Youngsters make PB’s in Senior Cricket in side’s win

Sunday XI v. Warwick




On Sunday 4th August, Kenilworth hosted neighbours Warwick for a forty over a side friendly at their Warwick Road ground that saw the K’s win by 17 runs in a low scoring affair.

Visitors Warwick won the toss and asked Kenilworth to bat first. The home side opened up with the experienced Geoff Hay and the youth of Kieran Umashanka, the pair made a watchful start against the Warwick bowling, in the ninth over, Spall enticed Hay into a mistake, caught for 5. Kenilworth 15 for 1. Matt Casey was in at three, after the fall of the first wicket, Umashanka and Casey took the score to 32, when Casey was deceived by Spall, bowled for 7 in the 13th over. Shayan Imam was next to partner Umashanka, the two youngsters, batted well together, Umashanka looking good at the crease, the pair added 21 in five overs, when Imam was caught off the bowling of Webb for 5, 53 for 3 on the 18th over. This bought James Adamson to the crease, Adamson started with two early fours, but just after the drinks break, Adamson was bowled by Webb for 10, 72 for 4 now in the 21st over, his wicket bought Matt Dadswell to join Umashanka, Dadswell showed intent immediately, a strong four on the on side, then Umashanka was caught off the bowling of Lawson, his fine innings, and personal best score in senior cricket of 31, Kenilworth now 82 for 5 in the 24th over. Louis Smitheson was in at seven, he and Dadswell started to get the score moving, gradually the two batsmen began take the score along, going past the hundred, Matt Dadswell in particular, very quick to punish the short ball, hitting two sixes to the road side of the ground, along with straight drives, Dadswell and Smitheson went past a fifty run partnership together, with the score on 140, Dadswell was bowled by Spall, hitting a senior best score of 44, he and Smitheson putting on 58 together in 13 overs. Kenilworth 140 for 6 in the 37th over, Smitheson followed soon after, trying to push the score on, bowled by Sharma for a well played 13, Christian Russ not out 2 and Tom Skinner not out 1, Kenilworth closing their innings on 149 for 7 from their forty overs. Spall with 3 for 18 and Webb 2 for 18, the most successful bowlers for Warwick, as the players headed off for tea.

Webb and Kumar-Singh opened their side’s reply, Christian Russ and Chris Beech opening up the bowling for the home side, and the visitors lost Webb in the second over, run out by a direct throw from Matt Casey at extra cover, Webb out for 1, Singh was next man in, he and Kumar – Singh looked to be positive, both players with early fours, then Beech struck, Kumar – Singh well caught by Tom Skinner on the leg side boundary, out for 9. Cox was now in with Singh, both players looked to steady their sides innings after the two early wickets, Singh though was bowled by Matt Casey for 15, the visitors 40 for 3. Sharma in at five, along with Cox, began to get their side on the front side, Sharma opened up with a six off Casey over mid wicket, both batsmen busy at the crease, the pair went on to add fifty together, and going past a hundred, when in Casey’s second spell, had Cox caught behind by Louis Smitheson for a solid 38, 110 for 4 in the 30th over, Casey struck again in his next over, Sharma well caught on the leg boundary for a good innings of 35, 115 for 5. Tom Skinner then bowled Watson for 5, 122 for 6, with overs now running out Warwick were struggling to find the boundaries required, Marlow was run out by Kieran Umashanka for 8, leaving Warwick requiring 25 to win off the last over, Baldwin falling to a good catch behind from Louis Smitheson off the bowling of James Adamson for 8, as Warwick closed their innings on 132 for 8 from forty overs, Kenilworth the winners by 17 runs. Wickets for Matt Casey with 3 for 19 from eight tidy overs, Tom Skinner 1 for 15 from eight overs, Chris Beech 1 for 19 from eight overs and a wicket for James Adamson with 1 for 10 off two overs on a day when Matt Dadswell and Kieran Umashanka made personal best scores in senior cricket.



Batting frailties cost side the match

1st. XI v. Solihull Blossomfield




Kenilworth’s 1st XI travelled to play Solihull Blossomfield for their latest Warwickshire County Cricket League Division One win/lose format fixture but were bowled out for 76 and lost the match by 6 wickets.

The home side won the toss and asked Kenilworth to bat first. Openers, skipper Pete Magafas and Connor Shingler were looking for a positive start to their side’s innings, but Magafas fell in the first over, caught and bowled by Bentley for no score, the visitors off to the worst start, 0 for 1. Adie Sellar was in at three, he and Shingler started to repair the early loss, but in the seventh over, Sellar was stumped off Bashir for 10, Kenilworth 18 for 2. Sunny Ahmed was in at four, but at 29, he was lbw to Bentley for 5, Fahim was then lbw to Bashir, Kenilworth in trouble on 34 for 4 in the 14th over. The visitors were then in serious trouble on 44 for 6, two wickets falling in the 16th over, Shingler falling for 11 and Fahim for 1, both falling to Bashir. Two more wickets fell in the 18th over, Kenilworth 47 for 8, Atkinson and Ilyas Amin falling to Bashir, both without score. A stand of 23 between Matt Casey and Steve Rhodes briefly gave some hope, but Rhodes was bowled by Furrer for 10, the visitors on the brink on 73 for 9, Casey was then last wicket to fall, bowled by Bashir for 8, Kenilworth all out for 76 in just 26 overs. Bashir taking 5 for 11 and Bentley with 3 for 14 for Blossomfield.

