run win over Coventry and North Warwickshire 2’s at the Club’s Warwick Road Ground.

He made a magnificent 134 that included 12 boundaries and six 6’s.

His innings also won him Performance of the Year that was presented at the Club Awards for the 2020 season later that evening. 

He helped the side reach 295-7, their highest score of the season, sharing in a 148 run 3rd. wicket partnership with skipper, Connor Shingler, who made 55 (4 x 4) as the pair took total control. Jono Sparks was unbeaten on 27 when the innings closed, whilst Adie Sellar had earlier made 19. Water took 3-42 for CNW, Sharp 2-33 and Biggs 1-51.

In reply, CNW were always behind the required run rate despite the best efforts of Biggs who made 55, Sharp 28 and Lilley an unbeaten 24 and the side ended the day on 194-8, well short of the target. Steve Rhodes and Darius Potten-Ravenshad both took 2-36 for the Town side, Henry Curran 2-37 with a wicket a piece for Sparks and Joe Atkinson on a day to remember for Booker and his sublime batting performance.

 

 

Stockton too strong again

2nd. XI v. Stockton Star

WCCL South East Group C

45 overs win/lose

 

LOSE

 

Stockton Star 286-8  (45 overs) (20 points) beat Kenilworth 2’s 141-5 (45 overs) (5 points) by 145 runs

 

Stockton Star again proved too strong for a mixed 2nd. XI Kenilworth side as they posted a huge 286-8 from their 45 overs with Ahmed making 68, Narvellar 66, Gurps 55 not out and 30 from Ritesh despite the best efforts of Christian Mortlock who took 3-72, Dan Roden 2-66 with a wicket each for Mark Stranks, Matt Dadswell and Dave Gamble. Vic Joshi took two good stumpings behind the sticks.

Replying, Kenilworth were never going to reach the target but faced their 45 overs to post 141-5 with Dave Smithson top scoring with an unbeaten 43 (5 x 4), Roden 26 not out (3 x 4) after Pete Huxford had earlier made 18 and Yash Joshi 11 as Ahmed took 1-27, Satish 1-10 and Ritesh 1-3 with the two wickets to fall by the way of run outs. The day belonged to a strong Stockton Star side.

 

Vyas shines in 3rd’s final match of the season

3rd. XI v. Berkswell IV

 

40 over friendly

 

LOSE

 

Berkswell IV 227-7 (40 overs)  beat Kenilworth 141-5 (40 overs) by 86 runs

 

The 3rd’s last match of the season ended in defeat at the hands of Berkswell IV in their 40 overs a side friendly as they fell short by 44 runs.

Berkswell posted 227-3 with openers Tracey retiring on 50 and Rigden retiring after making 102 before Shinah made 56 as wickets were hard to come by but Juniors Tom Best claimed 2-46 and Louis Smithson 1-15 for Kenilworth.

In reply, Dhruv Vyas had his best score of the season making a solid and impressive 75 (7 x 4, 4 x 6) for Kenilworth. Youngster Keeran Umashanker was unbeaten on 33 at the close after dad, Uma, had earlier made 16 as he saw the overs out with stand in skipper, Steve Kelley 10 not out as the side ended on 183-4 with Short taking 2-24 and Gupta 1-24 for Berkswell to close the season for the 3rds.

 

Sparks ignites the match with his great all round performance

Sunday XI ‘A’ v. Barby

 

40 overs a side friendly

 

WIN

 

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.