Inter-Club 40 overs a side game – Sunday 26.07.2020

Team Casey v. Team Leach


Team Leach 171-6 (40 overs) beat Team Casey 167-10 (40 overs) by 4 runs.


The Inter-Club game managed to take place and be uninterrupted as the rain clouds swirled around but skirted the Ground and there were no downpours.

The match went to a last ball thriller.

Team Leach batted first and posted 171-6 in their 40 overs. Jono Spark retired not out on 55, whilst there was steady input from Charlie Stranks 23 and Yash Joshi 20. Skipper Sam Leach put in some late impetus to bolster the side’s score as he made 25. There were wickets for Henry Curran 2-13, Tom Skinner 2-34 and 1-29 from Dan Barrie. Although wicketless, youngsters Andrew O’Reilly and Keiran Umashanker had impressive bowling spells for Team Casey.

Team Casey got off to a slow start but a 4th wicket stand between Will Thompson 37 with Curran brought the side back into contention. Curran went onto to make an unbeaten 46 after he had shared in a 7th wicket partnership with Matt Casey who hit 36.

Eight runs were required off the last over by the side but they were bowled out last ball of the match 4 runs short of Team Leach’s total, posting 167 all out to give Team Leach a narrow win in a good game. There were impressive bowling spells from Christian Mortlock 1-21 and Thomas Best 1-40, whose figures were spoilt late on. Stranks took 2-5, Christian Russ 2-38 and a wicket each for Sam Leach and Patrick O’Reilly. Two run outs accounted for the other two wickets to fall.

Next week, (2nd. August),  there will be TWO Sunday XI sides out playing Ashorne away and hosting Kenilworth Wardens Development XI at home. Both 1.00 p.m. start.


A wet summer’s day

All three Saturday matches abandoned





In brief:


Kenilworth 1st XI   74-2 (18 overs)  (6 points) v. Coventry & NW 2nds (4 points)  (away) – WCCL South East Group A. 

For Kenilworth: Joe Atkinson 36* (3×4), Chris Prophet 26, Dan Horner 6, Henry Curran 0*

For CNW: Naeem 1-25 (4 overs), Sharp 1-3 (2 overs)


Kenilworth 2nd XI (4 points) v. Stockton Stars II  87-2 (21.5 overs) (7 points) –  (home) –  WCCL South East Group C

For Stockton: Lazmi 23, Ritesh 18*, Yogi 17*

For Kenilworth: James Sparks 1-23 (5 overs), Darius Potten-Ravenshad 1-4 (4 overs)


Kenilworth 3rd XI 101-1 (24 overs) v. WCC Staff II – CHL Friendly.  Home at Harbury. 

For Kenilworth: Uma Umashanker 46*, Kieran Umashanker 44



Phoenix 100 Club Draw – July’s £30 winner

Mr. KCC wins!


July’s Draw has been made for the monthly prize of £30 in the Phoenix 100 Club Draw.

The Draw was made by the Hon. Sec. (it wasn’t live streamed on Facebook this month).

The LUCKY number his fingers plucked from the barrel was:




WELL DONE,  MR. KCC, you lucky chap!



Sunday Friendlies

Sunday XI ‘A’ v. Solihull Blossomfield


Kenilworth 238-6 beat Solihull Blossomfield 142-10 by 96 runs.


On a day when the Club had two Sunday sides out, Kenilworth hosted Solihull Blossomfield in their 40 overs a side friendly. They posted a stiff 238-6 with opener Henry Curran top scoring with 62 (5 x 4, 1 x 6). Sam Leach added 40 (3 x 4) before he fell. A late burst from Charlie Stranks and Tom Skinner saw them add 47 in 5 overs. Skinner made 16 not out whilst Stranks made his half century on the final ball of the innings as he ended unbeaten on 51 (6 x 4). F. Mir took 2-21 for the visitors.

S. Mir made 55 for Bloss opening, Parker 21, Lokesh and Kapoor both reached 11 but these were the only batsmen to reach double figures as the side could only reach 142 before they were bowled out inside 34 overs. Kenilworth’s young guns of Dan Barrie took 1-9 from 5 impressive overs, Will Machin 1-13 and Louis Smithson 1-25, whilst Curran took 2-11 and Skinner 2-19 to see the side home with a good win as 5 catches were held, two by Leach on a lovely day and when cricket was the winner. This is what summer is all about!


A wonderful venue and some great cricket

Sunday XI ‘B’ v. Himbleton


Kenilworth 263-4 beat Himbleton 188-9 by 75 runs.


On a glorious day at a glorious Ground the runs flowed as Kenilworth travelled to Himbleton. What a venue!

Kenilworth’s youngsters George Baines and Shyaan Imam started the run fest as they shared in a 165 run opening 1st wicket partnership. Baines was in sublime form as he peppered the boundary 14 times and hit 4 sixes in his 93 ball century knock of 114 before he retired, whilst Imam hit his maiden Senior half century making 56 (4 x 4, 1 x 6). Connor Shingler then joined in to blast a quickfire 55 before he retired smashing 4 x 4 and 5 x 6 in his 21 ball knock. Yash Joshi chipped in with 13 as the side reached 263-4. Clifton took 2-35 for the hosts.

Himbleton’s openers Lacey 36 and Corlett 52 put on 73 for the first wicket in reply on a hot afternoon. Others came and went. Shingler was introduced into the attack in devastating form as he took 5-24 from his 6 overs including 3 wickets in an over that changed the game. At stumps, Himbleton ended on 188-9, 75 runs short of the target. Old timer Andy Smith took 1-34 from his 8 overs, Matt Dadswell 1-45 from his, Geoff Edmunds 1-13 and a rare bowling opportunity from Andy Dadswell saw him take 1-18 in his brief spell hitting middle stump.

However, the day belonged to talented youngsters Baines, Imam and Shingler for their memorable performances on a day that cricket was the winner and a match played in great spirit at a lovely ground. Can’t beat a day like this!