1sts. hang onto frustrate Olton, 2nds. fail to make 100 in their defeat

One draw, one defeat

Two League matches for the 1st. XI and 2nd. XI with Divisional Title winners, the 3rd. XI having ended their League campaign last week. The 1sts. clung on to draw their match and with it Olton blew their outside chances of lifting the Division 1 title, whilst the 2nds. surprisingly lost to relegation threatened Oakfield and Rowlands. Only two matches of the 2021 WCCL season now remain for both sides.

 

1st XI

Kenilworth v. Olton & West Warwickshire

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

L/DRAW

Olton & WW 273-4 dec. (17 points) (48 overs) drew with Kenilworth 119-8 (3 points) 52 overs.

 

Kenilworth clung on to draw their match at Olton and end the hosts their outside possibility of lifting the Divisional title as they ended the day on 119-8 after Olton had posted 273-4 declaring after their 48th. over following an unbeaten century from Marc Webb 122 not out (15 x 4, 3 x 6) as he shared in a 4th. wicket partnership of 139 with Arwand Barnard 52 (8 x 4). There was a wicket a piece for Kenilworth bowlers, Darius Potten-Ravenshad, Matt Casey and Jono Sparks. In reply, Kenilworth were never going to reach the set target. Pat Howard hit 23 and Chris Prophet 19 whilst George Baines frustrated Olton’s effort with an obdurate unbeaten 19 from his 123 ball innings. Kenilworth then lost three quick wickets with the score on 106 but managed to survive and end the day on 119-8 from 52 overs – much to the frustrations of Olton, after Philip Trilloe had taken 4-25 and Hayden Burke 2-11 from his 11 overs for the hosts.

 

 

2nd XI

Kenilworth v. Oakfield & Rowlands

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

LOSE

Oakfield & Rowlands 131-8 (24 points) (50 overs) beat Kenilworth 99-10 (3 points) (42 overs) by 32 runs.

 

The 2nd. XI lost their match by 32 runs after restricting Oakfield to 131-8 in their innings after Ben Clark had taken 3-23, 2-22 from Dave Gamble with Tom Skinner, Matt Dadswell and Sam Leach claiming a wicket each after Hill had made 32, Pinipitiga 31 and Mobbs 22 for the visitors. Despite a solid 39 from Dave Smithson, 19 from Clarke and 15 from Shayaan Imam 15, no other Town batsmen made double figures and their innings fell away and the side was bowled out for only 99. Naratanga took 4-21, Robinson 2-21 and Klaeson 2-25 for the visitors and their win eases their relegation fears.

 

 

SUNDAY 22.08.2021 match report (delayed)

 

Sunday 1st XI

Kenilworth v. King’s Heath

Arden Sunday League – Division 3 – 40 overs a side – W/L

LOSE

King’s Heath 136-10 (20 points) (37.5 overs) beat Kenilworth 78-10 (5 points) (34.3 overs) by 58 runs.

 

King’s Heath’s 136-10 turned out to be 58 runs too many as Kenilworth were bowled out for 78 chasing. Jak Ellis had made 38, Ayman Jaffer 25 and number 11, Waleed Farooq 21 not out in King’s Heath’s total after Matt Dadswell, Shyaan Imam, Tom Best and Louis Smithson had each taken a brace of wickets with Josh Charlwood and Kapil Dubey picking up one each. Kenilworth never recovered from 0-2 and their woes continued despite a solid 32 (6 x 4) from Andy Dadswell and 12 from Vik Joshi but they were the only two to reach double figures as the side was skittled out for only 78 with Chad Atkinson taking 4-12, Arjun Joravoor 3-20 and Hayan Jaffer 2-3 for the hosts.

 

TITLE WINNERS – 3rd. XI win their Division ……. with 1st’s victorious, too.

3rd. XI win first title for decades

The 3rd. XI won their League Divisional title in the Cotswold Hills League despite the rain that saw their match abandoned, whilst the 1st’s. won their match in their rain affected game with the 2nd’s match falling victim to the inclement weather.

 

1st XI

Kenilworth v. Fillongley

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

WON

Fillongley 134-10 (47.1 overs) (2 points) lost to Kenilworth 135-4 (26.1 overs) (20 points) by 6 wickets.

 

The 1st. XI not only beat the weather but visitors Fillongley by 6 wickets to record a very good win with 11 overs to spare after restricting Fillongley to 134-10.  Skipper, Connor Shingler took a very impressive 4-11 from his 12 overs, Matt Casey 3-26 from his 10 overs whilst Darius Potten-Ravenshad took 3-12, despite Carty making 50 and Mitchell 36 for the visitors in their innings.  Kenilworth had lost 13 of their overs to reach the target but did so in the 27th. over as youngster George Baines saw the side home to victory with his unbeaten 58 (7 x 4, 1 x 6), after Tom Booker had earlier made 27 (5 x 4) and Stuart Cope 23 (5 x 4) as the side reached 135-4. Six sides now chase the two promotion spots with 3 matches of the season left.

