1sts thrashed as Benn and Nuneaton rip through the side in double quick time.

1st. XI v. Nuneaton




On Saturday 1st June, Kenilworth hosted Nuneaton for their Warwickshire County Cricket League Division One fixture at their Warwick Road ground and were soundly thrashed in a match that lasted less than 34 overs as visitors Nuneaton won the toss and elected to field.

The Kenilworth openers, skipper Pete Magafas and Connor Shingler, both men looked assured early on, but after reaching 31 after eight overs, Benn removed Shingler and Muhammad Fahim in the ninth over, Shingler for 19 and Fahim for no score, Kenilworth 32 for 2. Ison then removed Chris Prophet in the next over, caught for 2, Kenilworth 36 for 3. Sunny Ahmed joined Magafas, together the pair began to rebuild the sides innings, together they went on to bat together for six overs, putting on 18 before Ahmed was bowled by Benn for 2, Henry Curran then was bowled without scoring, Kenilworth now 54 for 5 in the 17th over. Kenilworth then went from 54 for 5 to 64 for 9 on three overs, Tom Booker for 5, Muhammed Naeem for no score, Steve Rhodes for 3 and Pete Magafas for 19, Illias then bacame Biskas second wicket for no score, Kenilworth all out for a paltry 67 in only twenty overs. For Nuneaton, Benn took a brilliant 6 for 18 from ten overs, Biskas with 2 for 11 from four overs.

The Nuneaton openers Cox and Carell looked to get there sides reply off to a positive start, after three overs the visitors were 28 without loss, Carvell was dismissed for 5 in the fourth over, caught by Connor Shingler off Steve Rhodes, the visitors 28 for 1. Andrew joined Cox, the pair took the score to 49 when Andrew was run out for 10, Gilkes and Cox then saw their side home, Cox 32 not out and Gilkes 13 not out saw their side home in the 13th over, Nuneaton finishing on 68 for 2. Steve Rhodes the only wicket taker with 1 for 28. Kenilworth pointless for their efforts, on day the home side will want to forget.

Kenilworth 67 All Out (20.4 overs) (0 points) (L. Benn 6-18) lose to Nuneaton 68 for 2 (12.5 overs) (20 points) who won by 8 wickets.


Solid all round performance sees Seconds win

2nd. XI v. Leamington Khalsa




Kenilworth seconds travelled to play Leamington Khalsa for their Warwickshire County Cricket League Division Eight fixture on Saturday 1st June and returned home as winners by 63 runs in their first win/lose fixture of the League campaign.

The Kenilworth openers Mark Stranks and skipper Dan Horner looked to make a strong start for their side, both players began to get the scoreboard moving, going on post 35 for no wicket in the tenth over, they went on take the score past fifty, in the 16th over, with the score on 67, when Mark Stranks was run out for 29. Danny Boneham joined his skipper, but Horner was bowled by Mayank for a solid 36, the visitors 69 for 2. Next man in Matt Casey joined Boneham, Casey looking in fine touch early on, with the score on 96, Boneham was caught and bowled by Kamal for 8. His wicket bought Ben Maney to the crease, together the pair were in a positive mind set, but Maney was bowled by Harry for 9, Kenilworth 113 for 4 in 34th over. Darius Potten-Ravenshad joined Matt Casey, both players began to put their side in a good position, good running and frequent boundaries, saw Kenilworth accelerate to 158 for 4 in the 40th over, Potten-Ravenshad was caught off Hardip for 26, the visitors now 188 for 5 in the 44th over. Charles Lamprecht was stumped off Hardip for 4, Kenilworth 202 for 6. Charlie Stranks along with Matt Casey looked to give their side a strong finish, Stranks made an aggressive 27, but Casey went on make a fine 65, his innings containing 7 x 4. Sam leach 7 not out, a couple of late wickets, saw Kenilworth all out for 243 in the last of their fifty overs. For Khalsa, Hardip took 6 for 46 from ten overs.

