Triple defeats for the Town sides

Some encouraging performances in the sides’ defeats




Saturday 7th. May


All  three Kenilworth League sides lost their matches on Saturday in their respective win/lose format games.


1st XI 

Kenilworth v. Knowle & Dorridge 2’s

WCCL Division 1  – 50 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Kenilworth 110-10 (32.1 overs) (1 point) lost to Knowle & Dorridge 2’s 113-3 (19.4 overs) (20 points) by 7 wickets.


Knowle & Dorridge 2’s easily beat Kenilworth after the side were bowled out for 110, losing their last five wickets for 5 runs in five overs to condemn them to their third successive defeat in the Warwickshire Cricket League. Kenilworth had started well with skipper Joe Atkinson hitting 31 (6 x 4) and Tom Booker 29 (5 x 4) as the pair put on 59 for the first wicket. However, the side then quickly slumped to 64-5 before Stuart Cope 24 and Chris Prophet 17 added 41 for the 6th. wicket until Anaesh Patel ripped through the tail to take 4-3 from his 3.1 overs to bowl the Town side out. Kaasim Sabir had earlier taken 3-23 with a wicket a piece for O’Donnell, Attwood and Fareed for the hosts.

In reply, K & D cantered to a 7 wicket victory reaching 113-3 inside 20 overs despite Stuart Cope taking two wickets in an over with the score on 25. However, Ghanekar 25 and Tom Smith 42 not out put on a match winning  65 runs partnership for their 3rd. wicket whilst David Jakeman added an unbeaten 19 in the one sided affair. Cope ending on 2-31 with Connor Shingler taking the other wicket fall with 1-17.



2nd. XI


Kenilworth v. Coleshill 1’s

WCCL Division 7 East – 50 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Kenilworth 212-5 (50 overs) (5 points) lost to Coleshill 216-4 (49.4 overs) (20 points) by 4 wickets.


Kenilworth 2’s suffered the heartache of a final over defeat after posting a challenging 212-5 after debutant Zohaid Zahib and Dan Horner put on 112 runs for the 1st. wicket. Zahib went on to make a fine 61 (2 x 4, 3 x 6) whilst Horner made a good 57 (3 x 4). Charlie Stranks chipped in with a solid 48 (3 x 4, 2 x 6) in mid order with Dave Smithson an unbeaten 16 in the side’s total. Coleshill’s Ballinger took 2-32.

Coleshill had Yakaob and Hill to thank for getting the side home to victory at 216-6 in a tense finish with only two balls of the match remaining as the pair put on 34 runs in the last 4 overs after Coleshill found themselves on 182-6. Islah had made 51 sharing in a 53 runs 3rd. wicket partnership and then 79 in a 4th. wicket one after Shazad had earlier made 38. Yakaob was unbeaten on 31 hitting the winning boundary and Hill 12 not out as they secured victory despite the best efforts of the Town’s Ben Clarke who picked up 3-48, Tom Skinner 2-32 with the Sam Davies taking the other wicket to fall.



3rd. XI


Kenilworth v. Rowington

CHL Division 4 North – 40 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Rowington 239-5 (40 overs) (20 points) beat Kenilworth 178-6 (40 overs) (6 points) by 61 runs.


Kenilworth 3’s lost their opening Cotswold Hills League match after Rowington had posted a stiff 239-5 in their 40 overs with Marcus Miles hitting 70, Scott Rogers making an unbeaten 63 and Graham Sly 42. Dan Hone was the pick of the Town bowlers taking a fine 4-30 from his spell, whilst debutant Tarun Ahuja took 1-47.

In reply, Kenilworth’s Josh Charlwood hit an impressive 73 (9 x 4, 2 x 6) opening in the run chase, whilst skipper Steve Kelley made 52 (4 x 4) and Ahuja 22 but the side had at settle on 178-6 at close.



Sunday delight as Club gets back to winning ways

A solid all round performance by the Sunday XI




1st. May


Kenilworth (Sunday XI) v. Lapworth

Friendly – 40 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Kenilworth 240-6 (40 overs) beat Lapworth 218-10 (38.2 overs) by 22 runs.


