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A good friendly game

Pre season friendly

On Saturday 15th April, Kenilworth 1st XI hosted Highway CC in a forty overs a side friendly at their Warwick Road ground.
 Visitors Highway batted first, but were soon in trouble with seamer Ian Baker 2 for 32 striking early, with wickets falling at regular intervals, only Garry with 38 and Ivory with 17 getting into double figures, the visitors were bowled out for just 103, well inside their forty overs.
Wickets were shared around, with young Freddie Davies taking 2 for 7, Chris Prophet 2 for 6, Ed Ruswa 2 for 15 and Matt Bolshaw 1 for 15.
Kenilworth’s openers got their side off to a flying start, peppering the boundary ropes , as Dave Edmunds with 48 not out and Chris Prophet 50 not out (7 x 4). Kenilworth strolled to victory by ten wickets, finishing on 107 for 0 inside 16 overs.
However, the friendly match continued as Kenilworth used up their 40 overs as batting practice for the start of the League season and posted over 300 runs as a result.

Pat Howard’s ton in vain

Sunday XI v. Shirley

A classy 106 from young opener Pat Howard was not enough to give Kenilworth victory as they lost by 8 wickets with 3 overs remaining of their 40 overs a side friendly against Shirley.


The Sunday XI managed to post 194-9 as Howard hit 10 boundaries and 2 sixes in his innings at top of the order. Matt Bolshaw added a further 38 but Shirley had the run chase in hand as Belfield made an unbeaten 91 and Clements 33 not out as they reached 195-2 despite Matt Casey taking 2-23 for Kenilworth in an enjoyable game.

Sunday joy for the Club

Sunday XI v Redditch

On Sunday 5th July, Kenilworth Sunday XI played host to Redditch CC in a 40 overs a side friendly and managed to complete the game and avoid the sharp burst of thunder, lightning and the heavy downpour of rain locally.

Redditch batted first, after the loss of an early wicket, number three Egan made 50 and Derreck batting at number 5  hit a solid 60, yet the innings was kept in check by Kenilworth’s bowlers Nick Moore with a tidy 2 for 26 off 8 overs, skipper Matt Bolshaw with 2 for 21, spinner Charlie Stranks 2 for 43 and youngster Jono Sparks 1 for 18. Three run outs accounted for the other wickets to fall as Redditch were bowled all out for 187 in the 39th over.

Kenilworth’s reply started with well with openers Danny Boneham and Gregg Peebles (39) putting  on 79 for the first wicket, then after a short stoppage for rain, Boneham was joined by Dan Horner (17) to add 43 for the second wicket, before  Boneham went on to make a fine 68 (6×4 1×6). However,  it was old boy  Ian Summers with 20 not out who won the match with a six and an over to spare on as the side reached 190 for 5. Tom Feylan with 3 for 57 off 8 overs was the most successful Redditch bowler. A great game of cricket played in the right spirit of the game, Kenilworth winning by five wickets.


Bowlers too good for Hunningham

2nd XI v. Hunningham

On Saturday 27th June, Kenilworth 2nd XI travelled the short distance to Hunningham to play their  Warwickshire Cricket League Division 8 East league match.
Kenilworth batted first and slipped to 42 for 3, before young keeper batsman Dan Horner with 31 and fellow youngster Jono Sparks with a composed 47 put on 64 for the fourth wicket, but then Kenilworth collapsed to 141 all out in the 29th over of the 45 available. Staniforth with 4 for 16 and Pettifor with 3 for 43 doing the damage for Hunningham.
The home side’s reply went from 40 for 2 to 66 all out in the 38th over, as the Kenilworth bowlers ran through the home side with Matt Bolshaw with 2 for 17 off 10 frugal overs, skipper Geoff Edmunds with 3 for 8, Charlie Stranks 2 for 4 and Ian Baker with 1 for 8 doing the damage as the Hunningham side could not cope with the Kenilworth attack.
 Two smart run outs saw Kenilworth ease to a 75 run win, keeping their good season going with their fifth win of the season seeing them firmly in second spot in the Division.

Seconds win with ease thanks to seamers’ efforts

2nd XI v Bedworth 3’s

Kenilworth’s Saturday 2nd team travelled to Bedworth to play their 3rd team. Bedworth won the toss and chose to bat on a green wicket.

Kenilworth’s opening bowlers were soon amongst the wickets, with Steve Rhodes with 3 for 20 off 10 and partner  Matt Bolshaw bowled an incredible spell and was finely rewarded with frugal figures of 4 for 7 off 10 overs, whilst skipper Geoff Edmunds spun out the other three batsmen with a tidy 3 for 16 off 5 overs. Only number 8 batsman Scorey with 18 made a score of note as  Bedworth slumped  all out for 75.

Kenilworth openers Mark Stranks 19 and Vish Bora 31 shared an opening stand of 59 as  Kenilworth eased home by 8 wickets, comprehensive winners, ending  on 76 for 2. Brahack with 1 for 25 and Bourne with 1 for 15 were the home side’s wicket takers. Kenilworth 24pts Bedworth 3rds 0pts.