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Sparks’ hat trick sets up win after Curran’s fine knock

3rd XI v. Lapworth II

Kenilworth opened their Cotswold Hills League Division Six campaign with home fixture against Lapworth 2nds at their Harbury ground on a glorious Saturday 5th May.

Put into bat, openers Shanker and Kerry strode to the crease, but Kenilworth slumped early on (10 for 2) against a disciplined Lapworth bowling, two more wickets falling cheaply, left the home side in trouble at 36 for 4.
Charlie Stranks with 12, put on 40 with number three Henry Curran, the home side found scoring runs hard, after 30 overs Kenilworth were 95 for 6, but with Curran still at the crease with a fine fifty to his name, the side needed to push on to post a competitive total from their forty five overs, Curran was eighth wicket down in the fortieth over, he made a very fine 75, his innings containing 12 x 4’s. Kenilworth were all out for 130 in the 42nd over. Carter with an amazing 3 for 7 off ten accurate overs and Seeley with 5 for 18, taking the last four wickets, doing the damage with the ball for Lapworth.

Skipper Sam Leach and Ian Baker shared the new ball for Kenilworth, but the Lapworth openers Faber and Marsden put on a steady opening partnership, the pair putting on 58 for the first wicket, first change saw spinner Charlie Stranks making the breakthrough, bowling Faber for 16, a second wicket for Stranks had Lapworth 64 for 2. Seamer Jono Sparks replaced Baker from the road end, he soon had the ball swinging, Sparks struck twice to leave Lapworth 94 for 5, but it was his seventh over that was to turn the game on it’s head, fourth ball clean bowling the batsman, next ball a catch for Stranks at mid off, before clean bowling number number nine Carter with the last ball to complete a brilliant hat trick and a five wicket haul, Lapworth now 97 for 8. Pratt who came in at number four, was still there, watching the wickets falling at the other end. Henry Curran replaced Stranks, 3 for 42 off ten overs, when Curran having number ten Melia stumped by Andy Dadswell, Lapworth were 104 for 9 still 26 away, Pratt had his number eleven with him now, the pair got their side to 121 for 9, Matt Dadswell replaced Sparks (5 for 18) off ten brilliant overs, Dadswell kept Pratt off strike, now with Ian Baker replacing Curran ( 1 for 15) off four overs, had the visitors number eleven to bowl at, his second ball clean bowling the batsmen, Lapworth all out for 122, Pratt finished unbeaten on 34, Marsden earlier making 34.

Kenilworth winning by just eight runs, what a great game of cricket, played in excellent spirit by both teams.

This was  a day young Jono Sparks won’t forget with his hat trick and five wickets, also Henry Curran with a fine 75, a catch and wicket, well played lads, on a day where Kenilworth and cricket were the winners.

 

Kenilworth 130-10 beat   Lapworth 122-10 by 8 runs

Old boy Ali Peebles takes a hat trick….. well, 4 wickets in 4 balls in side’s win!

Sunday XI v. Massey Ferguson

On Sunday 6th September, on a glorious autumnal Sunday afternoon, Kenilworth’s played host to Massey Ferguson in a forty overs a side friendly but it was a day to remember for veteran Ali Peebles, who rolled back the years by taking an amazing four wickets in four balls in the side’s win. He ripped through the top five of Massey’s batting with his ‘dibbly dob’ seamers to finish with figures of 5 for 29 off his 8 overs after the openers had put on 63 for the first wicket.

A few lusty blows down the order for the visitors got them up to 184 for 6 from their forty overs as Sharma top scored with 46.

Kenilworth in reply then slipped to 34 for 3, but then it became the “Chris Prophet show” who set up victory with a match winning unbeaten 97 with some a fine batting at six  as he hit 15 fours and 2 sixes in his quick fire innings just missing out on a deserved century, as along with Martin McKenna 10 not out he put on an unbeaten stand of 48 for the sixth wicket, as Kenilworth finished on 186 for 5 winning with eight overs to spare. Opener Danny Boneham had earlier hit 28 and Charlie Stranks  17 in a day to remember for Peebles who took the first hat trick of the season for the Club and for Prophet whose weekend’s efforts saw him score a superb 176 runs in his two not out innings underlining his batting prowess . Well done!

Rapid with 2 for 9 was the pick of Massey’s bowling as Kenilworth were the winners by five wickets.

Saturday 2nd XI v Corley – 18/05/2013

Losing Draw

Despite a fine 92 from Richard Strange and 43 from Mark Stranks, Kenilworth had to settle for a draw as they fell 28 runs short of Corley’s target of 216-10. Strange hit a dozen boundaries and a 6 in his impressive innings whilst Stranks hit 3 boundaries as Kenilworth ended the day on 188-3. Earlier, veteran Kenilworth bowler, Ali Peebles was in stunning form with the ball as he took as season’s best of 6-57 and ended the Corley innings with an unbelievable hat trick. Well done Ali and Keeper! Geoff Edmunds took 2-35 and Jae Naik 2-48 as Falconer, Young and Steven all hit 32 each in the Corley innings. Chasing, Kenilworth were unable to keep pace with the required run rate as Young took a tidy 2-25 and Tyrell the other wicket to fall, as both sides settled for the draw.

2010 Reports

Sun 1st XI 11/04/2010 KCC Lose Harborne
After the long winter break, the 2010 season kicked off with the traditional 40 over friendly at Birmingham League hosts, Harborne who went away as 32 run victors. The hosts posted 178-8 with Geoff Edmunds taking 3-45 from 7 overs, whilst Roger Kelsey took a frugal 2-18 off his 7 overs whilst Tom Kane and Dave Edmunds took a wicket a piece. Mike Watts was in early season form behind the stumps taking 2 catches and 2 stumpings. In reply, Mitch Lowe top scored for the Town hitting 39 with 5 boundaries, followed by Mark Deeley with 29 – also 5 boundaries, Dave Edmunds 25 who hit the first 6 of the season. Adie Sellar and Mike Watts chipped in with 16 each but it was Harborne’s Kitchen who wrapped up the Town tail taking 3-14 after Ward had earlier taken 2-33, Charitl 2-35 and Waj 2-42 as the Town were bowled out for 146.
Sat 1st XI 17/04/2010 KCC Win Norton Lindsey
The Town 1’s enjoyed their first victory of the 2010 season with a 118 run success at Norton Lindsey. Before the match both teams assembled along the boundary edge for a minutes silence in memory of Joan Went, wife of Kenilworth Cricket Club’s President, who passed away during the week. Kenilworth were asked to bat first and took full advantage of a short pavilion side boundary to post 290-5 from there 40 overs. Opener Dave Edmunds set the tone for the innings with 89 from 61 balls with 12 x 4’s and 5 x 6’s but he was overshadowed by Mitch Lowe who entertained fellow players and spectators alike on his way to an unbeaten 138 from 68 balls with 10 x 4’s and 13 x 6. Special mention must go to Mike Watts who made 28 and contributed to a 6th wicket partnership of 118 from 72 balls with Lowe. For Norton Lindsey, Culverwell was the most successful bowler taking 2-37 , McInnes 1-37 , P. Ashley 1-29 and Webber 1-52. In reply, Norton Lindsay struggled against some fine bowling and fielding. J. Ashley top scored with 35, Tustain 34 and Andrews 31 were the only other batsman to pass 20 as the innings terminated on 172 with 3 overs of the allocation unused. Geoff Edmunds claimed 3-18, as well as 2 catches, Pete Alty took 2-61, Mitch Lowe 2-2, Adrian Sellar 2-17 and youngster Matt Bolshaw 1-27. Dave Edmunds and James Nason snaffled up 3 catches each as well.
Sat 2nd XI 17/04/2010 KCC Win Norton Lindsey
Colt 16 year old Pat Howard was the star of the day for the Town as they secured a 6 wicket win at Norton Lindsey. The left arm spinner claimed an impressive 5-29 as the hosts were pegged to 128-9 in their 40 overs. Fellow spinners Andy Kennell took 2-10 and Rob Heath 1-14 whilst Lewis Phillips also took 1-14. Morris 26, Pozzi 18 and Somal 17* top scored for Norton Lindsey. In reply, the Town eased to victory with 3 overs to spare after debutant Simon Lee had hit 41 that included 6 boundaries. James Alty chipped in with 22, Patrick Jenkinson and Richard Collinson 14. Hall, Maundall, Ashley and Fell shared the wickets.
Sun 2nd XI 18/04/2010 KCC Win Tamworth
Town’s James Nason secured a 23 run victory over Tamworth with an excellent all round performance. He first hit a solid 67 in the side’s total of 189-5 sharing in a 54 run 1st wicket partnership with Dave Temple and then a 2nd wicket one of 82 with Mark Deeley 34. Dave Edmunds hit 30* whilst Pranay Turlapati chipped in with 15. Pick of the Tamworth bowlers was Chance with 3-11. Shanks and Onions were the other wicket takers. Nason then starred in the field taking 3-32 and two sharp catches. Roger Kelsey took 2-46 whilst Andy Smith celebrating his 800th Club appearance, Geoff Edmunds and Turlapati chipped in with a wicket each. There were two run outs after C. Render had earlier hit 47, J. Fearn 51 and C. Green 21 but their efforts were in vain as Tamworth were all out for 166 on the last ball of the match.
Sat 2nd XI 24/04/2010 KCC Win Wellesbourne
The Town 2’s eased to an 8 wicket win after Wellesbourne posted 107-10 in 26.2 overs as Cherry 40 Alford 28 were only batsmen to pass 20. For the Town, skipper, Rob Heath took a frugal 3-8 , whilst father and son duo of Pete Alty and James Alty took 2-16 and 2-24 respectfully. In reply, it took 32.5 overs to reach 110-2 with Michael Faulkner hitting 31 and newbie Richard Collinson 36* as Cavless took 1-19 and Rothwell 1-23 for the visitors.
Sat 1st XI 24/04/2010 KCC Win Wellesbourne
The Town side warmed up for the start of next week’s League season with a 102 run win over Wellesbourne. Batting first, the Town posted 172-5 thanks to Dave Edmunds hitting 55 and James Nason 69, In reply, Wellesbourne found the bowling too strong for them as they could only muster 70-10 with Maynard the top run maker with 20. Lee Melville took 3-15, colt Matt Bolshaw 2-11 and Gregg Peebles 2-19 for the Town.
Sun 1st XI 25/04/2010 Abandoned Dumbleton
Rain brought an early conclusion to the Town’s Sunday 1st XI match at Dumbleton who had posted 228-8 in their 40 overs. Fish made 53 for the hosts and was well supported by former KCC player, Adam Stuart 48*, Carver 40 and Emery 30. James Nason was the Town’s star performer with the ball as he claimed 3-26 from 8 tidy overs whilst Mitch Lowe chipped in with 2-37, Dave Edmunds 2-45 and Geoff Edmunds 1-14. Only 3.2 overs were faced by the Town side before rain halted the proceedings after they had made a quickfire start with Dave Edmunds unbeaten on 27 off only 13 balls with 6 x 4 and Mark Deeley 9 not out.
Sat 2nd XI 01/05/2010 KCC Lose Walsall YMF
In a low scoring affair the Town 2’s lost by 3 wickets in a match that both sides could have won. The Town struggled to 115-8 off their 50 overs. However, Richard Collinson was the pick of the Town batsmen as he made 27. Michael Faulkner and Steve Kelley both hit 17 whilst Jeff Stanners made 15. Araz claimed 4-34 for the hosts. In reply, Walsall YMF found conditions equally difficult but they reached 116-7 as the Town rued a few costly dropped catches. Classy spinner Andy Kennell took 3-22, whilst paceman Pete Alty claimed 2-36 and colt Phil Edmonds 1-27. Fellow spinner, Andy Smith, in his 22nd season in Town colours, achieved a rare milestone when he took his 1000th wicket for the Club.
Sat 3rd XI 01/05/2010 KCC Win Attock 4ths
The Town 3’s had an easy win over 7 man Attock in their first League match in Division 1 of the West Midland 3rd XI CCC. Attock posted 71 after Bansal had made 16*, Aqib 15 and Salim 13. Debutant, Chris Beach was the pick of the Town bowlers with a fine 2-13 off 8 overs, whilst Sam Leach and Indy Matharu both took 1-17 and veteran Roger Kelsey 1-24. In reply, the side ease to a 7 wicket win inside 21 overs after Chris Wallsgrove had blasted 26, Colin Goodall 20 and Ed Smith an unbeaten 12* as the sde reached 73-3.
Sat 1st XI 01/05/2010 KCC Win Warwick
An unbeaten 69 from man of the match James Nason helped the 1s to victory in there opening game of the 2010 WACL Premier Division season against Warwick. Earlier Warwick having been put into bat amassed 182-7 in there 50 overs largely thanks to an unbeaten 90 off 131 balls from skipper Jamie Coleman and Steve Smith with 29 was the only other batsman to pass 20. For the Town, Gregg Peebles claimed 3-53 and was unfortunate not to add to his wicket tally, Mitch Lowe, 2-39 and Tom Kane 1-19. In reply, Dave Edmunds made 47 before it was left to Nason and a rapid 22 off 8 balls from Mitch Lowe to seal a 7 wicket victory with as they reached 183-3 with more than 8 overs to spare. For Warwick former KCC player James Wynn Evans was the only wicket taker with 3-41. Kenilworth 20 points, Warwick 4 pts
Sun 2nd XI 09/05/2010 KCC Lose Harborough South
The Town 2’s lost out in a high scoring affair in their 40 over friendly with Harborough South after posting 203-5. Dave Temple hit a solid 58, Dave Edmunds 50 not out whilst Pranay Turlapati and Richard Strange both chipped in with 30 each. However, the side had no answer to a hard hitting knock from man of the match, Harborough’s Wayne Steed who virtually single handedly led the side to victory with 14 balls to spare as he blasted an unbeaten 142 as they reached 205-5. Panter was the side’s next highest scorer with 20. Dave Edmunds took 2-29, Roger Kelsey 2-40 and Turlapati 1-11 as all other bowlers suffered at the hands of Steed.
Sat 1st XI 15/05/2010 KCC Lose Highway
A 5 wicket haul from Man of the Match, Geoff Edmunds, was not enough as the Town 1’s suffered a narrow 2 run defeat to Premier Division newcomer Highway. Highway had no hesitation in batting first after winning the toss and at 120-2 look set for a very substantial total thanks to opener Dean Marsh who made 65 from 103 balls and Dave Thornton 33 from 40, as they put on 76 together for the 2nd wicket before he was 1 of 7 lbw victims in the match. Some fine bowling from Edmunds 5-42, Gregg Peebles 2-36 and Mitch Lowe 3-65 saw Highway dismissed for 210 off 50 overs. They were aided by a couple of fine catches from veteran Mark Deeley and Adrian Sellar. In reply, Kenilworth slumped to 34-2 after Dave Edmunds had hammered 29 from 24 balls but a 134 run partnership for the 3rd wicket between Adrian Sellar 62 from 64 balls with 9 x 4’s and 2 x 6’s and opener James Nason who also eventually fell for 62 from 115 balls took Kenilworth to 138-3 with 21 overs remaining and well set for victory. Mike Watts joined Nason and their 57 run partnership for the 6th wicket left Kenilworth needing just 23 from the last 10 overs with 5 wickets still remaining. However, there was a twist as a fine spell of leg spin bowling from Jamie Marsh changed the match in Highway’s favour as he took 4 wickets for just 7 runs to give him final figures of 4-48 and the Kenilworth innings terminated on 208 in a tense and exciting finish. Steve Vaughan 3-66, Liam Hastings 2-38 and Adrian Butler 1-25 were the other wicket takers for Highway. Kenilworth 8 points Highway 24 points.
Sat 2nd XI 15/05/2010 Losing Draw Ansley Sports
An unbeaten 133 from Ansley’s Andy Davies was the difference between the two sides in their drawn game with the Town 2’s as he led them to 243-9. Simpson and Chris Davies were the sides next highest scorers with 29 a piece. Colt, 15 year old, Pat Howard took 3-57 for the Town. Andy Kennell took 2-44 and Pete Alty 2-63 whilst Andy Smith chipped in with a wicket. Keeper Jack Edwards took a sharp stumping and a smart catch behind the sticks. In reply, the Town were kept in the hunt thanks to a solid 65 from Howard who hit 10 boundaries and 41 from Richard Strange. Pranay Turlapati added 22, Mark Stranks made 19, Richard Collinson 17 and Edwards 15 but the innings fell away after Ansley’s Danny Phillips had taken 5-31 and the Town settled for a draw ending on 216-9.
Sat 3rd XI 15/05/2010 KCC Lose Moseley 4ths
The Town 3’s lost out by 3 wickets in a low scoring affair against Moseley after posting 114. Roosab Shah was the Town’s best batsman hitting 49 with 6 x 4 and 1 x 6 whilst Jeff Stanners chipped in with 13 and Ed Smith 11. Raza took 5-24 for the visitors who edged to 115-7 despite the best efforts of Roger Kelsey 2-9, Indy Matharu 2-25, Smith 1-15 and Sam Leach 1-20.
Sun 1st XI 16/05/2010 KCC Win Kenilworth Wardens
Kenilworth began their 2010 Warwickshire Sunday League season with a 43 run victory over Birmingham League Premier Division neighbours Kenilworth Wardens. The Town side batted first on winning the toss and made a sizeable 240-6 from 40 overs thanks to 47 from Lee Melville, Adrian Sellar 50 and Mitch Lowe who made a rapid 40 from 37 balls. Wardens used 8 bowlers – the most successful of which was overseas player Kotak with 2-11. In reply, Wardens started slowly and never looked like reaching the set target and ended on 197-8. Kotak completed a fine all round game with an unbeaten 105 from 99 balls with 11 boundaries but he received no support from his fellow batsmen. For the Town, James Nason was most successful bowler with 3-35.
Sun 2nd XI 16/05/2010 KCC Lose Kenilworth Wardens
The Town 2’s lost their opening Warwickshire Sunday League 40 over encounter against the Wardens by 3 wickets after posting 166-9. Skipper Mark Deeley top scored for the Town with 38 – an innings that included 7 boundaries, followed by Pranay Turlapati with 35 (6 x 4 and a six), Aaron Fermahan 26 (3 x 4), Anthony Kerry 16 and Declan Simmons 11 as Stan took 3-43. In reply, the Wardens had Minesh to lead the side to victory with 7 balls to spare as he reached 82 not out after Shashi had earlier made 23 and Jayanti 20. Andy Smith was the pick of the Town bowlers with 2-23 of his 8 overs, followed by 15 year old Jaesh Naik with a fine 2-25 off 7 and impressive debutant 14 year old seamer, Theo McBrien, who took 2-28 but their efforts were in vain as Wardens reached 167-7 in a tight finish.
Sat 2nd XI 22/05/2010 KCC Lose Handsworth
The Town 2’s suffered a 6 wicket defeat on their travels to Handsworth. The side had posted 176-5 with Mark Stranks hitting 64, Rob Collinson 42 and Richard Strange 13. However, their efforts were in vain as Handsworth reached 178-4 with 7 overs to spare despite Andy Kennell who took 2-35, Pat Howard 1-36, Rob Heath 1-52 and Jaesh Naik 1-52 as Mills led the way to victory with a fine unbeaten 96.
Sat 3rd XI 22/05/2010 KCC Lose Redditch
A weakened Town 3’s side were no match for Redditch in a one sided game as they could only muster 97 with just three players reaching double figures – Nigel Thompson 17, Colin Goodall 14 and Matt Gledhill 13. Redditch strolled to an easy win inside 18 overs as Phelan 57* led them to 100-2 whilst Andy Smith was the only Town bowler to take wickets.
Sat 1st XI 22/05/2010 Losing Draw Handsworth
The Town 1’s had to settle for a draw in their latest WACL Premier Division match v Handsworth. Handsworth won the toss and had no hesitation in making first of an excellent looking Warwick Road wicket and amassed 247-8 in 50 overs. Skipper Renrick Hooper made 81 from 53 balls with 4 x 4s and 6 x 6s as he received good support from Anton Johnson 48 and opener Carby Dawkins 43. For the Town, Geoff Edmunds took his second 5 wicket haul in as many games with 5-53 whilst Gregg Peebles 3-74 was the only other wicket taker. In reply, Kenilworth looked well set at 115-0 in 24 overs to achieve their victory target but openers Dave Edmunds who made 66 from 63 balls with 10 x 4s and Mark Deeley 40 from 90 balls both fell in quick succession but the rest of the batting struggled against a fine spell of bowling from Man of the Match, Clifton Folkes, who finished with figures of 6-47 as the innings ended on 188-7. Bonner with 1-37 took the other wicket. Kenilworth 10 points Handsworth 17 points
Sun 2nd XI 23/05/2010 KCC Win Leamington
In a match that saw Senior debuts for 3 under 15 players, the Town 2’s claimed an 18 run win over Birmingham League neighbours, Leamington, at their Arlington Avenue ground after posting 209 with all batsmen chipping in. Skipper for the day, Dave Temple made 27, colt Charlie Stranks 24 and dad, Mark, 23, Declan Simmons 19, Adrian Kettle 18, colt Adam Devoile 12 whilst the tail wagged as Roger Kelsey hit 21. Spa’s Dale took 5-17, Standard 3-31 and Budd 2-29. Dale continued his fine game as he blasted an unbeaten 108 but his efforts were in vain as the side were bowled out for 191. Veteran spinners Andy Smith took 2-15 and Kelsey 1-40 whilst youngsters Simmons claimed 2-11, Devoile 1-44 and James Kettle 2-32 who took the final wicket to secure a fine win. Keeper Mark Stranks took 2 catches whilst colt Fergus Kettle snaffled a good catch in the deep.
Sun 1st XI 23/05/2010 KCC Win Walmley
The Sunday 1’s continued their unbeaten start to the season with another home victory this time against against Walmley. Walmley batted first and made first use of a wicket that had yielded nearly 450 runs on Saturday. Opener Carlos Prowse carried his bat for 92 from 122 balls and there were other useful contributions from Kyle McDonald 34 Nathan Hill 28 and Andrew Hendry 24. For the Town father and son, Geoff and Dave Edmunds, took 1-29 and 1-40 respectively with youngster Ben Whidborne adding 1-47 as Walmley totalled 222-4 in their 40 overs. In reply, Kenilworth achieved a 6 wicket victory with more than 2 overs to spare largely thanks to a 4th wicket partnership of 90 from 88 between Adrian Sellar who made 73 from 82 balls 4 x 4s and 4 x 6s and Dave Edmunds who was unbeaten on 62 from 50 balls 5 x 4s 3 x 6s as they reached 224-4. Walmley’s bowlers, Jonathan Newis took 2-54, Rob Ellis an economical 1-17 from 8 overs and Andy Hendry 1-43.
Sat 3rd XI 29/05/2010 KCC Lose Southam
The Town 3’s lost out in a rain reduced match that turned into a 25 over a side slogathon with Southam coming out winners after the Town 3’s had posted what appeared to be a solid 185-7. Ed Smith was the leading run scorer with an unbeaten 36, whilst opening colts James Alty and Rob Gardner had earlier made 30 and 35 respectfully and Aaron Fermahan 25. Muggleston took 4-58. In reply, Southam successfully took up the challenge and came home 6 wicket victors reaching 186-4 with 3.2 overs to spare, thanks to 72 from Russell, Jones 44 and Dittom 24. Andy Smith with 2-53 and Jaesh Naik 1-26 were the only Town wicket takers.
Sat 1st XI 29/05/2010 Winning Draw Atherstone
The Town 1’s had to settle for a frustrating winning draw at Atherstone after rain forced an abandonment that prevented an exciting finish as Kenilworth required just 9 runs for victory and Atherstone 3 wickets. Play got underway at 2.30pm with match reduced to 41 overs, Town skipper, Geoff Edmunds, had no hesitation in asking Atherstone to bat first but other than Mike Pickering 28 and Colin Griggs 27 nobody else passed 20 as Atherstone were dismissed for 115 in 37.3 overs – leaving the Town 44 overs to achieve their target. Geoff Edmunds led the attack with 4-22, Pete Alty 3-33, Mitch Lowe 2-36 and Gregg Peebles 1-22. In reply, Kenilworth look well placed for victory at 70-3 thanks to a 3rd wicket stand of 60 between Mark Deeley who made 34 and Adrian Sellar who continued his recent good form with 36. A few more wickets tumbled but Mike Watts and Geoff Edmunds steadied the ship at 90-7 and they reached 107-7 and were well on course for victory when a second rain interruption caused the match to be abandoned. For Atherstone, Matt Pickering led the attack with 3-28, Bhavesh Parmar 2-10 and Neil Cowdrey 1-15. Kenilworth 14 points, Atherstone 7 – a good haul considering the weather.
Sat 2nd XI 29/05/2010 Losing Draw Standard
The rain ruined the chance for both sides to see the game to completion. Already reduced to 35 overs a side, Standard made 158-8 in their allocation with Parsons making 43, Tidmarsh 42 and Windridge 24 with the wickets being shared about by the Town bowlers. In reply, only 19 overs were used by the Town before the heavens opened and brought the game to a conclusion. The 2’s were 68-2 at close with Mark Stranks unbeaten on 30 after colt Pat Howard had earlier made 19 and Richard Strange 11.
Sun 2nd XI 30/05/2010 KCC Lose Moseley Ashfield
The Town 2’s lost their 40 over encounter against Moseley Ashfield by 28 runs after the visitors had posted 205-8. Adil led the way for Ashfield with 47, Docka 39 and number 11, Kamran, who blasted 26*. Roger Kelsey took 2-31, Sean Burke 2-34 for the Town whilst there was a wicket a piece for 15 yr old Theo McBrien, Josh Meszar and veteran Mark Deeley. In reply, the Town started well putting on 66 for the first wicket inside 8 overs as Guy Pearson made 32 with Tom Anscombe who went on to make 33. Andy Dadswell at 4 was the last man out for a well crafted 51 but he lost partners regularly when the mid order collapsed. 3 self induced run outs put paid to any chance of chasing down the Ashfield total and the Town ended 177 all out with 6 overs spare. Wahid took 4-44 and Kamran 2-25.
