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

Sunday XI v. Lapworth

 

40 overs a side friendly

 

WIN

 

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

 

LOSE

 

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

 

WIN

 

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.

 

 

Leek Wootton win

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

Sunday Friendly

40 overs a side

 

LOSE

 

Kenilworth 146-9 (40 overs) lost to Leek Wootton 147-4 (32.4 overs) by 6 wickets

 

A fine bowling performance by Leek Wootton’s Graham Couchman helped restrict Kenilworth to 146-9 from their 40 overs. He bowled 7 overs taking 3-3 in the process with Ansari taking 2-11 from his 7 overs. Langdon took 2-48 whilst two other bowlers took a wicket a piece. Young Shyaan Imam hit 50 (6 x 4) for Kenilworth to continue his fine season, Charlie Stranks was unbeaten on 40 (6 x 4) after Andy Dadswell and Gareth Knights had both made 13 before they fell. They were the only 4 batsmen to reach double figures as the side struggled to add runs.

In reply, Leek Wootton went to the winning post with plenty of overs in hand as Elliott Haynes-Sorrell made an unbeaten and match winning 54 and Moreau 52 with Budd chipping in with 15 as they reached 147-4 with ease despite Christian Mortlock taking 2-19 and a wicket each for Stranks and Matt Casey for the Town side.

 

2020 Season Player Awards Night

The Annual Playing Awards for the 2020 season were socially distanced at the Club’s (nearly) End of Season Social Event and presented to the recipients by the Club Chairman, Geoff Edmunds, on Saturday 12th. September.

A Great night was had and good food from local takeaways had too an evening well supported by Members.

A strange season but a very good one.

The Recipients:

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR –  JOE ATKINSON

 

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR – The Colts Cup – SHYAAN IMAM

 

PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – The Umpires Cup – TOM BOOKER – 134 v. CNW 2’s -12.09.2020 

 

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR – The Pratt Cup – JONO SPARKS

 

Thanks to all Players and Members for their support and commitment throughout the season as we come to our last couple of weekends.