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Super game on a sunny Sunday

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

Kenilworth’s Sunday XI came away 24 run winners in their  40 overs a side friendly clash against neighbours Leek Wootton in a most enjoyable and entertaining match where credit went to all 22 players on display in front of a good crowd on a hot summer’s day and prove what Sunday friendly cricket is all about.


Batting first, the Sunday XI started well as youngsters Pat Howard 62 and Nathan Chant 24 put 95 for the first wicket. Howard hit 8 boundaries and 3 sixes in his knock. He was then joined by Guy Pearson and pair added a further 85 runs for the second wicket as Pearson  smashed 6 boundaries  and 5 sixes in his innings of 71. 15 year old Elliot Haynes-Sorrell did well and chipped in with a solid 25 whilst Dan Horner added 18 in Kenilworth’s total of 227-7. Couchman took 4-25 for the hosts, Clifford 2-30 and Bains 1-26.


Not to be outdone, Leek Wootton started well as Cook made 40 and Couchman 48 putting on 90 for the first wicket. Budd then added a further 40 runs as they chased down the target.  An impressive spell of hostile bowling from Jack Howard saw him take 4-26 whilst youngsters Ryan Bull  and Max Howard held their nerves towards the end of the Leek Wootton innings who were going for the win to take 2-51 and 1-21 respectively. Old timer Ali Peebles took 1-51 whilst there was a good run out from Pearson as Leek Wootton ended the day on 203-9 in an exciting finish on a most enjoyable day. The best friendly game of season.

1st XI throw match away again, despite Dargan’s maiden half century

1st XI v. Water Orton

Kenilworth’s first team hosted Water Orton in Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Water Orton batted and made a solid start, Freeman with 36 as the visitors were 44 for no wicket then 69 for 1, but subsided to 119 for 6, with seamer Joe Boyle ripping through the visitors middle order, taking a fine 4 for 24. There were wickets too for Charlie Stranks 2 for 25, Steve Rhodes 2 for 49, Chris Prophet 1 for 17 and Aussie Matt Dargan 1 for 28. Dawes added 26, but the visitors were all out for 153 in only 41 overs, an impressive wicket keeping performance by Michael Watts, taking four smart catches behind and a stumping.

Kenilworth straight away lost a wicket, slipping to 1 for 1 but in form Guy Pearson with 57 including (8 x 4 and 2 x 6) and Matt Dargan with a fine maiden half century for the Club with 54 including five boundary fours took the home side to what seemed to be a victory at 111 for 2, but like the week before, Kenilworth’s middle and lower order again collapsed, as the home side crashed to 129 for 8. The ninth wicket pair putting on 20, but fell one run short on 152 all out in only 31 overs, as once again suicidal batting costing Kenilworth a victory. Davinda with 4 for 49 doing the damage, Water Orton some how winning by one run.

Nice weather, nice game and a very nice cricket tea!

Sunday XI v. Norton Lindsey

On Sunday 31st July Kenilworth travelled the short distance to play Norton Lindsey in a forty over friendly.
Kenilworth opted to bat first, after an early wicket, Mark Stranks with 24 , together with number three Guy Pearson added a rapid partnership of 99 for second wicket, Pearson smashed 86 including 16 boundary fours off only 50 balls. Charlie Stranks with 26, Martin McKenna 23 and a solid 25 not out from Sam Leach towards the end got the visitors to a respectable 213 for 7 from their forty overs, Webber with 2 for 43 bowling well for Norton, as the players went off to enjoy a wonderful tea.
Norton started their reply in positive fashion, openers Rushton and Kite 35 put on 97 for the first wicket, Rushton went on to make a fine 67, their dismissals sparked a collapse, the home side slipping to 126 for 5 with Charlie Stranks doing the damage with 3 for 42 from eight overs. Norton number six Dellow hit a quick fire 52 before he became one of Sam Leach’s four victims from six overs, finishing with 4 for 21 to add to his runs. There were wickets too for Geoff Edmunds 1 for 7 and Matt Dargan 1 for 35.
Three smart catches behind the stumps were taken by young keeper Elliot Haynes-Sorrell and a stumping, as home side Norton Lindsey finished on 184 for 9 from their forty overs. Kenilworth take the honours, winning by 29 runs.


1sts undone at leaders Barby

1st XI v. Barby

On Saturday 23rd July, Kenilworth travelled to leaders Barby, looking for their fourth Warwickshire Cricket League Division One win on the bounce.

Barby were asked to bat first, Kenilworth struck an early blow, the home side reduced to 4 for 1, but recovered, as opener Wynn- Evans hitting 59 and Gleghorn 55, as raced to 129 for 3, spinner Ed Ruswa went on to take five wickets, but he was expensive with 5 for 84 off 12 overs, wickets too for skipper Chris Prophet with 1 for 36, Matt Dargan 1 for 37 and Paul Luke 1 for 71, but the home side found the boundary on too many occasions, finishing on a very decent 282 for 9 off their 50 overs.

Kenilworth started their reply with a solid partnership between the prolific Guy Pearson 28 and Chris Prophet 26, the pair putting on 50 for the first wicket. But the first wicket sparked a collapse, going from 50 for 0 to 63 to 5 then 80 for 8, Steve Rhodes with 18 the only other score of note, as the visitors slumped to 104 all out in only 24 overs. Wynn-Evans had a fine match, taking 4 for 21 and Scott with 4 for 26 doing the damage, Kenilworth’s winning streak came to an abrupt end, losing by a huge 178 runs, taking four points.

Firsts record first League win with a good all round display

1st XI v. Fillongley

On Saturday 2nd July, Kenilworth hosted Fillongley still seeking their first Warwickshire Cricket League Division One win of the season.

Fillongley were asked to bat first and made a steady start, but from 47-1, they slipped to 57-4, before Skelding with 48 got his side past a hundred, but with the Kenilworth bowlers making it hard for the visitors, seamers Matt Dargan and Tom Pope both bowling outstanding spells, and both with 3 for 25. There were wickets too for Steve Rhodes 1 for 25 and skipper Chris Prophet 1 for 27 and two smart run outs saw Fillongley slip further to 137-7 as Morgan with 35 not out batting at nine, got his side to 179 all out. It was a fine effort from Kenilworth in the field.

Kenilworth’s reply got off to a fast start, with the in form Guy Pearson with a hard hitting 40 and with skipper Chris Prophet, the pair put on 91 for the first wicket. When Pearson departed, Dave Edmunds joined him and the pair added a further 76 for the second wicket, Prophet was out  for a superb 75  (9 x 4, 1 x 6), but Edmunds hit the winning runs , finishing with fine innings of 50 not out including (6 x 4, 2 x 6), Kenilworth finishing on 180 for 2, winning by eight wickets.

Kenilworth finally recorded their first win of the season, collecting 20 points for their all round efforts.