Sunday XI bounce back to winning ways to top the Division

A solid performance sees side lead ASCL’s Division 3

The Sunday XI chased down the hosts score with 4.4 overs in hand to win and lead Division 3 on a good weekend where all 4 sides claimed victories in their matches.

 

 

Sunday 1st XI

Kenilworth v. Hampton & Solihull

Arden Sunday League – Division 3 – 40 overs a side – W/L

WON

Hampton & Solihull 141-10 (3 points) (39.5 overs) lost to Kenilworth 142-4 (20 points) (34.2 overs) by 6 wickets.

 

The 1st. XI recorded another win that sees them remain table topping in Division 3 of the Arden Sunday Cricket League. Hampton had been bowled out for 141 with a ball of their innings remaining after having slipped to 64-8 but reached their score as Rollinson hit 60 and shared in a 9th. wicket partnership of 64 runs with number 10 Longe 18 not out after Mackey had earlier made 20 but they were the only batsmen to reach double figures. Kenilworth’s Matt Casey was on song with the ball, taking a fine and frugal 3-4 from his 8 overs of which 5 were maidens. Fellow spinner, Tom Skinner, snapped up 3-15 whilst Christian Mortlock took 2-35 with Jono Sparks involved in the other two wickets to fall, taking one and running out Hampton’s last man with Dan Horner pouching two catches behind the sticks. In reply, Kenilworth easily reached 142-4 in the 35th. over to claim victory as Horner made 23 (4 x 4) to kick start their innings off. George Baines 36 (4 x 4) then shared in a 43 runs 4th. wicket partnership with Jono Sparks before the latter teamed up with Dhruv Vyas 18 not out (1 x 4, 1 x 6) to share in a match winning unbroken 49 runs partnership as Baines completed his half century and end the day unbeaten on 50 (7 x 4) despite Rollinson taking 2-25 for the hosts, to give Kenilworth a deserved victory.

 

A happy Saturday for the 3 League sides as all win.

A hat trick of League victories as all sides on song

 

All three sides were in League action on Saturday and all three won, with the 1st. XI and 2nd. XI both posting over 200 runs.

 

 

1st XI

Kenilworth v. Four Oaks Saints

Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 – W/L – 50 overs a side.

WON

Four Oaks Saints 231-10 (4 points) (48.1 overs) lost to Kenilworth 234-4 (20 points) (43.5 overs) by 6 wickets.

 

Kenilworth’s opening pair of Joe Atkinson and Tom Booker set up the 1st. XI’s win as the side successfully chased down Four Oaks’ score of 231-10 with 6 overs to spare. The duo put on 103 for the first wicket as Booker hit 60 (10 x 4, 1 x 6) in their partnership, whilst player of the day, Atkinson went onto to make a match winning unbeaten 94 (8 x 4), as he put on a further 66 runs with Pat Howard who made 35 (4 x 4, 1 x 6) and then 29 runs with Stuart Cope 17 not out (3 x 4) as the side comfortably reached the winning post and 234-4 with Khatkar taking 2-66 for the visitors.  Earlier, Four Oaks had Zaman 66, Griffith 55 and Wright 28 to thank for posting their 200+ run score but Kenilworth’s bowlers had been on song with 5 taking wickets – Darius Potten-Ravenshad 3-34, Steve Rhodes 2-38, Atkinson 2-42, Matt Casey 2-50 and Cope the other wicket to fall on a day that belonged to Kenilworth and Atkinson.

 

 

2nd XI

Kenilworth v. Studley

Warwickshire Cricket League – Division 7 East – W/L – 50 overs a side.

WON

Kenilworth 228-8 (20 points) (50 overs) beat Studley 189-10 (5 points) (47.7 overs) by 39 runs.

 

The 2nd. XI posted 228-8 in their 39 runs victory at Studley after Shyaan Imam top scored with 39 (4 x 4), Dave Edmunds 35 (6 x 4), Jono Sparks 34 not out (3 x 4), Dave Smithson 29 and Charlie Stranks 23 not out (2 x 4) in a solid batting performance. Berill took 3-46 and Hunt 2-31 for the hosts. Despite Lewis hitting 61, no other scores of note were achieved for Studley as in form spinner Tom Skinner claimed the wickets of their top three batsmen with a 3-20 spell. Ed Smith wrapped up the match as he took the last two wickets to fall ending with 4-34. Jono Sparks took 2-45 and Imam the other wicket to fall as Studley were bowled out for 189 and hand Kenilworth 2’s another good League win.

 

 

3rd. XI

Kenilworth v. Bretforton

Cotswold Hills Cricket League – Division 6 – W/L – 40 overs a side.

WON

Kenilworth 174-5 (20 points) (40 overs) beat Bretforton 137-10 (4 points) (35 overs) by 37 runs.

 

Kenilworth’s top of the table clash with Bretforton went their way to consolidate their lead in the Division as the side recorded another win. The side posted 174-5 as Yash Joshi made 50 not out (5 x 4) putting on an unbeaten 67 runs partnership with Will Thompson 24 not out (3 x 4) after Steve Kelley had earlier made 23, Keeran Umashanker 21 and Josh Charlwood 20. In reply, Bretforton struggled with the Kenilworth bowling line up as opener Charlwood although wicketless conceded only 8 runs from his 9 overs spell. Will Sheehan removed the top four batsmen with a fine 4-31 whilst Matt Dadswell claimed 4-27 from his 9 overs as the mid order collapsed. Danny Boneham claimed a wicket. Number 7 Davies made 41 for Bretforton, Beale 22 and number 10, Unwin 21 not out but the side were bowled out for 137 as a run out by Charlwood took the final wicket of day to seal a good win for the side to maintain their promotion aspirations and Divisional title hopes.