Sat 2nd XI 31/05/2010 KCC Win Solihull Blossomfield
The Town 2’s recorded their first win of the League campaign in an empathic style as they were 9 wicket victors over Solihull Blossomfield in a high scoring match with 4.2 overs to spare. Blossomfield had posted 236-9 largely thanks to opener Bannister who made 104 as he and Murray 32 put on 90 for the first wicket. However, no other player past the 11 run mark as Pranay Turlapati took 3-20, colt Phil Edmonds 1-23, Andy Kennell 1-54 and Rob Heath 2-76. In reply, the Town openers were impressive as they put on 235 for the first wicket as Mark Stranks hit 116* – an innings that included 12 boundaries and one 6 whilst Rob Collinson made 96 off 126 balls with 8 boundaries, only to be cruelly denied a well deserved century but his efforts were enough with Stranks to see the Town reach 240-1 and victory.
Sat 1st XI 31/05/2010 Winning Draw Solihull Blossomfield
The Town 1’s claimed their 2nd winning draw of the Bank Holiday with a 17 point haul at home to Solihull Blossomfield. Kenilworth were asked to bat first and made 216-8 from their 50 overs. Several batsmen made starts but only Mitch Lowe 34 from 29 balls and 53 from Man of the Match, Charlie Leonard, in 72 balls were only batsmen to pass 20. Rob Edmond 2-24 Harvey Satterthwaite 2-57 were Bloss’ leading bowlers. In reply, Blossomfield’s chance of any upset were dashed when they were reduced from 133-3 to 138-5 and then lost a further 3 quick wickets in mid order after a fine spell of bowling from James Nason who took 3-26 as the visitors ended on 179-8 after Bashir had made 46 and Edmond 32. The other successful Town bowlers were Edmunds with 2-14 and one a piece for Gregg Peebles, Leonard and colt Matt Bolshaw who took a fine caught and bowled to remove the Bloss opener.
Sat 1st XI 05/06/2010 Winning Draw Streetly
Kenilworth enjoyed their 3rd successive winning draw with a 17 point haul at Premier Division newcomers, Streetly. The Town side had no hesitation in making first use of a good looking Briar Avenue track with some extremely small boundaries but soon slumped to 40-4. However, good contributions from the middle order – Lee Melville with 55, Gregg Peebles 59, Mitch Lowe 42 and 35 from keeper Mike Watts took the final total to 249-8 from 50 overs. Streetly’s Javid Tariq took 3-64, new signing Deepak Chabra 2-47, Crutchley 2-52 and Matt Bates 2-4. In reply, Streetly were soon in trouble at 67-5 but an 87 run 6th wicket partnership between skipper Russ Guy, who top scored with 60, before he was bowled by Pete Alty and Sam Bates who was unbeaten on 56 – his maiden league 50 – gave Streetly an outside chance of victory but despite some late hitting from Oliver Crutchley who made 36 from just 23 balls Streetly were left to settle for 12 point haul on 206-8 when the overs ran out. Peebles and colt Matt Bolshaw each took 2-38 whilst stalwart Geoff Edmunds claimed 2-15, Alty 1-61 and Mitch Lowe 1-12 for the Town.
Sat 2nd XI 05/06/2010 KCC Lose Pickwick P&M
A bucketful of dropped catches condemned the Town 2’s to defeat when they spilt half a dozen chances as Pickwick came home with 3 balls to spare in a high scoring affair. The Town had posted 251-9 with 16 year old colt, Pat Howard,leading the way with an impressive 70. Mark Stranks chipped in with a fine 60, Richard Collinson 27, Jack Edwards at 9 with 25 and Rob Heath 20 as Shazaz took 5-63 and Khan 3-48. In reply, R. Ali set the visitors up for victory as he was dropped 4 times on his way to 82. Further chances were also missed as S. Ali made 31, Faruqui 30 and Khan 27. Pickwick timed their innings perfectly and came home in the final over reaching 252-8. 3 direct hit run outs helped the Town cause but 3-46 from Ali Peebles and 2-49 from Howard were in vain.
Sat 3rd XI 05/06/2010 KCC Win Weoley Hill
The Town 3’s enjoyed a solid 4 wicket win after successfully chasing down Weoley Hill’s score of 206. Tiplady made 80 for the hosts whilst three other batsmen fell in their 20’s. Colts James Alty and Theo McBrien took 4-28 and 2-37 respectively. There was a wicket a piece for Indy Matharu and Roger Kelsey. In reply, the Town reached 209-6 with 9 balls to spare after Nigel Thompson had earlier made 57 and Alty 49. Andy Dadswell made 26 before Ed Smith with 27* and Kelsey 10* led the side to victory.
Sun 2nd XI 06/06/2010 Abandoned Lutterworth
Only 22 overs were possible before thunderstorms called a premature halt to the match when the Town 2’s were 81-3 in their 40 over friendly at Lutterworth with Rooshab Shah unbeaten on 33 and Lewis Phillips 13 not out. It meant that both sides, had to suffer a fabulous tea of home made food from the wonderful tea ladies – one that won’t be beaten this year at all. Well done, Lutterworth!
Sun 1st XI 06/06/2010 KCC Win Harborne
The Town’s Sunday 1st XI beat Birmingham League rivals, Harborne, by 8 wickets in a rain effected game at Warwick Road. Harborne batting first made 222-7 from their 40 overs largely thanks to former Indian test player, SS Das, who made made 97 from 89 balls but he received good support from Tom Arnold 29 and Adrian Willoughby who was unbeaten on 42 from only 36 balls. Town’s Rupesh Sarvankar took 2-40, Mitch Lowe 2-42, Pranay Turlapati 1-46, Geoff Edmunds 1-43 and James Nason 1-29. A 90 minute rain delay left Kenilworth requiring 112 from 20 overs to win which they duly reached with 16 deliveries remaining. Opener Nason was unbeaten on 40 but he was overshadowed by Rupesh Sarvankar who made 61 from only 44 balls with 5 x 4s and 2 x 6s. For Harborne, Greg Siddell 1-29 and Sid Ahmed 1-19 were the only wicket takers.
Sat 2nd XI 12/06/2010 KCC Lose Bronze
The Town 2’s trip to Bronze turned into disappointment as they succumbed to a 47 run defeat despite a career best performance from 16 year old colt, Phil Edmonds, who took a stunning 7-46. However, Bronze managed to post a stiff 211 despite his efforts as Badger made 78 and Power 46. In reply, only teenager, Jack Edwards showed any form with the bat as he made a solid 64 but his efforts were in vain as the side were bowled out for 164.
Sat 3rd XI 12/06/2010 KCC Lose King’s Heath
The Town 3’s were outplayed at King’s Heath as they lost by 5 wickets with 11 overs remaining after posting 122. Only Chris Wallsgrove with 30 and Nigel Thompson 26 showed any form with the bat as Brown with 5-20 and O’Connor with 4-38 ripped through the line up. In reply, King’s Heath cruised to 124-5 although Indy Matharu claimed 3-31, Chris Beach 1-10 and Lewis Barge 1-31 for the Town
Sat 1st XI 12/06/2010 KCC Win Aston Unity
Kenilworth claimed a maximum point haul as they cruised to a 10 wicket victory over bottom of the Division, Aston Unity. Unity chose to bat first but could only manage 119-9 as Matt Turner with 28 not out was the only batsman to pass 20 as extras were next top scorer with 23. For the Town, Pete Alty impressed to earn his first Man of the Match award with a fine 4-22, to which added Mitch Lowe 2-19, Matt Bolshaw 1-18 and Gregg Peebles 1-47. In reply, Kenilworth completed victory inside 20 overs as openers Dave Edmunds, skipper for the day and James Nason were unbeaten on 64 and 43 respectively in the side’s emphatic win as they reached 122-0 with ease.
Sun 1st XI 13/06/2010 Abandoned Dorridge
The Sunday 1’s match with Dorridge was finely poised when the match was abandoned due to the rain as a no result. Dorridge had posted 292-7 in their 40 overs, thanks to their overseas player, David Ball, smashing 159 – after he had been earlier dropped on 0! Bacon added 50 and Hafeez 34 after James Nason had taken 3-34, Dave Edmunds 3-53 and Rupesh Sarvankar 1-47 for the Town. Chasing Kenilworth target had been adjusted to 220 of 30 over due to rain. They were 90-1 off 15.1 overs when the match was finally abandoned with Sarvankar unbeaten on 45 after Edmunds had made perished on 27.
Sun 2nd XI 13/06/2010 KCC Lose Dorridge
The Town Sunday 2’s lost by 46 runs in a rain reduced match after Dorridge had posted 255-4 off their 40 overs thanks to Man of the Match, Imran, hitting 99 and Wahid 33. For the Town, Ant Kerry took 2-20, Roger Kelsey 2-25 and occasional spinner Chris Wallsgrove 2-23. In reply, the Town’s target was reduced to 199 but Imran with 3-30 and Maz 3-10 caused the most damage as the side were bowled out 152 despite the best efforts of opener Dave Temple who top scored with 38.
Sat 2nd XI 19/06/2010 Losing Draw Barby
Nearly 500 runs were scored at Warwick Road as the 2’s settled for a losing draw at home to Barby. A minute’s silence was conducted by both teams as rememberance for Club stalwart and legend, Ray Courts, who had passed away during the week, Barby were invited to bat first by stand in skipper Steve Kelley and made 260-6 in their allocated overs thanks to Seager who made 125 and Lester 65 as the 3rd wicket partnership yielded 170 runs. Pat Howard took 2-81 and Pranay Turlapati 3-31 for the Town who in reply settled on 233-7 and 10 pts. Opener Stranks continued his recent good form with 57 whilst Lewis Phillips made 42, Howard 35 and keeper Jack Edwards 39. Norton took 1-44, P. Beagley 1-58, O’Dell 2-76 and Long 2-28 for the visitors.
Sat 3rd XI 19/06/2010 Losing Draw Aston Manor
The Town 3’s hung on for a draw at Aston Manor after the hosts had posted 196-8 thanks to N Woakes hitting 99 and brother D Woakes 35. Ed Smith had taken 3-27, Lee Barge 1-33, Jaesh Naik 1-22 and James Alty 2-38 for the Town side. In reply, they never found form with the bat and the only players to reach the 20’s were Alty with 24 Smith 21 and Matt Gledhill 21 as the side defended their wickets to ensure a draw as they ended the day on 138-8.
Sat 1st XI 19/06/2010 Winning Draw Moseley Ashfield
The Town 1’s stretched their unbeaten run to 5 matches with a winning draw at Moseley Ashfield. Invited to bat first by Ashfield Skipper Ian Carey, Kenilworth amassed 348-5 in 50 overs with 152 runs coming in the last 10 overs largely thanks to a 5 wicket partnership of 152 in only 74 balls with Mitch Lowe top scoring on 83 from 34 and Lee Melville who was unbeaten on 65 from 42 balls but there were also valuable contributions from Dave Edmunds 40 and Adrian Sellar 48 and James Nason 61. For Ashfield, Qasim Shah took 2-73, Iltaf Rehman 1-93, Nigel Udoh 1-57 and Omar Shah 1-73. In reply, Moseley Ashfield were content with the draw and closed on 163-7 as skipper Carey top scored with 37 and Oliver Thomas 28. Lowe took 2-41, Geoff Edmunds 2-43, Nason 2-31 and colt Matt Bolshaw 2-41 for the Town. Kenilworth 17 pts Ashfield 6 pts.
Sun 2nd XI 20/06/2010 KCC Lose Bablake Old Boys
In another exciting Sunday League finish, the Town 2’s lost out by 2 runs after Bablake had earlier made 239-5 thanks to Steady with 116 and Russell 46. The Town wicket takers were old timer Ant Kerry with 3-57 who rolled back the years, Matt Rees 1-31 and Tom Pope 1-32. A nail biting climax was guaranteed after opener Dave Temple made 42 and skipper Mark Deeley 51 but the side could not quite reach the winning post in a most tense and entertaining finish and were 237-9 when overs ran out.
Sun 1st XI 20/06/2010 KCC Win Attock
The Sunday 1’s continued their unbeaten run with an exciting 7 run victory over Attock. With the late arrival of the Attock team, Kenilworth chose to bat first and made 238-8 in 40 overs. Mitch Lowe made his 2nd top score of the weekend with 81 from 48 balls to which openers Dave Edmunds and Mike Watts added 45 and 41 respectively. Skipper Safdar Ali took 3-26 and R Chowdery 1-27 for Attock. In reply, despite a determined 73 from Ali, Attock were dismissed in the final over for 231. Dave Edmunds snapped up 3-32, dad Geoff 2-39, Pat Howard 2-35 and took 2 catches whilst fellow colt Matt Bolshaw took 1-45 for the Town.
Sat 1st XI 26/06/2010 KCC Lose Nuneaton
Kenilworth 1’s suffered their first defeat in the last 6 games as they went down by 8 wickets to Nuneaton at Warwick Road. Electing to bat first Kenilworth struggled to 162 all out with 2 balls of their allocation unused. James Nason top scored with 32, with fellow opener Dave Edmunds 28 and Mitch Lowe 25 but no other batsman passed 20. For Nuneaton, skipper James Taplin led the attack with 4-44, Tony Dermott 3-25 and Russell Rice 3-52. Rice completed a fine all round game and took the man of the match award as he made an unbeaten 64 to take Nuneaton to victory with more than 12 overs remaining as they reached 163-2 with ease. Ruben Field was unbeaten on 31 after opener John Allen had made 36. Pete Alty was the only wicket taker for Town with 2-29. Kenilworth 2 points Nuneaton 24 points.
Sat 3rd XI 26/06/2010 KCC Win Rugby Oakfield
The Town 3’s enjoyed two wins on the same day as League opponents, Bournville had conceded their match earlier in the week leaving the side to arrange a 40 over friendly match against Rugby Oakfield. The 3’s posted an impressive 292-9 wth Ed Smith blasting an unbeaten 89 as he smashed 12 boundaries and 4 sixes. James Alty made 40 and Chris Wallsgrove 46 whilst number 11 Lewis Barge made an unbeaten 33 as Cunningham took 3-26 and Cooner 2-55. Rugby Oakfield tried to chase down the score as Wilding hit 73, Richardson 36 and McGregor 28 but overs ran out and their innings ended on 251-7 as Roger Kelsey took 3-47, Jaesh Naik 2-26, Smith 1-36 and Alty 1-18. There were two catches and a stumping for keeper, Tom Anscombe.
Sat 2nd XI 26/06/2010 KCC Lose Offchurch & Lapworth
Offchurch and Lapworth had J. Pugh to thank for leading the side to a 6 wicket win over the Town 2’s as he made an unbeaten 111 as they chased down the Town’s 227 with 6 overs to spare. He was aided by Troth who made 52 in their total of 228-4 despite the efforts of veterans Andy Smith who took 2-39 and Ali Peebles 2-41. Earlier, the Town colts performed well with Pat Howard crafting a solid 72, Rob Gardner smashing his maiden half century with 51 off 41 balls with 5 boundaries and 3 sixes and Jack Edwards 32 whilst skipper Rob Heath made 24. Drury took 4-75, Waldron 3-33 and Lowry 3-54 for the hosts.
Sun 2nd XI 27/06/2010 KCC Win Nuneaton
The Town 2’s had an impressive 9 wicket Sunday League win over Nuneaton who had been restricted to 140 inside 34 overs by a fine Town bowling and fielding display. Pat Howard led the way with 4-36 after Andy Smith had earlier taken 2-25 and Roger Kelsey 2-31 whilst old timer, Ant Kerry wrapped up the innings with 2-1 in his 8 ball spell. In reply, openers Dave Temple and 16 year old James Alty put on 111 for the first wicket and set up victory as colt Alty made his long awaited maiden half century in Senior cricket with 55 off 50 balls with 11 boundaries after a recent run of scores in the 40’s. After he fell, colt Patrick Jenkinson made 9 not out as he and Dave Temple, who ended unbeaten on 68 off 70 balls with 12 boundaries, saw the side to 141-1 with more than 14 overs to spare
Sun 1st XI 27/06/2010 KCC Win Water Orton
Kenilworth head into the final game in the first half of the WSL Division 1 season with their unbeaten record intact as they overcame Water Orton by 2 wickets. Water Orton were invited to bat first and fine bowling and fielding from the Town restricted them to 200-5. Opener Hassan Khalil top scored with 59, Chris Murphy 30 and Lee Brookes who made a unbeaten 41 from 40 balls with 4 boundaries. For Town, veteran Ali Peebles rolled back the years with 2-37, Dave Edmunds 1-40, Rupesh Sarvankar 1-30 and colt Matt Bolshaw 1-29. In reply, Kenilworth were well placed at 150-4 needing just 51 off 15 overs with 6 wicket in tact but were left to clinch victory off the penultimate ball of the innings as Geoff Edmunds stuck the ball to the boundary after Dave Edmunds had earlier made 53, Sarvankar 40 and James Nason 32. For Orton the wickets were shared as Glastonbury took 2-44, Harry Bennett 2-37 and skipper Joe Sperring 2-25 along with 3 catches but the Town reached 204-8.
Sat 2nd XI 03/07/2010 KCC Lose Lyndworth
Table topping Lyndworth cruised to a 8 wicket win as they made light of the Town 2’s total of 225-7 as Waqar led the side to victory with an unbeaten 106 at the Town’s Warwick Road ground as they reach 226-2 with some ease. Earlier, Stuart Dalrymple had made a fine 76 for the Town but his efforts were in vain.
Sat 3rd XI 03/07/2010 KCC Lose Attock 4ths
Attock proved too strong for the Town 3’s as they won by 69 runs after posting 218-7. Anas hit 64, Qugig 60 and Rehan 39 as Town’s Indy Matharu took 4-52. In reply, the Town could only muster 149 despite the efforts of Jeff Stanners 37, Matt Gledhill 32 (5 boundaries and 2 x 6), Andy Dadswell 22 and Chris Wallsgrove 18 as Asif took 3-18 and Qabir 3-31.
Sat 1st XI 03/07/2010 Losing Draw Fillongley
With both sides missing key players, Kenilworth had to settle for a losing draw at Fillongley. The Town won the toss and invited Fillongley to bat first and this appeared to be a good decision as Fillongley slumped to 67-5 but a partnership of 94 in 98 balls from Andrew Carty who made 45 from 64 balls and a quick fire 58 from 67 balls from Tom Barber with 7 x 4s and 3 x 6s lifted them to a final total of 209 all out from 48.5 overs. For Town, wily left arm spinner, Geoff Edmunds, snapped up 4-40, whilst paceman, Gregg Peebles, took 3-45, Matt Bolshaw 2-53 and Dave Edmunds 1-25. This left Kenilworth with 51 overs to reach their victory target as they got off to a rapid start with 50 in first 10 overs. However, once Dave Edmunds was out for a run a ball 41, the only other partnership of significance was 79 runs for the 5 wicket between Mark Deeley who made 46 and Peebles who completed a fine all round game to take the man of the match honours with 51 as no other batsmen made starts and the innings closed on 180-7. For Fillongley, Dave Slade led the attack 4-57 , Simon Blackmore 2-43 and Tom Nightingale 1-35. Fillongley 17 points Kenilworth 11 points.
Sun 2nd XI 04/07/2010 KCC Lose Moseley
The Sunday 2’s faired no better than their Saturday counterparts suffering a heavy 124 run defeat at Moseley who had posted 286-7 in their Warwickshire Sunday League clash. Nick Chase made 95 and J. Chase 74 for the hosts, whilst James Alty took 2-7, Roger Kelsey 2-40, Lewis Phillips 2-41 and Jaesh Naik 1-40 for the Town. In reply, the Town batsmen could only make 163 all out although Dave Temple and Phillips both made 40 a piece and skipper Deeley 28. Nick Chase completed a fine all round game by taking 3-44 and Din chipped in with 2-10 to secure victory for Moseley.
Sun 1st XI 04/07/2010 KCC Win Moseley
