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Bearley’s Mirza in a hurry to beat the Thirds

3rd XI v. Bearley

On Saturday 7th July Kenilworth’s Third team travelled to Bearley for the second time this season for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

As is the norm, the home side won the toss and put Kenilworth into bat, Uma Shanker and Ant Kerry put on 23 for the first wicket, before Kerry was bowled for 8, this soon became 29 for 2, Shanker gone for 9, Andy Dadswell fell for a disappointing 1, Kenilworth in trouble at 30 for 3. Young Will Machin and the experienced Ed Smith were building a good partnership together, the pair put on 53 before Smith was bowled by Castle for 30, Jeff Stanners, after scoring his first runs for three seasons (congratulations!!  …..and even acknowledged by a Bearley player on his send off!), fell for 2, and then Machin for a well played 33, Kenilworth were 101 for 6, then a cameo 21 from skipper Geoff Edmunds, but the visitors were all out for a disappointing 127 in 38 overs. Harris with 4 for 47 and Castle 3 for 19 doing the damage for the home side.

When eventually Bearley went out to bat, opener Mirza looked in a hurry, he soon found scoring runs look very easy, he lost his opening partner Assim for 11, thanks to a smart catch from Will Machin off skipper Edmunds, Castle made a quick 14, before being deceived by Edmunds, lbw. Mirza though kept going, soon bringing up his fifty, Machin had Franklin caught by Ed Smith for 6 and Andy Smith bowled Shakyl for 0, attempting to sweep, Yewer survived a huge shout but was given not out whilst Mirza ended 85 not out, as Bearley reached 128 for 4 off 30 overs. There were wickets Kenilworth’s Geoff Edmunds with 2 for 32, Will Machin 1 for 13 and veteran spinner Andy Smith with 1 for 47 off ten overs. Kenilworth take 4 points. 


A day to forget for the 3’s batsmen

3rd XI v. Lapworth II


Kenilworth’s Third team hosted Lapworth 2nds for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture on Saturday 23rd June at their Harbury ground.

The visitors won the toss, and what seems to be the norm, asked Kenilworth to bat first. The home side made a terrible start, losing Jeff Stanners, Andy Dadswell, Gareth Knights and Ben Maney all for no score, the home side in huge trouble at 9 for 4, when opener Uma Shanker fell for 13, the home side were 36 for 5, that became 38 for 6 when skipper Sam Leach fell for 16, Matt Dadswell soon followed, the home side now 39 for 7, Geoff Edmunds made 2, now 51 for 9.

A last wicket stand of 31 between number ten Tom Skinner and last man Pete Alty got the home side to a below par total of 82 all out in just 30 overs, Skinner last man out for 23, Alty unbeaten on 2. For Lapworth, Croston with 3 for 18, McCormick 3 for 7 and Seeley taking 2 for 11.

Quick wickets were needed if the home side were to get back into it, Ed Smith was the man to do this, bowling with pace, he reduced the visitors to 5 for 3, Wright, Choudry and Morris falling to Smith, game on, when Pete Alty reduced Lapworth to 22 for 4, the visitors were rocking, Geoff Edmunds had Winter caught by Uma Shanker, the visitors were 29 for 5. But Seeley joined opener Lewis, the pair dug in and eventually seeing their side home, putting on an unbroken stand of 57 for the sixth wicket, Lewis 45 not out the difference in the end. A catch each for Shanker, Sam Leach and Andy Dadswell, wickets for Kenilworth were for Ed Smith 3 for 8 from ten hostile overs, Geoff Edmunds with 1 for 6 from ten miserly overs and Pete Alty 1 for 17 off six overs.

Lapworth finished on 86 for 5 to win by five wickets, Kenilworth taking just two points, on a day their batsmen will want to forget.



The Thirds batsmen disappoint as side lose

3rd XI v. WCC Staff II

On Saturday 9th June Kenilworth’s Third team hosted high flying Warwick Staff 2nds for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture at their Harbury ground.

Put into bat the home side made a poor start against an accurate Staff bowling attack, Uma Shanker fell for 2, with the score on six. Jeff Stanners fell with the score on 17, Andy Dadswell joined opener Geoff Hay, both Dadswell and Hay were out for 14 to Wright, who went on to finish with 3 for 24 from his ten overs.

At 39 for 6 after the needless run out of Matt Dadswell for one, and the home side were in deep trouble, and at 60 for 9, last man Andy Kennell joined Skipper Geoff Edmunds, the pair nudged 17 to the total before Edmunds was caught off Amor for 13, Kenilworth all out for a paltry 77 in forty overs, along with 23 extras, Dadswell and Hay hit 14 and Edmunds 13, the only double figure scores. Amor took 3 for 15 from ten overs to back up Wright’s efforts.

After the players enjoyed tea, Ed Smith and Matt Dadswell opened up the bowling for Kenilworth, and after Rodger hit the first ball of their reply for four, Smith bowled the opener with his next ball, Staff 4 for 1. A stand of 39 between opener Darby and Wright for the second wicket put their side on control, but the introduction of spinner Tom Skinner in replacing Smith, Smith having figures of 1 for 14 off five overs, Skinner having Wright caught by Ed Smith for 15, 43 for 2 soon became 56 for 4, a bowled and a catch from Geoff Hay, briefly gave the home side a glimmer of hope. Darby stood firm for the visitors, he saw his side home with 32 not out, Warwick Staff finished on 81 for 4, to win by six wickets in the 30th over. Tom Skinner returned excellent figures of 3 for 17 from ten quality overs, the only real positive from a disappointing day.

Kenilworth taking just two points for their efforts.

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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Redditch too strong for the Seconds

2nd XI v. Redditch 2nds

On Saturday 18th April, Kenilworth CC 2nd team travelled to Redditch to play their 2nd team in 45 over friendly.

Kenilworth batted first, a steady opening stand of 61 between Dave Howe 31 and the steadfast Jeff Stanners 22 was followed by a stand of 44 between youngsters Dan Horner 28 and Freddie Davies 24.  Kenilworth got to a total of 161 for 6 off their 45 overs, the pick of the home attack was Chawner with 3 for 22 off 9 overs.
In reply, a second wicket stand of 61 between Fowkes 28 and Minkhtar 35 set Redditch on their way to their target, Eley with 35 not out finished the game off.

There was a wicket for Kenilworth youngsters Martin McKenna 1 for  22 and Freddie Davies 1 for 23 whilst evergreen spinner Andy Smith took 1 for 31. Redditch winning by 7 wickets as they reached 163-7 with ease and with 18 overs to spare on a very fast outfield.