A win rounds the season off, nicely, but Cricket is the overall winner!

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton


40 overs a side friendly




Kenilworth 269-5 (40 overs) beat Leek Wootton 162-10 (39 overs) by 107 runs.


On the Club’s final day of this year’s most strange and shortened cricket season, Kenilworth’s Sunday XI entertained neighbours, Leek Wootton, in a 40 overs a side friendly match in front of a large crowd of supporters from both Clubs enjoying the last rays of the summer sun and closed the season off with a 107 run win following their defeat at Leek Wootton’s hands two weeks earlier, to share the local derby honours for September.

Kenilworth posted a stiff 269-5 off their 40 overs with openers, Dan Horner and Henry Curran, sharing in a 1st wicket partnership of 91 before Curran fell for 35 (4 x 4) and then Horner teamed up with Adam Huxford for the second wicket and they put on a further 96. Horner departed after making 67 (8 x 4) and then Huxford took control and made 85 (11 x 4). Youngster, Shyaan Imam, then added 25 towards the end of the innings. Leek Wootton’s Garman took 2-46, Lota 2-52 and Ward 1-25.

Replying, Leek Wootton’s openers put on 66 for their 1st wicket, with Elliott Haynes-Sorrell making 21 and Somerville 40. Numbers 3 and 4, Budd added a further 40 and Jenkins 15 but no other batsmen reached double figures afterwards and their run chase fell away once they were out. For Kenilworth, Sam Leach took 3-33, Tom Skinner 2-20 whilst there was a wicket each for youngsters James Sparks, Dan Roden and for Huxford and Horner with a run out accounting for the other wicket to fall, whilst Curran snaffled two outfield catches as the visitors were bowled out in 39 overs for 162.

A good game of well supported and enjoyable cricket brought the curtain down on a good and friendly season for both Clubs.

The Club thanks all those players, supporters and visitors who came to the Ground this season, to those who helped get the games on and those behind the scenes. Certainly, a season not to forget but to remember! One fortunately to even have actually taken place with some good performances and achievements from the players and most importantly, from the youngsters. Cricket was the Winner!



Players from both sides arm/fist bump at the conclusion of the final match of the season:




Height Restrictor


To advise all Members and bona fide guests to the Club, a Height Restrictor has now been installed at the Club Entrance as a deterrent for any unwanted visitors from attending the Club and Ground.

It has a two metre clearance, so should not affect the majority of vehicles.

The Height Restrictor can be unlocked and swung open onto a back post that has also been installed.



A good friendly day had …… and a good win for the home side

Sunday XI v. Lapworth


40 overs a side friendly




Lapworth 150-9 (40 overs) lost to Kenilworth 151-3 (29.3 overs) by 5 wickets


The Sunday XI’s penultimate match of the 2020 season saw them 5 wicket victors in their 40 overs a side friendly match with visitors Lapworth, who posted 150-9 in their innings.

Noor top scored for Lapworth hitting 47, with Carr 27 and Akhlaq chipping in with 19 in the side’s total.

Kenilworth’s Matt Dadswell was in very impressive form with the ball taking 2-3 off his 8 frugal overs, 6 of which were maidens. Dan Horner took 2-16, Henry Curran 2-26 whilst there was a wicket a piece for James Adamson 1-17 and Dan Roden 1-45.

Kenilworth’s run chase started well as Curran and Horner put on 81 for the 1st. wicket before Curran fell for 33 (3 x 4, 1 x 6). Horner went onto make 43 (4 x 4) with side’s score on 92 when he departed. Shyaan Imam posted then 13 and Adamson 16 (3 x 4) with the side on the march to victory – which they achieved in the 30th. over reaching 151-5 with Connor Shingler unbeaten on 16 (4 x 4) after Griffin had taken 2-24, Owen 2-32 and Long 1-21 for Lapworth.


Honours even as Wardens win the return match.

1st. XI v. Kenilworth Wardens 2’s


WCCL South East Group A




Kenilworth Wardens 2nd. XI 261-6 (45 overs) (20 points) beat Kenilworth 1st. XI 179-10  (39.2 overs) (4 points) by 82 runs.


Wardens gained revenge for their earlier season defeat by Kenilworth to comfortably win the return match on the final day of the League season by 82 runs in the 45 overs a side win/lose fixture.

Shiraz Hussain starred with the bat for the Wardens as he made 104 from the number 3 spot as the side went on to post 261-6 with Paul Henderson chipping in with 35, Raghavan 28 and Fitzgerald 22. For the Town side, openers Joe Atkinson took 2-58 and Jono Sparks 2-57 whilst spinners Tom Skinner and Connor Shingler picked up a wicket a piece.

In reply, Kenilworth stuttered to 27-3 and then 69-5 before being bowled out for 179 in the 40th. over despite the best efforts of Adam Huxford who tried in vain to hold the innings together, making a fine unbeaten 83, hitting 12 boundaries in his knock. Atkinson added 15, Shingler 12 and Adie Sellar 11 but they were the only other players to reach double figures as the run chase proved too difficult to keep up with as they side lost wickets all too regularly. For the Wardens, Morgan-Jones took 2-31, 4 other bowlers a wicket each whilst there were two run outs on a day that belonged to Hussain for his century.



Impressive Seconds win on last day of League season

2nd. XI v. Massey Ferguson 2’s


WCCL South East Group C




Kenilworth 2nd. XI 274-3 (45 overs) (20 points) beat Massey Ferguson 2nd. XI 183-10 (42.2 overs) (4 points by 91 runs


The Seconds ended their season with a fine win at their Warwick Road Ground as they beat Massey Ferguson 2nd. XI by 91 runs.

Kenilworth posted a stiff 274-3 with Mark Stranks and Peter Huxford sharing in a 147 run first wicket partnership before Huxford fell for 43, Dave Smithson then added 51 and shared in a 2nd. wicket partnership of 61 with Stranks who was finally out for 74. Youngster, Shyaan Imam hit an unbeaten 29 when the innings closed. King took 2-52 for Massey with a run out accounting for the other wicket to fall.

In reply, Gerrard made 44 and King 34 as they held firm posting 63 for Massey’s second wicket but after they fell the side had little more to offer and the target was soon out of reach. Massey were bowled out for 183 in the 43rd. over after losing their last 5 wickets for only 30 runs. The wickets were shared around by the Kenilworth bowlers, with Imam taking 2-20, James Sparks 2-27, Dave Gamble 2-34 with a wicket each for Danny Boneham and Matt Dadswell to round off the day with a win on the home ground as the League season drew to a close.