 

 

2nd XI

Kenilworth v. Leamington Khalsa

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

ABANDONED

Kenilworth 140-4 (29.5 overs) (5 points) Leamington Khalsa – DNB (5 points) – MATCH ABANDONED.

 

Rain brought an early end to the 2nd’s match at Leamington Khalsa as the match was abandoned after 29.5 overs following two weather interruptions with Kenilworth on 140-4 that left Adey Sellar unbeaten on 36 (6 x 4) after Dan Horner had hit 34 (6 x 4), Dave Smithson 22 (4 x 4) and Shyaan Imam 20 (3 x 4). With 3 matches to go, the side’s promotion hopes continue in what will be a close fight for the top two spots in the Division with 5 sides in the hunt for silverware.

 

 

3rd XI

Kenilworth v. Bearley

Cotswold Hills Cricket League – Division 6 – W/L – 40 overs a side

ABANDONED

Bearley 62-2 (12 overs) (7 points) Kenilworth DNB (8 points) – MATCH ABANDONED

 

In a bittersweet end to their League season, the 3rds. were crowned divisional winners in the Cotswold Hills League after their final match in Division 6 was abandoned due to the weather and with it deservedly became the side’s first League title for decades after they had won 10 of their matches, losing only 3 throughout the season. Only 12 overs of play were possible against Bearley who found themselves on 62-2 when the rain prevented any further play with teenager James Sparks 2-25 picking up both wickets. Skipper, Steve Kelley, said afterwards “The veterans and youngsters in the side have had a great and solid season, the best for many years with some great performances by many players. Winning the title is the icing on the cake for all their commitment and efforts. The youngsters have performed particularly well in Senior cricket this season and this can only bode well for the Club and its future. Well done to them and to all the others who have played for the side this year”.

Cotswold Hills League (play-cricket.com)

 

The League promotion race hots up for 2 sides

A mixed bag of results but good performances had

 

The 3 League sides had a combination of a win, loss and a draw in their respective League fixtures on Saturday. The 1sts. drew despite Joe Atkinson hitting an unbeaten 115, whilst the 2nds. won and move into second spot in their Division and the 3rds. remain top of their Division with one match to go despite their defeat. The 3rds. need just 3 points to guarantee promotion and 8 points to win the Division should the 2 other closest sides fail to gain maximum points in their 2 remaining matches.

 

1st XI

Kenilworth v. Standard

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

L/DRAW

Standard 253-5 (17 points) (50 overs) drew with Kenilworth 221-7 (10 points) (50 overs).

 

The drawn match saw three centuries posted by the two sides as Standard recovered from 13-3 to post 253-7 as Thomas Kidd 114 (16 x 4, 1 x 6) and James Searle 113 not out  (15 x 4) put on 217 for the side’s 4th. wicket with Steve Rhodes picking up 2-61 and a run out with a wicket a piece for Kapil Dubey and Joe Atkinson for Kenilworth. Skipper, Atkinson then led Kenilworth’s reply as he hit a superb unbeaten 115 (13 x 4), sharing in a third wicket stand of 110 with Sandeep Kumar 46 (4 x 4) but a few mid order wickets then fell and ended their run chase and the side had to settle for a draw finishing the day on 221-7, 33 runs short of their target as Phillips took 2-27 and Fox 2-47 for the hosts after Tom Booker had earlier added 29 in Kenilworth’s score.

 

 

2nd XI

Kenilworth v. Fillongley

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

WIN

Fillongley 202-10 (6 points) (49.2 overs) lost to Kenilworth 203-6 (20 points) (46.4 overs) by 4 wickets.

 

The 2nd. XI moved into 2nd. spot and promotion contenders with 4 matches left following a fine 4 wicket win as they chased down Fillongley’s 202-10 with 3 overs to spare. Yet, it was the Fillongley’s number 10 and 11 who held firm to put on a last wicket stand of 84 to get the side to their score as Ali made 34 not out and Tregonning 37 after Hammond had earlier made 42 and Gilder 39. Dave Gamble took 3-18, Shyaan Imam 3-24 and Ben Clarke 3-39 for Kenilworth. In reply, Kenilworth reached 203-6 inside 47 overs as Dave Smithson hit 63 (7 x 4), Matt Casey 34 (5 x 4), Dave Edmunds 24 and Yash Joshi 22 in a solid team performance that gained the win, despite Gilder taking 3-43.

 

 

3rd. XI

Kenilworth v. Earlswood

Cotswold Hills Cricket League – Division 6 – W/L – 40 overs a side

LOSE

Kenilworth 150-8 (5 points) (40 overs) lost to Earlswood 152-5 (19 points) (35.1 overs) by 5 wickets.

