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Sunday XI v. Warwick

 

On a sun drenched Easter Sunday, Kenilworth hosted local rivals Warwick, for the Battle of the Castles derby.

It was visitors Warwick who were to bat first, and openers Jackson and Cox made a strong start for their side, Cox in particular being the aggressor, hitting four sixes in one over, but after racing to his fifty, young seamer Matthew Dadswell removed his leg stump for exactly 50. Chris Prophet replaced spinner Dan Roden from the bottom end, and soon sent back the other opener Jackson for 9, clipping his bail. Ram and Arun then looked to rebuild, but against some tight bowling, found scoring runs harder now, spin from both ends from Tom Skinner and Matt Casey who replaced Prophet, Casey taking two quick wickets, Ram caught and bowled for 29 and Nehas lbw no score, Skinner removed Arun for 29 thanks to a fine catch on the long on boundary from Dan Horner. Roden replaced Skinner and had Hope caught in the deep by Chris Prophet for 9, Ben with 23 not out and Simpson run out for 13, Warwick made 162 for 7 from their forty overs. Wickets shared for Kenilworth, Matt Casey 2 for 18 from 6 overs, Matt Dadswell 1 for 23 from 8 overs, Chris Prophet 1 for 24 from 8, Tom Skinner 1 for 35 from 8 and Dan Roden with 1 for 41 from 5, as the players headed off for a well deserved tea.

After the interval, the Kenilworth opening pair of Dan Horner and Henry Curran looked to chase down their target. Unfortunately Curran fell early, caught behind for one off Webb, Elliott Haynes Sorrell joined Horner, now the runs started to flow, Horner in particular finding the ropes, before being bowled by Sharma for 30, this bought Chris Prophet to the crease, but change bowler Hope bowling from the pavilion end, removed him for 9, Haynes Sorrell fell shortly after for 17, lbw to Hope, the home side 60 for 4.

Umer Shanker and Matt Casey were now at the crease, Casey looked in good touch, and the pair added 25, when Shanker was bowled by Rhodes for 10, Hope replaced Rhodes and removed Matt Dadswell caught and bowled for 2 and bowling Casey for 20, when birthday boy Skinner was run out for no score, Kenilworth were 138 for 9. That left youngsters Dan Roden and Kieran Shanker as the last pair, with twelve overs remaining, the home side needed 25, slowly but surely, the young batsmen edged their side closer, Kieran Shanker looked completely assured, with some good running and shot selection, the scores were tied, one over left, one run needed, with two balls remaining, the pair tried a quick single, but unfortunately Roden was just run out for 5, leaving Kieran Shanker 18 not out, and the match tied on 162 each. Hope was the pick of the Warwick bowling, taking 4 for 7 off eight overs.

A great game of cricket, honours shared in the Two Castle’s derby.

 

2nd XI triumphant!

2nd. XI v. Knowle and Dorridge IV

WIN!

 

Kenilworth’s Saturday 2nd. XI opened up their 2019 Warwickshire County Cricket League Division Eight season with an away fixture at Knowle and Dorridge 4ths at Catherine de Barnes  on Saturday 20th April.

 
In glorious conditions, visitors Kenilworth were asked to bat first, opening pair Danny Boneham and skipper Matt Casey made a positive start, both player’s looked in good touch until Casey fell lbw to Hafeez for 11, Darius Potten-Ravenshad joined Boneham, he soon got the scoreboard moving, hitting the boundary board early on. A mix up between the pair resulted in Boneham being run out for 18, Kenilworth 56 for 2. Ben Maney joined Potten-Ravenshad, but fell for 5, from 56 for 1, the visitors slipped to 79 for 5, but Potten-Ravenshad looked in imperious form, and brought up his fifty with one of eight fours. But when he was well caught and bowled by Doger for 67, Kenilworth were struggling on 125 for 7, two more quick wickets fell and the visitors were struggling on 131 for 9, George Jeyaratnam batting at eight was in positive mood, along with number eleven Dave Gamble the pair added 40 for the last wicket, Jeyaratnam last man out for 34, Kenilworth ending in 171 all out in 40 overs of their fifty. For Knowle and Dorridge  Haffeez, Khan, Doger, and Ramesh taking two wickets each, as the players headed off for tea.