Blossomfield had the relatively small target to chase down, but they too lost early wickets, Sammons stumped by Tom Booker off Fahim for 2, the home side then lost a second wicket, Seifas caught by Matt Casey off Connor Shingler for 2, Blossomfield in early trouble on 11 for 2. Number three Bentley steadied the home side, along with Baker, the pair added 20, but Shingler had Baker caught by Charlie Stranks for 14, 31 for 3, Fahim then had Khan lbw for 9, the home side wobbling on 48 for 4. But it was number six Weaver and Bentley were to see their side home, as Blossomfield ended on 77 for 4 in the 18th over. Blossomfield the winners by 6 Wickets. For Kenilworth, Fahim taking 2 for 22 off seven overs and Connor Shingler with 2 for 31 off six overs. The side’s fragile batting costing them again.

Kenilworth 76-10 (26.1 overs) (1 point) lost to Solihull Blossomfield 77-4 (18.0 overs) (20 points) Mo. Fahim 2-22, Shingler 2-31.



Duckworth Lewis decides match result despite Stranks’ century

2nd. XI v. Solihull Blossomfield




Kenilworth seconds hosted Solihull Blossomfield seconds for their latest Warwickshire County Cricket League Division Eight fixture on Saturday 3rd August, in a match that Mark Stranks scored a century but the side lost out when the heavens opened that gave the visitors victory on the Duckworth Lewis method

The visitors won the toss and asked Kenilworth to bat first. Openers Mark Stranks and Peter Huxford put on 18 together when Huxford was lbw to Reck-Smith for 3. Skipper Dan Horner then fell for 2, bowled by Long, Kenilworth 25 for 2. Nathan Chant then joined the experienced Stranks, the pair went on to add a solid 44 together for the 3rd wicket , with the score on 69, Chant was caught off Karup for 18, but Stranks was in solid form, moving into the forty’s. His next partner was Darius Potten-Ravenshad, Stranks eased past fifty, the pair took the score past a hundred, the pair added 44, when Potten-Ravenshad was lbw to Singh for 10, Kenilworth 113 for 4. There was a good stand next between Stranks and Charles Lamprecht, both men got the scoreboard moving at a fast pace, Lamprecht and Stranks were finding the boundary on regular occasions, putting on fifty together, they were to put on 83 together in just 11 overs, Lamprecht fell for a solid 45, Kenilworth 196 for 5, Ben Maney joined Stranks, and Stranks was moving through the gears, the home side passing 200, Stranks then bought up a fantastic century, before being bowled by Long for 101, his innings containing 11 fours, Kenilworth 220 for 6, Maney was then bowled by Long for 4, the home side well placed on 226 for 7. Danny Boneham for 10 and Sam Leach 2, were both bowled by the impressive Long, with Tom Skinner run out off the last ball for 2, Kenilworth ended their fifty overs on 237 for 9. For Blossomfield, Long taking a fine 5 for 54 off ten overs.

The visitors started their reply with Clarke and Jones at the crease, they made a steady start for their side, the Kenilworth bowlers were keeping things tidy without success, in the 15th over Clarke was caught by Jonathan Mortlock off the bowling of Sam Leach for 8, Jones though was looking solid, Ramachandran was in at three, he added 18 with Jones, with the score on 66, Ramachandran was caught and bowled by Tom Skinner for 14 in the 19th over.

With the score on 93 for 2 after 23.4 overs, the players were forced off, as the heavens opened, for fifteen minutes the rain was intense, when the rain stopped, the ground deemed fit to play again, the revised target after overs were lost for Blossomfield was 170 off 35 overs on the Duckworth Lewis method. So the visitors needed 77 to win off 11.2 overs with 8 wickets in hand.
The visitors soon lost their third wicket on 96 in the 25th over, Jones bowled by Darius Potten-Ravenshad for exactly 50, but Gopalalin and Law started to bat with urgency, going at the rate required, both men plundered the home sides bowling, Gopalalin was to fall for an aggressive 48 in the 34th over, caught by Darius Potten-Ravenshad off Danny Boneham, the visitors still needed 10 to win, Law and Sady were the men for Blossomfield who had to see their side home, and Sady hit a six with the second ball of the last over, Law with 23 not out, as Blossomfield finished on 172 for 4, to win by 6 Wickets, as the visitors had profited from the rain delay and Duckworth Lewis. For Kenilworth, wickets shared between four bowlers, Sam Leach 1 for 29 off eight overs, Potten- Ravenshad with 1 for 30 from 5.2 overs, Tom Skinner 1 for 38 off six overs and 1 for 41 from seven overs.

