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Stranks and Alty blitz Aston Manor

2nd XI v. Aston Manor 3’s

On Saturday 10th June, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Aston Manor Thirds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Kenilworth batted first, opening pair Mark Stranks and Dan Horner made a solid start to their sides innings, both players found the boundary on regular occasions. When Horner fell, the pair had added a fine 86 in 17 overs, with Horner making 32. Further partnerships with Stranks by Ben Whidborne who made 29 and young Elliot Haynes-Sorrell with 19, but Stranks kept going and went on to make a brilliant hundred, eventually falling for 104 as Kenilworth posted a very decent 236 all out from their fifty overs. Rake starred with the ball for Aston Manor, taking an impressive 6 for 44 from 9 overs backed up by Woakes taking 2 for 32.
Aston Manor lost early wickets in their reply, slipping to 30 for 4, Woakes with 26 and Haseem with 13 added 31 for their sides fifth wicket, but they were to have no answer to the experience of seamer Pete Alty as he went on to single handedly destroy the visitors batting line up. The wily Alty finished with an incredible 8 for 36 from his 11.2 overs – a fantastic performance whilst skipper Geoff Edmunds took 2 for 8 as the visitors were shot out for only 75 in just 23.2 overs.
Kenilworth won by a massive 151 runs, collecting 24 points for their fine efforts.
The day belongs to Mark Stranks for a superb 104 and Pete ‘the destroyer’ Alty for an amazing 8 for 32, his career best. Well played lads.

Danny Boneham strikes his maiden century

Sunday XI v. Marton


Young Danny Boneham hit his maiden century during the match against Marton at our Warwick Road ground on Sunday 30th. April in a 40 overs a side friendly.


Visitors Marton batted first and after the loss of early wickets to the ageless Ali Peebles (3 for 34) off eight overs, they regrouped, Ruban with 63 and Khan with 58 added an aggressive partnership of 104 for the fifth wicket. Several missed opportunities in the field for Kenilworth helped Marton reached 221 for 6 from their forty overs, two smart run outs and a wicket for captain Geoff Edmunds (1 for 9) added to Peebles haul.

 Kenilworth’s young openers Danny Boneham and Dan Horner (18) put on 55 for the first wicket, young Elliot Haynes-Sorrell with 16, then added 71 for with Boneham for the second wicket, but this was to be young Danny Boneham’s day as went on to post his maiden century, his innings of 110 containing 11 sparkling boundaries, it was truly a magnificent innings, one he will always remember.
Unfortunately Boneham’s brilliant effort was to be in vain, Charlie Waters (16) and Alex Cockburn (12) tried hard to get their side home, but the hosts finished on 194 for 6 from their forty overs. Sufi with 2 for 36 and Lawson 1 for 25 the most successful bowlers for the visitors.
Marton the winners by 27 runs, on a day when young Danny Boneham won’t forget.
Danny Boneham 2
 Danny Boneham 1

Pat Howard’s ton in vain

Sunday XI v. Shirley

A classy 106 from young opener Pat Howard was not enough to give Kenilworth victory as they lost by 8 wickets with 3 overs remaining of their 40 overs a side friendly against Shirley.


The Sunday XI managed to post 194-9 as Howard hit 10 boundaries and 2 sixes in his innings at top of the order. Matt Bolshaw added a further 38 but Shirley had the run chase in hand as Belfield made an unbeaten 91 and Clements 33 not out as they reached 195-2 despite Matt Casey taking 2-23 for Kenilworth in an enjoyable game.

Stranks and Huxford guide side closer to title

2nd XI v. Nuneaton III

Kenilworth’s table topping second team travelled to rivals Nuneaton to play their third team in the Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight East fixture.

Visitors Kenilworth were asked to bat first, after the first wicket fell, opening bat Mark Stranks and number three Adam Huxford put a magnificent stand of 219 for the second wicket, Huxford making a classy 91 with (9 x 4 and 4 x 6), however Stranks went on make a brilliant 133, his innings including (20 x 4 and 2 x 6), Kenilworth making a very impressive 303 for 4 from their 45 overs, Bonner taking 2 for 39 for Nuneaton.

The home side never threatened to get anywhere near their target, only Wilkinson with a well played 79 not out made any impact with the bat. Wicket takers for Kenilworth Ian Baker 1 for 32, Ali Peebles 1 for 34 and Jack Bennett 1 for 40, all off ten overs, together with two run outs, Nuneaton finished on 197 for 5 from their forty five overs. Kenilworth taking 16 points from the winning draw to keep them top of the Division with 3 matches remaining.

Sunday side blessed by the Prophet’s commanding performance

Sunday XI v. Coftonians

On Sunday 24th July, Kenilworth entertained Wandering side Coftonians at their Warwick Road ground in a forty overs a side friendly.

The visitors decided to bat first, they got off to a fast start, Coftonians opening bat Khalid made exactly 50 before being run out, slow bowlers Charlie Stranks 1 for 22 and Andy ‘Plod’ Smith with 2 for 51, who accounted for Asam for 37, with a fine piece of bowling to have him stumped, slowed the scoring rate along with ever reliable Ali Peebles with 1 for 22. Young Matthew Dadswell taking a with the last ball of the innings, finishing with 1 for 41 off seven overs, wicket too for seamer Jono Sparks 1 for 30 off seven overs, his wicket courtesy of a smart leg side catch by Dan Horner, the visitors finishing on 199 for 7.

Kenilworth’s openers Dan Horner 29 and Chris Prophet put on 66 for the first wicket inside the first ten overs, with some fine shots to the boundary. Number three Charlie Stranks joined the Prophet, together the pair added a fine 105 for the second wicket, Stranks making 24 before he was adjudged lbw. Prophet went on complete a very fine century, finishing on 111, his innings containing 15 elegant fours and a six over square leg.

There was to be a twist, as from 171 for 1, Kenilworth collapsed to 186 for 6, but the cool head of Jono Sparks with a well timed 21 not out, saw his side across the line with three overs to spare, Kenilworth finishing on 202 for 6, to win by four wickets.

A very good game of cricket, and a day that belonged to Chris Prophet with a sublime 111.