Knowle lost a wicket in the first over of their reply, Jeyaratnam bowling Afub first ball, his opening new ball partner Dave Gamble also struck an early blow removing Waseem for 10, caught behind by Dan Boneham, the home side 17 for 2. Ali joined opener Shakill, together the pair looked on good touch, taking the score to 53, before young Theo Mannion, replacing Gamble, had Shakill caught behind by Dan Boneham for 24. Matt Dadswell replaced Jeyaratnam, he was bowling a tidy line and length, and was rewarded with an lbw decision, the home side 62 for 4. Tom Skinner replaced Mannion, he too struck early, thanks to a sharp catch from skipper Casey at short cover, and the home side were 66 for 6 when Dadswell had the dangerous Ali lbw for 24. Young leg spinner Dan Roden replaced Matt Dadswell, and struck straight away, another wicket for Skinner thanks to a brilliant catch on the long on boundary from George Jeyaratnam, Haffeez out for a breezy 20, Knowle now in deep trouble on 89 for 8. There was a second wicket for Roden, via a smart stumping from Dan Boneham, 95 for 9 became 95 all out, Tom Skinner bowling the last man.

A fine team performance, saw Kenilworth win by 76 runs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Tom Skinner with 3 for 18 from 5.4 overs, Matt Dadswell 2 for 8 off 6 tidy overs, Dan Roden a smart 2 for 10 from 3 overs, George Jeyaratnam 1 for 13 from 5 overs, Dave Gamble 1 for 13 off three and 1 for 27 for Theo Mannion from 6 overs.

Kenilworth take 24 points in their opening match of the League campaign for the perfect start to the season.

 

Sunday XI outdone on a chilly day in their warm up friendly

Sunday XI v. Aston Unity

 

On a freezing Sunday 14th April, Kenilworth hosted Aston Unity in forty overs a side friendly.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first, the Unity opening pair Kumara and Bogle looked to be positive from the start, as Matt Dadswell and Dave Gamble tried to make an early breakthrough with the ball, but the visitors went to post a fifty run opening stand inside nine overs. Tom Skinner replaced Dadswell from the pavilion end and soon he had Bogle caught by skipper Matt Casey for 26, Unity 57 for 1. Skinner struck again in his next over, Cole caught by Chris Prophet for no score, 59 for 2. Number four Jordan then added 46 with Kumara for the third wicket, when Kumara was dismissed by young leg spinner Dan Rosen , bowled for 55, the visitors now 105 for 3. Rosen struck again, having Jordan caught by Matt Dadswell for 36. Connor Shingler replaced Skinner and bowled Macrame for 19 with his second Ball, then bowling Rangwala for 20, leaving Unity 177 for 6 with one over to go, George Jeyaratnam took a wicket in the last over, the visitors finishing on 180 for 7 from their forty overs. Wicket’s for Tom Skinner with 2 for 21 from eight overs, Connor Shingler 2 for 10 off four, Dan Roden with 2 for 55 from eight overs and 1 for 25 for George Jeyaratnam off six overs.

Kenilworth made a steady start to their reply , opening pair David Edmunds and Chris Prophet put on 36 for the first wicket, before Edmunds miss timed a drive and was caught for 18, Prophet was joined by Connor Shingler, but he fell cheaply for 2 off Hayden Bogle, Kenilworth now 45 for 2. Skipper Matt Casey then joined Prophet, he looked in good touch, but he fell for 15, the home side now 82 for 3 at the half way stage. Prophet was to follow soon after for 39, caught off the bowling of Chandler, 86 for 4 now. Will Thompson on debut made 10 and George Jeyaratnam 3, the home side in trouble on 126 for 6. Further quick wicket’s going , Tom Skinner for 4, keeper Darius Potten-Ravenshad for 15, the home side on the brink on 134 for 8. Rangwala doing the damage, Matt Dadswell was caught for a single and Roden was the last wicket to fall for 5, as Kenilworth were all out for 139 in the 32nd over. Rangwala finishing with figures of 5 for 19 off only 4.3 overs and Hayden Bogle with 3 for 24 from eight overs. Aston Unity the winners by 41 runs.