The Club got back to winning ways for the weekend with a 22 runs win against Lapworth in a 40 overs a side friendly despite the best efforts of the visitors’ Pugh who made a century in the run chase. Batting first, Kenilworth posted a challenging 240-6, with Dan Horner hitting 46 (5 x 4) and Keeran Umashanker 33 (5 x 4) putting on 73 for the 1st. wicket. Yash Joshi then added 37 (5 x 4) as he teamed up with Will Thompson in mid order and the pair put on a further 75 runs for the 4th. wicket. Thompson went onto make 50 (8 x 4) in his knock. Griffin took two wickets for Lapworth whilst Aayan, Glynn and Rana took one apiece.

In reply, Lapworth’s number 5, Pugh, made a sparkling 109 before he fell after Dickinson had earlier made 37 and Tanvir later chipped in with 14 but they were the only three batsmen to reach double figures. The side suffered three sharp run outs as Tom Best took 3-41, Thompson 2-56, Horner and Umashanker a wicket each aided by Joshi who held onto two catches behind the stumps as the Lapworth side were bowled out in the penultimate over for 218.


Double defeat for the League sides

Always another day ……..


Saturday 30th. April

It was a double defeat for the two Kenilworth sides in their Warwickshire Cricket League matches on Saturday.


1st XI 

Kenilworth v. Handsworth

WCCL Division 1  – 50 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Kenilworth 102-10 (36.1 overs) (3 points) lost to Handsworth 103-7 (29.1 overs) (20 points) by 3 wickets.


On a day where the bowlers were on top for both sides, Kenilworth found runs hard to come by and were skittled out for 102 inside 37 overs with only Connor Shingler 22 and skipper Joe Atkinson 17 posting double figure scores as Bevon Brown took 5-16, Clement Smith 3-16 and Recordo Gordon 2-22 for Handsworth as they ripped through the Town side’s line up. Handsworth equally struggled with the bat in their run chase as Atkinson took 3-17, Steve Rhodes 2-46 and Stuart Cope 1-21 but they reached 103-7 with plenty of overs in hand after Keiron Buchanan set the visitors on the road to victory hitting 22 and condemning Kenilworth to their second successive defeat.



2nd. XI

Kenilworth v. Fillongley

WCCL Division 7 East – 50 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Kenilworth 178-10 (48.3 overs) (4 points) lost to Fillongley 179-6 (42.3 overs) (20 points) by 4 wickets.


Despite posting 178 with youngster Joe Tait hitting his maiden League half century with a fine 57 not out (7 x 4), Kenilworth came second best as Fillongley reached 179-6 with 6 overs in hand. Shyaan Imam 28 and Uma Umashanker 26 put on 46 runs for the Town’s first wicket whilst Gareth Knights added 20 in the Town’s total with Tarry 4-13 and Gardener 3-26 – the pick of the Fillongley bowlers. The hosts comfortably reached their target after Dillon hit 58 and Clifford 33 after Josh Charlwood had taken 3-58 for the Town with Imam, Louis Smithson and Sam Leach also picking up a wicket a piece but their efforts were in vain.





  • Saturday 07.05.2022 


1st. XI v Knowle & Dorridge 2’s  –  12.30 p.m – (Away) – (WCCL Division 1) – 50 overs a side Win/Lose format


2nd. XI v. Coleshill – 12.30 p.m. – (Home) – (WCCL Division 7 East) – 50 overs a side Win/Lose format


3rd. XI v. Rowington – 1.30 p.m. – (Away) – (CHL Division 4 North) – 45 overs a side Win/Lose format (the side’s first League match of the 2022 season)



Sunday 08.05.2022

NO FIXTURE – match cancelled


Youngster Joe Tait hits maiden 50 in side’s loss

Tait’s efforts in vain




Kenilworth Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

Friendly  – 40 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Leek Wootton 198-5 (40 overs) beat Kenilworth 178-5 (40 overs) by 20 runs