In the Khalsa reply, Mayak and Sidhu made decent start for their side, putting on over fifty for the first wicket, Sam leach bowled Mayak for 30, Chris Beach had Sidhu caught by Dan Horner for 34. Khalsa lost two more quick wickets, Indy for no score and Charles for 2, both dismissed by Sam leach, Chris Beach had Mandeep brilliantly caught by Charlie Stranks for 15, Beach then bowled Kumai for no score, the home side now six down, still a long way from their target. Mick hit a quick fire 34 for Khalsa and Harry 24, both players out to the bowling of Tom Skinner. Two wickets for Charles Lamprecht saw the home side all out for 180 in the 40th over, Vish ending 14 not out, Kenilworth running out the winners by 63 runs with over ten overs remaining. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Chris Beach with 3 for 43 from ten overs, Sam leach with 3 for 52 from ten overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 15 and 2 for 30 from 8.5 overs for Charles Lamprecht. Kenilworth take the full 20 points for their fine efforts. 

Kenilworth 243 All Out (50.0 overs) (20 points) beat Leamington Khalsa 180 All Out (40.2 overs) (7 points) by 63 runs.


Winchcombe win

3rd XI v. Winchcombe II




On Saturday 1st June, Kenilworth’s Third team hosted Winchcombe II’s for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture at their Harbury ground but the visitors proved too strong as they won by 6 wickets.

Home skipper Geoff Edmunds lost the toss and his side were asked to bat first. Openers Ant Kerry and Dan Roden made a solid start, after ten overs Kenilworth were forty for no loss, they took their stand past fifty when Kerry was bowled for a solid 30. Roden fell in the next over, caught off Andrews for 15, Kenilworth 58 for 2, this soon became 60 for 3, as Gareth Knights went without scoring. Two new men at the crease, Will Thompson and Andy Dadswell, Thompson had made 8, when he was bowled by Andrews for 8, Kenilworth now in a spot of bother, from 58 for 0 to 68 for 4. Dadswell was joined by Ed Smith, the pair began to rebuild their side’s innings, putting on 25 together in seven overs but Dadswell was caught off Andrews for 16, Kenilworth now 93 for 5. James Sparks joined Smith now, a couple of blows from the bat of Smith saw the side past a hundred but Smith picked out Orzel on the boundary for 17, now 103 for 6. Matthew Dadswell joined Sparks, he and Sparks batted well, putting on 25 together before Dadswell was bowled by Bellfield for 17, the home side now 128 for 7, this became 128 for 8 in the same over, Phil Hollingsworth adjudged lbw. Daniel Barrie had made 3, before he also fell to Bellfield in the 37th over, last man Geoff Edmunds joined Sparks, the pair added three, before Sparks was bowled by Bellfield in the last over for 13, Kenilworth all out for 136. For Winchcombe, Andrews took 4 for 29 from nine overs and Bellfield taking an incredible 4 for 4 from 3.4 overs.

The Winchcombe reply with skipper Paul Orzel and Lewis, Ed Smith and Matt Dadswell opened up the bowling for Kenilworth, the visitors made steady progress, but never got away from Kenilworth, when Daniel Barrie replaced Dadswell, he bowled Lewis in his second over, Lewis out for 17, Winchcombe 40 for 1. Parker joined Lewis now, Lewis always looking to score, he began to take the game away from the home side, surviving several dropped chances he went on to post a fifty, but eventually, Ed Smith in his second spell had him caught and bowled for 65, the visitors 98 for 2, Geoff Edmunds had replaced Barrie and was beginning to dry up the runs, with the score on 111, he had Andrews caught by Ant Kerry for 9, Edmunds then had Drysdale brilliantly caught one handed by Ed Smith for 2, Winchcombe now 124 for 4. Parker was still at the crease, together with O’Sullivan, the pair saw their side home, Parker ending 30 not out, the visitors ending on 140 for 4, to win by six wickets. For Kenilworth, Geoff Edmunds taking 2 for 30 from nine overs, Ed Smith with 1 for 17 from nine tidy overs and a wicket for Daniel Barrie, 1 for 30 off four overs. Kenilworth take points for their efforts.