A fine all round performance from Rupesh Sarvankar helped Town Sunday 1’s maintain their unbeaten start to the League season and also progress into the League Cup final of the Warwickshire Sunday League 1st XI. The Town won toss and chose to bat first on a fine look Warwick Road surface and amassed a substantial total of 253-8 in 40 overs. Sarvankar top scored with 55 from 49 balls with 9 x 4s and there were good contributions from fellow opener, Dave Edmunds 35 from 38 balls and a brutal 41 from Mitch Lowe whose innings only lasted 15 balls but it saw him smash 1 x 4 and 5 x 6s – including 31 off an over from Ali Awan. Pranay Turlapati was unbeaten on 31 when the innings closed after Geoff Edmunds had hit 26. For Moseley, Clement led the attack with 3-45, Ali Awan took 2-61, Patel 1-46 and Tim Holland 1-21. In reply, Moseley recovered from 127-5 with a couple of good mid order partnerships but were eventually dismissed for 232 to leave Kenilworth victors by 21 runs. Skipper Omar Awan top scored with 41, his brother and wicketkeeper, Abdullah 40, Clement and Recardo Gordon both hit 33. For Town, Sarvankar completed a good all round performance with 4-32 whilst colt Tom Pope took 2-46, colt Matt Bolshaw 2-38, Lowe 1-30 and Geoff Edmunds 1-54 to set up a League Cup Final encounter with Attock at the Warwick Road ground later in the season.
Sat 2nd XI 10/07/2010 KCC Lose Walsall YMF
A superb all round performance century from Town’s Stuart Dalrymple was in vain as the Town 2’s slumped to a 3 wicket defeat with 3 overs to spare against League leaders Walsall YMF in a high scoring affair. The Town side batted first and posted 258-9 with Dalrymple hitting 102 with 13 boundaries and 2 x 6. Mark Stranks chipped in with 29, Steve Kelley 28, Lewis Phillips 26 and Rob Heath 21 not out as Araf took 4-72 for the visitors. Dalrymple continued his fine all round game to claim 3-33 with the ball but Rasool posted 55 and then Ali led the visitors to victory with an unbeaten 87 as they reached 259-7. Their cause was aided by some wayward bowling from the Town as they conceded 47 extras of which 26 were wides and 14 no balls.
Sat 1st XI 10/07/2010 Winning Draw Warwick
The Town 1’s began their second half of the WACL Premier Division with a winning draw 17 point haul at neighbours, Warwick. The Town batted first and half centurys from Gregg Peebles who his second in consecutive games top scored with 71 from 74 balls with 10 boundaries whilst Mitch Lowe blasted his 50 from just 27 with 9 x 4 and a six. Lee Meville contributed 33 as the innings closed on 242-8 from 50 overs. For Warwick, Craig Downing led the attack with 3-58 and James Wynn Evans chipped in with 2-73. In reply other than 79 from skipper Jamie Coleman next highest score was extras with 14 as Warwick were content with the draw at 141-7 when the overs ran out. Lowe took 2-43, Matt Bolshaw 2-30, Geoff Edmunds 2-17 and James Nason 1-9 for the Town. Warwick take 6 points from the game.
Sat 3rd XI 10/07/2010 KCC Win Solihull Blossomfield
The Town 3’s thrashed Solihull Blossomfield by 148 runs as man of the match, Jeff Stanners hit a career best 84 from the opening berth. His impressive innings included 15 boundaries and he was ably assisted by Nigel Thompson who made 47. Chris Wallsgrove added an unbeaten 28 with 5 x 4 in the side’s total of 230-5 who declared early. Blossomfield were no match as they were skittled out for 82 inside 30 overs as Roger Kelsey snapped up a fine 5-27, Lewis Barge 2-11, Josh Meszar 2-30 and Theo McBrien 1-17 as the Town eased to victory.
Sun 2nd XI 11/07/2010 KCC Win Kenilworth Wardens
The Town 2’s achieved a nail biting 9 run win after posting 193-5 as Andy Dadswell hit a solid unbeaten 68 with 11 x 4 and Dave Temple 39 whilst Ant Kerry chipped in with 30 and colt Patrick Jenkinson 17. In reply, Minesh Patel had hit 62 and Dipesh Patel 60 to ensure that a tight finish would be on the cards. However, the Town bowlers and fielders remained focussed and gave a great all round fielding performance ripping through the Wardens’ mid order and tail as they were bowled out for 184 with 9 balls of the match left to give the Town a much deserved win. Andy Smith had earlier taken 2-24 off his 8 overs, Roger Kelsey 2-46, Tom Pope 1-29 and James Alty 1-55 but it was left to Kerry 2-12 and skipper Mark Deeley 2-16 to wrap up the Wardens innings as they held their nerves. Dave Temple took two smart catches whilst colt Jeremy Simmons took a skier.
Sun 1st XI 11/07/2010 KCC Lose Kenilworth Wardens
The Sunday 1’s unbeaten WSL Division 1 record finally came to an end as they suffered a 83 defeat to neighbours Kenilworth Wardens. Wardens chose to bat first and they amassed a substantial score of 268-6 in their 40 overs on an excellent surface with a fast outfield. Skipper Martin Donald top scored with 77 from just 65 but there were also half centuries from Alastair Wilkinson 60 from 87 balls before he was superbly run out by Ben Whidborne and a quick fire 66 from 41 balls from Shitanshu Kotak. For Town, Rupesh Sarvanker led the attack with 2-63. In reply the top 4 batsmen all made starts but nobody went on as Kenilworth could only muster 185-7 from there 40 overs. Rupesh Sarvankar and Pat Howard both made 31, Lewis Phillips 28 and Dave Edmunds 27 but no other batsmen passed 20. For Wardens seamer Dan Wood 2-31 and spinners Scott Stenning 2-35 and young Daniel Vernon 2-31 were leading wicket taker in a day to forget for the town.
Sat 2nd XI 17/07/2010 Losing Draw King’s Heath
King’s Heath had the better of the match despite a late charge from Town’s Jack Edwards who was unbeaten on 60 in a drawn game. Heath posted 258-6 thanks to a first wicket 121 run partnership in rapid time between J Patel 84 and R Mohammed 67. R Patel chipped in with 33 as the 4 Town bowlers used were unable to make regular breakthroughs. Spinner Andy Smith was the most economical taking 1-50 off his 15 overs, Pete Alty took 1-77 of his 15, colts Phil Edmonds took 1-52 off 10 and Pat Howard 2-73 off 10 as Simon Lee took two good catches in the field. In reply, Lee made 44, Mike Faulkner 31 for the Town but the innings sprang into life in the last 12 overs as Howard 36 teamed up with Edwards who smashed 3 boundaries and 4 sixes in his knock but their efforts were not enough and too late as the innings ended on 231-5.
Sat 1st XI 17/07/2010 KCC Win King’s Heath
Despite an unbeaten 103 from King’s Heath’s skipper and man of match, Andrew Lloyd, Kenilworth claimed a maximum points haul to consolidate their 4th place position in the title chase as they reached 234-7 with 1 over left to claim an excellent win. Dave Edmunds made 55 from just 51 balls with 10 boundaries and fellow opener James Nason made 48 but they were both overshadowed by Gregg Peebles who continued his fine form with the bat as he top scored with 60. For King’s Heath, spinner Davis and Lloyd both bowled their allocation to be rewarded with 2-50 and 3-50. Earlier they had has posted 233-4 thanks to Lloyd to which Phil Jefferies added 35 and Richard Blythe was unbeaten on the same score from just 29 balls as 60 runs came in the last 5 overs. Peebles completed a fine all round game with 2-37, Mitch Lowe 1-51 and Geoff Edmunds 1-63 as the Town side keep up their interest in the title. Kenilworth 24 points whilst King’s Heath take 7 points from the game.
Sat 3rd XI 17/07/2010 KCC Lose Moseley 4ths
Table topping Moseley were too good for the Town 3’s as they eased to a 5 wicket win with 6 overs to spare. Town posted 149 thanks to Nigel Thompson and Matt Gledhill who both hit 27, Chris Wallsgrove 18, Chris beach 16 and Indy Mataru 14 not out. Raza took 5-33 sand Jarvis 4-35 for the hosts who then had Kunis 65, Walsh 20 and Mahmood 20 to thank for reaching 150-5 with comfort. Beach took 3-20, Lewis Barge 1-22 and Roger Kelsey 1-22 for the Town.
Sun 1st XI 18/07/2010 KCC Win Walmley
Kenilworth remain at the top of the WSL Division 1 after overcoming Walmley by 14 runs in a high scoring game containing 646 runs. Kenilworth made first use of an excellent surface and made 330-6 from their 40 overs just 10 runs short of their record Sunday League score of 340 which came against King’s Heath in 2007. Dave Edmunds made the first 1st XI league century of the season with 101 from 76 balls with 12 x 4s and 4 x 6s whilst fellow opener Rupesh Sarvankar made 76 from 64 balls as they put on 175 in just 130 balls for the opening wicket partnership. Once they both fell, it was left to Mitch Lowe who made 91 from just 43 balls with 5 x 4s and 10 x 6s to take Kenilworth to their final total. For Walmley, Kyle McDonald impressed with 4-46 and Warwickshire Under 16 player, Dominic Burnett, claimed 1-57. In reply, Walmley fell just short of victory 316-8 when the overs ran out. McDonald completed a fine all round game with 61 from just 27 balls but it was Burnett who top scored with 74 from 72 balls. For Kenilworth, James Nason 2-67 Rupesh Sarvankar 2-56 and Mitch Lowe 2-57 although mention must go to colt Phil Edmonds who was the most ecomonical Town bowler with 1-47 from his 8 overs allocation.
Sat 3rd XI 24/07/2010 KCC Win Redditch
A solid all round performance saw the Town 3’s secure a 108 run win over Redditch after posting 208-4 in their 45 overs. They had Lewis Phillips with 46 (7 x 4s), Jeff Stanners 41 (4 x 4s), colt Patrick Jenkinson 37 (5 x 4s), James Alty 25 and Andy Dadswell 17* to thank for reaching their final total. Redditch never recovered from being 4-4 inside 4 overs as colt Lewis Barge and Josh Meszar took the top order out. Barge went onto take 2-9 off 6 overs and Meszar 2-21 off his 8 overs. Indy Matharu then chipped in with 2-25 and Chris Beach 1-22 but a 7 ball burst from Phillips was rewarded with a match winning 3-6 as he ripped through the Redditch tail and see them skittled out for 100.
Sat 1st XI 24/07/2010 Losing Draw Highway
4th placed Kenilworth had to settle for a losing draw at League leaders, Highway, in a high scoring and entertaining encounter. Highway were invited to bat first and took full advantage as they amassed 275-7 in their 50 overs mainly thanks to a partnership of 158 for the 2nd wicket between Dave Thornton who made 87 from just 74 balls and Jamie Marsh 79. Once they both fell, it was left to Steve Vaughan who made 46 from 39 balls before he was superbly run out by Tom Lawrence attempting a second run to take Highway to their final total. For Town, Gregg Peebles toiled hard to be rewarded with 3-66, Geoff Edmunds 2-82 and 1-65 from Mitch Lowe. In reply, Kenilworth slumped to 18-2 before an 88 run partnership between Richard Collinson who made his best 1st X1 score with 42 and Lee Melvile 46 left the game finally poised. Once they both fell, 120-4 quickly became 144-6 with 132 needed off 19 overs for victory. However, a 7th wicket stand of 99 in just 89 balls between Tom Lawrence 33 and the returning Adrian Sellar a rapid 66 not out from 62 balls took Kenilworth to the verge of victory but the overs ran out as the Town settle on 253-8. For Highway, Steve Vaughan 2-58 Jamie Marsh 2-63 and Adrian Butler 2-55. Highway 17 points Kenilworth 11 points
Sat 2nd XI 24/07/2010 KCC Lose Ansley Sports
A 5 wicket defeat for the Town 2’s saw them get into deeper relegation trouble as they remain firmly rooted in second bottom place following their defeat to the 3rd bottom placed Ansley Sports. The Town could only muster 198-9 despite the efforts of Mark Stranks whose 77 ball innings saw him hit 61 with 10 boundaries, colt Pat Howard 44 (7 x 4s), Mike Faulkner 26 and Phil Edmonds 25 but the innings fell away as Musson went onto take 6-58. Ansley’s batsmen all contributed with Walton to scoring with 46, then Parnell 38, Haddon 28 and Smith 25. Spinners Edmonds was rewarded with 3-55 from 15 fine overs and Andy Smith 2-64 but it was left to Simpson 27* and Phillips 20* to guide Ansley home to 199-5 with 5 overs to spare.
Sun 2nd XI 25/07/2010 KCC Lose Stratford
A classy young Stratford side were far too good for the Town 2’s as they easily won by 8 wickets in their 40 over a side friendly encounter. The Stratford bowlers did exceptionally well to restrict the Town to 171-6 as opener Dave Temple made 37 and mid order colt James Alty 37 not out in his 33 ball innings in which he made 6 boundaries. Tristan Glanfield took 2-17, Hughes 1-18 from 8 overs, Bishop 1-15 and Duguid 1-28, whilst Warwickshire Ladies Under 14, Sophie Glanfield was unlucky to concede 35 runs from her 8 impressive overs. In reply, the visitors started their run chase well as Morris hit 54 and then West made 84 but both fell to the Town’s Roger Kelsey 2-22. It was left to Fisher 20 not out and Duguid 13 not out to secure an easy win as they reached 175-2 with some 15 overs to spare in what turned out to be an one sided affair.
Sun 1st XI 25/07/2010 KCC Lose Harborne
Kenilworth suffered a Sunday League defeat as Harborne emerged victors by 33 runs but remain firmly in pole position in the Warwickshire Sunday League Division 1 title chase. Harborne had no hesitation in batting first after winning toss and they made 260 all out with 2 overs of their allocation unused. This was largely due to 2 sizeable partnerships for the 3rd and 4th wickets of 82 and 114 respectively. Former Indian test player, SS Das, top scored as he did in the game at Warwick Road earlier in season with 89 from just 42 balls, opener Robert Powell made 62 and Kieran Iyer 33. For the Town, colt Phil Edmonds, led the attack with 3-62 to which Tom Pope added 2-32. In reply, Kenilworth slumped to 14-2 before Mitch Lowe and James Nason put on 131 in only 135 balls for the 3rd wicket as they made 86 and 55 respectively but once they fell only keeper Guy Pearson with a rapid 35 from 30 balls reached double figures as the Town were 227-9 when the overs ran out to give Harborne a 33 run win. Kieran Iyer 2-25, Arshad 2-42 and Alex Kirkpatrick 2-48 were the Harborne main wicket takers.
Sat 3rd XI 31/07/2010 KCC Win Southam
The Town 3’s proved too strong for Southam as they ran out victors by 118 runs. Kenilworth amassed 229-8 from their 50 overs. Chris Wallsgrove top scored with 72 but there were valuable contributions from colt Patrick Jenkinson 36, Nigel Thompson 27 and Matt Gledhill. Darby 3-41 and Wright 2-8 were the leading Southam bowlers. In reply, only Wright with 24 passsed 20 as Southam crumbled to 111 all out. Ed Smith bowled a fine spell to claim 5-20 to which Indy Matharu added 2-28.
Sat 1st XI 31/07/2010 KCC Lose Handsworth
A century from Handsworth skipper Renwick Hooper condemned the Town 1’s to a 3 wicket defeat. Kenilworth after winning toss chose to bat first on a wicket that was certain to deteriorate and made 220 all out from 50 overs. Dave Edmunds top scored with 67 from 69 balls with 10 boundaries but he received valuable support from Richard Collinson who made his maiden 1st XI half century with a patient 56 from 111 balls as they put on 84 for the second wicket partnership. Mitch Lowe with 23 was the other batsmen to pass 20 as the final 6 wickets fell for just 17 runs. For Handsworth, Clifton Folkes with 4-37 and spinner Jaynesh Patel 3-28 were the leading wicket takers. In reply, openers Dawkins and A Hussain made 33 and 22 respectively before Clement Smith joined Hooper to put on 157 for the 4 wicket before Hooper fell for 108 from just 88 balls with 8 x 4s and 7 x 6s. A lower order wobble saw Handsworth slip from 218-4 to 221-7 as Smith was dismissed for 41 but keeper W Hussain hit a boundary to give Handsworth victory with 3 overs remaining. Phil Edmonds making his 1st XI debut led the attack with 3-45 including scalps of Smith and Hooper to which Mitch Lowe added 2-54. Handsworth 24 points Kenilworth 7 points. Despite the defeat the Town remain in 4th place in the top Division.
Sat 2nd XI 31/07/2010 KCC Lose Handsworth
The Town 2’s remain deep in relegation trouble as they suffered a 7th wicket loss at home to Handsworth. Asked to bat first, a depleted Town team could only manage 175-6 in their 50 overs as colt Rob Gardner made an unbeaten 64. Hinds was the leading Handsworth bowler with 3-48 to which Brown and Mohammed added 1-17 and 1-39 respectively. In reply, Handsworth cruised to 176-3 and victory with more than 9 overs remaining after opener Peck had made 69 and fellow opener Hulbert an unbeaten 67. For the Town Stuart Dalyrmple 2-37 and Lewis Phillips 1-37 were the only wicket takers in a day to forget for the Town.
Sun 2nd XI 01/08/2010 KCC Win Dorridge
The Town 2’s enjoyed a 16 run victory over their Dorridge counterparts. Kenilworth amassed 190-4 in their 40 overs. Opener Mark Stranks made 52 before Mark Deeley joined Pranay Turlapati as they made 33 and 64 not out respectively and put on 96 for the 4th wicket. For Dorridge, Shafil 1-31, Bablau 1-40 and Shin 1-20 were the wicket takers. In reply,Dorridge were dismissed for 174 as Val made 38 and Eddie 37. Anthony Kerry led the attack with 3-28.
Sun 1st XI 01/08/2010 KCC Win Dorridge
A heavenly bowling performance from Man of the Match, colt Tom Pope, who took 5-34, including his first Senior hat trick helped the Sunday 1’s to a 91 run victory over Dorridge which puts the side only 1 victory away from the WSL Division 1 1st XI title. A delayed start caused by the late arrival of Dorridge meant Kenilworth claimed the toss, chose to bat and made 239-7 in 40 overs. Dave Edmunds made his second half century of the weekend with 55 from just 40 balls and Mike Faulkner was unbeaten on 37 from 46 balls when the overs ran out. For Dorridge, skipper Chris Bennett led the attack with 3-28. In reply, the tone for the innings was set by Pope as he clean bowled overseas player Dave Ball with the 2nd ball of the innings and only a 57 run partnership between Andy Wing who made 36 and Matt Salmons who top scored with 52 before he was last out caught in deep by Phil Edmonds took the final total to 148 all out. Opener and wicket keeper Matt Bacon had earlier added 34 from just 32 balls. For the Town, Pope was the star performer with his 5for but was ably assisted by James Nason with 1-19, Rupesh Sarvankar 1-33 and colt Phil Edmonds 1-31 who were the other wicket takers
Sat 2nd XI 07/08/2010 KCC Win Standard
The Town 2’s recorded their second League win of the season at Standard following a superb 6 wicket win after bowling out the hosts for 93 in 30 overs whose day started badly when previous week’s centurion Curtis was caught excellently in the gully second ball of the match. No Standard batsmen could cope with the unchanged bowling attack of Josh Meszar and Ali Peebles who both bowled 15 overs a piece. Meszar went onto claim a Senior best of 6-45 whilst Peebles took 4-47. However, the Town soon slumped to 33-4 in reply but a match winning unbroken 4th wicket partnership of 64 between Lewis Phillips 21 not out with 3 x 4 and a 15 ball knock from Guy Pearson 38 not out with 5 x 4 and 1 x 6 saw the side home inside 19 overs to spare any blushes as they reached 97-4.
Sat 3rd XI 07/08/2010 Losing Draw Weoley Hill
In a rain affected match, the Town 3’s clung on to deny Weoley Hill a win after they had posted 131-9 with Wright 36 not out and Cole 31 top scoring for the visitors. Ed Smith took 4-36 off 11 overs whilst Jaesh Naik took 2-17 and Pranay Turlapati 2-39 for the Town. Turlapati then went onto make 25 but no one else chipped in and the side struggled ending the day on a sad 68-8 in their 36 overs. Williams took 3-18, Cole 2-41 and Sunil 2-8 for Weoley Hill.
Sat 1st XI 07/08/2010 Losing Draw Atherstone