Final cricket day of the season ends with a deserved win.

Sunday XI v. Olton & WW

On Sunday 16th September, Kenilworth’s Sunday XI hosted Olton and West Warwickshire for their final Arden Sunday Cricket League match of the season, that also was the Club’s final match of 2018.

Home captain Geoff Edmunds won the toss and opted to bat first. Openers Henry Curran and Adie Sellar began in a positive manner, both batsman keeping the scorer busy, racing to a fifty run partnership inside the first ten overs, the pair had put on 71 for the first wicket when Sellar was caught for a solid 38. Curran was joined by the in form Elliott Haynes Sorrell. Sorrell needing 17 runs to make a thousand runs for the season, but unfortunately he was caught by Rigoni for 13, falling agonisingly four runs short, but a brilliant effort from Sorrell, ending on 996 runs for the season, Kenilworth now 92 for 2, Chris Prophet joined Curran and was quickly into his stride, stroking three elegant fours.

Curran completed his fifty, but fell soon after for 51 (8 x 4), the home side 127 for 3. Young keeper batsman George Baines joined Prophet, together the pair added 52, Prophet bowled by Rigoni for a fine 57 (7 x 4 & 3 x 6). Jono Sparks was the next man in, he and Baines plundered the visitors bowling adding an unbroken stand of 52 for the fifth wicket, as Kenilworth posted a decent 231 for 4 from their forty overs, Baines unbeaten on 29 and Sparks 31 not out, for Olton, Sunil took 2 for 29.

So, Kenilworth went out to field for the last time in 2018, regular opening bowler Matthew Dadswell was partnered by Jono Sparks, Sparks opened up from the Leek Wootton end, the Olton openers looked to make a strong start to their sides reply, but when Arshad and Cullen had put on 23, young Dadswell had Cullen brilliantly stumped down the leg side by George Baines for 17. Arshad was looking to be positive, but in the tenth over was caught by Andy Dadswell off Matthew Dadswell one handed just behind square on the leg side, and two balls later Dadswell had Loud caught by Baines without scoring, young Matt Dadswell taking the first three wickets for the second game running. Sparks was soon in the act, bowling the Olton number three, the visitors rocking on 46 for 4 in the eleventh over.

The spin of Tom Skinner replaced Dadswell and Darius Potten-Ravenshad replaced Sparks, spin from both ends now, but the wickets kept falling, first Skinner, then one for Ravenshad, Olton in deep trouble at 65 for 6. Another wicket for Skinner, thanks to another catch from Andy Dadswell at cover, two more for the inspired DPR, Olton on the brink at 93 for 9.

But the last pair of Rigoni batting at ten and number eleven Griffin, started to put bat to ball, the pair went on to blaze 61 together on seven overs, before skipper Geoff Edmunds bought himself on from the Leek Wootton end, as he lured Rigoni down the wicket, only to become keeper Baines second stumping, Rigoni out for an entertaining 28, Griffin not out 31, Olton all out for 154 in the 33rd over.

The wickets shared, DPR with 3 for 25 from eight overs, Matthew Dadswell with 3 for 40 from eight overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 35 off eight overs Jono Sparks 1 for 30 from six overs and finally and fittingly, a last wicket for Geoff Edmunds to end the season.

Kenilworth the winners by 77 runs, ending the season in a creditable fourth place with six wins.

Well played everyone who played, scored, umpired, made all the delicious teas and all the hard work preparing the ground so we can play the game we all love.

