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1sts no match for rampant Marston Green

1st XI v. Marston Green

On Saturday 18th July, Kenilworth’s first team travelled over to high flying Marston Green at their small ground for the side’s latest Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division league match which turned out to be a one sided affair as Marston Green easily won the game.

The home side batted first and were soon putting the visitors bowling to the sword with opener Saleem smashing 121 and number three Ali with 136 not out, together putting on a massive 252 for the second wicket, before declaring on a huge 308 for 2 from 45 overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Jake Sunderland 1 for 68 off 12 overs and Tom Pope 1 for 77 off 12 overs.

Kenilworth were always going to be up against it in their reply, but openers Dave Edmunds with 38 and James Nason 27 putting on 68 for the first wicket, but with wickets falling regularly, only the evergreen Mike Watts with 38 not out and Jorjeet Singh with 31 posted a scorecard of note, as Kenilworth slipped to 182 all out. Marston Green the winners by 126 runs. Hussain 4 for 59 and Nawaz 4 for 52 doing the damage. Marston Green 24pts Kenilworth 3pts.

Firsts find form

1st XI v. Rugby

On Saturday 6th June Kenilworth 1st’s travelled to Rugby for their Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division and batted first with openers Dave Edmunds 35 and James Nason 53 (5×4 1×6) putting on 44 for the first wicket. Then a stand of 132 followed for the second wicket between Nason and Tom Booker 78 (10×4 2×6). The fine batting continued with  an unbroken stand of 97 between Chris Prophet 48 not out and Neil Goodman 52 not out (3×4 2×6) for the fourth wicket, as the 1st XI rattled up a season’s best team total of 284 for 3 off their 50 overs, Wilkins with 1 for 33 was the best of the Rugby attack.

Rugby’s reply was kept in check by Kenilworth’s opening bowlers Neil Goodman  who took 1 for 23 and Ian Baker 3 for 52, as the home team slipped to 54 for 3 then 97 for 5. There were wickets for spinners Jorjeet Singh 1 for  26 off 12 tidy overs and Phil Edmonds 2 for 52, as Rugby slipped to 126 for 7. There was also a wicket to for Gregg Peebles 1 for 14. However, the home side’s skipper Edwards batting at 6 held firm to post an unbeaten 90 as he got his side to the draw as Rugby finished the day on 201 for 8 from their 50 overs. Yet, it was a very encouraging performance for Kenilworth as they claimed 17pts for a winning draw.

Club’s mini Tour to Devon

KCC in Devon – May 2015

A great Tour was had by the Players and the many supporters who travelled down to Devon over the May Bank Holiday weekend (24th-27th. May).

Nineteen hardy souls set off on Sunday 24th. May for their mini Tour to Devon  to play three matches at Heathcote Cricket Club, Exmouth Cricket Club and Sidmouth Cricket Club over the late May Bank Holiday weekend. They arrived in cloudy conditions at Heathcote, where they were joined by several travelling supporters who remained with the Tourists for the duration of the Club Tour. The clouds were to soon disappear and great weather was had as the sun shone.

In the first 40 overs a side match at HEATHCOTE CRICKET CLUB, a magnificent venue overlooking  the lovely scenery, the Tourists batted first and made 229-7, with openers Tom Booker 36 and James Nason 64 including 9 boundaries putting 69 for the first wicket. Nason then added 64 for the 5th wicket partnership with Neil Goodman who went onto make a superb 84 with 14 boundaries before Mark Deeley made an unbeaten 22. However, the shot of the day was made by Guy Pearson who caressed the ball through the covers as  non- striker  Nason watched in stunned  disbelief and admiration at the ease of it. Heathcote, a strong outfit, eventually reached 231-8 to win the match as overseas import Barnes led the side to victory with a hard hitting unbeaten 78 after Dart had earlier made 41 and Drew 25. Tom Pope was in fine form bowling with his pacy action and was duly rewarded with a fine 5-66. Nason  turned his arm over to take 2-23 and Chris Prophet 1-42. After the match, the Tourists headed to their Headquarters in Exmouth to sample the delights of the seaside town.

