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Easter Sunny-day friendly tied

Sunday XI v. Warwick

 

On a sun drenched Easter Sunday, Kenilworth hosted local rivals Warwick, for the Battle of the Castles derby.

It was visitors Warwick who were to bat first, and openers Jackson and Cox made a strong start for their side, Cox in particular being the aggressor, hitting four sixes in one over, but after racing to his fifty, young seamer Matthew Dadswell removed his leg stump for exactly 50. Chris Prophet replaced spinner Dan Roden from the bottom end, and soon sent back the other opener Jackson for 9, clipping his bail. Ram and Arun then looked to rebuild, but against some tight bowling, found scoring runs harder now, spin from both ends from Tom Skinner and Matt Casey who replaced Prophet, Casey taking two quick wickets, Ram caught and bowled for 29 and Nehas lbw no score, Skinner removed Arun for 29 thanks to a fine catch on the long on boundary from Dan Horner. Roden replaced Skinner and had Hope caught in the deep by Chris Prophet for 9, Ben with 23 not out and Simpson run out for 13, Warwick made 162 for 7 from their forty overs. Wickets shared for Kenilworth, Matt Casey 2 for 18 from 6 overs, Matt Dadswell 1 for 23 from 8 overs, Chris Prophet 1 for 24 from 8, Tom Skinner 1 for 35 from 8 and Dan Roden with 1 for 41 from 5, as the players headed off for a well deserved tea.

After the interval, the Kenilworth opening pair of Dan Horner and Henry Curran looked to chase down their target. Unfortunately Curran fell early, caught behind for one off Webb, Elliott Haynes Sorrell joined Horner, now the runs started to flow, Horner in particular finding the ropes, before being bowled by Sharma for 30, this bought Chris Prophet to the crease, but change bowler Hope bowling from the pavilion end, removed him for 9, Haynes Sorrell fell shortly after for 17, lbw to Hope, the home side 60 for 4.

Umer Shanker and Matt Casey were now at the crease, Casey looked in good touch, and the pair added 25, when Shanker was bowled by Rhodes for 10, Hope replaced Rhodes and removed Matt Dadswell caught and bowled for 2 and bowling Casey for 20, when birthday boy Skinner was run out for no score, Kenilworth were 138 for 9. That left youngsters Dan Roden and Kieran Shanker as the last pair, with twelve overs remaining, the home side needed 25, slowly but surely, the young batsmen edged their side closer, Kieran Shanker looked completely assured, with some good running and shot selection, the scores were tied, one over left, one run needed, with two balls remaining, the pair tried a quick single, but unfortunately Roden was just run out for 5, leaving Kieran Shanker 18 not out, and the match tied on 162 each. Hope was the pick of the Warwick bowling, taking 4 for 7 off eight overs.

A great game of cricket, honours shared in the Two Castle’s derby.

 

1st XI start the 2019 League season off with a win on opening day

1st. XI v. Hampton & Solihull

WIN!

 

 

 

On a sun drenched Saturday 20th April, Kenilworth hosted Hampton and Solihull in their opening Warwickshire County Cricket League Division One fixture of the 2019 season.

Kenilworth asked Hampton to bat first, but lost opener Pickering early, bowled by Muhammed Naeem for three. James joined Lunn, and together they began to steady their sides innings, but the Kenilworth bowlers kept things tight, the visitors making steady progress until Joey Poole got a deserved wicket, having James caught by Sunny Ahmed for 28, Poole bowled a fine spell from the start, twelve overs straight through, taking 1 for 33, but on another day could have picked up more. Fahim then accounted for Lunn for 40. The home side never let Hampton get away, Joe Atkinson then turned the screw, bowling Friend for 23 and McKey for 1, Jones batting at number five, went on to make a solid 50 for his side, before the return of Naeem via a catch behind by Dan Horner did the trick, Taylor with 17 not out, but Hampton never got away from the Kenilworth bowling. The visitors ending their innings on 180 for 6 from their fifty overs. Naeem with 2 for 50 from 11 overs, Joe Atkinson 2 for 15, Joey Poole 1 for 33 from 12 overs and a wicket for Fahim with 1 for 14.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth openers Dave Edmunds and Chris Prophet looked to make a solid start in their sides reply, having put on 25, both openers fell in quick succession, Edmunds lbw to Palmer for 15 and Prophet bowled by Keyte for 11. With two new batsmen at the crease, Mo. Fahim and Connor Shingler looked to get their side back on track, together the pair began to build their side’s innings, taking the score to fifty then to a hundred, as the runs flowed from both players bats. Fahim and Shingler took their partnership beyond a century stand, with both players passing fifty, before Fahim was bowled by Keyte for a fine 68, as Kenilworth were close to the finishing line, Sunny Ahmed joined Shingler, together they saw their side over the line in the 41st over, Shingler finishing on a brilliant 70 not out on his league debut for the club.

Kenilworth ended on 182 for 3, to win by seven wickets. For Hampton, Keyte taking 2 for 43 from 12 overs. Kenilworth take 20 points, as they start the new season in fine style.

 

Sunday XI outdone on a chilly day in their warm up friendly

Sunday XI v. Aston Unity

 

On a freezing Sunday 14th April, Kenilworth hosted Aston Unity in forty overs a side friendly.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first, the Unity opening pair Kumara and Bogle looked to be positive from the start, as Matt Dadswell and Dave Gamble tried to make an early breakthrough with the ball, but the visitors went to post a fifty run opening stand inside nine overs. Tom Skinner replaced Dadswell from the pavilion end and soon he had Bogle caught by skipper Matt Casey for 26, Unity 57 for 1. Skinner struck again in his next over, Cole caught by Chris Prophet for no score, 59 for 2. Number four Jordan then added 46 with Kumara for the third wicket, when Kumara was dismissed by young leg spinner Dan Rosen , bowled for 55, the visitors now 105 for 3. Rosen struck again, having Jordan caught by Matt Dadswell for 36. Connor Shingler replaced Skinner and bowled Macrame for 19 with his second Ball, then bowling Rangwala for 20, leaving Unity 177 for 6 with one over to go, George Jeyaratnam took a wicket in the last over, the visitors finishing on 180 for 7 from their forty overs. Wicket’s for Tom Skinner with 2 for 21 from eight overs, Connor Shingler 2 for 10 off four, Dan Roden with 2 for 55 from eight overs and 1 for 25 for George Jeyaratnam off six overs.

Kenilworth made a steady start to their reply , opening pair David Edmunds and Chris Prophet put on 36 for the first wicket, before Edmunds miss timed a drive and was caught for 18, Prophet was joined by Connor Shingler, but he fell cheaply for 2 off Hayden Bogle, Kenilworth now 45 for 2. Skipper Matt Casey then joined Prophet, he looked in good touch, but he fell for 15, the home side now 82 for 3 at the half way stage. Prophet was to follow soon after for 39, caught off the bowling of Chandler, 86 for 4 now. Will Thompson on debut made 10 and George Jeyaratnam 3, the home side in trouble on 126 for 6. Further quick wicket’s going , Tom Skinner for 4, keeper Darius Potten-Ravenshad for 15, the home side on the brink on 134 for 8. Rangwala doing the damage, Matt Dadswell was caught for a single and Roden was the last wicket to fall for 5, as Kenilworth were all out for 139 in the 32nd over. Rangwala finishing with figures of 5 for 19 off only 4.3 overs and Hayden Bogle with 3 for 24 from eight overs. Aston Unity the winners by 41 runs.

Good warm up win

Club XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

On Saturday 13th April, Kenilworth hosted Solihull Blossomfield for the clubs third pre season game of the season.

Kenilworth batted first, with the opening pair Chris Prophet and Connor Shingler made a positive start against the Blossomfield bowling and ir soon had the scoreboard moving, putting on 56 off 58 balls for the first wicket, before Shingler was out for a positive 31 on debut, bowled by Jones. This brought Daniel Horner to the crease, he to looked to be positive, as he and Prophet putting on 37 for the second wicket, Prophet falling to Jones for 36. Horner was joined at the wicket by Sunny Ahmed, like Prophet, playing his first game of the season. These two took the game to the visitors, both Ahmed and Horner went on to record a half century each, the pair added 137 together, before Ahmed was run out for 56 off 52 balls with 4 x 4 and 3 x 6. Horner fell for a fine innings of 95 off the bowling of Sullaman, his innings containing 9 x 4 and 1 x 6. Kenilworth ending on a very decent 253 for 4 from their Forty overs. For Blossomfield, Jones took 2 for 23.

In reply, the visitors lost opener Clarke without scoring, bowled by Shingler, leaving the visitors at 8 for 1. Opener Adidas and number three Chan’s began the rebuild, putting the home side under pressure, the pair added fifty together off 73 balls. The pair added 91 together when Chana was run out for 49, the visitors 99 for 2. Ahmed then removed opener Adidas for a fine 50, caught behind off Dan Horner off Ahmed, 105 for 3. Blossomfield then lost their fourth wicket on 113, Gopalan bowled by Tom Skinner for 6. Skinner struck again, bowling Verma for no score, the visitors in trouble on 119 for 5. The introduction of spinner Sam Leach had the visitors in all sorts of trouble, as he removed Stevenson for 22, Bentley for 18 and Sullaman for 7 in a six over spell of 3 for 24, as the visitors ended their innings on 175 for 8 from their forty overs. Apart from the Leach spell of 3 for 24 from six overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 32 off eight overs and a wicket each for Connor Shingler with 1 for 29 off eight overs and Sunny Ahmed 1 for 16 off five.

Kenilworth the winners by 78 runs with a good overall performance.

Final cricket day of the season ends with a deserved win.

Sunday XI v. Olton & WW

On Sunday 16th September, Kenilworth’s Sunday XI hosted Olton and West Warwickshire for their final Arden Sunday Cricket League match of the season, that also was the Club’s final match of 2018.

Home captain Geoff Edmunds won the toss and opted to bat first. Openers Henry Curran and Adie Sellar began in a positive manner, both batsman keeping the scorer busy, racing to a fifty run partnership inside the first ten overs, the pair had put on 71 for the first wicket when Sellar was caught for a solid 38. Curran was joined by the in form Elliott Haynes Sorrell. Sorrell needing 17 runs to make a thousand runs for the season, but unfortunately he was caught by Rigoni for 13, falling agonisingly four runs short, but a brilliant effort from Sorrell, ending on 996 runs for the season, Kenilworth now 92 for 2, Chris Prophet joined Curran and was quickly into his stride, stroking three elegant fours.

Curran completed his fifty, but fell soon after for 51 (8 x 4), the home side 127 for 3. Young keeper batsman George Baines joined Prophet, together the pair added 52, Prophet bowled by Rigoni for a fine 57 (7 x 4 & 3 x 6). Jono Sparks was the next man in, he and Baines plundered the visitors bowling adding an unbroken stand of 52 for the fifth wicket, as Kenilworth posted a decent 231 for 4 from their forty overs, Baines unbeaten on 29 and Sparks 31 not out, for Olton, Sunil took 2 for 29.

So, Kenilworth went out to field for the last time in 2018, regular opening bowler Matthew Dadswell was partnered by Jono Sparks, Sparks opened up from the Leek Wootton end, the Olton openers looked to make a strong start to their sides reply, but when Arshad and Cullen had put on 23, young Dadswell had Cullen brilliantly stumped down the leg side by George Baines for 17. Arshad was looking to be positive, but in the tenth over was caught by Andy Dadswell off Matthew Dadswell one handed just behind square on the leg side, and two balls later Dadswell had Loud caught by Baines without scoring, young Matt Dadswell taking the first three wickets for the second game running. Sparks was soon in the act, bowling the Olton number three, the visitors rocking on 46 for 4 in the eleventh over.

The spin of Tom Skinner replaced Dadswell and Darius Potten-Ravenshad replaced Sparks, spin from both ends now, but the wickets kept falling, first Skinner, then one for Ravenshad, Olton in deep trouble at 65 for 6. Another wicket for Skinner, thanks to another catch from Andy Dadswell at cover, two more for the inspired DPR, Olton on the brink at 93 for 9.

But the last pair of Rigoni batting at ten and number eleven Griffin, started to put bat to ball, the pair went on to blaze 61 together on seven overs, before skipper Geoff Edmunds bought himself on from the Leek Wootton end, as he lured Rigoni down the wicket, only to become keeper Baines second stumping, Rigoni out for an entertaining 28, Griffin not out 31, Olton all out for 154 in the 33rd over.

The wickets shared, DPR with 3 for 25 from eight overs, Matthew Dadswell with 3 for 40 from eight overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 35 off eight overs Jono Sparks 1 for 30 from six overs and finally and fittingly, a last wicket for Geoff Edmunds to end the season.

Kenilworth the winners by 77 runs, ending the season in a creditable fourth place with six wins.

Well played everyone who played, scored, umpired, made all the delicious teas and all the hard work preparing the ground so we can play the game we all love.

Thanks all.

 

Furthermore……

The Club is grateful to ALL the players in ALL the sides who turned out to play this season. It has been a good year overall. Hopefully, it was an enjoyable year.

 

SPECIAL THANKS go to a vast array of people – especially to those who have helped out pre-matches to get the games on and to the devoted Ground Staff who have committed so much time and energy on and around the Ground throughout the season that often goes unnoticed and is taken for granted by most, to the players who helped out closing down the ground on the last match of the season, to the Selectors, to our Social Media gurus, those who supplied photos on them too, to Andy Dadswell for doing the reports all season that have been published on here and in the Press, and finally but not least – to our dear and crucial tea ladies for preparing the food for the players and officials so they were fed and watered week in, week out.

 

ALL UNSUNG heroes and heroines, the lot of you. WELL DONE and THANK YOU.

It could not have been done without all your efforts and the Club is so grateful and thankful to you all.

 

And THANK YOU for all those who visited the Ground during the season to watch and support the sides.

Please continue to support the Club during the close season months when events are being arranged!

 

ROLL ON the 2019 SEASON NOW!