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More woe for the Firsts

1st XI v. Weoley Hill

Kenilworth travelled to Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 10th June and probably wished they hadn’t.

Home side Weoley Hill batted first, Homer was in fine form for the hosts, as he went on to smash a hard hitting 84. He was backed up by number five Graham who made 48 and Garghan with 25 as Weoley Hill finished their innings on a decent 265 for 7 from their fifty overs.
Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Jorjeet Singh with a very good 3 for 39 from twelve overs, Dave Edmunds 1 for 49, whilst youngsters Freddie Davies took 2 for 55 from twelve overs and Jono Sparks 1 for 63.
Kenilworth made a disastrous start in their reply, losing the first wicket the score at only 2 on the board and slumped to 21 for 3 which soon became 49 for 6 in only the thirteenth over. Wickets continued to fall as the Kenilworth side capitulated from 60 for 7 to 60 all out soon after in 21 overs. Kenilworth had had no answer to the Weoley Hill bowling, with Chadwick taking an unbelievable 5 for 7 and Donovan 3 for 7, together blowing the visitors batting apart.
Only opener Phil Edmonds with 21 and Dave Edmunds with 23 gave the side any glimmer of hope and showed any sign of resistance scoring 44 out of their side’s poor total of 60.
The side have now played eight, lost eight so far and the search goes on for a better and more competitive performance.

Last pair give side some confidence on a poor day.

1st XI v. Four Oaks Saints

Kenilworth travelled to Four Oaks Saints for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 27th May.

After being asked to bat first, there was a familiar story this season, as Kenilworth slumped to 12 for 3 and were in deep trouble at a dreadful 37 for 9.
Number eleven Ed Ruswa strode to the wicket and proceeded to frustrate the home side, as he and number nine Matt Casey put on an impressive 67 for the tenth wicket.
Casey was the last wicket to fall for a fine 40 whilst Ruswa  was left 10 not out.  Dave Edmunds with 11 was the only other double figure score, as Kenilworth were all out for only 104, thanks only to the last wicket pair. For Four Oaks, seamer Minhas took a very impressive 7 for 26 off eleven overs.
The home team lost early wickets too, as spin bowler and batting hero Ed Ruswa had them in a spot of bother, Ruswa was to finish with 4 for 47 off eight overs but J. Hipkiss with 30 not out and Van Dyk with 23 not out saw their side home with no more loss of wickets, four oaks winners by six wickets, finishing on 108 for 4, as Kenilworth’s very sorry start to the season shows no sign of improving, leaving them rock bottom of the Division.

Kenilworth 104-10 (1 point)  Four Oaks Saints 108-4 (20 points).




The wait for a win goes on

1st XI v. Water Orton

On Saturday 13th May Kenilworth travelled to Water Orton for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.
Water Orton chose to bat first and after an early wicket, a stand of 156 for the second wicket between Murray with a fine 75 and Louw with an aggressive 88 the hosts rattled up an impressive 289 for 7 from their fifty overs as  Harris added 44. The Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Matt Casey 2 for 43, Henry Curran 2 for 43 and Chris Prophet 2 for 55.
Kenilworth’s reply didn’t start well and were in trouble at 51 for 4, but Chris Prophet stood firm, hitting an impressive  innings of 70 not out that contained 7 x 4 and 3 x 6. Only Dave Edmunds with 24 and Jack Howard with 19 helped Prophet out, as Kenilworth were bowled out for 169 in the forty first over. Bevan with 2 for 40 and Harris 2 for 33 were the pick of the home sides bowling. Water Orton the winners by 120 runs.
Kenilworth take five points, whilst the search for the first win of the season goes on.



A good friendly game

Pre season friendly

On Saturday 15th April, Kenilworth 1st XI hosted Highway CC in a forty overs a side friendly at their Warwick Road ground.
 Visitors Highway batted first, but were soon in trouble with seamer Ian Baker 2 for 32 striking early, with wickets falling at regular intervals, only Garry with 38 and Ivory with 17 getting into double figures, the visitors were bowled out for just 103, well inside their forty overs.
Wickets were shared around, with young Freddie Davies taking 2 for 7, Chris Prophet 2 for 6, Ed Ruswa 2 for 15 and Matt Bolshaw 1 for 15.
Kenilworth’s openers got their side off to a flying start, peppering the boundary ropes , as Dave Edmunds with 48 not out and Chris Prophet 50 not out (7 x 4). Kenilworth strolled to victory by ten wickets, finishing on 107 for 0 inside 16 overs.
However, the friendly match continued as Kenilworth used up their 40 overs as batting practice for the start of the League season and posted over 300 runs as a result.

Season 2016 Cricketing Awards

2016 Season’s Playing Awards

Now that the 2016 Season is at an end (bar one game on Sunday 18th) the Club would like to THANK all players for their efforts this season and wishes to announce the following recipients of the 2016 Season Club Awards.













– for his 207* in a 1st XI League match, the first double centurion in Club History.


The Awards Night will be held on a Friday night in November at the Club – date to be confirmed .

The Club also THANKS so many others, in fact too many to name, who have helped throughout the season behind the scenes to get the games on  – from the ground staff and helpers, the scorers, the Umpires, the tea ladies, the bar staff, those who came to watch and support the sides  – to so many other volunteers – YOU are all the real unsung heroes and lifeblood of the Club working so hard for the benefit of the Players. The Club is indebted to you all.


………….. And CONGRATULATIONS to this Season’s Award winners.