Atherstone scraped to a winning draw with 2 balls of a rain effected match remaining in an exciting finish after the Town 1’s had posted 201-8 in their 50 overs. It meant that the visitors were left with 35 overs to achieve 142 to get the better of a draw which they did despite losing 8 wickets in the process. Mitch Lowe had earlier top scored for the Town with 59 and he received valuable support from Richard Collinson who made 26 as they put on 85 for the 4th wicket partnership. A middle order collapse left Kenilworth 149-8 but a 9th. wicket unbroken stand of 52 between Adie Sellar who made an unbeaten 50 and colt Phil Edmonds 26 not out ensured maximum batting points were achieved for the Town as Reeves took 3-36 and Healey 3-39. A scrambled leg bye in the last over of the match gave Atherstone the majority of the points despite the best efforts of Geoff Edmunds who took 4-42 and Lowe 2-25. Keeper, Mark Deeley took sharp stumpings but it was in vain as the visitors ended the day on 143-8 after Clements and Hall had both made 31 for the visitors. Atherstone 14 points, Kenilworth 11 points.
Sun 1st XI 08/08/2010 KCC Lose Attock
A fine batting performance from Matt Hone was not enough to give the Town 1’s the victory they needed to take them one step nearer the Warwickshire Sunday League title as they suffered a 4 wicket defeat at Attock. Kenilworth chose to bat first and only could only muster 190 with 3.1 overs unused as Matt Hone made a brutal 90 from 66 balls but nobody else passed 20. For Attock, Asim Khan led the attack with 4-24 and Sean McKee took 2-24. Attock then reached 191-6 with more than 5 overs to spare I Ali top scored with 46 after openers Mahmud and A Khan had made 34 and 28 respectively. It was left to Sultan Mahmood who made a rapid 29 from just 12 balls to see Attock over the finishing line. Geoff Edmunds took 1-28, Phil Edmonds 1-36, Rupesh Sarvankar 1-41 and Mitch Lowe 1-29.
Sun 2nd XI 08/08/2010 KCC Win Bablake Old Boys
The Town 2’s won by 16 runs in a high scoring and entertaining encounter after posting 272-3 off their 40 overs in batsmen friendly conditions but their day could not start any worse as opener James Alty was bowled first ball of the match. However, all other partnerships succeeded as Pranay Turlapati 17 put on 62 for the 2nd wicket with Lewis Phillips who went on to make a good 55 with 10 x 4 before he fell after putting on 40 for the 3rd wicket with skipper Mark Deeley whom colt Rob Gardner then teamed up with. The pair went onto to compose a remarkable unbroken 170 run partnership inside 18 overs. Deeley hit an unbeaten 72 with 8 x 4 and a six in his knock whilst Gardner hit a sublime 87 not out with 11 x 4 and 3 x 6, his highest Senior score. Bablake were undeterred and made a great chase as Vee Udeshi made 65, Payne 52, Watson 33 and McCullum 20 as the Town bowlers toiled. Their innings ended on 256-9 with the Town wicket taker Ali Peebles 2-59 leading the list off his 8 overs, whilst colt George Boylin picked up 1-30 off 6, Roger Kelsey 1-70 off his 8 overs and old timer Ant Kerry 1-9 off 2 at the death. Three excellent run outs aided the Town’s cause with Deeley responsible for two, whilst Alty took a good catch and a stumping behind the stumps as Bablake fell just short.
Sat 3rd XI 14/08/2010 Abandoned King’s Heath
The match was abandoned at tea with King’s Heath picking up 10 points and Kenilworth 7 as rain curtailed the match early. The Town side had batted through the intermittent rain to post 127-10 in 31.3 overs in damp conditions thanks to Matt Hone hitting 40, colt Patrick Jenkinson 33 and Richard Strange 17 with Ahmed taking 3-16, Wadelin 3-23, Altaf 2-32 and Anan 2-35 for the hosts. A deluge in between innings that turned the wicket into a swimming pool meant that the game ended before King’s Heath went out to bat and the game ended at half time.
Sun 2nd XI 15/08/2010 KCC Lose Nuneaton
In their penultimate match of their Warwickshire Sunday League season, the Town 2’s fell frustratingly 21 runs short of Nuneaton’s total of 196-8 with skipper Mark Deeley stranded on 46 not out as the side were bowled out for 175. Earlier, Knight had hit 46, Fletcher 43 and Cox 39 for Nuneaton as Roger Kelsey took 3-48 from his 8 overs, Andy Smith 2-41 whilst Ali Peebles, Pranay Turlapati and Ant Kerry picked up a wicket a piece. Despite a solid 27 from Turlapati, 29 from Lewis Phillips, a mid order collapse put pressure on the run chase. Kerry did his best with 26 but Deeley ran out of partners as the overs closed in and the side fell short with 9 balls remaining. Taplin took 3-29 and Burdett 2-2 for table topping Nuneaton.
Sun 1st XI 15/08/2010 KCC Lose Water Orton
The Warwickshire Sunday League Division 1 title will be decided in the final round of matches after Kenilworth suffered a 6 wicket defeat against Water Orton in a lacklustre performance. Choosing to bat first, the Town 1’s slumped to 107 all out with 2.3 overs unused. Opener Dave Edmunds made 30 and Rupesh Sarvankar 24 but nobody else passed 20. For Water Orton, 7 bowlers were used with the wickets being shared around, the most impressive being Michael Bevan 2-17 and J Lee 2-24. In reply, Water Orton crossed the winning line and reached 109-4 to claim the win with more than 14 overs remaning. Wicket keeper Gary Crouch top scored with 58 from 62 balls but he received good support from overseas player, Francois Louw, who made 30 as they put on 84 together for the 2nd wicket. For the Town, colt Phil Edmonds again bowled another impressive spell to be rewarded with 2-35.
Sun 2nd XI 22/08/2010 KCC Lose Old Wyvernians
Birmingham League outfit, Moseley, cried off the final Warwickshire Sunday League Division 2 fixture of the season at Kenilworth but a replacement friendly fixture against Old Wyvernians was secured which turned out to be the only game of cricket to take place in Kenilworth over the weekend. OW’s secued a 4 wicket win the final over as they managed to chase down the Town’s total of 162-7 from their 40 overs, the highlight of innings was 16 year old colt Patrick Jenkinson who hit his highest Senior score and maiden half century scoring a superb 73 from 69 balls in which he hit 3 x 6 and 6 x 4. He received good support from fellow colt James Alty who made 31 as they put on 73 for the 4th wicket partnership. For OW, Tom Hughes 2-6, Lee Wooloff 2-20 and Dale Scott 2-23 led the attack as 8 bowlers were used. In reply, despite some fine Town fielding led by skipper Mark Deeley who took a stunning one handed diving catch at slip, Old Wyvernians reached 165-6 and victory with 5 balls to spare thank to N Whitmore who was unbeaten on 42 from 37 balls. For the Town, Roger Kelsey took 4-31 to which veteran Anthony Kerry added 2-47 whilst wicketless spinners Andy Smith and Chris Beech conceded only 37 runs from their combined 16 overs.
Sun 1st XI 22/08/2010 Walk over Moseley
Birmingham League outfit, Moseley, cried off their home fixture against Kenilworth unable to raise a side in the final Warwickshire Sunday League Division 1 fixture of the season. Combined with the fact that neighbours, Kenilworth Wardens’ match at Walmley was abandoned, it gave our Sunday 1’s the prestigious Warwickshire Sunday League title for the first time. Congratulations.
Sat 3rd XI 28/08/2010 KCC Win Bournville
The Town 3’s ended their Division 1 West Midlands 3rd XI CCC campaign with an impressive 10 wicket win which leaves them finishing in a creditable mid table position. Bournville were skittled out for 98 despite the efforts of Franklin 38 and O’Donnell 28 as Chris Beach continued his recent good form to snap up 4-47, whilst Man of the Match, Pranay Turlapati claimed an impressive 3-9 from 7 superb overs. Roger Kelsey with 1-9 and Ed Smith 1-30 were the other wicket takers. The Town 3’s secured victory inside 14 overs as Turlapati who was in rampant form with the bat smashed an unbeaten 61 with 11 boundaries whilst fellow opener, Richard Strange was 21 not out as the Town strolled to victory.
Sat 1st XI 28/08/2010 KCC Win Aston Unity
16 year old colt, Matt Bolshaw was the star performer for the Town 1’s as they cruised to a 7 wicket win at bottom placed Aston Unity when he took a Senior best of 6-29 from only 11 overs. The Unity top order were no match for the young seamer as he reeked havoc with the ball as they were skittled out for 93 – a score they only achieved when number 8 Hart made 60, after earlier slumping to 21-6. Pete Alty had a frugal 8 overs in which he took 1-6 whilst Geoff Edmunds was rewarded with 2-28 from his 10 overs whilst Mike Watts took two smart catches and a stumping behind the sticks. In reply, the Town 1’s lost 3 wickets as they reached the target inside 24 overs as James Nason 26 and Richard Collinson 36 set the side up for an easy win. However, the day belonged to Bolshaw with his sublime performance with the ball.
Sat 2nd XI 28/08/2010 Losing draw Bronze
Despite the Town 2’s posting a solid 205-9 batting first, Bronze ended up with the better of a draw in a rain affected match as they reached 167-7 in their allocated 38 overs. Stuart Dalrymple made 60 with 6 boundaries and 2 sixes and recent 1st class honours graduate Michael Faulkner 40 in the Town total. Guy Pearson added 23 as Carroll took 4-46 and Pitt 3-52 for the visitors. Chasing, Bronze timed their innings to perfection to secure a winning draw as Mander made 36, Ul Haq 31, Mandyman 30 and Freeman 20 despite the best efforts of Town skipper Rob Heath taking 3-46, Ali Peebles 1-26 and Andy Smith 1-45. Two run outs accounted for the other wickets whilst Dalrymple snapped up two sharp catches one of which disclocated a finger.
Sat 2nd XI 30/08/2010 KCC Win Barby
The Town 2’s claimed a 7 wicket win at Barby and closed the gap to only 12 points from them in the crucial relegation match that sees the sides in 2nd and 3rd from bottom places in the Division respectively with only two matches of the League season remaining. Barby posted 193-9 after they had slumped to 78-7 but number 8 Dell rescued Barby as he made an unbeaten 31 and number 9, Oliver, made a superb 73. Old stager Ali Peebles took 3-35 off 15 overs for the Town, whilst 16 year old colts, Tom Pope took 3-44 and Phil Edmonds 3-58 as 17 year old, Guy Pearson pouched 2 catches behind the stumps. In reply, the Town paced their innings to perfection and reached 194-3 with one over to spare thanks to a match winning partnership between Mark Deeley 63 not out and Pearson who was unbeaten on 22, after Edmonds had earlier made 35 and Lewis Phillips 31.
Sat 1st XI 30/08/2010 KCC Win Moseley Ashfield
The Town 1’s completed a great Bank Holiday to secure their second and much needed back to back wins of the weekend with a 9 wicket victory over Moseley Ashfield. It means they are now in 5th place in a very tight Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division with only two matches remaining which still sees any of 10 out of 12 teams in the mix for the potential 5 relegation places as 4 Warwickshire based sides are in the Birmingham League drop zone into the feeder League. Ashfield were bowled out for 121 inside 40 overs with only Khan 26 and Warner 23 passing 20. Colt, Matt Bolshaw, completed a fine weekend as he took 3-40, whilst wily left arm spinner, Geoff Edmunds, took an outstanding 5-5 off 6.2 overs as Pete Alty chipped in with 1-46 and Mitch Lowe 1-22. James Nason was the outstanding fielder as he took three catches. It took the Town only 22 overs to reach 122-1 as Dave Edmunds and Nason put on 107 for the first wicket. Edmunds bludgeoned his way to 65 with 10 x 4 and 2 x 6 whilst it was left to Nason 35 not out and Richard Collinson 8 not out to see the side home with comfort.
Sat 1st XI 04/09/2010 Losing Draw Nuneaton
Despite incurring a losing draw at Nuneaton, any of 10 of the 12 sides, including the Town 1’s battling in the Premier Division of the Warwickshire Cricket League, face the pain of relegation in one of the closest run ins in recent years as 4 Warwickshire based Clubs are in the fray for relegation from the Birmingham League. With one match remaining – at home against Fillongley next week, the 1’s could in fact end the season as high as 3rd from their current 8th placed spot or slump to 9th dependant on how they perform. Nuneaton posted 239-5 off their 50 overs thanks to opener Allen hitting 74 and his partner, Blower 61 whilst number 3, Rice was unbeaten on 53. Mitch Lowe snapped up 4-84 and Geoff Edmunds 1-57 for the Town as Tom Lawrence took two tidy catches in the field. The Town struggled to 64-6 before Lawrence made 55 and keeper Mike Watts 29 put on 83 runs for the 7th wicket. However, the Town clung on for 4 overs to end the day on 159-9 to frustrate Nuneaton desite the best efforts of Nuneaton bowlers, McNeil 4-50, Rice 3-39 and Taplin 2-23. Nuneaton 18 points, Town 6. Next weekend will be nail biting climax for affected sides in the Premier Division.
Sat 2nd XI 04/09/2010 KCC Win Offchurch & Lapworth
The Town 2’s did their chance of Division 1 survival a great boost with a 2 wicket win over Offchurch and Lapwaorth who manaaged to post 187-10. Ali Peebles took 3-39 whilst colts, Phil Edmonds took 3-55 and Pat Howard 1-35. Roger Kelsey’s two ball spell saw him rewarded with 1-0. In reply, opener Michael Faulkner anchored the Town innings with 72 with 6 x 4 before he was 8th wicket to fall after a disasterous run out with his partner, Tom Anscombe when on course for victory. Number 9, Anscombe then settled himself before he delightfully caressed the ball to the boundary for the winning runs after scoring an unbeaten 15 out of the needed 18 runs required for victory. The side ended the day on 188-8. Mark Stranks had earlier made 47 whilst Cross took 4-38 and Troth 3-48 for the visitors. With one game left next weekend, against 2nd placed Lyndworth it will decide not only the Division 1 title but which two Clubs are relegated as the Town are 3rd bottom, as such both Clubs have a lot to play for.
Sun 1st XI 05/09/2010 KCC Lose Attock (WSL Cup Final)
As expected the Warwickshire Sunday League Cup 1st XI Cup Final went to the form book as Birmingham League side, Attock, defeated underdogs Kenilworth by 60 runs in an entertaining match that was played in great spirits by both sides. The Town 1’s did well to bowl out Attock for 195, thanks to some excellent catching and fielding. 16 year old Warwickshire and England Academy player, Zaman, was the star performer on the day as he made 44 and then went onto take 3-24. Sami chipped in with 55 and Azam 23 in the Attock total. For the Town, pick of the bowlers was Dave Edmunds who took 4-16 from his 5 overs, whilst colt Tom Pope claimed 2-29 and Pete Alty, Pranay Turlapati and Geoff Edmunds snapped up a wicket a piece. Chasing, the Town 1’s struggled against an accurate Attock bowling attack led by Zaman. Mahmood took 3-9, McKee 2-23 whilst there was a wicket each for Ali and Azam as Lee Melville top scored for the Town with 28, followed by 27 from Dave Edmunds, 18 not out from father Geoff and 17 from Turlapati. However, their efforts were not enough as the side was bowled out for 135 in the 38th over. The trophy was presented to Attock who were the deserved winners in the Final and Kenilworth congratulate them for their achievement.
Sat 1st XI 11/09/2010 Winning Draw Fillongley
In a remarkable match where the umpires controversially decided to call a halt to the match with 8 overs remaining with Kenilworth with the scores level and the Town needing a solitary run for a win which would have catapulated them into 6th place, the Town ended in an frustrating 9th place – so tight the league has been this season, but the winning draw result saved the Town from relegation after results in a bizarre season from the Birmingham and District Premier Cricket League saw three Warwickshire based sides joining the WACL for the 2011 season that meant that Fillongley found themselves in the drop zone to Division 1 by only two points from the Town. However, although being denied victory, the Town side totally outplayed Fillongley and matched their score of 170-10 for the loss of only 5 wickets to claim, after much debate, the winning draw as confusion reigned when the weather finally called a halt to proceedings. In the circumstances, Dave Edmunds had the knock of the season as he made 102 from 121 balls opening smashing 14 boundaries whilst Mitch Lowe blasted a 23 ball 36 with 3 x 6 and 2 x 4, as Gardner had taken 3-36 for the visitors and a wicket a piece for Nightingale and Tregonning as the Town reached 170-5 from their 37 out of available 45 overs. Earlier, Fllongley’s total was reached thanks to Dalkin making 39, Barber 33 whilst Blackmore made 22. For the Town, Lowe had taken 4-27 from 11.4 overs, Pete Alty 2-44, Gregg Peebles 2-43 and Geoff Edmunds rounded off another fine season with 2-49. Mike Watts was as efficient as ever behind the stumps taking two catches whilst the outfielding was epitomised by two good catches from Lee Melville and Adie Sellar.
Sun 2nd XI 12/09/2010 KCC Lose Heckley
A most entertaining friendly match, played in true spirits, saw Heckley pace their innings to perfection after they surpassed the the Town 2’s score with 9 balls to spare and 4 wickets in hand in this 40 over encounter. The Town posted 168-7 thanks to openers, Andy Dadswell top scoring with 33, Dave Temple 31 but after a mid innings crisis, Pranay Turlapati knocked 26 including 17 from one over, whilst colt Tom Pope hit a season’s best of 28 not out that included two sublime 6’s. Cowell took 4-27 from his 8 overs, Stride 2-16 whilst Davenport snapped up a wicket. Heckley had Davenport 35 and Lenton 30 to thank for a good start but it was Stride with 46 not out that saw them to 169-6 despite the earlier efforts of pacemen, colts 16 year olds, George Boylin 2-31 and Pope 2-26, whilst old stagers Andy Smith took 1-23 from his 8 and Roger Kelsey 1-25 from 6.
Sat 2nd XI 18/09/2010 KCC Win Leicester Teachers
The Town ended their Saturday season with an incredible 4 run win after posting only 122 all out in 39.2 overs in their low scoring 40 over friendly and good spirited clash with Leicester Teachers who then amazingly capitulated when they were bowled out for 87 in a rain reduced match that saw them need 92 off 30 overs. Teachers were well on course for a win with 4 overs and 7 wickets in hand and only 11 runs required but a stunning last gasp performance from wily Geoff Edmunds who took 2-5 but the Man of the Match turned out to be Chris Beach who ended the day with 5-14 off 8 overs, his first five for for the Club, claiming the match ball too, including 3 wickets for one run in the last over. However, the turning point in the match was an incredible catch in the deep by James Nason when the ball had 6 written all over it that would have given Teachers victory in the last over. Earlier, Dave Edmunds, for the Town, had top scored with 60 off 87 balls that included 8 boundaries and one six as he was one of only 4 players on view to reach double figures. Opener, Lewis Phillips added 25 and keeper Mike Watts 17 for the Town as Atif snapped up 4-25 off 9.2 overs whilst Miles chipped in with 2-24, Page 1-32 and Gamble 1-36 for the visitors. Teachers opener, Lucyszyn, hit 49 before being outdone by Edmunds Snr and frustratingly saw his side lose in a nail biting finish. Matt Watts picked up 1-28 and two run outs condemned Teachers to an unexpected defeat as Beach finished with a flourish with two wickets in the last two balls of the match that sees him on a hat trick chance first ball of the 2011 season! Fellow spinners Andy Smith 0-13 off 6 and Roger Kelsey 0-21 had tidy spells with Kelsey also brilliantly saving a boundary at the death.