ASCL T20 Cup Game

Sunday XI v. Bablake Old Boys.

Match played Thursday 30.05.2019 – Result awaited.

Bablake scored 152-6 batting first.

Baines at his best in side’s good all round performance

Sunday XI v. Wanderers



On Sunday 26th May, Kenilworth hosted Leicester side Wanderers for a forty over a side friendly and chased down the 170 target to win by 6 wickets following a good bowling and fielding performance that was then topped by a superb unbeaten 83 from George Baines who guided the side to victory.

Visitors Wanderers won the toss and elected to bat first, Suki and Mick opened the batting for the visitors, with George Jeyaratnam and Joey Poole taking the new ball for Kenilworth. The visitors made a cautious start against some accurate seam bowling, after eight overs they were 24 without loss. Jeyaratnam made a double breakthrough in the tenth over, Mick caught behind by George Baines for 13, then four balls later took out Yash’s middle stump for no score, Wanderers 28 for 2. Harry joined Suki, the pair began to rebuild their sides innings, both batsmen looked to be more positive as the game progressed, Matt Dadswell replaced Joey Poole and Matt Casey replaced Jeyaratnam, the visitors took their score on to a hundred in the 26th over, Matthew Dadswell then had Suki well stumped down the leg side by George Baines in the 27th over, Suki making 43, Dadswell then had new man in Sohill caught by Ben Maney for 6, and then in his last over, bowled Harry for 46, Wanderers now 131 for 5 in the 31st over. Dereck made a breezy 20, before he too was stumped by George Baines, this time off Charlie Stranks, Stranks then bowled Wood for 6, Jeyaratnam returned for his last over , having Vinnie well caught by Skipper Dan Horner at backward point for 5, Divyesh was then run out by Horner for 1, as the visitors were losing wickets, as they looked to post a good score. Wanderers on 167 for 8 with one over remaining, the last over was bowled by Charlie Stranks, Stranks bowled Bruce for no score with the last ball of the visitors innings, Wanderers all out for 170 from their forty overs. Bowling honours for Kenilworth were George Jeyaratnam with 3 for 17 from eight overs, Charlie Stranks with 3 for eight from four overs and Matt Dadswell with 3 for 34 from eight overs, as the players headed off for tea.

Kenilworth opened their innings with Skipper Dan Horner and Henry Curran, both batsmen made a steady start, Divyesh and Parrish trying to keep it tight for their side, Horner and Curran were reduced to knocking ones and twos, as they looked to chase down their target, Parrish made the breakthrough in the eighth over, Curran caught and bowled for 8, Kenilworth 23 for 1. Keeper George Baines joined his Skipper Dan Horner, and soon the pair began to rebuild their sides innings, both batsmen looked in good touch, going on to make a fifty run stand together, as the y started to put pressure on the visitors, they went on to put 93 runs together in twenty overs, when Horner was stumped for 47, Kenilworth now 116 for 2. Ben Maney strode to the crease, he and Baines had added 15, when Maney was run out for 3, Kenilworth 131 for 3, new man in Darius Potten-Ravenshad was also run out, for 1, now the home side had a little wobble on 134 for 4. Matt Casey joined Baines, and Baines had just bought up a solid fifty for himself, Casey hitting a four first ball, Baines now going up the gears, as the home side got nearer to their target, Baines moved through to seventy, along with Casey the pair looked to win the game for Kenilworth, Kenilworth had got to needing one to win and scores level in the 37th over, with Casey facing, he did an audacious ramp shot over the keepers head for the winning boundary, Casey ending on 14 not out, but it was young George Baines who showed great maturity, finishing on an unbeaten innings of 83 not out, his innings containing 6 X 4. Kenilworth finishing on 174 for 4 to win by six wickets with three overs to spare.

There are a series of  photographs from the match that have been posted onto the Club’s Facebook GROUP page.

One from Umpire Cam: