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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.

 

Young guns show their prowess

3rd. XI v. Norton Lindsey

On Saturday 16th July, Kenilworth’s 3rd XI played a forty over friendly against Norton Lindsey’s newly created Thirds at their Harbury ground as they had no League fixture due to a withdrawal in the Division. The sides were a mix of youth and old experience and was played throughout in a great spirit.

Kenilworth batting first got off to a steady start as opening bat Gareth Knights made 25 and number four Max Howard 18. Yet, it was number three Adam Huxford who was to find the boundary on a regular basis, along with the Under 15’s young keeper batsman Elliot Haynes-Sorrell together the pair put on 72, during which time young Huxford went on to blaze 117 – his third career century that included 11 x 4 and 5 x 6, in a fantastic innings before he retired out at the end of the 30th over . Starlet Haynes-Sorrell on his debut Third team senior match went on make  a cracking half century, finishing on a very fine 61 not out including 7 x 4, as he and Chris Beach 24 not out, put on an unbeaten 69 as Kenilworth finished on a huge 293 for 5 from their forty overs. Goulding with 2 for 45 from eight overs, bowled well for Norton.

Norton’s side – a mix of veterans and youth players were never in the chase, as opening bowlers U15’s Matthew Dadswell 2 for 5 off six tidy overs and colt Ryan Bull with 4 for 12 , also off six overs, reduced the visitors to 17 for 6. U15’s Max Howard took 1 for 6 off four overs whilst old timer Andy ‘Plod’ Smith rolled his arm over to taking an amazing 3 for 0 off four overs, as the visitors were shot out for a paltry 24 all out in just twenty overs.

However, young Elliot Haynes-Sorrell capped a great day for himself, not only by making his Senior Saturday debut and his maiden half century but also took three very smart catches behind the stumps in an impressive overall performance which bodes well for the future, as all the U15’s in the match had good games. Kenilworth ended the winners by a huge 269 runs, a day that belonged to Adam Huxford and young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell – well played both.

 

 

SATURDAY’S RESULTS IN BRIEF.

ALL THREE SIDES WIN.

 
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.
 
WELL DONE EVERYONE!

Playing Awards 2015 presented at AGM

Silverware handed out

At the recent Annual General Meeting, the 2015 Season Playing Awards were presented.

 

2015 SEASON AWARDS:

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR:                                                   Dave Edmunds

 

UMPIRES CUP – PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR:        Chris Prophet (for 98 v. Bablake Old Boys)

 

COLTS CUP (Young Player of the Year):                       Jono Sparks

 

PRATT CUP (Most Improved Player of the Year):        Sam Leach

 

2nd XI PLAYER OF THE YEAR:                                           Jono Sparks

 

3rd XI PLAYER OF THE YEAR:                                            Dave Howe

 

WALTER WIGHTMAN CLUBMAN OF THE YEAR:             Andy Smith  

 

Photographs of the winners with the Club Chairman are below.

Player of the Year - Dave Edmunds  received the award from the Club Chairman (his dad!)

Player of the Year – Dave Edmunds received the award from the Club Chairman (his dad!)

Umpires Cup 2015 - Performance of the Year - Chris Prophet - received his award from the Club Chairman for a fine (and nearly match winning) 98 v. Bablake Old Boys in a Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division match.

Umpires Cup 2015 – Performance of the Year – Chris Prophet – received his award from the Club Chairman for a fine (and nearly match winning) 98 v. Bablake Old Boys in a Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division match.

The Colts Cup winner (Young Player of the Year) - Jono Sparks  - who received his award from the Club Chairman

The Colts Cup winner (Young Player of the Year) – Jono Sparks – who received his award from the Club Chairman

2015 2nd XI Player of the Year - Jono Sparks receives his award from the Club Chairman

2015 2nd XI Player of the Year – Jono Sparks receives his award from the Club Chairman

3rd XI Player of the Year - Dave Howe.     3rd XI skipper Sam Leach receives the award on behalf of Dave from the Club Chairman

3rd XI Player of the Year – Dave Howe.
3rd XI skipper Sam Leach receives the award on behalf of Dave from the Club Chairman

Pratt Cup winner for the Most Improved Player at the Club - Sam Leach receiving the prestigious award from the Club Chairman.

Pratt Cup winner for the Most Improved Player at the Club – Sam Leach receiving the prestigious award from the Club Chairman.

Walter Wightman Clubman of the Year - Andy Smith

Walter Wightman Clubman of the Year – Andy Smith

Thirds chase the ball around on a hot day!

3rd XI v. Exhall & Wixford

On Saturday 8th August, Kenilworth’s Third team hosted Exhall and Wixford’s Thirds at their Harbury ground for their Cotswold Hills Division Seven game.

Exhall batted first and opener Bristowe hit a fine 102, but it was number three bat Ferley who smashed an unbeaten 140, making use of a very small boundary on one side, hitting ten sixes as the visitors finished on a huge 333 for 6 from their 45 overs. Bowling was expensive, along with a few dropped catches along the way but there were wickets for veteran slow bowler Andy Smith 3 for 52 off ten overs (including a very rare caught and bowled !!!), Chris Beach 1 for 44 off 9 tidy overs, youngster Josh East with 1 for 54 and John Mortlock with 1 for 73.

Kenilworth lost an early wicket, but the reliable Dave Howe with 34 including a six over cover and young Nathan Chant with 23 made some progress, but the home side we’re always well behind the rate. Then stand in captain Andy Dadswell hit a quick fire 62 (10 x 4, 1 x 6) and then Indy Matharu with 20 not out got Kenilworth to 200 all out in the 45th over. Hughes with 3 for 40 and Perry 2 for 37 doing the damage for Exhall. The visitors winning by a huge 133 runs.

Exhall and Wixford 22pts Kenilworth 8pts.