2004 Match Reports

Here are the reports from the matches played by Kenilworth Cricket Club’s various teams in the 2004 season.

Saturday 1st XI v Aston Manor
Less than 25 overs were played before rain came down and the match was abandoned. Kenilworth were 64-4 at close. They did not get off to a good start losing opener Mark Wisdish to the first legal ball of the day and then slumping to 18-3 before Wayne Matthews at number three settled the nerves with a steady unbeaten 20. Bryan Melliard at number five hit 26 before being adjudged leg before on the last delivery of the day.
Saturday 2nd XI v Aston Manor
Kenilworth’s batsmen were unable to capitalise on Andy Smith’s excellent haul of 7-52 off 17 overs as Aston Manor were bowled out in the 50th over for 172. Sandu at 8 had thrown caution to the wind and made a crucial unbeaten half century for the home side. Gareth May, Gareth Knights and Rich Harris were the other Town wicket takers. In reply, apart from an excellent 35 by Adrian Sellar, the rest of the Town batsmen struggled to get the ball off the square and the game fizzled out into a draw as Kenilworth ended the day on 120-6. Ali Peebles 14 and Jeff Stanners 11 not out were the only other Town batsmen to reach double figures.
Saturday 2nd XI v Four Oak Saints
The Town Seconds had a comprehensive 7 wicket victory over visitors Four Oaks Saints as the bowling quartet of Gareth May, Ali Peebles, Andy Smith and Andy Kennell bowled superbly. The Saints were skittled out for a paltry 46 inside 29 overs. Seamers Gareth May and Ali Peebles removed the top 5 batsmen to leave the Saints shell shocked on 24-5 with Jeff Stanners taking a stunning one handed diving catch behind the stumps. Spinners Smith and Kennell then teamed up to remove the lower order. May took 2-18 from his 5 overs, Peebles 3-8 off 7 overs, Kennell 1-3 from 7 overs and Smith 3-7 off 9.2 overs which saw 7 consecutive maidens. In reply, Chris Bennett blasted the Town side to victory with a quickfire 31 that saw two classy sixes. Steve Kelley hit 9 and Ash Rahman 3 not out as the Seconds strolled to an easy 7 wicket win inside 17 overs ending on 47-3.
Sunday 1st XI v Kenilworth Wardens
In the last pre-league friendly before the Warwickshire Sunday League starts this coming weekend the Town side had a comfortable 92 run win against the youthful Wardens side in this good spirited friendly fixture. Kenilworth posted a solid 233-5 in their 45 overs thanks to a good 59 from opener Mark Wisdish and a 104 run 5th wicket partnership between Gregg Peebles and Mitch Lowe. Peebles hit 42 including 3 boundaries and a six whilst Lowe blasted a quick fire unbeaten 64 that delighted the spectators as he hit 5 boundaries and five mega sixes in his knock in their 12 over partnership. In reply, two sharp run outs proved costly as Bush was run out at the non strikers end for 0 and then Lowe dispatched Stenning for 12 from the boundary with a direct hit for 12. Only Andy Whitehall showed any resistance with a fine 80 at number 4 as the wickets were shared around by the Town bowling. Spinners Andy Smith and James Nason took a brace apiece. Smith 2-24 and Nason 2-20. Gareth Knights took 2-21, whilst Ali Peebles 1-33 and occasional bowler Mark Deeley claimed 1-21. Joe Courts snaffled 2 sharp stumpings as the Wardens succumbed to 141 all out.
Sunday 2nd XI v Water Orton
Despite 46 from Gareth Thomas 46 and 33 from the old warhorse and stand in skipper Andy Gledhill, the Seconds score of 136-8 was to prove an insufficient total as Water Orton reached 137 for the lose of 5 wickets. However, the side performed admirably in the field as several players made their Senior debut. Nick Robbins showed himself to be a fine potential for the future conceding only 6 runs off his 5 overs whilst James Armstrong celebrated his first Senior wicket in fine style with 1-20. Rooshab Shah took 2-39, Gledhill 2-24 and Roger Kelsey 2 good catches.
Saturday 2nd XI v Marston Green
Spinners Andy Kennell and Colin Goodall with four wickets apiece helped restrict Marston Green to 126 all out. Kennell took 4-33 off 16 tidy overs and Goodall 4-38 off 9 overs. The other wicket takers were Ali Peebles 1-28 and Gareth Knights 1-23.
Saturday 1st XI v Marston Green
Marston Green proved too strong a unit as they were the better side on the day. They amassed a strong 242-5 in their 50 overs on a gloriously sunny day with Greenway smashing an unbeaten 65. Mitch Lowe was unlucky to finish with 1-44 off 9 overs after seeing two easy catches spilled. John Fundak toiled hard to take 2-70 off his marathon 18 overs. In reply, the Town side never recovered from being 38-4 as the Green opening seamer, Greenaway added to his runs with the bat and ripped through the top order. He eventually returned fine figures of 5-26 off 15 overs as Kenilworth clung on for a draw, ending the day on 137-8. Wright took 3-62 for Green, whilst Joe Courts with 26 and Mitch Lowe 20 top scored for the Town side.
Saturday 3rd XI v Old Edwardians
The Thirds started their League campaign after their first two matches of the season had been rained off with a 45 run victory over hosts Old Eds. The Thirds posted 165-8 with opener Geoff Hay hitting a superb 65, He was backed up in mid order by youngster M. Church who hit 26 and old timer Andy Wood with 14. Roger Kelsey was like a man possessed with the ball when the Old Eds innings started and he bowled a 24 over unchanged spell that had Old Eds in disarray. Kelsey went onto to take a stunning 7-36, helped by 6 outfield catches. Young Lewis Phillips then claimed 3-18 as Old Eds were bowled out for 120.
Sunday 1st XI v Knowle & Dorridge
The day belonged to home skipper Dave Edmunds as he hit 52 opening to set Kenilworth on the way to their total of 160-8 and then took the last three K&D wickets in the last over of the match to secure the Town side a 7 run victory in a tense finish. Edmunds Junior hit 2 sixes and 3 fours in his innings and the tail wagged with his father Geoff at the crease. Edmunds Senior hit 22 and James Nason an unbeaten 27 as they shared a crucial 8th wicket partnership of 44. Tall took 3-36, Smith 2-26 and Davidson 2-31 with the ball for K&D. The visitors seemed to be coasting to victory at 108-3 after Danny Dalton had hit 44, Johnson 21 and Sammonds 37. Nason took 2-36 and Edmunds Senior 2-21 before Dave Edmunds condemned K & D to defeat with his last over feat, ending on 0-3 off 9 balls and K&D 153 all out with three balls of the match remaining.
Sunday 2nd XI v Knowle & Dorridge
The Seconds were no match for their K & D counterparts who proved far too strong for the Town side. K & D rattled up 205-3 in their 45 over allocation as Brown 78* and Coley 81* put on an unbroken partnership of 165 as the bowlers toiled in the afternoon sun. Robbins, Kelsey and Phillips took a wicket a piece. Replying, Kenilworth struggled throughout their innings and limped to 89-8. K & D tried 9 bowlers in the attempt to bowl the obdurate Seconds out. Mark Deeley 17 Chris Walsgrove 11 and Andy Gledhill 10 were the only batsmen to reach double figures in a one sided game that saw K & D win with ease.
Saturday 1st XI v North Warwickshire
North Warwick took the spoils in a high scoring match with a five wicket win with two overs to spare after Kenilworth had posted 228-6. Wayne Matthews hit a classy unbeaten 99 and Mark Wisdish 73 as they put on 142 in their fourth wicket partnership. However, their efforts were in vain, as the hosts also had two batsmen in form with Freeman hitting 70 and Adams 61. Mitch Lowe bowled a marathon 22 over in two spells to be rewarded with 3-103 as North Warwick reached 232-6 in the 48th over.
Saturday 2nd XI v North Warwickshire
Posting 200-6 was too much for North Warwick to chase after Mark Deeley had hit 78 and in form Adrian Sellar 45 but the Town side could not quite wrap up their 3rd win of the season as the visitors clung on to end on 153-9. Barry Vernon took 4-62 for North Warwick whilst Andy Kennell starred with the ball for the Town recording 4-38 off 14 overs and Andy Smith 2-37 off 16 as the side deservedly took the majority of the points on offer.
Saturday 3rd XI v Nuneaton 3rd XI
In a one sided affair, Nuneaton proved easy winners as Kenilworth slumped to 79 all out. Only a battling unbeaten 25 from Matt Gledhill at 8 saved more Town blushes as he helped recover the side from 34-7. Nuneaton raced to victory inside 20 overs with the loss of one wicket as they sprinted to 83-1. Nick Wright the only wicket taker with 1-2 off 3 overs.
Sunday 1st XI v Sutton Coldfield
Sutton Coldfield’s 183 was just too much as the Town side faltered and fell 13 runs short. Dave Edmunds hit 57 and Adam Stuart 48 in mid order after the side had been 7-3 but there efforts were not quite enough as the tail collapsed. Beaumont took 5-21 and Gronwold 3-10 as Kenilworth were bowled out for 171.
Sunday 2nd XI v Olton
Rejuvenated veteran Andy Gledhill rolled back the years as he notched up his second ever and first league half century for the Club in the Town total of 169-6 smashing 6 boundaries and a six. He also shared in a century partnership of years with old timer Mick Wheatley who nurdled 14 runs. Chris Walsgrove earlier had hit 27. However, in a very tight match Olton took the spoils as they reached 170-5 in the penultimate over after Maycock had hit 52. A poor umpiring decision aided Olton’s cause in an otherwise good spirited match that saw Ant Kerry the pick of the Town attack with 2-24.
Midweek League v Pak Shaheen
In an unforgettable match for the writer of this piece, the highlight of the evening was that seventeen year old Gareth Knights claimed his first ever hat trick for Kenilworth, when he took the last three wickets of the Pak Shaheen innings – thanks to father Dave starting the hat trick off with a catch at point after the ball looped for ages in the air, a deep casual catch at long on by Mitch Lowe and for Gareth to actually bowl a ball at the stumps that clattered on off peg. The reward of bowling straight! Well done Gareth – the first of many I hope. The rest of the evening was interesting too but for different reasons. The match had been curtailed from 20 overs a side to 16 overs each after the hosts forgot to bring any stumps with them to Heckley “Park”, Exhall. This allowed the assembled masses of youth to continue to play their football game and ride their bikes on the outfield and the square until the pieces of timber were brought to the ground some 40 minutes later. The metal fencing around the disused tennis courts were being used as the goal nets. Clatter, clatter, clatter. Even the Town Captain had been asked if he just happened to have any spare stumps in his kit bag or car. His car, along with the other team members’ cars, was located in the “car park” some 200 yards away. (All car drivers were hoping that they were covered for fire and theft on their insurance policies as well checking out their no claims policies). Various hybrid dogs roamed freely nearby (no pedigrees were seen, not that any were likely to be seen) as fielders were careful where to tread, hoping that the only stains on their whites would be from grass. The sun momentarily popped out in an otherwise dull and cold evening and then decided to disappear for good. Batting first, the Town batsmen played by numbers as the ball came out of red roof tiling from one end of the wasteland, sorry, ground and out of tall trees the other end. Mitch Lowe hit a huge six that crashed into and dented the metal security doors of the changing rooms that from the outside looked like a maximum security prison. He had also been confused first ball of the innings as the bowler came upto the wicket wearing his red baseball cap, went past the umpire to whom Mitch had been expecting to take hold of the cap but instead the ball was bowled. A short innings and a chunter on the way back, it was soon the end of Mitch. Young Edmunds joined the fray and started well blasting 3 boundaries in his score of 12. He then creamed one through the covers or so he thought. Well, the bottom of his bat went through the covers whilst the bowler had been foolish enough to hold onto an exocet of a return catch that certainly warmed his hands up. Joe Courts continued to hold the innings together and performed admirably to just do enough ‘2005 Handbook avoidance’ with a 49*. The side totalled 115-5 with young Yorkshireman Jon Tipton running madly and suicidally between the wickets to finish 1 not out. At this point, the groups of local youths disappeared. The Home Detention Curfew Orders and Tagging Orders were obviously about to kick in and they had to be indoors at home by 8pm, even those that had been sitting in a circle smoking something herbaceous disappeared after mobile telephone calls had been made to whom I can only guess. The hosts lost a wicket first over when Deels took a steepler of a catch, just avoiding some doggy do-do in front of him. They then took an interest in Plod’s assortment of pies. His hearing was as shot as his eyesight is alleged to be, not realising or listening to the Captain that he was bowling the second over. As a result, he got the “AK” treatment and went for 32 in 4 overs. Young Wisdish took a further wicket, ending with two, the Captain was as frugal as ever snapping up 4 victims despite Plod dropping his umpteenth catch of the season and 4 wickets for young Knights who then claimed, or stole (I am open minded to this) the match ball, aided and abetted by his minder, Mitch at the end of the match. No one was going to argue with the Harbury Hercules. There was also some daft appealing from someone with a Northern dialect for LBW at deep mid wicket (note Master Tipson). The only thing that was missing from the entertainment at the Park on the evening was a distinct lack of abandoned shopping trolleys, burnt out cars, joy riding motor cyclists without crash helmets or early teenage mothers pushing their children about. Fortunately, all the wheels had been left on the team vehicles and everyone left safely or managed to escape in one peice happy that there was just a bit of daylight left to return to the lovely surrounds and security of the Kenilworth ground. So, another week of travelling to dubious cricket grounds and their surroundings in the Coventry area was over. The joys of Midweek League cricket!!
Saturday 1st XI v Hampton
Despite restricting visitors Hampton to 168 all out, it was Kenilworth who were left to cling on and salvage a draw. George Barr turned hero with the bat and ball as he took 7-44 off 22 overs and then as the last batsman in he survived 7 overs to frustrate Hampton as the Town side ended the day on 142-9. Earlier, Hampton’s Vickerstaff had hit 42 with the bat and then taken 6 –35 off 19 tight overs. Mark Deeley had hit 26 opening for the Town side, Joe Courts 45 and Mark Wisdish an unbeaten 27 in mid order as the latter steered Kenilworth to safety along with Barr.
Saturday 2nd XI v Hampton
The 2’s good run of form continued with their 3rd victory of the season. The side posted a fine 223 with skipper Tony “Twinkle Toes” Sollis smashing a fine 66 as he danced down the wicket to the slow bowlers. Chris Bennett opening hit 43 and Nigel Thompson a solid 35. Young Gareth Knights struck 20. In reply, Hampton struggled against the bowling trio of Jeremy Forster and spinners Andy Kennell and Colin Goodall. Forster took out the Hampton top 4, leaving Kennell and Goodall to scrap like vultures over the rest of the wickets. Hampton were bowled out for 107 to give the 2’s maximum points and a 116 run win with 7 overs to spare. Forster ending the day with 4-24, Kennell 3-22 and Goodall 3-7.
Saturday 3rd XI v  Moseley Ashfield
Moseley’s bowling was far too superior to the Town batting as the 3’s slumped to 79 all out. Only youngsters Lewis Phillips with 11 and G. Hill with 13 reached double figures as Extras top scored with 33. Moseley reached 80-3 with ease as Dave Knights took 2-19 and Nick Wright 1-33.
Saturday 1st XI v Berkswell
The Town side recorded their first win of the League campaign with a 99 run victory over neighbours Berkswell in the last over of the match in a tense finale. The 1’s posted a stiff 221 thanks to good contributions from top scorer Joe Courts with 45, an excellent unbeaten 37 from Adi Sellar a nineteen ball 33 from hard hitting Mitch Lowe and 29 from Mark Wisdish. Milnes took 6-77 for Berkswell The hosts struggled against the Town attack led by skipper Geoff Edmunds who returned fine figures of 5-42 off 23 overs of which 13 were maidens. George Barr and Mitch Lowe chipped in with a wicket a piece but it was left to seamer John Fundak to take the glory with a last over wicket to secure Kenilworth victory. He ended up with 3-45 as Berkswell were bowled out for 122.
Saturday 2nd XI v Berkswell
In a game that both sides had chances of victory, Berkswell came out victors by 50 runs. Dave Blundell hit 66 in their total of 188-9. Martin chipped in with 32 and Pettifer 36. Ali Peebles took 3-41 and Colin Goodall 3-30 for the Town. In reply, Kenilworth started well as Peebles blasted a quick fire 22. Steve Kelley batted well for his 38 but apart from Tony Sollis who holed out on the boundary for 30 no other batsmen contributed to the Town total. The Town tail tried to save the side from its first defeat of the season but it was in vain. They were bowled out for 138 with Blundell snaffling 5 catches behind the stumps as Stockley, Randall and Jordan took three wickets a piece.
Saturday 2nd XI v Old Edwardians
Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division Kenilworth 8 points Old Edwardians 14 points The Town Seconds had the worse of a draw after they had done well to restrict Old Eds to 199 all out. They had Asad Ali to thank for reaching that score as he somehow rode his luck to post 109 in an innings that saw him put down several times. Undeterred the Town bowlers managed to remove the remaining 9 wickets for 90 runs as Andy Smith took 4-51 off 17 overs and fellow spinner Colin “Shout” Goodall snapped up 4-65. There was a wicket a piece for seamers Ali Peebles and Gareth May. In reply, after a fine start by Mark Deeley who made 29 and Ali Peebles 18, the mid order collapsed until the injured skipper Tony Sollis entered the ring and blasted a quick fire 52 with 8 boundaries. Once he departed it was left to an obdurate Jeff Stanners with 14 to save the day for the Town side as they closed on 151-8.
Saturday 3rd XI v Moseley 4th XI
West Midland 3rd XI CCC Division 1 Kenilworth 2 points Moseley 25 points A clinical all round performance ensured that table topping Moseley eased past the Town Third’s score of 123 with ease to record an 8 wicket win. Only Andy Dadswell with 38 opening, Peter Alty with 32 and youngster Lewis Phillips with 10 reached double figures. In reply, Moseley eased to 125-2 inside 28 overs as a run out and a wicket from Peter Alty were the Town’s only 7 consolation.
Saturday 1st XI v Old Edwardians
Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division Kenilworth 24points Old Edwardians 5 points The Town side picked up their second consecutive win in a low scoring affair to move them away from the drop zone. Posting 147-9, Geoff Edmunds at 7 and Joe Courts at 3 top scored with 29 runs a piece. Opener Dave Edmunds chipped in with 22 and talented youngster Adam Stuart with 21 as Old Eds only used two bowlers. Nicholls Snr took 3-59 and Katyar 5-87 from their 25 overs respectably. In reply, Old Eds found the batting track equally hard to score runs off and lost their second wicket in the 22nd over when they had posted 66. Geoff Edmunds was frugal with the ball as his wily off spin earned him 4-28 off 19 overs. Paceman Mitch Lowe took 3-41, George Barr 2-35 off 11 and John Fundak 1-19 as Old Eds fell 17 runs short of the Town score and were bowled out for 130 in the 47th over.
Sunday 2nd XI v Solihull
