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The sun and Sunday XI the winners

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

On a glorious September 11th day,  Kenilworth’s Sunday side entertained local rivals Leek Wootton in a forty overs a side friendly.

Leek Wootton elected to bat first, but the home side opening bowlers Matt Dadswell and his senior partner Ali Peebles who took a frugal 2 for 20 from his eight overs bowled well.  Leek Wootton opening bat Summerville held his side’s innings together, batting most of his innings on one leg with a fine 59, whilst only two other batsmen made double figures, as they finished on 124 all out in the 37th over. Other Kenilworth wicket takers were Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 3, Chris Beach 3 for 20, Martin McKenna with 1 for 12 and Liam Cottle 1 for 45. There were two smart catches in the outfield too for Jono Sparks and Martin McKenna.

Kenilworth’s openers Danny Boneham and Jono Sparks (26) put on 49 for the first wicket in ten overs. From 87 for three, Elliot Haynes-Sorrell 16 not out together with Danny Boneham with a fine innings of 52 not out including 4 x 4, put on an unbroken stand of 41, as Kenilworth finished on 128 for 3 with thirteen overs remaining, a wicket each for Charlton and Rob Hammett for Wootton, on a day where cricket was the winner and not the weather.



Rain ruins Touring side’s day

Saturday XI v. Milton Bryan

Kenilworth Saturday XI hosted Bedfordshire touring side Milton Bryan in what turned out to be a twenty five overs a side match due to persistent rain.

Kenilworth batting first got of to a decent start, with opener Andy Dadswell with 25, but Kenilworth slipped to 36 for 3, Ed Smith with 14, before he was the first wicket in a hat-trick for Cooksey for the visitors. However, young Martin McKenna with a fine 59 not out including six boundary fours, batting at three, held the innings together as Kenilworth made 130 for 8 from their twenty five overs. Cooksey with a fine 4 for 5 from five overs and Rath 2 for 11 doing the damage for the tourists.

After the tea interval, Milton Bryan started their reply in light drizzle, but with no end in sight to the rain, the umpires decided to abandon the game after ten overs, Milton Bryan finishing on 51 for no wicket, four bowlers used,  but it was difficult conditions for all at the end.

Sunday side fall short

Sunday XI v. Massey Ferguson

On Sunday 4th September Kenilworth’s Sunday XI hosted Massey Ferguson in a forty overs a side friendly game which turned out to be a tight affair.

After losing a wicket in the second over as Matt Dadswell 1 for 17 off five overs bowled one of the openers, Massey Ferguson’s Cowling and James with a fine 75, together put on 88 for the second wicket, before number five Clay with a hard hitting 73 not out got them up to a very competitive 216 for 8 from their forty overs.

There were wickets too for Martin McKenna 2 for 32, Max Howard 2 for 36, Ali Peebles 1 for 41 and Liam Cottle 1 for 49.

Kenilworth’s reply began in positive fashion as young openers Danny Boneham and Jono Sparks put on 76 for the first wicket in twelve overs but two quick wickets then fell.

Boneham held Kenilworth’s innings together until he was sixth man out, after posting a personal best of 83, an innings that contained 11 boundary fours, whilst fellow youngsters Max Howard with 23 and Elliott Haynes-Sorrell 15 added quick runs, along with Cottle with 14 not out. However, Kenilworth couldn’t quite reach their target, falling just short, finishing on 211 for 7, Massey Ferguson winning a close game by five runs a match played in the right sprit.

Philip was the pick of the visitors bowling, with figures of 2 for 15 off eight overs.


Ramblers edge it

Sunday XI v. Coventry Ramblers

The Sunday XI hosted Coventry Ramblers in a 40 overs a side friendly and had to settle for second best after being bowled out for 117 despite a super 58 from Pat Howard who hit 11 boundaries, 2 sixes whilst only running a solitary 2 in his knock. Phil Edmonds added 24 but the pair were the only ones to reach double figures as Glendining took 3-13, Poonia 3-22, Sharma 2-15 and Mountfield 2-27 for the Ramblers.

Sharma led the Ramblers to victory with an unbeaten 59 as they reached 118-7, recovering from 14-4 after young seamer Ryan Bull had taken out the top 4 batsmen to end on 4-12 from his 6 overs (and rounding off a fine weekend with wickets both days). Sharma remained steadfast whilst Martin McKenna, Ali Peebles and Liam Cottle took the other wickets to fall.

Wanderers cruise to victory in the sun

Sunday XI v. Wanderers

On a glorious summers Sunday the 7th August, Kenilworth hosted Leicester side Wanderers the third time this season.

Kenilworth batted first, lost an early wicket, but recovered to 51 for 1 only to slip to 69 for 6 as the middle order struggled to cope with Monty who took a frugal 3 for 16 from eight tidy overs. Only opening bat Danny Boneham batted well, with 46 made any score of note until Kenilworth’s number eight Freddie Davies added a quickfire 40 , Elliott Haynes-Sorrell added 16, but the home side only managed to make 130 all out In 37 overs, Nikesh 2 for 5 bowling well for Wanderers.

The visitors started in a very positive manner and raced to 41 for 1 in four overs, then 99 for 2 after 20 overs, Nitesh with 46 was out with only four runs needed, bowled by Pat Howard (1 for 16), with wickets for Nick Moore 2 for 45 and Freddie Davies 1 for 31 aided by good catches in the outfield by Danny Boneham and Martin McKenna, but Wanderers cruised home with 15 overs to spare, finishing on 132 for 4, to win by six wickets