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2’s lose out……….just

2nd. XI v. Solihull Municipal

On Saturday 17th June, Kenilworth’s second XI hosted Solihull Municipal for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

On a glorious hot and sunny June day, Kenilworth opted to bat first and usual opening pair, Mark Stranks and Dan Horner got their side off to a solid start,  putting on 55 for the first wicket, before Stranks fell for 20. Number three Nathan Chant with 17, added 45 with Horner to get Kenilworth to 100 for 2. Horner went on to make a fine 60, his innings containing 8 boundary fours. An impressive 37 not out by young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and cameos from Charlie Stranks with 22 and Steve Rhodes 13, got Kenilworth to a decent 207 for 6 from their fifty overs. For the visitors, Walsh with 3 for 29 was the pick of the Municipal bowling.
Opener Bissett with 36 got his side off to a solid start in their reply but it would be Walsh, batting at number three who was to be the mainstay of the Municipal reply as he went on to make .
Kenilworth gave everything, but Walsh was to be the difference in the end. Wickets for seamer Steve Rhodes with 2 for 38, debutant leg spinner Shahid with 2 for 52 from 12 overs and off spinner Chris Beach with 1 for 29. Solihull Municipal finishing on 208 for 6, to win by four wickets in the 48th over.

Stranks and Alty blitz Aston Manor

2nd XI v. Aston Manor 3’s

On Saturday 10th June, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Aston Manor Thirds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Kenilworth batted first, opening pair Mark Stranks and Dan Horner made a solid start to their sides innings, both players found the boundary on regular occasions. When Horner fell, the pair had added a fine 86 in 17 overs, with Horner making 32. Further partnerships with Stranks by Ben Whidborne who made 29 and young Elliot Haynes-Sorrell with 19, but Stranks kept going and went on to make a brilliant hundred, eventually falling for 104 as Kenilworth posted a very decent 236 all out from their fifty overs. Rake starred with the ball for Aston Manor, taking an impressive 6 for 44 from 9 overs backed up by Woakes taking 2 for 32.
Aston Manor lost early wickets in their reply, slipping to 30 for 4, Woakes with 26 and Haseem with 13 added 31 for their sides fifth wicket, but they were to have no answer to the experience of seamer Pete Alty as he went on to single handedly destroy the visitors batting line up. The wily Alty finished with an incredible 8 for 36 from his 11.2 overs – a fantastic performance whilst skipper Geoff Edmunds took 2 for 8 as the visitors were shot out for only 75 in just 23.2 overs.
Kenilworth won by a massive 151 runs, collecting 24 points for their fine efforts.
The day belongs to Mark Stranks for a superb 104 and Pete ‘the destroyer’ Alty for an amazing 8 for 32, his career best. Well played lads.

A fine team performance secures the 2nds victory

2nd XI v. Weoley Hill

On Saturday 3rd June, Kenilworth’s 2nd XI travelled to Birmingham side Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Kenilworth were put into bat with openers Mark Stranks and Dan Horner making a strong solid start to their side’s innings. The pair put on 55 for the first wicket, before Horner fell for 29.  Stranks went on to make a fine 45, whilst Freddie Davies made an aggressive 29 including three sixes, There were useful knocks of 14 from Michael Watts and 10 from Ant Kerry that helped Kenilworth reach 145 all out in the 49th over. Stirling with 3 for 18 and Clay 3 for 27 the star performers for Weoley Hill.
The home side never looked comfortable against visitor’s bowling and lost wickets at regular intervals. Young seam bowler Freddie Davies ripped through the home batting, taking a fine 4 for 23 and he was backed up by the guile of skipper Geoff Edmunds with a frugal 4 for 13 off ten overs and his spin partner Chris Beach with 2 for 14 off nine unplayable overs. Only Grathorne with 28 not out and Simpson 19 making a double figure score for the home side, Weoley Hill all out for 83 inside only 31 overs.
A fine team performance saw Kenilworth collect 24 points, winning by 62 runs. Well played lads.


Season 2016 Cricketing Awards

2016 Season’s Playing Awards

Now that the 2016 Season is at an end (bar one game on Sunday 18th) the Club would like to THANK all players for their efforts this season and wishes to announce the following recipients of the 2016 Season Club Awards.













– for his 207* in a 1st XI League match, the first double centurion in Club History.


The Awards Night will be held on a Friday night in November at the Club – date to be confirmed .

The Club also THANKS so many others, in fact too many to name, who have helped throughout the season behind the scenes to get the games on  – from the ground staff and helpers, the scorers, the Umpires, the tea ladies, the bar staff, those who came to watch and support the sides  – to so many other volunteers – YOU are all the real unsung heroes and lifeblood of the Club working so hard for the benefit of the Players. The Club is indebted to you all.


………….. And CONGRATULATIONS to this Season’s Award winners.

Bronze hang on

1st XI v. Bronze

Kenilworth 1st XI’s Bank Holiday Monday Division 1 Warwickshire Cricket League match against Bronze saw them get the better of the drawn match as they posted 237 all out, the last wicket to fall on the last ball of their innings. It was Mark Stranks with 52 (7 x 4) and Dave Edmunds who continued his impressive form hitting 84 (10 x 4 and 3 x 6) set the side up for a good score, as they shared in a 111 run second wicket partnership. Matt Dargan chipped in as he found form to make 39 whilst the most successful Bronze bowler was Palmer who took from his 12 overs.


Bronze managed to save the match as they ended the day on 184-8 fending off the last 3 overs after Mandymyan had earlier retired injured made 49, Power 37 and Humphries 25. Ed Ruswa’s fine spell of spin bowling was rewarded with 4-27 whilst Ian Baker took 2-61 and Steve Rhodes 1-33 for Kenilworth.