On Monday, the Tourists played at EXMOUTH CRICKET CLUB and throughout the build up to the match the outfield was surrounded by a couple of hundred of cars. Feeling, they had come to watch and support them, the Tourists were eager to put on a good show for all (They later found out that Exmouth CC have a nice little earner under cutting car park fees on the seafront for the holidaymakers and visitors to the town). Exmouth batted first and posted 179 all out after Bolt made 40 and Scheufleur 30. Geoff Edmunds took 3-34 and Chris Prophet snapped up 3-34 as well. Mike Watts Junior took 2-29 with his leg spin whilst Tom Pope and Neil Goodman took a wicket a piece. Replying, it was the Jorjeet Singh appreciation show. He made a stunning 70 hitting 8 boundaries as he shared in a 71 run 1st wicket partnership with Tom Booker who made 40 (7 x 4) before sharing in a 79 run second wicket partnership with Chris Prophet 39 (another 7 x 4). Singh fell 3 runs before the target was reached but had engineered the side to victory as the Tourists reached 182-3 to chalk up their first win and a few jars afterwards to celebrate before once again heading  into town to be further fed and watered.

On Tuesday, the final match of the mini tour, the Tourists went to SIDMOUTH CRICKET CLUB, a delightful ground directly on the sea front. Parking in the Town was a nightmare but that did not spoil the day. Sidmouth put out an exceptionally strong side, with overseas players and a County player. Need more be said! No!  They racked up a stunning 375-3 off their 40 overs. The first wicket fell on 141 as Miles made 93 hitting 11 boundaries and 6 sixes and Powell 51 (4 x4, 3 x 6).  Then the third wicket partnership  saw a further 202 runs being added as overseas De Costa blazed his way to 127 not out hitting 16 boundaries and a six whilst Sargant chipped in with 72 (5 x 4). The bowlers tried their best but only Geoff Edmunds with 1-44, Mike Watts Jnr 1-68 and Alex Watts 1-69 got into the wickets column in the scorebook.  Not undeterred at the challenging score, the Tourists made the best of the batting track and outfield the best they could. Chris Prophet made a solid 72 hitting numerous fours, Guy Pearson made a quick fire and hard hitting 39 whilst jolly Jeff Stanners posted 31 that saw him hit 7 boundaries. The side made a very respectful 251-10 the last wicket to fall with 3 balls of the match remaining. Goodwin took 4-30, Clayden 2-39 and Shuttleworth 2-45 for the hosts.

A final Tour debrief was later held in watering establishments in Exmouth and the conclusion of it, was what a fabulous time had been had for the three days. The Tourists found their Headquarters – The Dolphin Hotel – a great choice, welcoming and friendly.

Thanks go to the Tour organizers, those who played and especially to the numerous supporters who made the efforts to come down and enjoy the weekend. It was great to see some ‘old’ club faces and make the Tour for all. Let’s hope that there will be a repeat in 2016.


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1sts secure a good winning draw

1st XI v. Hampton & Solihull

Kenilworth’s Saturday 1st XI team travelled to Hampton and Solihull for their Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division match. The side were were put into bat and James Nason made 22, Neil Goodman 28 as they made steady progress. Liam Newton took up the mantle as he hit 29 and then  36 was posted from number 8 Guy Pearson in Kenilworth’s total of 175 all out in the 50th over. Malakhel with 3 for 21off 12 overs and Keyte 2 for 27 off 12 overs were the pick of Hampton’s bowlers.
In reply, the home side lost wickets at regular intervals, as spinners Phil Edmonds took 3 for 24 off 12 overs and Jorjeet Singh 2 for 25 off 12 overs, both with quality spells of slow bowling. They were well supported by Joe Boyle 1 for 15, Gregg Peebles 1 for 16 and Neil Goodman 1 for 22. Only James with 29 offered any sort of resistance for Hampton as they struggled to 117 for 8 from their 50 overs but they clung on to deny Kenilworth their first victory of the League season, although the side’s performance was a vast improvement of recent weeks results and Kenilworth were well  satisfied with the winning draw and the majority of the points.
Kenilworth 16pts Hampton and Solihull 6pts.

