Housing Development update

Latest Housing Development update

Richborough Estates (the planners for the forthcoming  ‘up to 125 dwellings’ being built on the fields that adjoin our Ground) have been in touch  to advise that they have now chosen their preferred development partner who are currently going through the legal due-diligence process ahead of purchasing the site.

Further details will be shared once known.


Forthcoming Social Night

Geordie Jeff’s Quiz Night – Friday 26th. October

All members and their friends are invited to Geordie Jeff’s Quiz night which will be held at the Clubhouse on Friday 26th. October 2018 commencing at 8.00p.m. for an evening of light hearted brain teasers, frustrations, enjoyment, a bit of fun and social interaction, in the first autumn Social event of the 2018 year.

As usual, maximum teams of 6, £1 per head.

There will be a selection of rolls available during the interval, as a bit of nosh too!

Should members not be able to get a team together, still turn up and we will make sure a team is formed.

As usual, zero tolerance with phones with internet to assist for those hard to recall answers, so not as to spoil the night!

Furthermore, the event is not open to the ‘general public’ nor for any ‘ringers’ who may turn up on the night unannounced – Members and their friends only!

Details of teams or an indication to attend to the Hon. Secretary, please.



6 a side success

Six a side report.


Details of the 6 a side competition held on Sunday 9th. September 2018 at the Club.

The format changed to a round robin tournament with each side playing each other so each played 4 matches


Team 1                   Team 2                    Winners

Winner Wildcats v. Cobras                   Wildcats

Cowboys             v.  JLR                           JLR

Wildcats              v. JLR                           Wildcats

Leek Wootton     v. Cobras                    Leek Wootton

Wildcats              v. Cowboys                  Wildcats

Cobras                 v. JLR                            JLR

Leek Wootton     v. Cowboys                 Leek Wootton

Leek Wootton     v. Wildcats                  Leek Wootton

Cobras                v. Cowboys                   Cowboys

JLR                      v. Leek Wootton           Leek Wootton




Team                  Wins     Points

Leek Wootton      4            12

Wildcats                3              9

JLR                          2              6

Cowboys               1              3

Cobras                   1              3


It was a most enjoyable day played in good spirits and was good fun for all involved. Well over 30 players took part and over 25 spectators watched throughout the day. Thanks to all players, umpires spectators and to Leek Wootton for taking part, finishing up as overall winners, undefeated.

A special mention of thanks goes to Hannah and Gemma who kept the players fed with over 120 rolls being made throughout the day.

A playing special mention goes to Elliott, too, for being involved in 6 run outs on the day (………..all while he was batting)!!

There will be more pictures and hopefully some “umpire cam” video to appear on social media throughout the week:

https://www.instagram.com/kenilworth_cricket/ and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kenilworth_CC

and https://www.facebook.com/kenilworthcricketclub.co.uk




Side chokes and surrenders 2nd place on last day despite Sunny’s and Mo’s great efforts

1st XI v. Nether Whitacre


The 1st XI who were in second spot at the start of play produced a rare poor bowling display and all round batting performance save for Sunny Ahmed, Muhammed Nayeem and Adie Sellar that condemned the side not only to defeat but also meant that the side disappointedly ended their 2018 season League campaign in 4th. spot only 7 points behind eventual Runners Up Highway Spartans, whilst Fillongley also won their match to achieve 3rd. place as both sides leap frogged the 1st XI on the final day of League cricket to deny them any chance of silverware after their season’s efforts.

Nether Whitacre posted 266-7 from their 50 overs. Opener Titmus posted 58, whilst number 2 Broughton 21 as the pair put on  63 for the first wicket. Number 4 Knight added an excellent 87 and  skipper Lawrence 32 in the side’s total that saw some 36 extras including 28 wides.  Jorjeet Singh claimed 3-53 off 10 overs, Sunny Ahmed 2-45 off his 10 and Mo Nayeem 1-62 whilst Dave Edmunds accounted for a run out. Tom Booker took a catch and a stumping behind the stumps.

Replying to the Nether Whitacre score, the 1st XI slumped to 23-4.  Yet, it was an excellent partnership between Ahmed and Nayeem who got things back on track for the side with  a superb 148 run partnership and the side looked well set for victory. Nayeem made a classy 96 (4 x 6 and 10 x 4) before he fell whilst Ahmed carried his bat and made an unbeaten 107  as he ran out of batting partners in the final over as the side were bowled out for 257.

Adie Sellar made a solid 35  (1 x 6 and 1 x 4) in his knock after Nayeem had departed but they were the only three Kenilworth players to reach double figures in an otherwise dreadful batting display against an on song Nether Whitacre bowling performance and their joint efforts proved to be in vain. There were 5 noughts on the scorecard as the batsmen fell all too often chasing and handed Nether Whitacre victory with 2 balls of the match remaining, the final wicket falling to a run out. In fact, the remaining 8 other batsmen in the side to fall scored only  13 runs between them, the final 3 wickets falling for 2 runs as overs were running out and the side hit out looking for the win. So close but so far!

Lawrence took 3-18 off 10 fine overs, Rawlings 3-46 off 8.3 overs, whilst Danks and Mousley took a wicket a piece for Nether Whitacre.

Nether Whitacre 266-7 (20 points) beat Kenilworth 257-10   (7 points) (S. Ahmed 107*, M. Nayeem 96) to win by 9 runs.

All in all, the side won 11 of their matches, drew 2, lost 6 with 3 abandonments which would have otherwise been a good season for them but was one that was tinged with sadness as they choked on the final day when within touching distance of some silverware for the Club.


WELL DONE to them, in any case, for their season’s efforts.




All WCL Results and tables can be found at:


Division 1 – Winners – Moseley Ashfield 359 points, Runners Up – Highway Spartans 313 points, 3rd place – Fillongley 310 points and 4th. place – Kenilworth 306 points.


Rain ruins the day and saves the hosts

2nd XI v. Bronze



The 2nd XI were cruelly let down by the weather as the rain became too heavy when only 3 balls were needed to make a full game which would have seen the side achieve a winning draw as opposed to the match being officially determined as an abandonment.

Bronze had posted 156-10 in a rain interrupted day with Surana making 40, opener Kurusamy 26 and number 10, Ramamoorthy 24 not out.

The 2nd XI had fielded and bowled well to restrict Bronze to that score with Charlie Stranks taking 4-35 from his 11 overs, wily Geoff Edmunds 3-32 from his 11 overs whilst Max Howard took 1-17 and Jono Sparks 1-21 and being involved a well manufactured run out. Dan Horner was in excellent form behind the stumps to claim 4 catches whilst Elliott Haynes-Sorrell snapped up two in the outfield.

In reply, Kenilworth set off after the target with clouds darkening. Dan Horner made an unbeaten 22 and Haynes-Sorrell 13 when the rain came and the sides were taken off with the 2nd XI on 55-3, never to return.

Bronze 156-10  (7 points) (Charlie Stranks 4-35) v Kenilworth 54-3  (8 points) (Dan Horner 22*)

The side ended the season mid table in 7th spot and should have claimed 6th. had the weather been kinder.

Overall, a decent season was had by the side, consisting of old and young players.