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Super game on a sunny Sunday

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

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


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


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

Seconds remain top

2nd XI v. Stockingford 1st XI

Kenilworth 2nds consolidated their lead of Division 8 East of the Warwickshire Cricket League with a fine 7 wicket win over Stockingford with only 2 matches of their 2016 League campaign remaining.

Stockingford were bowled out for 127 despite Percival at number 3 remaining unbeaten on 43. All Kenilworth bowlers took wickets. Opening pair Freddie Davies took 1-28 and Ryan Bull 1-27. However, it was Jack Howard with a fine 3-33 that did the mid order damage, leaving Geoff Edmunds to claim 1-29 and Max Howard 1-8. Yet, it was old timer Ali Peebles who took 2 wickets from his one maiden over burst that wrapped up the Stockingford innings.

Chasing, Kenilworth reached 131-3 at a canter inside 27 overs as Jack Howard made 55 with 7 x 4 and 2 x 6, James Alty made an unbeaten 22 and Mike Watts 11 not out after Pete Huxford had made 11. Calver took 2-17 and Trapp 1-39 for Stockingford.

The win leaves Kenilworth 41 points ahead of second placed Attleborough but they have a game in hand so next weekend’s fixtures for both sides will be crucial for the destination of the title.

Young guns McKenna 8-5-5-5 and Horner 71* lead the way to victory

Sunday XI v. Wanderers

Kenilworth’s Sunday side hosted Leicestershire side Wanderers in a forty overs a side friendly fixture.

Wanderers opted to bat first but were always losing wickets as doing the damage was young seamer Martin McKenna, who from eight overs, had the visitors rocking on 27 for 5. He went on to take five wickets, finishing with 5 for 5 with five maidens from his eight over spell in a stunning display with the ball whilst there were further wickets for Ali Peebles, 1 for 14 off eight overs, Charlie Stranks 2 for 34 and a wicket a piece for Jack Howard and Steve Rhodes. Some lusty hits down the order, saw Wanderers eventually reach 154 all out.

Kenilworth made a strong reply as openers Charlie Stranks with a well made 41 and Dan Horner, together the pair put on 84 for the first wicket, Steve Rhodes added a quick 22. Yet it was Dan Horner with a composed innings of 71 not out, including 4 x 4 and two huge sixes over square leg into the field to see Kenilworth ease home with six overs to spare, finishing on 157 for 3 to win by seven wickets, on a day that belonged to young Martin McKenna for a fantastic spell of bowling and Dan Horner for his innings and for hitting huge sixes.

Henry is King

Sunday XI v. Stoneleigh

On Sunday 3rd July, Kenilworth’s made the short trip to neighbours Stoneleigh to play a forty overs a side friendly with a superb backdrop of Stoneleigh Abbey.

On a lovely summer’s day, Kenilworth opted to bat first, openers Pat Howard and young Henry Curran soon had the scoreboard moving with a flurry of boundaries peppering Stoneleigh’s picturesque ground, the pair put on a rapid partnership of 150 in only 17 overs, Howard making 77 including 8 boundaries and 4 sixes, but it was young Curran who went on to smash his maiden century, with 102 retired, an innings full of clean hitting with 11 fours and 5 sixes in a superb display. Jono Sparks with 35 not out and Charlie Stranks 14 not out took the scoreboard to 248 for 2 declared off only 33 overs.

Home side Stoneleigh began their reply but found runs hard to come by, as opening bowler young Matthew Dadswell with a tidy 1 for 18 off seven overs and his more experienced and aged partner Ali Peebles soon had the home side struggling on 13 for 2.

Peebles went on to take 4 for 11 off seven overs, as  the home side slipped to 55 for 6. There were wickets too for debutant Matt Dicks 1 for 10, Jack Howard 1 for 15 and Charlie Stranks 1 for 31.

Stoneleigh were eventually all out for 105 in the 39th over.

There were also three smart catches in the covers for Jack Howard, whilst Venkat with 31 not out was the only home batsman to make any impact, Kenilworth finishing the winners by 143 runs, on a day that belonged to Henry Curran for his magnificent 102. 

Sparks and Edmunds shine in another win

2nd XI v. Fillongley

Kenilworth’s Second team travelled to Fillongley for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight East fixture as they looked to maintain top spot.

Fillongley were asked to bat first and struggled early on against seamer Ian Baker, he continued his fine season with a return of 3 for 20, only Revel and Blackmore who both made fine 65’s, but no one else made double figures, as Fillongley finished on 165 for 8 from their forty five overs. The  star bowler for Kenilworth was skipper Geoff Edmunds with yet another five wicket haul, with 5 for 26.

Kenilworth lost two early wickets and fell to 16 for 2, but young Jono Sparks and Jack Howard 22 put on a fine 75 for the third wicket, Sparks went on to make an outstanding personal best score of 93 which included (16 x 4) , Michael Watts with 20, helped to get the side to their target, finishing on 167 for 4, Kenilworth the winners by four wickets.

The 20 points keeps the second team firmly top of the league.