Kenilworth fell short by 20 runs in their friendly match against neighbours, Leek Wootton who had posted 198-5 off their 40 overs  with their skipper and former Town player, Elliot Sorrell-Haynes hitting 67 (12 x 4) and Lota 39 as the pair put on 117 runs for the first wicket whilst Ward made an unbeaten 25. The wickets were shared by 5 Town bowlers as Matt Dadswell, Tom Best, Matt Casey, Will Sheehan and Henry Curran took a wicket each. In the run chase, youngster Joe Tait and Gareth Knights put on 91 runs for the 2nd. wicket. Tait hit 7 boundaries in his maiden 50 in Senior cricket as he made a fine 53. Knights chipped in with 37, Curran making 33, Louis Smithson 19 not out and an unbeaten 10 but overs ran out and the side had to settle on 178-5 when time was called. Couchman the pick of the Leek Wootton as he claimed 4-26.


Honours shared by the two Clubs in their double header matches

Ben Clarke’s big hitting brings the 2nds victory in the final over


Saturday 23rd. April


The two Kenilworth sides had mixed results in their Warwickshire League double header against Nether Whitacre, with the 1sts losing away whilst the 2nds won in a nail biter of a match at home with one ball to spare as a 6 and a 4 brought them the win in the final over.


1st XI 

Kenilworth v. Nether Whitacre

WCCL Division 1  – 50 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Kenilworth 131-10 (43.5 overs) (1 point) lost to Nether Whitacre 134-4 (31.5 overs) (20 points) by 6 wickets. Scorecard


Kenilworth found runs hard to come by and could only post 131 as they were bowled out inside 45 overs against an accurate Nether Whitacre bowling attack as they suffered their first League defeat of the season. Dan Horner with 28, top scored for the Town, whilst Steve Rhodes and Adey Sellar both hit 19 and Jack Howard 15 but they were the only other batsmen to reach double figures as Lawrence took 3-31, Mousley 2-18, Reeves 2-22, Danks 2-26 and Reynolds 1-18 for the hosts with the Kenilworth side never recovering from being 69-6 to post a testing score.

Nether Whitacre then comfortably reached the target and 134-4 with ease and with plenty of overs in hand to record a  6 wicket win as Plowman hit 35, Broughton an unbeaten 30 and Mousley 23 despite Darius Potten-Ravenshad taking 2-31, Howard 1-15 and Sonu Kumar 1-33 for the Town. Henry Curran took two outfield catches as the hosts had much the better of the day.


2nd. XI

Kenilworth v. Nether Whitacre

WCCL Division 7 East – 50 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Nether Whitacre 246-7 (50 overs) (6 points) lost to Kenilworth 247-6 (49.5 overs) (20 points) by 4 wickets. Scorecard


In contrast, the 2nd. XI secured a very fine 4 wicket win chasing down Nether Whitacre’s challenging score of 246-7 with the match going to its penultimate ball in a very exciting and tense finish with Kenilworth’s number 7, Ben Clarke, 37 not out, hitting a six and a match winning boundary in the final over to give Kenilworth the win after skipper Dave Smithson had earlier hit 73 (11 x 4)  as he put on 105 runs with Danny Boneham 66 (7×4) for the third wicket in the side’s run chase. It was then left to Clarke who was joined by Dave Gamble who made a crucial 13 not out and the pair held firm in their 40 runs unbeaten match winning 7th. wicket partnership to give Kenilworth victory by the narrowest of margins and reach 247-6 with one ball to spare.

Earlier, Preece had hit 75, Thomas 53, Birch 31 and Cooper 21 in Nether Whitacre’s total as Charlie Stranks took 2-27 both caught and bowled along with two outfield catches – one of which was sublime. Youngsters Sam Davies chipped in with 2-33 and Will Sheehan 1-52 with Gamble taking 2-42, in a great all round performance by the Kenilworth side.





Saturday 30th. April


1st. XI v. Handsworth – HOME – 12.30 p.m. start (Warwickshire County Cricket League Division 1)  50 overs a side – Win/Lose format

2nd. XI v. Fillongley – Away – 12.30 p.m. start (Warwickshire County Cricket League Division 7 East)  50 overs a side – Win/Lose format


Sunday 1st. May

No game at Home.

Club’s Bank Holiday Tour to Somerset.