A makeover

Brian & Ray’s Corner

Brian & Ray’s Corner at the Ground has had a makeover in the past couple of weeks following splendid efforts by VP’s Pam Luckman and Allan who have now transformed the once barren area.

THANK YOU for all your hard work and for the time spent on it. 

Let’s watch the plants now flourish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday shivers

Sunday XI v. Marton

 

KCC 171-9 (40 overs) beat Marton 103-10 by 68 runs.

 

On a chilly and spectator-free afternoon (due to the Covid Regulations) the Sunday XI started their season at home, entertaining local side, Marton, in a 40 overs a side friendly as players dusted down the winter cobwebs and tried to keep warm.

Kenilworth batted first and posted a strong 171-9 with openers Dan Horner and Will Thompson sharing in a 96 run opening partnership before Horner retired on 50 whilst Thompson went on to make 45 before he fell. Matt Dadswell chipped in with 20 towards the end of their inning after Dave Edmunds had made 10. For Marton, Lawrence took 2-14, Alan  2-31 and Pram 2-35 whilst Singh and Hipkiss picked up a wicket each.

In reply, Marton could only make 103 before they were bowled out and their top scorers were Toby with 16, Deugun 16 and Ruban 15. The star Kenilworth bowler on show was Jonathan Mortlock who took an excellent 3-5 off 6 very frugal overs, whilst Shyaan Imam took 2-8 after Jono Sparks had earlier claimed 2-18 whilst youngster Andrew O’Reilly picked up a wicket as 2 run outs accounted for the other wickets to fall.

All in all, it was a good run out for both sides and a good game, despite the cold weather.

 

The 2021 season starts!

Warwick 3 Kenilworth 0

 

The 2021 cricket season got underway on Saturday 10th. April 2021 with three friendly matches against neighbours, Warwick, who had a hat trick of victories on a bitterly cold day with the icy wind blowing across all three Grounds, as players dusted down their winter cobwebs and tried to keep warm! Sadly, due to Government restrictions and ECB instructions, no spectators were allowed to attend any matches, nor were the Clubhouses open. Despite the results, it was still good to see that cricket is now back.

 

 

1st XI v. Warwick – 45 overs – LOST

Kenilworth 190-9 lost to by 6 wickets  – Warwick 191-4

 

The 1st. XI posted 188-9 in their 45 overs thanks to knocks of 38 from Tom Booker and 35 from skipper Connor Shingler, whilst Adam Huxford chipped in with 19, Matt Casey 18 with Dan Horner adding 13 and Stuart Cope 12. Loham proved the most successful bowler taking a good 4-41 from his 9 overs for the visitors with Spenser claiming a brace – 2-34 whilst there was a wicket apiece for Bhatti, Evans and Southport.

In reply, Sood was the outstanding performer for Warwick as he hit a sublime unbeaten 90 as he and Bhatti who made an unbeaten 51 guided the side to a comfortable victory with several overs to spare as they formed a solid partnership together. Earlier, Southorn had made 15. Kenilworth wicket takers were Steve Rhodes, Joe Atkinson, Matt Casey and Shingler who each to a wicket each.

 

 

2nd XI v. Warwick – 40 overs – LOST

Kenilworth 128-10 lost by 44 runs – Warwick 172-5

 

Warwick proved too strong for the Kenilworth 2’s as they bowled the side out for 128 after Dave Smithson had made a good 37 before a mix up saw him run out. Jack Howard made 21 and captain Leach an unbeaten 22* the only scores of note in the side’s total. Patterson took a fine 3-7 for Warwick, whilst Sharma claimed 2-20 with Jackson, Rudnicski, Hare and Hope taking a wicket a piece. Earlier, Warwick posted 172 thanks to Passa to as he made a fine unbeaten 74 and was deservedly batsman of the cold day. Bagai posted 20 whilst Sharma had earlier made 14 and Hare 13 in the side’s win. Tom Skinner took 2-14 for Kenilworth with Pat Howard, Sam Leach and Dan Roden picking up a wicket each to start their season’s off.