Top Performances 2015

Here is a record of the top batting and bowling performances for the 2015 season

(WCL – Warwickshire Cricket League         CHL – Cotswold Hills Cricket League)


 Hat trick

  • Ali Peebles                    – v. Massey Ferguson                 (Sunday XI friendly) 06.09.2015


5+ Wickets

  • Ed Smith                          – 5-15 v. Astwood Bank             (3rd XI – CHL Div 7) 16.05.2015
  • Tom Pope                        – 5-66 v. Heathcote                    (Tour to Devon) 24.05.2015
  • Michael Duckworth       – 5-49 v. Wanderers                   (Sunday XI friendly) 31.05.2015
  • Pat Howard                     – 5-30 v. Coftonians                   (Sunday XI friendly) 07.06.2015
  • Charlie Stranks              – 5-32 v. Bedworth                      (2nd XI  – WCL Div 8E)      18.07.2015
  • Andy Kennell                 – 5-12  v. Warwick                        (3rd XI – CHL Div 7)   29.08.2015
  • Ali Peebles                       – 5-29 v. Massey Ferguson        (Sunday XI friendly) 06.09.2015
  • Chris Prophet                 – 5-45 v. Bedworth                       (1st XI – WCL Premier) 12.09.2015


50+ Runs

  • Chris Prophet           – 69     v.  Norton Lindsey               (1st XI friendly)                     11.04.2015
  • Guy Pearson              -57      v.  Redditch                           (1st XI friendly)                    18.04.2015
  • Chris Prophet           – 65*    v.  Bedworth                          (1st  XI  – WCL Premier)    25.04.2015
  • Andy Dadswell         – 71       v.  Lubenham                        (Sunday XI friendly)          26.04.2015
  • Danny Boneham      – 51       v.  Lubenham                        (Sunday XI friendly)          26.04.2015
  • Mark Stranks            – 76      v.  Meriden Spartans           (2nd XI  – WCL Div 8E)        09.05.2015
  • Andy Dadswell         – 66      v.  Kenilworth Wardens IV   (3rd XI – CHL Div 7)            09.05.2015
  • Jorjeet Singh            – 63       v.  Harborne II                        (Sunday friendly)               10.05.2015
  • Dave Edmunds        – 87       v.  Marston Green                 (1st XI – WCL Premier)      16.05.2015
  • Sam Leach                – 64       v.  Astwood Bank                  (3rd XI – CHL Div 7)            16.05.2015
  • Callum Jones             – 55        v.  Attleborough 1sts            (2nd XI – WCL Div 8E)      23.05.2015
  • James Nason             – 64        v. Heathcote                           (Tour to Devon)               24.05.2015
  • Neil Goodman          – 84         v. Heathcote                           (Tour to Devon)               24.05.2015
  • Jorjeet Singh             – 70         v. Exmouth                            (Tour to Devon)                25.05.2015
  • Chris Prophet           – 72          v. Sidmouth                           (Tour to Devon)               26.05.2015
  • Jono Sparks              – 79           v. Fillongley                          (2nd XI – WCL Div 8E)   30.05.2015
  • Dave Howe               – 64*        v. Exhall & Wixford              (3rd XI – CHL Div 7)       30.05.2015
  • Vish Bora                  – 55          v. Wanderers                          (Sunday  XI friendly)     31.05.2015
  • Tom Booker             – 78           v. Rugby                                  (1st XI – WCL Premier) 06.06.2015
  • James Nason           – 53            v. Rugby                                 (1st XI – WCL Premier) 06.06.2015
  • Neil Goodman        – 52*           v. Rugby                                 (1st XI – WCL Premier) 06.06.2015
  • Pat Howard              – 54           v. RMCC                                 (2nd XI – WCL Div 8E)  06.06.2015
  • Guy Pearson             -59            v. Woodleigh                         (Sunday XI friendly)       14.06.2015
  • Dan Horner              – 68           v. Wanderers                         (Sunday XI friendly)      21.06.2015
