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1st XI v. Weoley Hill
Weoley Hill 110-10 (2 points) (Steve Rhodes 11-5-34-2, Joe Boyle 12-3-22-4, Ed Ruswa 10.5-4-20-4) lost to Kenilworth 111-6 (24 points) (Tom Booker 58*) by 4 wickets.
2nd XI v. Berkswell
Berkswell 209-9  (5 points) (Tom Pope 2-32, Geoff Edmunds 5-38) lost to Kenilworth 210-4 (20 points) (Mark Stranks 85, Phil Edmonds 39) by 6 wickets.
3rd XI v. Norton Lindsey (FRIENDLY)
Kenilworth 293-4 (Adam Huxford 117 retired, Elliot Haynes-Sorrell 61 *, Chris Beach 24*) beat Norton Lindsey 24-10 (Matt Dadswell 6-3-5-2, Ryan Bull 6-0-12-4, Max Howard 4-2-6-1, Andy Smith 4-4-0-3) by 269 runs.

Young guns McKenna 8-5-5-5 and Horner 71* lead the way to victory

Sunday XI v. Wanderers

Kenilworth’s Sunday side hosted Leicestershire side Wanderers in a forty overs a side friendly fixture.

Wanderers opted to bat first but were always losing wickets as doing the damage was young seamer Martin McKenna, who from eight overs, had the visitors rocking on 27 for 5. He went on to take five wickets, finishing with 5 for 5 with five maidens from his eight over spell in a stunning display with the ball whilst there were further wickets for Ali Peebles, 1 for 14 off eight overs, Charlie Stranks 2 for 34 and a wicket a piece for Jack Howard and Steve Rhodes. Some lusty hits down the order, saw Wanderers eventually reach 154 all out.

Kenilworth made a strong reply as openers Charlie Stranks with a well made 41 and Dan Horner, together the pair put on 84 for the first wicket, Steve Rhodes added a quick 22. Yet it was Dan Horner with a composed innings of 71 not out, including 4 x 4 and two huge sixes over square leg into the field to see Kenilworth ease home with six overs to spare, finishing on 157 for 3 to win by seven wickets, on a day that belonged to young Martin McKenna for a fantastic spell of bowling and Dan Horner for his innings and for hitting huge sixes.

Sparks and Edmunds shine in another win

2nd XI v. Fillongley

Kenilworth’s Second team travelled to Fillongley for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight East fixture as they looked to maintain top spot.

Fillongley were asked to bat first and struggled early on against seamer Ian Baker, he continued his fine season with a return of 3 for 20, only Revel and Blackmore who both made fine 65’s, but no one else made double figures, as Fillongley finished on 165 for 8 from their forty five overs. The  star bowler for Kenilworth was skipper Geoff Edmunds with yet another five wicket haul, with 5 for 26.

Kenilworth lost two early wickets and fell to 16 for 2, but young Jono Sparks and Jack Howard 22 put on a fine 75 for the third wicket, Sparks went on to make an outstanding personal best score of 93 which included (16 x 4) , Michael Watts with 20, helped to get the side to their target, finishing on 167 for 4, Kenilworth the winners by four wickets.

The 20 points keeps the second team firmly top of the league.

Salute to Skipper Sam

3rd XI v. Lapworth 2nds

On Saturday 11th June, Kenilworth’s Third team made the short trip to Lapworth, to play their Second XI for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.


Kenilworth won the toss and decided to bat first, the visitors made a slow but steady start, with Geoff Hay with 24, Ed Smith batting at four soon got the scoreboard moving with a typically hard hitting innings of 51 (5 x 4 & 2 x 6), along with Andy Dadswell with 18, the innings was given the perfect boost with Tom Anscombe with 21 together with skipper Sam Leach with a very fine 54 (9 x 4), put on a fine 71 for the seventh wicket, as Kenilworth finished on 205 for 8 from their 45 overs, Baber with 2 for 19 and Sealey 2 for 24 were the pick of the Lapworth bowling.


Lapworth made a strong start to their reply, but Kenilworth’s bowlers never let the home side settle, and from 49 for 1 slipped to 90 for 7 at the half way stage, the damage done by an inspired spell of seam bowling by skipper Sam Leach with an amazing personal best of 7 for 20 off nine unplayable overs, totally changed the game, as Kenilworth backed him up in the field, with several smart catches all round.


Other wicket takers were the impressive Ed Smith with 1for 16, youngster Max Howard with his first senior league wicket 1 for 16 off six tidy overs and Ryan Bull 1 for 1 off three overs, as Kenilworth bowling the hosts out 117 with nine overs remaining. Kenilworth taking the maximum 24 points for their efforts. All in all probably the perfect team performance, and a day skipper Sam Leach won’t forget, with his 54 and seven wickets, well played Sam.

Charlie and Dan lead the side to victory with ease

2nd XI v. Leamington Khalsa

On Saturday 28th May, Kenilworth’s 2nd XI hosted Leamington Khalsa 2nds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight East fixture.
Khalsa batted first, as opening bowler Ian Baker was in top form and he made life hard for the visitors with another quality spell of seam bowling, taking 2 for 16 from ten probing overs.
Khalsa lost wickets at regular intervals, and with young seamer Freddie Davies 3 for 29 and spinner Charlie Stranks taking a fine 5 for 45, the visitors only managed 159 all out in 45 overs. Two smart catches in the outfield for young Martin McKenna and a brace for keeper Dan Horner – Vince with 22 and Balhi 21 only scores of note for the visitors.
Kenilworth openers Mark Stranks with a composed 42, together with Dan Horner put on 107 for the opening wicket, Horner then put on a further 53 unbroken for the second wicket with James Alty 21 not out, but it was young Horner with a composed innings of 75 not out including 7 x 4 who was to win the game for Kenilworth, as the home side finishing on 160 for 1 to win comfortably by nine wickets – their third win of the season for Kenilworth’s 2nd XI.