 

 

3rd. XI v. Warwick – 40 overs – LOST

Warwick 200-6 beat Kenilworth 150-10 by 50 runs

 

The 3’s faired no better as Warwick claimed the clean sweep over their neighbours. Warwick posted 200-6 as opener Davis remained at the crease throughout the innings to post an unbeaten 76. Papworth added 26 not out after O’Sullivan had posted 13 and Webb 10, the only other batsmen to reach double figures. Their innings was bolstered by 67 extras which were to cost the Kenilworth side dear. Matt Dadswell took 2-26 and James Sparks 2-46 whilst Christian Mortlock and Dave Gamble took the other wickets to fall. The 3’s could only reach 150 in reply before been bowled out with 2 and a bit overs of the match left. Danny Boneham was the Town batsmen on form as he made 31.  Matt Dadswell made 20, outscoring Andy Dadswell (18) before he fell, whilst James Adamson posted 16 and Gamble 13. Warwick used 8 bowlers with Seymour taking 3-35, Rhodes 2-9, Hedderman 2-19, Cale 2-27 with O’Sullivan taking the other wicket to fall.

 

Despite the results it was a good run out for all 3 sides before the League season starts for the 1st XI and 2nd XI next week.

The 1st. XI are away in Division 1 of the Warwickshire County Cricket League at Solihull Blossomfield with a 12.30 p.m. start whilst the 2’s entertain Bablake at our Warwick Road Ground with a 12.30 p.m. start in their Division 7 East encounter in the Warwickshire County Cricket League.

 

 

2021 League Season

LEAGUE CRICKET RESUMES ON SATURDAY 17th. APRIL

 

Our FULL 2021 League cricket season commences on SATURDAY 17th. APRIL for:

 

Our 1st. XI who will be playing in Division 1 of the Warwickshire County Cricket League.

The 2nd. XI will be playing in the regionalised Division 7 East of the Warwickshire County Cricket League.

 

All matches will commence at 12.30 p.m. and for the first 5 matches, they will take the format of 45 overs a side win, draw, lose.

 

The 3rd. XI will be playing in Division 6 of the Cotswold Hills League but their League season does not commence until SATURDAY 1st. MAY.

 

SATURDAY 17th. APRIL FIXTURES:

1st. XI are away at Solihull Blossomfield – 12.30 p.m. start

2nd. XI are at HOME versus Bablake – 12.30 p.m. start

 

Members and spectators will be most welcome from this date to visit the Club & Ground to watch some cricket there and to support the side(s). However, due to the ongoing Government Restrictions currently in place during the ongoing health crisis, the Rule of 6 (or two households) shall apply when sat together outdoors. The Clubhouse itself and the Bar will be out of bounds and no access can be granted into it, until at least 17th. May, although access to the indoor toilets will be made. Yet outdoor, seated bar facilities at tables will be available for those attending and desiring a refreshment, or two. The Club is having to follow all Government Restrictions and directions from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Further details of the other League matches to be played, along with Sunday friendlies and Arden Sunday Cricket League fixtures will be posted shortly.

The Club looks forward to seeing you at our Ground from 17th. April onwards.

 

 

26/26/26 for Joe

Congratulations and well done to Joe Atkinson on completing a marathon today, on his 26th Birthday. 26th March, 26 miles completed and over £1,000 already raised for MIND charity for mental health.

Please donate what you can for a brilliant effort and very worth cause, we know Joe is overwhelmed by the support and donations received so far but all well deserved.

Joe completed his Marathon, mostly in the rain, in 3 hours 54.

Donate Here – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Joe-Atkinson7

 

With the year we’ve all experienced, everyone will have had their own size of challenge affecting their mental health. This is not other people who struggle. 1 in 4 of us each year will experience a mental health problem. Mind do remarkable work locally in each of our communities, offering professional support that saves lives.

Let’s ensure together that when it’s tough, we look after the mental health of those around us. Any donations you are able to give are massively appreciated. 

Joe