Warwickshire Sunday League Division 1 Excellent off spin bowling from Roger Kelsey who opened the Town attack caused mayhem with the Solihull top order as he took 5-28 as Solihull slumped to 32-6. However, a 70 run partnership then followed to give the Town side some flutters until both batsmen succumbed to replacement spinner Andy Smith who took 2-16 off 7.1 overs. Veteran Andy Gledhill chipped in with fine figures of 2-15 off 9 overs thanks to two stunning catches behind the stumps from keeper (and son) Matt Gledhill and a diving catch from Ant Kerry at slip as Solihull were bowled out for 113. In reply, skipper Nigel Thompson and veteran Gledhill put on 64 for the 1st wicket when Thompson fell for 28. Gledhill blasted his way to 38, hitting five boundaries. However, the mid order wobbled and it was left to debutant Charlie Hull 6 not out and Kerry 11 not out to see Kenilworth home for a 4 wicket win ending on 114-6.
Saturday 3rd XI v Bournville
The history books and scorecards will show, a very heavy defeat. Yet the 10 men and boys of the Third XI did well and took some stunning catches whilst fielding. There were lots of positives to come out of the match. Unfortunately, the batting was not so good! Reduced to 7 players mid week and still short Saturday morning, last minute telephone calls to youngsters were made and a near full team travelled to Four Oaks. There they managed to bowl the hosts out for 125 with super catches taken by youngsters A. Blaydon, G. Hill and M. Tyler. Nick Robbins bowled well in his two spells to take 2-30. Old war horse and skipper Nick Wright took 3-49 whilst in form spinner Roger Kelsey continued his good run to record 5-28. However, after tea, the Town innings sadly lasted only 13 overs against the pacy attack of Fiaz and Dhank. The side were bowled out for a historic 11. There were 6 ducks and 2 run outs, whilst extras top scored with 5. However, a side was put out, ten played and shall remember the day for years to come.
Saturday 1st XI v Bronze
In a one sided affair, Bronze were easy 8 wicket victors over the Town side who were bowled out for 138 inside 35 overs. The Town had Mitch Lowe to thank for even reaching this score as his lower order 24 ball 6 boundaries blast netted him 33 runs. Wayne Matthews had earlier hit 29, League debutant Stuart Dalrymple 19 and Geoff Edmunds 15 as all other batsmen failed. In reply, Bonze eased to victory with 20 overs to spare ending on 141-2. Mitch Lowe took both wickets with 2-37 as keeper Joe Courts twice snapped up the ball keeping.
Saturday 2nd XI v Bronze
The Town Seconds faired no better and succumbed to a 5 wicket defeat at the hands of Bronze. It was a poor batting display that cost the Town side the match as they were skittled out for 98 with only Tony Sollis and Mark Deeley both hitting 18, showing any form. The Bronze bowlers were made to look like Test Match stars as no one was prepared to hit them off their line and length. Second half, the Town fielding performance was excellent as was their bowling but the side were always playing catch up from such a dreadful batting performance earlier. They kept chipping away at Bronze but the visitors had enough in reserve to end on 99-5 to secure a 5 wicket victory despite the best efforts of spinners Colin Goodall, who claimed 3-29 off 11 and Andy Smith with 2-15 off 10 overs.
Sunday 1st XI v Kings Heath
Joe Courts fine unbeaten 77 was the highlight of the day for the Town side as he helped post along with Geoff Edmunds 25 not out, a score of 176-6 to defend. Courts’ patient innings saw only seven boundaries on a hot afternoon. However, his efforts were in vain as the classy batsmen from King’s Heath showed as they effortlessly eased past the Town total despite losing wickets at regular intervals to end on 178-6 with some 15 overs to spare. Mitch Lowe took 2-42, Gareth Knights 2-35 whilst James Nason and Dave Edmunds took a wicket apiece.
Sunday 2nd XI v Bedworth
The Sunday 2’s were the only side at the Club to record a victory over the weekend in a nail biting match but this was only due to a mid order Town batting collapse. The Town bowlers did well first half aided by some fine fielding to bowl hosts Bedworth out for 115 as Roger Kelsey, Andy Gledhill, Andy Smith and Colin Goodall took two wickets a piece. Indy Matharu in his comeback match accounted the other two wickets, one a sharp direct hit run out and one when bowling. Peter Huxford, also in his first Club game of the Millennium hit 19. However, the star of the batting was Chris Walsgrove who hit a superb 38 as other mid order batsmen fell cheaply yet again around him offering him nor the team any support whatsoever. Once he had departed, it was left to Colin Goodall with 16* and Indy Matharu 3* to put on an unbeaten 8th wicket partnership of 17 to steer the Town side home much to the relief of skipper Nigel Thompson who had earlier taken 3 stunning catches in the field. Town side ending on 116-8.
Saturday 3rd XI v Studley
Another excellent bowling and fielding performance by the Town 3’s but still another heavy defeat. Attock posted 218 all out despite a fine bowling spell from occasional spinner Matt Gledhill who helped himself to 5 wickets with 5-68, young Lewis Phillips took 2-38 off 10 overs. However, the side could only muster 32 in reply before being bowled out. At least that was a 300% improvement on the runs scored the previous week.
Saturday 1st XI v Bournville
Bournville managed to cling on and deprive the Town side a win after the last pair hung on for the last 5 overs of the match. The Town side hasd posted a creditable 214-7 with Dave Edmunds leading the way with a fine 47. The mid order sparkled with Wayne Matthews 39, Joe Courts 33 and Mark Wisdish 33* chipping in. Replying, Bournville struggled against the left arm spin of Geoff Edmunds who took out the top 5 batsmen as he recorded fine figures of 5-48 off 22 overs. George Barr took 2-31 and Stuart Dalrymple 1-6. However, Bournville’s last pairing survived a late barrage and ended the day on 160-9.
Saturday 2nd XI v Bournville
Bournville proved too strong for the Town Seconds as they recorded an easy 116 run victory. They posted 243-8 thanks to an unbeaten 124 from number 3 Yousaf. Debutant 15 year old Nick Robbins opened the Town bowling and was rewarded with 3-48 whilst Ali Peebles and Gareth Knights chipped in with two wickets a piece. Abdul Rahman top scored in the Town’s reply hitting 38. However apart from the last pair the rest of the batsmen all failed and the side were soon on 85-9 but Colin Goodall at 10 and Nick Robbins at 11 put on a last wicket partnership of 42 before Robbins fell for 15 with only 4 overs of the match remaining to leave Goodall stranded on 35 not out and the team 127 all out.
Sunday 1st XI v Nuneaton
Mark Wisdish’s 62 in the Town Total of 208-6 could not prevent Nuneaton achieving a 6 wicket win with 5 overs to spare. Wisdish had a strong innings as he was well supported by Dave Edmunds 23 and 36 from in form Adi Sellar. Andy Humphrey chipped in with 19 and Mitch Lowe with 16. The Nuneaton top order all contributed with Greenwood hitting 48, Whitehouse 39 Kendrick 51 and McNeil 50 not out. Only James Nason with 3-49 and Geoff Edmunds 1-22 had any success with the ball as Nuneaton eased home to end on 211-4.
Sunday 2nd XI v Moseley
Moseley were far too strong in all departments as they had a comfortable win. They posted 242-4 with Rob hitting an unbeaten 101 and Watts 57 not out after a fine bowling spell by Roger Kelsey with 4-34 off his nine overs and a frugal 0-19 from Andy Gledhill off his 9, as the other bowlers were too expensive and fielding poor. In reply, the Town side were soon in trouble after Thomas 18 and Walsgrove 16 had departed. Only a father and son mid order partnership between Andy and Matt Gledhill prevented a heavier defeat as the Town slumped to 109 all out. Gledhill Senior 13 was outscored by son Matt who hit 23.
Saturday 1st XI v Bedworth
The weather came to Bedworth’s rescue as they slumped to 71-7 off 31 overs with seamer John Fundak bowling 3-36 off 16 overs with 9 maidens and Geoff Edmunds 4-32 off 15 overs. When play finally resumed, the Town side were 9-0 when a second deluge brought proceedings to an end.
Saturday 3rd XI v Solihull Blossomfield
The only side to have an uninterupted match, saw the Thirds lose by 46 runs. They had restricted the hosts to 168 all out with in form spinner Roger Kelsey claiming another 5 wicket haul with 5-53 as he approaches a half century of wickets for the season. Lewis Phillips chipped in with 2-34. In reply, the Town side could only muster 122 in reply and this was thanks to Gareth Knights who hit 37 and Gareth May 19.
Saturday 2nd XI v Bedworth
Bedworth were 88-2 off 30 overs when play was abandoned. Ali Peebles 1-16 off 8 overs and Andy Smith 1-25 off 7 overs the Town wicket takers.
Sunday 1st XI v Harborne
The points were shared as the rain had the final say. Harborne had posted 218-6 from their 45 overs with James Nason 2-45 and Dave Edmunds 2-26 took a brace a piece. Kenilworth were only 12 overs into their reply on 54-1 when play was halted. Edmunds 23 and Joe Courts 21 not out.
Sunday 2nd XI v Harborne
Harborne posted a superb 307-2 from their 45 overs as Hirji with 117* and John Robinson 98* starred with the bat against the luckless Town bowlers. Andy Gledhill took 1-35 off his 9 over spell and Andy Smith conceded only 31 runs as the other bowlers put to the sword. Nigel Thompson and Andy Gledhill took stunning catches on a batting track made in paradise. The Town reply was halted by the rain and Harborne just bowled enough overs to constitute a match as the 2’s ended on 80-0 in reply with Gareth Tomas 31* and Andrew Humphrey 33*.
Saturday 1st XI v Atherstone
Fine bowling from John Fundak who took 5-51 off 18 unchanged overs helped to restrict Atherstone to 169-9 and see the Town side record a good win. He teamed up with Geoff Edmunds who took 1-59 off his 19 overs as the pair removed the Atherstone top six. Pacy Mitch Lowe then took 3-22 in an aggressive spell of bowling. In reply, Town opener Dave Edmunds set the side on course to victory with an excellent 65 off 84 balls in an innings that saw 3 sixes and 7 fours. It was then left to the mid order pairing of Adam Stuart with 23 not out and Bryan Melliard who hit an unbeaten 39 in his return from injury to put on an unbroken 51 run 6th wicket partnership to guide the Town side to victory with 7 overs to spare as they ended the day on 164-5.
Saturday 2nd XI v Atherstone
Ashtak Rahman and Adi Sellar were the star performers on show for the Seconds after the side had lost their only wicket in the first over of the match. The pair proceeded to put on an unbroken 241 run partnership and both scored there maiden centuries on an excellent batting track. Rahman smoted 8 boundaries in his innings of 102 not out whilst Sellar blasted 12 boundaries in his knock of 116 not out as the pair dominated proceedings with fine stroke play and cheeky running between the wickets in the Town total of 241-1. In reply, Atherstone joined in the run fest and the result was in the balance with 10 overs to go. However, they proceeded to lose wickets as spinner Andy Smith bowled a good line and length to snaffle up 5-89 off 19 overs with 4 bowled and one LBW. Fellow spinner Andy Kennell was unlucky to only be rewarded with 2-32 off his fine 12 overs. Ali Peebles was the other wicket taker as Atherstone clung on for a draw ending the day on 208-8.
Saturday 3rd XI v Sheldon Marlborough
Despite recording another defeat the batsmen managed to post a challenging total of 158-9 thanks to the efforts of Andy Dadswell who top scored with 43 and solid scores of 23 a piece from Tom Parkes and (surprisingly) Tom Anscombe. Indy Matharu hit an unbeaten 15 as the tail wagged. In reply, Matharu took 2-31 whilst Abdul Osman showed his continued promise as an off spinner to be rewarded with 3-37 off 13 overs and Anscombe 1-22. However, their efforts were not enough to prevent Sheldon reaching their target of 159 for the loss of 6 wickets.
Sunday 1st XI v Coventry & North Warwickshire
The weather claimed another scalp as the match was abandoned part way through the Town innings when the heavens opened. At that stage, the Town side were 120-6 after Adam Stuart had hit a solid 44, Stuart Dalrymple 22 and Joe Courts 18 when play was halted.
Sunday 2nd XI v Coventry & North Warwickshire
Coventry recorded an easy victory as all of the Town bowlers had a bad day at the office. The side had posted a respectable rain affected total of 166-5 as Andy Humphrey showed his form with an unbeaten 63 and skipper Nigel Thompson 31 as they shared in a 93 run opening wicket partnership. In reply, Coventry balsted their way to a 9 wicket win as Kenny Watkins Jnr hit 87 before he was stumped. It was left to G. Brooks with 41 not out and A. Funnell with 18 not out to steer the visitors home with ease to 168-1 thanks to wayward Town bowling.
Saturday 1st XI v Aston Manor
Joe Courts’ fine 61 went unrewarded as Aston Manor won by 7 wickets chasing the Town total of 188-9. Geoff and Dave Edmunds both chipped in with scores of 21 a piece. Edmunds Senior then took 3 quick wickets to leave Manor wobbling on 44-3. However, Booth 69 not out and Aukhan 85 not out came together to put on an unbroken 145 run partnership that safely saw Manor pass the winning post as they ended the day on 189-9 with six overs to spare.
Saturday 2nd XI v Aston Manor
In a rain affected match, the Town batsmen could only post a total of 129 all out as the Manor Awan brothers ran riot to take take 9 wickets between them. Only Tony Sollis 27, Jeff Stanners 22, Chris Bennet 20 and Ali Peebles 15 managed to reach double figures for the Town side. In reply, the visitors eased to an 8 wicket victory with 3 overs to spare as they reached 130-2 with Peebles and Andy Smith the only wicket takers.
Sunday 1st XI v Knowle & Dorridge
In a low scoring affair, K & D won by 11 runs after posting 145-9. Geoff Edmunds took 3-14 off 9 excellent overs whilst James Nason and Mitch Lowe each picked up a brace of wickets. Joe Courts hit 34 and Lowe 39 as they shared in a 46 run 6 wicket partnership to put the Town side on the brink of victory. However, the last three wickets fell for 3 runs and the Town side were bowled out for 134.
Sunday 2nd XI v Knowle & Dorridge
A close match was marred by poor umpiring decisions that fell the K & D way as they chased the Town total of 151-5. Opener Gareth Thomas was at the helm of the Town innings and batted throughout the 45 overs to hit an unbeaten 74 off 131 balls on a difficult track. Andy Gledhill hit 25, skipper Nigel Thompson 18 and Greg Kane blasted a quickfire 17. In reply, Town appeals went unrewarded as K & D reached the winning post on 154-5 with two overs remaining of the match. Roger Kelsey the most successful bowler with 2-26. 15 year old Gareth Hill had a fine performance in his debut match for the side taking a good catch behind the stumps.
Saturday 1st XI v Four Oaks Saints
The Town side had a comprehensive 188 run victory to claim maximum points in this one sided encounter. They posted a superb 262-7 and declared their innings with 3 overs to go. Hard hitting Mitch Lowe was the star performer with the bat as he blasted a 37 ball 68 that saw him bludgeon 10 fours and 3 sixes from mid order. Joe Courts was equally as fluent in his 53 ball innings of 56 at number 3, hitting 7 fours and two sixes, whilst Mark Deeley got the home side off to a solid start by hitting 40. Adrian Sellar 24* and John Fundak 16* were at the crease when the declaration was made. In reply, Four Oaks struggled against the seam of Fundak and the spin of Geoff Edmunds as the side slumped to 29-6 inside 16 overs. The pairing went onto take 4 wickets a piece as Fundak ended the day with 4-26 off 13 overs and Edmunds 4-39 off 15 overs. It was left to Mitch Lowe to wrap up the Four Oaks innings by taking the remaining two wickets to finish on 2-5 off 3 overs as Four Oaks were skittled out for 74.
Saturday 2nd XI v Four Oaks Saints
In contrast, the Town Seconds suffered a defeat at the hands of their Four Oaks counterparts. The side could only post 135 all out despite a solid and patient 62 from opener Jeff Stanners. However, when he was out, the final 4 Town wickets fell without a run being added to their total. Despite losing 6 wickets in the run chase, Four Oaks had 21 overs to spare in reply as they reached 136-6. Andy Kennell took 2-24 off 10 overs, Ali Peebles 2-44 with Chris Bennett 1-19 in his first bowl of the season.
Saturday 3rd XI v Old Edwardians
A very young Town side comprised mainly of junior players, several of whom made their debut Senior appearances for the Club, posted 100 all out. Greg Kane hit a super 35, Jon Tipton 20, his highest Senior score whilst veteran Pete Jones hit 25. In reply, Old Eds reached 101-6 after Luke Walton with 1-8 and Tom Parker 1-13 took their first Senior wickets. Tom Kane took 2-31 in his comeback match whilst brother Greg took 1-9.
Sunday 1st XI v Sutton Coldfield
Sutton Coldfield enjoyed a comfortable 7 wicket victory with 12 overs to spare after the Town side had posted 177-8. Joe Courts continued his rich vein of form to hit 68 whilst Geoff Edmunds was unbeaten on 27. Edmunds went onto take 2-22 and James Nason 1-60 but Sutton cruised to 178-3 with Munn steering the side to victory with an unbeaten 83.
Sunday 2nd XI v Olton
The Town Seconds fell 29 runs short of the Olton score in a match that they should have won. Olton were restricted to 185-6 as Andy Smith took 3-26, Andy Gledhill 2-21 and Greg Kane 1-34. A fine 81 run opening partnership between brothers Stephen and Andrew Humphrey set the Town side up well. However, Andrew fell for 28 and then Stephen for 54. After skipper Nigel Thompson was bowled for 22 the momentum was lost as the mid order collapsed and the side were all out for 156.
Saturday 1st XI v Marston Green
The Town 1’s enjoyed their second consecutive win after they had chased the Marston Green’s target of 240-7 to win by 3 wickets in the last over of the match. Earlier, Geoff Edmunds had bowled unchanged throughout the Marston Green innings to claim 5-109 and Mitch Lowe 2-56 as Fawcett hit 113* for the home team. The Town side wobbled at 46-3 but Joe Courts steadied the ship to hit a magnificent 78 as he shared in a 96 run partnership with Mitch Lowe who blasted 61 runs off 36 balls hitting 5 sixes and 5 fours in the process. Courts then shared in a 93 run partnership with Adam Stuart who went on to hit 48 as they set up a tense final over. Geoff Edmunds then blasted the ball to the boundary for 4 with three balls of the match remaining to secure the Town side victory in this high scoring affair as the side ended on 244-7.
Saturday 2nd XI v Marston Green
The 2’s had only themselves to blame for letting victory slip out of their hands after restricting the visitors to 156-8 in the first half of the match after a good bowling and fielding performance. Andy Smith took 3-38 off 12, Andy Kennell 3-50 off 20 and Abdul Osman 1-24. In reply, Chris Bennett and Abdul Rahman teamed up and the side were on course for victory. Bennett hit 31, Rahman 42 and Tony Sollis 20 but the rest of the team failed to make any impression and were bowled out for 138 to lose by 18 runs.
Saturday 3rd XI v Nuneaton
Table topping Nuneaton were far too strong for the Town side who could only post 106 all out after Colin Goodall had hit 18, Peter Jones 14, Gareth Knights 13, Roger Kelsey 11* and Andy Wood 10. In reply, Nuneaton cruised to a 10 wicket win inside 24 overs as they reached 109-0.
Sunday 1st XI v Solihull