 

Despite suffering a 5 wicket defeat in their penultimate game of the season at Earlswood, Kenilworth 3rds. are on the cusp of the Divisional title and promotion as they continue to remain in top spot. The side scored 150-8 with youngster Keeran Umashanker top scoring with 33 followed by Dhruv Vyas 31 (3 x 4) and an unbeaten 26 (3 x 4, 1 x 6) from Matt Dadswell at the tail after Jenkins took a splendid 3-8 from his 9 overs and Maddekar 4-45 for Earlswood. The hosts then recovered from 0-2 after James Sparks 2-43 took the early wickets as Graham made 42 before Maddekar 43 not out and Jenkins  21 not out teamed up with the bat to see the side to a win as they reached 152-5 with 5 overs to spare despite Dan Hone taking 2-27 and Will Thompson 1-19 with keeper Vik Joshi pouching two catches behind the stumps. Kenilworth need just 3 points for promotion and 8 points for the title in their last match if other results don’t go their way as those sides need to pick up maximum points in both of their remaining matches.

 

County U-14’s Representative match at Club

Top of the Table match

 

On Monday August 9th, the Club is hosting the below U-14 County representative match.
 
 

Warwickshire v. Oxfordshire

11.00 a.m. start
 
 
The match forms part of the ECB’s Royal London Under 14’s County Cup.
 
The teams are in Group 4 of the competition with Oxfordshire currently top of the Group by 3 points from second placed Warwickshire. 
 
All to play for!
 

ALL WELCOME!

(for those that can)

 

Two solid wins as the rain denies the 1st’s theirs

A day for the bowlers as Dave Gamble excels in the 2’s.

Rain denied the 1st. XI a chance of their win with only 3 wickets remaining and to be had when the rain came whilst the 2nds. and 3rds. cantered to comprehensive wins in their matches.

 

1st XI

Kenilworth v. Nether Whitacre

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

DRAW

Kenilworth 181-9 (10 points) (50 overs) drew with Nether Whitacre 129-7 (15 points) (34 overs).

 

Rain frustrated Kenilworth’s chances of victory when the side needed only three more Nether Whitacre wickets but had to settle for a draw. The side had posted 181-9 off their 50 overs with Joe Atkinson 46 (4 x 4, 1 x 6) and Tom Booker 57 (10 x 4) putting on 88 for the first wicket. George Baines then chipped in with 19 and Connor Shingler 15 not out in the side’s total as Rawlings took 4-40 for the visitors. Nether Whitacre reached 129-7 in 34 overs with Knight making 22 and Swaffer 22 not out but the rain came wiping out the last 16 overs of play and with it there was a wet end to the day after Steve Rhodes had taken 2-36, Atkinson 2-17, Darius Potten-Ravenshad, Sunil Kumar and Shingler a wicket each for Kenilworth.

 

 

2nd XI

Kenilworth v. Massey Ferguson

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

WIN

Kenilworth 153-10 (24 points) (50 overs) beat Massey Ferguson 66-10 (4 points) (30.5 overs) by 87 runs.

 

The 2nd. XI were far too strong for Massey Ferguson who were skittled out for 66 as Dave Gamble took a stunning 5-2 from his 7.5 overs, 5 of which were maidens. Shyaan Iman claimed 2-20 whilst there was a wicket each for Christian Mortlock (1-6 off his 5 overs), Will Machin and Will Sheehan. Kenilworth had earlier posted 153-10 with James Adamson top scoring with 36, Pete Huxford 25, Sam Leach 18 and Dave Smithson 17 but the side breezed to victory with ease thanks to Gamble’s fine efforts and the other bowlers’ accurate spells to pick up maximum points for their 87 runs win.

 

3rd. XI

Kenilworth v. Overbury

Cotswold Hills Cricket League – Division 6 – W/L – 40 overs a side.

WIN

Overbury 52-10 (0 points) (27 overs) lost to Kenilworth 54-1 (17 points) (8.1 overs) by 9 wickets.

 

Kenilworth’s 3rd. XI took another step closer to promotion and the divisional title with two matches now remaining of their League season following a comprehensive 9 wickets win over bottom placed, Overbury who were skittled out for only 52. Geoff Edmunds took 3-11 from his 9 overs, Matt Dadswell 2-8 from his 6 overs, whilst there was a wicket each for Dhruv Vyas and James Sparks, who also ran out two Overbury players. Despite losing a wicket in the first over of the run chase, the father and son duo of Uma and Keeran Umashanker put on 53 runs together in quick time to see Kenilworth to 54-1 inside 9 overs as the side consolidated top spot in the Division and open up a 37 point gap over second placed team, Bretforton.