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1sts undone by Sibi’s 6-3

1st XI v. Pak Shaheen

Kenilworth opened their 2017 Warwickshire Cricket League Division One season with an away fixture at Pak Shaheen.
With the introduction of win/lose cricket and no draws available for the first 5 games of  League season and last 6 matches, in the top tier two Divisions,  it will certainly be a very interesting season for all sides in the 2 divisions.
Home side Pak Shaheen batted first and were in early trouble, with opening Kenilworth bowlers Baker and Howard reducing the hosts to 66 for 4. However, Pak Shaheen were indebted to Jamhed who made a fine 61, Sattar 39 and number 9 Khalid who weighed in with 35 not out, as they eventually made 249 for 9 from their fifty overs.
Pat Howard bowling well, took a fine 3 for 30 from ten quality overs,  whilst Ian Baker weighed  in with 2 for 57, then spinners Jorjeet Singh took 2 for 72, Ed Ruswa 1 for 24 and Chris Prophet 1 for 42.
Kenilworth’s reply was soon in trouble, after being 40 for 2, they quickly slumped to a sorry 91 all out inside thirty three overs, as they had no answer to the spin of Sibi, who ended the day with unbelievable bowling figures of 6 for 3
from eight overs.  Ashif took 2 for 27 as the home side proved to be too good for the Kenilworth batsmen, as only Potten-Ravenshad with 18 not out and Deeley 15 making double figures.
Pak Shaheen the winners by 158 runs.

First Game of the 2017 Season

The 2017 season underway

The 2017 season underway

Booker stars but side lose out

The 2017 season got under way on Saturday 8th April for Kenilworth .
A home forty overs a side  friendly against Rugby CC took place  in unusually glorious warm sunshine and cloudless skies.
Rugby opted to bat first and opening bat Qureshi with 44 laid a decent foundation for his side, but it was the number five, Edwards who hit a magnificent 101, as visitors Rugby piled up 286 for 8 from their forty overs. Wickets were shared  for the hosts as  Ed Ruswa took 2 for 44, Matt Casey 2 for 45, Ian Baker 1 for 19, skipper Neil Goodman 1 for 9 and Pat Howard 1 for 46.
Kenilworth were never up with the required rate, only number three Tom Booker with a fine 91 that saw him hit 10 boundaries made any impact on the visitors’ bowling attack. Useful cameos came from Pat Howard 26 and Matt Casey 22 not out. The home side eventually finishing on 182 for 6 from their forty overs. Marshall with 2 for 32 for Rugby, as the visitors ran out winners by 104 runs. as both sides dusted down the winter cobwebs.

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.

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.

Super game on a sunny Sunday

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

Kenilworth’s Sunday XI came away 24 run winners in their  40 overs a side friendly clash against neighbours Leek Wootton in a most enjoyable and entertaining match where credit went to all 22 players on display in front of a good crowd on a hot summer’s day and prove what Sunday friendly cricket is all about.


Batting first, the Sunday XI started well as youngsters Pat Howard 62 and Nathan Chant 24 put 95 for the first wicket. Howard hit 8 boundaries and 3 sixes in his knock. He was then joined by Guy Pearson and pair added a further 85 runs for the second wicket as Pearson  smashed 6 boundaries  and 5 sixes in his innings of 71. 15 year old Elliot Haynes-Sorrell did well and chipped in with a solid 25 whilst Dan Horner added 18 in Kenilworth’s total of 227-7. Couchman took 4-25 for the hosts, Clifford 2-30 and Bains 1-26.


Not to be outdone, Leek Wootton started well as Cook made 40 and Couchman 48 putting on 90 for the first wicket. Budd then added a further 40 runs as they chased down the target.  An impressive spell of hostile bowling from Jack Howard saw him take 4-26 whilst youngsters Ryan Bull  and Max Howard held their nerves towards the end of the Leek Wootton innings who were going for the win to take 2-51 and 1-21 respectively. Old timer Ali Peebles took 1-51 whilst there was a good run out from Pearson as Leek Wootton ended the day on 203-9 in an exciting finish on a most enjoyable day. The best friendly game of season.