  • Neil Goodman         – 58           v. Wanderers                         (Sunday XI friendly)      21.06.2015
  • Gregg Peebles          – 77*           v. Bridgnorth                        (Sunday XI friendly)      28.06.2015
  • Dave Edmunds        – 56            v. Olton & WW                     (1st XI – WCL Premier)  04.07.2015
  • Mark Stranks            – 65           v. Leamington Khalsa           (2nd XI – WCL Div 8E)   04.07.2015
  • Charlie Stranks         – 52           v. Leamington Khalsa           (2nd XI – WCL Div 8E)   04.07.2015
  • Danny Boneham     – 68            v. Redditch                    (Sunday XI friendly)       05.07.2015
  • Pete Alty                   – 53*           v. Meriden Spartans    (2nd XI – WCL Div 8E)   11.07.2015
  • Jack Howard           – 51             v. Meriden Spartans      (2nd XI – WCL Div 8E)   11.07.2015
  • Dave Howe               – 52*           v. Harborne XI               ( Sat 3rd XI friendly)        11.07.2015
  • Danny Boneham     – 73            v. Leek Wootton             (Sunday XI friendly)         12.07.2015
  • Jorjeet Singh           – 70            v. Leek Wootton             (Sunday XI friendly)         12.07.2015
  • Guy Pearson           – 88*           v. Bedworth                     (2nd XI  – WCL Div 8E)     18.07.2015
  • Pat Howard            – 67*           v. Houghton & Wyton    (Sunday XI friendly)         19.07.2015
  • Pat Howard            – 95             v. Hampton & Solihull  (1st XI – WCL Premier)     25.07.2015
  • Dave Howe             – 68*           v. Astwood Bank V         (3rd XI – CHL Division 7)   25.07.2015
  • Chris Prophet         – 98           v. Bablake Old Boys     (1st XI – WCL Premier)       01.08.2015
  • Jono Sparks            – 87            v. Fillongley                   (2nd XI – WCL Div 8E)      01.08.2015
  • Mark Stranks           – 68           v. Fillongley                   (2nd XI – WCL Div 8E)      01.08.2015
  • Dave Howe               – 52*         v. Earlswood                  (3rd XI – CHL Div 7)          01.08.2015
  • Jorjeet Singh            – 56            v. Rugby                         (1st XI – WCL Premier)      08.08.2015
  • Neil Goodman         – 52              v. Rugby                         (1st XI – WCL Premier)      08.08.2015
  • Chris Prophet          – 63              v. Southam                   (Sunday XI friendly)           09.08.2015
  • Dave Howe               – 62*            v. Bidford on Avon      (3rd XI – CHL Div 7)           15.08.2015
  • Dave Edmunds        – 64              v. Handsworth            (1st XI WCL Premier)          29.08.2015
  • Freddie Davies        – 58*            v. Hunningham            (2nd XI WCL Div 8E)         29.08.2015
  • Sam Leach                -65*             v. Warwick                   (3rd XI CHL Div 7)               29.08.2015
  • Henry Curran          – 56*            v. Warwick                   (3rd XI CHL Div 7)               29.08.2015
  • Chris Prophet          – 79*            v. Four Oaks Saints    (1st XI WCL Premier)           05.09.2015
  • Mark Stranks           – 57             v. Catherine de Barnes  (2nd XI friendly)                 05.09.2015
  • Chris Prophet         – 97*            v. Massey Ferguson       (Sunday XI friendly)           06.09.2015
  • Chris Prophet         – 62              v. Leek Wootton             (Sunday XI friendly)           13.09.2015


100+ Runs

  • Tom Booker              – 166      v.   Leamington Khalsa          (2nd XI – WCL Div 8E)     02.05.2015
  • Tom Booker              – 111       v.  Attleborough 1sts            (2nd XI – WCL Div 8E)     23.05.2015
  • Nigel Thompson      – 119*     v. Exhall & Wixford             (3rd XI – CHL Div 7)          30.05.2015
  • Pat Howard               – 109      v. Coftonians                         (Sunday XI friendly)         07.06.2015
  • Dave Edmunds         – 112       v. Handsworth              (1st XI – WCL Premier)     27.06.2015