Kenilworth taking 5 points, on a day when rain ruined a brilliant hundred from Mark Stranks.

Kenilworth 237-10 (49.2 overs) (Mark Stranks 101) (5 points) lost to Solihull Blossomfield 170-4 (34.2 overs) (20 points) on the Duckworth Lewis method.



Lambert’s 7-19 earns Winchcombe the win

3rd. XI v. Winchcombe II




On Saturday 3rd August, Kenilworth Thirds made a long trip to Winchcombe for their latest Cotswold Hills Cricket League Division Six fixture only to suffer a 64 run defeat.

Winning the toss, Winchcombe opted to bat first, Openers Lewis and Andrews made a watchful start, Lewis though did hit a six and a four in Matthew Dadswell’s second over, but young Dadswell had his revenge soon after, Lewis well caught by Will Thompson, the home side 20 for 1. Next man in Parker and Andrews then started to build a solid partnership together, they went on to take the singles on offer, punishing anything off line, putting on fifty together, skipper Geoff Edmunds moving his bowlers well, tried to break the partnership, the introduction of Will Thompson did the trick for Kenilworth, as he bowled Andrews for 30, Winchcombe now 94 for 2, this became 100 for 3, Thompson enticing Lambert to drag on for 4. With young leg spinner Dan Roden operating from the other end, Kenilworth were starting to get some control, Roden then picked up the wicket of Palinger for 2, caught behind by Vic Joshi, the home side 109 for 4. This became 116 for 5 when Parker was caught behind by Vic Joshi for a well played 49. Ed Smith replaced Thompson, and soon had O’Sullivan caught behind, Joshi with another catch, a cameo from M. Orzel, but Smith bowled him for 19, Smith accounted for Thomas, bowled for 8, after a fine nine over spell from Dan Roden, Daniel Barrie replaced him, he accounted for number ten Twine, bowling him for 5, P. Orzel ending 12 not out, Winchcombe ending on 173 for 9 from their forty overs. Wickets for Ed Smith, a fine 3 for 21 from nine overs, Will Thompson with 3 for 19 from five overs, Matt Dadswell with 1 for 27 off seven overs, Daniel Barrie with 1 for 25 from five overs and Dan Roden with 1 for 45 from nine overs, as the players headed off for tea.

Kenilworth had a disastrous start in their reply, losing two wickets in the first over, after a run to Geoff Edmunds first ball, Dan Roden was bowled by Lambert second ball then Louis Smitheson also bowled his second ball by Lambert, 1 for 2 after one over. Gareth Knights joined Edmunds, Knights looked in good touch, two nice fours, but on 11, Lambert got one to flick the glove of Knights, caught behind, Kenilworth reeling on 13 for 3 in the 5th over, Edmunds then fell to the same combination, Edmunds out for 4, 21 for 4 in the seventh over. Will Thompson had only made 2, Lambert on a roll, bowling Thompson for unbelievable figures of 5 for 9 off five overs, 30 for 5 after ten overs. Now Yas Joshi was batting with Vic Joshi, the pair added 24 together in four overs, when Vic was bowled by Twine for 14, Andy Dadswell joined young Joshi now, these two added 18 in five overs, after Dadswell hit Andrews for a six and a four in the same over, he was bowled by Twine for 14, Kenilworth 72 for 7 in just the 16th over. Next man in Ed Smith looked to be positive, a series of fours, but he lost partner Yas Joshi, caught off Parker for a well made 17, 84 for 8. Smith was joined by Matt Dadswell, after Dadswell got off the mark, Smith then took the side past the hundred, but on 109, Dadswell was caught off the returning Lambert, then Last man in Daniel Barrie fell to Lambert, as Kenilworth were all out 109 in the 27th over, Smith left stranded on 28 not out, with six fours. Lambert destroying the Kenilworth batting with 7 for 19 from seven overs, Winchcombe the winners by 64 runs, a better start and Kenilworth would have been in this game, story of the season, fragile batting.

Kenilworth take 5 points and remain in the relegation places.


Death of Club Member

Di Slater (formerly Di Lunn)


It is with great sadness and shock, that I have been advised that Vice President and Phoenix 100 Club member, Di Slater (formerly Di Lunn), died this morning (30.07.2019) following her recent illness.

The Club’s heartfelt thoughts, sympathy and condolences are with Di’s family and Dennis’ family at this very sad and difficult time for them.

I shall advise you of further information when known.


Andy Smith
Hon. Secretary