Thanks all.

 

Furthermore……

The Club is grateful to ALL the players in ALL the sides who turned out to play this season. It has been a good year overall. Hopefully, it was an enjoyable year.

 

SPECIAL THANKS go to a vast array of people – especially to those who have helped out pre-matches to get the games on and to the devoted Ground Staff who have committed so much time and energy on and around the Ground throughout the season that often goes unnoticed and is taken for granted by most, to the players who helped out closing down the ground on the last match of the season, to the Selectors, to our Social Media gurus, those who supplied photos on them too, to Andy Dadswell for doing the reports all season that have been published on here and in the Press, and finally but not least – to our dear and crucial tea ladies for preparing the food for the players and officials so they were fed and watered week in, week out.

 

ALL UNSUNG heroes and heroines, the lot of you. WELL DONE and THANK YOU.

It could not have been done without all your efforts and the Club is so grateful and thankful to you all.

 

And THANK YOU for all those who visited the Ground during the season to watch and support the sides.

Please continue to support the Club during the close season months when events are being arranged!

 

ROLL ON the 2019 SEASON NOW!

 

 

Sunday side ease to victory

Sunday XI v. Knowle Village

WIN!!

On a glorious Sunday 2nd September, Kenilworth travelled the short distance to Knowle Village in the Arden Sunday Cricket League.

Visiting skipper Geoff ‘birthday boy’ Edmunds won the toss and decided to bat first. Things didn’t start well for the visitors, losing Dan Horner in the first over for a single. Fellow opener Henry Curran was joined by the prolific Elliot Haynes Sorrell, the pair took the score to 49 when a mix left Sorrell run out by twenty two yards for 9, this bought Jorjeet Singh to join Curran, but Curran was soon on his way back to the pavilion, caught for 33, Kenilworth now 56 for 3. This bought Jono Sparks to the crease, Sparks hit a sparkling cover drive first ball for four, this continued for next 16 overs, as both Singh and Sparks found the ropes on many occasions, the pair put on a brisk 87 when Sparks mistimed a drive and was caught for an eye catching 71 (11 x 4 & 1 x 6). 177 for 4 became 179 for 5 when Jorjeet Singh was out for 39. Further quick runs in the last few overs, Max Howard with 28, Darius Potten Ravenshad 17 and Matt Dadswell with 10, Tom Skinner hit the last ball of the innings for a huge six over mid wicket, Kenilworth posting a very decent 250 for 8 from their forty overs. S. Newman and Young taking two wickets each for the village.

After the tea interval, the home side looked to chase down the visitors total, but Kenilworth’s opening bowler Matt Dadswell had other ideas, a caught and bowled in the first over, clean bowled in his second and a catch via the safe hands of Haynes Sorrell, Young, Holmes and Krish all back in the pavilion, Village 31 for 3 off eight overs, young Matt Dadswell taking an impressive 3 for 14 from six tidy overs. Skipper Geoff Edmunds replaced Max Howard, he too was soon amongst the wickets, two wickets for Edmunds reducing the home side to 58 for 5. Young Louis Smithson replaced Edmunds, on his third over picked up his first senior wicket, having Tibbits caught by Geoff Edmunds at short mid wicket for 27. Tom Skinner took the wicket of S. Newman for 24 thanks to a smart boundary catch from Max Howard, Village on the ropes now at 106 for 7. Edmunds returned and snapped up two wickets straight away, 112 for 9. With one wicket needed, Edmunds gave Darius Potten Ravenshad the ball, it took three balls, Ravenshad taking the last wicket thanks to another catch from Max Howard.
Knowle Village all out for just 117 in the 28th over.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Geoff Edmunds with 4 for 11 off four overs, Matt Dadswell 3 for 14 off six overs, Louis Smithson 1 for 21 off three, Tom Skinner 1 for 39 off eight overs and Darius Potten Ravenshad with 1 for 2.

Kenilworth the winners by a huge 133 runs, and take the full 24 points.