A fantastic top order performance by the Town batsmen secured a 25 run win against Solihull. The Town top four were all in the runs as the side posted 263-2 off their 45 overs. Dave Edmunds and Joe Courts shared in a 105 run 1st wicket partnership with Edmunds hitting 61 (4×4 and 3×6). Once he departed, the in form Courts put on 74 with Adam Stuart before Courts fell on 86. His 111 ball innings saw 5 boundaries and three sixes. Then Stuart was joined by Stuart Dalrymple and the pair put on 74 more runs to take the Town side to 263. Stuart ended on 45* whereas Dalrymple blasted a classy unbeaten 61 off 37 balls. In reply, Solihull joined in the run feast and at one stage victory looked theirs. However, Geoff Edmunds was on hand to deliver a crucial and match winning spell of 3-13 off 8 overs aided by two fine stumpings from man of the match Courts as Solihull were bowled out for 238 with two overs of the match to spare. Dalrymple had earlier taken 2-48.
Sunday 2nd XI v Solihull
A freak injury to skipper Nigel Thompson that required 5 stitches when fielding first hampered the Town efforts as they were reduced to 10 men in the field. Solihull went onto post 273-7 despite the efforts of Andy Smith 2-42, Lewis Phillips 2-54 and Andy Gledhill 2-65. The latter taking two fine catches. In reply, Stephen Humphrey hit 40 opening, then Andy Gledhill blasted 46 before son Matt hit his highest career score of 41. However, with out star batsman Thompson, the 10 men Town side were unable to reach the Solihull target and the side were bowled out for 202.
Saturday 1st XI v North Warwickshire
A Town top three performance ensured the side their third win on the bounce as they took the scalp of North Warwickshire who had posted 233-6. Geoff Edmunds had bowled unchanged to take 5-111 before the Town order replied in style to effect a 6 wicket victory with 5 overs to spare as they reached 234-4. Man of the Match Dave Edmunds was in fine form opening the batting as firstly he starred in a 105 run 1st wicket partnership with Wayne Matthews who hit 40 (7 x 4’s) and then a 2nd wicket partnership of 87 with keeper Joe Courts. Edmunds Junior was the second man to fall but had hit a magnificent century of 108 off 100 balls including 4 x 6’s and 12 x 4’s. Courts then performed with bat, despite losing a couple of partners, to reach an unbeaten 50 that saw the Town side home with some ease. The victory also meant that the Club moved to equal third on points in the Division.
Saturday 2nd XI v North Warwickshire
Chris Bennett’s knock of 90 in the Town total of 188 all out went unrewarded as North Warwick strolled to a 7 wicket win with 7 overs to spare. His 80 ball innings saw him blast 1 x 6 and 13 x 4’s but apart from 19 from Adi Sellar no other batsmen impressed. Parker took 6-46 for the hosts. The Town bowlers toiled away with little impact or luck. George Barr took 2-68 off 16 overs and a run out accounted for the third North Warwick wicket as they eased home.
Saturday 3rd XI v Redditch
An excellent all round performance by the Town Thirds nearly saw them cause a major shock and reach the Moseley target of 225-7. The bowlers had performed admirably and were assisted with a good fielding display as Colin Goodall, Abdul Osman and Tom Parkes all took a brace of wickets. Kenilworth reached 205-7 when the overs ran out in reply. Old timers, Pete Jones and Colin Goodall, hit 36 and 33 respectively but the best batting performance was the unbeaten 8th wicket pairing of the youthful Indy Matharu who made a classy unbeaten 34 and a super 25 not out from youngster Abdul Osman as pair put on 40 runs.
Sunday 2nd XI v Bedworth
The Seconds recorded their Sunday double over Bedworth with a 6 wicket win after bowling out Bedworth for 125. Stand in skipper Andy Gledhill led from the front as he took a superb 5-14 off 8.1 overs. Roger Kelsey chipped in with 2-30 whilst Abdul Osman and Ali Peebles picked up a wicket a piece. In reply, openers Gareth Thomas and Steve Kelley put on 50 for the first wicket before Thomas departed for 30. Kelley remained unbeaten throughout the innings to record 50 not out after Lewis Phillips and Ali Peebles had chipped in with 16 and 13 respectively. However, it was left to 15 year old Michael Faulkner to claim the win with a slashing drive to the boundary as the side reached 129-4 with several overs of the match remaining.
Saturday 1st XI v Hampton
The Town 1’s enjoyed their fourth win on the bounce, cementing their third place in the League, with a comprehensive 98 run victory at Hampton as Mitch Lowe starred with bat and Geoff Edmunds with the ball. Lowe blasted a 61 ball 93 from mid order in a magnificent innings that saw him bludgeon eight 6’s and cream seven 4’s. after Wayne Matthews had earlier hit 44 and Joe Courts 30. Mark Wisdish with 37 and John Fundak with 22 joined in the run feast as the Town side put on 251-8 in their 50 overs. Hampton’s reply fell apart when they lost 5 wickets in a many overs for a paltry five runs as Edmunds ran riot when the home side slumped from 67-0 to 72-5. Fellow spinner George Barr chipped in with 2-30. Edmunds went on to claim a superb 7-37 off 18.1 overs as the Town side wrapped up Hampton innings inside 38 overs as they were skittled out for 153.
Saturday 2nd XI v Hampton
Andy Kennell claimed all 5 Hampton wickets in their total of 200-5 aided by a brace of catches from Adi Sellar and Michael Faulkner respectively. Kennell ended with fine figures of 5-44 off his 19 overs. In reply, the Town 2’s started well as openers Ash Rahman hit 61 and Jeff Stanners 39. It was left to Greg Kane at 5 to hit an unbeaten 35 as he partnered skipper Tony Sollis who hit 27 not out, the latter blasting 22 off 4 balls to give the side a comfortable win as they ended on 202-4
Sunday 1st XI v Nuneaton
The Town side had a narrow 8 run victory against Nuneaton. They posted 234-7 with Dave Edmunds hitting 58 from 64 balls and 9 boundaries in the process. Stuart Dalrymple hit a classy 55 from 52 balls ( 1 x 6 & 7 x 4), Adam Stuart 37 and Joe Courts 25. In reply, Nuneaton could not quite reach the target and ended on 226 all out as Geoff Edmunds rounds off a fine weekend in the wickets department claiming 4-23 off 8.4 overs. James Nason had earlier taken 2-48 and the was a wicket a piece for Abdul Osman, Dalrymple and Edmunds Junior.
Sunday 2nd XI v Moseley
Despite restricting Moseley to 139 all out, the Town side fell away and were themselves bowled out for 101, to give Moseley a 38 run win. Ronnie Shah top scored for the Town with 27 whilst Andy Gledhill and Jonty Cousins chipped in with 15 and 13 respectively. Earlier, Shah had also been the pick of the bowlers with 2-19. Lewis Phillips took 2-35, Roger Kelsey 2-30 and Gledhill 2-23.
Saturday 1st XI v Berkswell
Dave Edmunds was the star of the Town performance as the side recorded their 5th straight win to consolidate their third position in the Premiership title chase. Replying to Berkswell’s 259-8, Edmunds was in sparkling form to record his highest 1st XI score of 143. He blasted 7 sixes and 9 fours in his 142 ball innings. He teamed up with fellow youngster Joe Courts, who hit 45, as the pair put on a second wicket partnership of 164. The Town side reached 260-4 with 7 balls remaining in a highly entertaining match. Earlier, Mitch Lowe took 5-92 and Geoff Edmunds 2-65 in marathon spells with Berkswell’s openers Gardiner and Drury making 63 and 56 respectively.
Saturday 2nd XI v Berkswell
Table toppers Berkswell somehow managed to pull off a near miracle in a dramatic finish that saw the match tied with both sides bowled out for 149. The last 4 Town wickets fell, the last one on the last ball of the match, as the Town side searched for the winning run, slumping from 149-7 to 149 all out. Earlier, Berkswell has got off to a flyer but spinners Andy Smith and Andy Kennell managed to pull the Town side back onto the match with accurate spells of bowling. Kennell took 4-28 off 15 overs and Smith 3-41 off 18. The last 4 Berkswell wickets falling for 5 runs. In reply, the Town were in trouble at 38-5 before Jeff Stanners and Ali Peebles teamed up to put on 92 for the 6 wickets. Stanners went onto to hit 45 whilst Peebles was cruelly run out for 44 when the scores were tied. The last over saw two run outs, the match and points were shared in a game to remember.
Sunday 1st XI v Harborne
The 1st’s could only post 129, with James Nason 23* and Geoff Edmunds 24 putting 48 for the 8th wicket. Harborne cruised to 130-2 inside 19 overs as Geoff Edmunds took both Harborne wickets.
Sunday 2nd XI v Harborne
The Seconds were out classed by the visitors bowling as Potter and Duffy ripped through the Town line up to pick up 4 wickets a piece. Inside 14 overs the Town 2’s had slumped to 28-8. It was only a 32 run 9th wicket partnership between Ant Kerry and Andy Smith that saved the side from total humiliation. The side limped to 61 all out. Kerry posted his highest score of the season with 30 not out from the number 4 berth. In reply, Harborne eased to victory and the 2nd XI title ending on 62-2 inside 12 overs. Roger Kelsey picked up both wickets thanks to catches by Luke Walton and surprisingly Smith who held on to his first catch of the season at his 16th attempt!
Saturday 2nd XI v Old Edwardians
The Town side were made to pay for their sluggish start to the match and could only muster a total of 115. Mark Deeley recorded 28 and Jeff Stanners 23. However, one bright batting performance came from 15 year Lewis Phillips at number 9. The youngster hit two boundaries in his highest Senior cricket score of 26 not out. Old Eds struggled in their reply against the spin twins of Andy Kennell and Andy Smith. Kennell took 1-22 off 15 overs and Smith 1-35 off 17 overs. However, the Town side were made to pay for three dropped catches as Old Eds reached 116-4 with only 5 overs of the match remaining. Pete Alty bowled well to take 1-32 whilst Ali Peebles was the other wicket taker.
Saturday 3rd XI v Studley
Despite bowling the hosts Attock out for 112, the Town side saw themselves bowled out for 71. It had been a confident fielding display by the 3’s as 6 catches were held and a stunning stumping taken by stand in keeper Tom Anscombe. Michael Faulkner took two catches as spinner Roger Kelsey recorded his 60th wicket of the season when he took 4-18 off 12 frugal overs. Fellow spinner Colin Goodall chipped in with 2-17 whilst seamers Tom Kane and Gareth Knights took 2-36 and 2-39 respectively. However, the Town batting was not up to scratch and they soon found themselves at 34-7 but Gareth Knights then took the attack to the Attock bowlers. He wielded the blade to hit 25, the only batsman to reach double figures but when he fell the tail could not follow and the side lost by 41 runs.
Saturday 1st XI v Old Edwardians
Two magnificent performances from hard hitting Mitch Lowe and spinner Geoff Edmunds secured the Town side their sixth consecutive victory which catapulted the team into second spot in the League with four games of the season remaining. Lowe was in awesome form with the bat as he blasted an incredible 102 off 68 balls, in a Town total of 189-9. Lowe smashed the ball over the ropes for 9 sixes and half a dozen boundaries as he single handedly took the Old Eds bowling apart. Joe Courts was the next highest Town run maker with 18 followed by an unbeaten 14 from Adi Sellar. It was then the turn of super spinner Edmunds to weave his magic with ball and he took a superb 5-49 off 20 tight overs to turn the match in the Town favour as he removed three of the top five Old Eds batsmen. He also had a hand in two other wickets to fall when he took a brace of catches to round off an excellent fielding performance. John Fundak bowled a good line and length and his pacy seam attack was rewarded with 3-38 off 13 overs whilst Wayne Matthews plucked out three catches in the field. Mitch Lowe took 2-30 and fittingly he took the last wicket of the match courtesy of a catch by fellow star performer, Edmunds, as Old Eds were bowled out for 147 inside 42 overs to give the Town side victory.
Sunday 1st XI v Coventry & North Warwickshire
The Town 1sts were victorious in their game after bowling Coventry out for 187 inside 41 overs as Ali Peebles took 3-50. James Nason 2-19, Geoff Edmunds 2-27 and son David 2-51. Joe Courts was in fine form with the gloves as he took three stumpings whilst Edmunds Junior held onto a brace of catches. In reply, the Town side won by 6 wickets and 3 overs to spare as they reached 189-4 thanks to a superb unbeaten 61 from Stuart Dalrymple who hit 6 boundaries and one 6. Adam Stuart batted well for his 46 whilst Edmunds Junior hit 22.
Sunday 2nd XI v Coventry & North Warwickshire
The Seconds were second best in their match as Coventry notched up 216-2. Cook posted an unbeaten 98 and Townsend 81. Their two wickets to fall came from a run out and an obstruct field. In reply, once the Humphrey brothers fell the Town mid order collapsed. Andrew Humphrey hit 34 whilst Stephen posted 28. 15 year old Lewis Phillips rounded off a good weekend with the bat and hit a solid 20. However, at the close of play the Town side had only posted 147-8 and victory was Coventry’s.
Saturday 1st XI v Bronze
The Town 1sts enjoyed an unbeaten Bank Holiday weekend that firmly places them in second spot in the League with a draw and a win. Saturday’s game against Bronze saw the Town side post 219 all out thanks to superb knocks from in form youngsters Dave Edmunds who hit 65 off 83 balls opening the innings that saw 5 boundaries and one six and a 43 from keeper Joe Courts who hit four boundaries and one six. Geoff Edmunds was in frugal form with the ball and bowled an immaculate 22 overs to be rewarded with fine figures of 5-39. However, the Bronze last pair clung on for five overs at the death to deny the Town side their 7th consecutive win as they ended the day on 125-9.
Saturday 2nd XI v Bronze
The Seconds had an unbeaten weekend but had to cling on for draws in both matches with only one wicket remaining in each match. In Saturday’s game at Bronze, Andy Smith celebrated his 700th appearance for the Club by bagging 7 wickets for 79 and hanging on for the last 10 overs of the match to secure a draw. Bronze had blasted their way to 221 as Sadaq hit 109 and Kasujeey 48. A sharp stumping by Jeff Stanners removed the former. Andy Kennell chipped in with 2-36. In reply, only three batsmen showed any form in the runs department. Ashtak Rahman nudged a patient 35, Tony Sollis a quickfire 19 and George Barr batted 52 minutes for his 21. In the end the Town survived on 128-9. Smith 6*.
Saturday 3rd XI v Solihull Blossomfield
The Thirds ended their season with a narrow 10 run defeat after trying in vain to chase down the Blossomfield total of 177-6. Colin Goodall was the star bowler snapping up 5-78 and a run out accounted for the other wicket to fall. In reply, the Thirds were eventually bowled out for 167, after hard graft from old timer Pete Jones who hit 42 opening the innings, 33 from youngster Tom Kane and 21 from Andy Dadswell.
Saturday 1st XI v Bournville
Monday’s game saw the side being rewarded with maximum points in a very low scoring affair on what could only be described as a dodgy track. Geoff Edmunds batting at 11 was the star performer for the Town hitting 32 to kick off his 50th birthday celebrations later on in the week. Bryan Melliard at number two batted excellently to notch up for in the Town total of 125. This figure proved too much for the hosts as they succumbed to the poor pitch and were skittled out for a paltry 78 in 39.3 overs. Edmunds Senior claimed 3-32 off 29 overs whilst the bowling honours went deservedly to Mitch Lowe who was unplayable and ended the day with an amazing 6-18 off 13 overs. Dave Edmunds took three sharp catches in the field as the side won with ease.
Saturday 2nd XI v Bournville
Bank Holiday Monday saw Bournville post 185-8, in which Andy Kennell was the bowler on show taking 3-23 off 10 after the Bournville top order had blasted the ball to all parts. Charlie Leonard bowled superbly and was unlucky only to be rewarded with 2-36 off his 10 overs. The other bowlers suffered although there were single wickets for Lewis Phillips, Ali Peebles and Smith. In reply, the Town side managed to reach 164-9 at close, 22 runs from victory after Tony Sollis had blasted 37 and Ali Peebles 25. Unfortunately, the mid order did not click and the Town clung on for 3 overs to secure a draw and an unbeaten weekend.
Saturday 1st XI v Bedworth
Kenilworth’s 24 point victory against Bedworth has closed the gap on League leaders Aston Manor to 10 points with only one game left of the season and gives the Town side an outside chance of promotion into the Birmingham League after Manor could only muster 6 points from their losing draw at Old Eds. The Town enjoyed a 48 run win over Bedworth, that probably condemns the visitors to relegation. The mid order pairing of Bryan Melliard and Mitch Lowe both posted scores of 36 each in the side’s total of 166-9. Wayne Matthews played solidly for his 26 and Adam Stuart hit 24. In reply, Bedworth always struggled against the town attack losing wickets at regular intervals. Only Patel with 42 showed any form with the bat as the side were bowled out for 118 in the 48th over. Geoff Edmunds was frugal with the ball as ever, taking 3-44 off 23 marathon overs. James Nason was in excellent form to take 3-19 off 9 fine overs. John Fundak took 1-21 and Mitch Lowe 2-31, in a match that now puts great pressure on Aston Manor who play third placed Bronze in their final match next weekend. The Town side travel to lowly placed Atherstone who must also win to avoid relegation, so a fascinating last weekend of cricket is anticipated.
Saturday 2nd XI v Bedworth
The Seconds had Charlie Leonard and Tony Sollis to thank for reaching 178 all out after they had put on a much needed 78 run partnership in mid order, Leonard hit a super 59 not out whilst Sollis blasted a quick fire 45. Openers Ash Rahman 19 and Jeff Stanners 20 were the only other Town batsmen to reach double figures. Bedworth were given 4 extra overs to reach the Town total. Requiring 3 to win in the last over, Bedworth hit two and then had 4 balls to hit the running win. However, George Barr aided by some good fielding , held his nerve and bowled four dot balls to frustrate the hosts as they ended up on 178-8 and the scores level. Barr ended with 2-44 off 18 overs, Andy Kennell 3-30 off 12, Andy Smith 2-48 off 16 and Leonard 1-44.
Saturday 1st XI v Atherstone
Kenilworth’s heavy defeat in their last League game of the season had no bearing on the title as Aston Manor won their match and with it promotion into the Birmingham League. However, victory for Atherstone meant that they survived relegation and avoided the drop into Division 1. In a one sided affair, lowly Atherstone posted 237-7 in their 50 overs as Blower and Pickering hit half centuries with most of the other batsmen chipping in with scores. Geoff Edmunds took a further 4 wickets for 92 off as marathon 25 overs whilst John Fundak picked up two wickets and Mitch Lowe one. Apart from Dave Edmunds who hit 43 off 53 balls opening no other Town batsmen really performed. Joe Courts with 12 and Bryan Melliard with 13 were the only other batsmen to reach double figures as the Town season were skittled for 88 as Pickering claimed 6-34 and Healey 3-38. The Town collapse was aided by 3 LBW appeals which went the hosts way, yet despite the defeat it was a very successful season for the Town side who finished second in the League with 11 victories and their performances in general bode well for next season.
Saturday 2nd XI v Atherstone
Poor batting resulted in the Town side only being able to post 130 with only Mark Deeley 36, Tom Kane 25 and Nigel Thompson 22 showing any form with the bat. Atherstone struggled in reply and it was not until the penultimate over that they managed to reach the target for the loss of 6 wickets. Ali Peebles took 3-20 off his 10 overs as he tried in vain to prevent an Atherstone win. George Barr and Lewis Phillips were the other Town wicket takers. Atherstone 131-6 in 48.2 overs.