 

Brian and Ray’s Corner

Colourful flowers in bloom.

 

Thanks to the time and efforts of VP’s Pam and Alan, Brian and Ray’s Corner is looking so colourful now that the plants there are in full bloom.

 

 

 

Sunday’s reports on a very sunny day

One win, One defeat

The Club managed to yet again get two sides out on an extremely sunny and hot Sunday afternoon that saw a defeat in the Arden Sunday League and knocked off top spot in the Division, whilst the side won their friendly match at home.

 

Sunday 1st XI

Kenilworth v. Bharat Sports

Arden Sunday League – Division 3 – 40 overs a side – W/L

LOSE

Bharat Sports 245-9 (20 points) (40 overs) beat Kenilworth 200-10 (38.3 overs) by 45 runs.

 

The 1st. XI slipped off top spot, albeit by only 3 points, in their Division 3 ASCL match following a 45 runs defeat to Bharat Sports who had posted 245-9 from their 40 overs with Wagle making 79, Shah 38 and Patel 20 for them. Kapil Dubey was Kenilworth’s most successful bowler taking 3-45, followed by Will Machin 2-18  and Jono Sparks 2-44 with Matt Casey and Charles Lamprecht each picking up a wicket. In the run chase, George Baines added 67 (9 x 4), Sparks 34 (5 x 4, 1 x 6), Shyaan Imam 30 (3 x 4) and Tom Skinner 14 not out for the Town but they were the only batsmen to reach double figues as the side were bowled out in the 39th. over for 200 as Rakesh took 5-32 and Nair 3-32 for the victorious hosts.

 

 

Sunday 2nd XI

Kenilworth v. Great Alne

40 overs a side friendly

WIN

Great Alne 166-7 (40 overs) lost to Kenilworth 167-1 by 9 wickets.

 

Kenilworth secured a 9 wicket win after restricting Great Alne to 166-7, despite Stanley making 74, Walters 42 and Chester 16. Yet, they were the only batsmen to reach double figures as Kenilworth’s junior, Anay Joshi, making his debut in Senior cricket took 2-7 and fellow youngster Sam Davis 2-35 with Sam Leach and Matt Dadswell taking a wicket each. Chris Prophet and Yash Joshi put on 94 for the 1st. wicket before Prophet departed after hitting 59 (6 x 4, 1 x 6). Joshi was then joined by Dhruv Vyas as the pair saw the side to the winning post and to 167-1 as Joshi ended unbeaten on 50 (3 x 4) and Vyas 34 not out (5 x 4, 1 x 6) with Birch 1-27 the sole Great Alne wicket taker.

 

2 Wins in the sun

Rhodes stars …… with the bat!

 

All 3 Kenilworth sides were in League action on Saturday that saw a two wins and a narrow defeat.

 

1st XI

Kenilworth v. Hampton & Solihull

Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 – W/L – 50 overs a side.

WIN

Hampton & Solihull 218-6 (7 points) (50 overs) lost to Kenilworth 221-9 (20 points) (48.3 overs) by 1 wicket.

 

Kenilworth’s number 10, Steve Rhodes was the side’s match winning hero as he hit an unbeaten 42 in the run chase as the 1st. XI sneaked a one wicket win with 9 balls of the match remaining against Hampton & Solihull who had earlier posted 218-6. He and number 9, Matt Casey, who made 20 (3 x 4) added 61 crucial runs in their 9th. wicket stand after Tom Booker had made an on-song 66 (8 x 4, 2 x 6) and Pat Howard 29 (5 x 4) for the side. Tailender Rhodes blasted 3 sixes and two boundaries, in his hard hitting knock to seal the win, despite Keyte taking 4-66 and Rollinson 3-30 for Hampton as he dominated the latter overs. Earlier, Connor Shingler had claimed 3-39 whilst Stuart Cope, Darius Potten-Ravenshad and Casey picked up a wicket each for Kenilworth as Howard made 52 not out, Friend 46, Horgan 44 and James 43 for Hampton. Yet, the day belonged to Rhodes on a day that Kenilworth’s tail wagged in an exciting finish to the match.

 

 

2nd XI

Kenilworth v. Knowle Village

Warwickshire Cricket League – Division 7 East – W/L – 50 overs a side.

LOSE

Knowle Village 225-10 (20 points) (49.4 overs) beat Kenilworth 221-10 (4 points) (49.4 overs) by 4 runs.

 

The 2nd. XI fell agonizingly 4 runs short of the Knowle’s score of 225 all out and were bowled out themselves for 221 with two balls of the match remaining after Kapil Dubey 22 and Sam Leach 14 not out had added 37 for the 10th. wicket with Dubey smashing 15 from the penultimate over. Dan Horner had set Kenilworth up well in the run chase as he made a fine 95 (10 x 4) and Dave Edmunds 25 (5 x 4) but their efforts were in vain as Stringer took 3-43, Mahood 2-29, Rose 2-40 and Langford 2-50 for Knowle in a close match that could have gone either way after Knowle had lost 6 wickets for 34 runs in their innings yet Tamplin made 47 for the side, White 42 and Mahood 34 despite Kenilworth’s Charlie Stranks taking a good 4-38 and Leach 3-40.

 

 

3rd. XI

Kenilworth v. Southam

Cotswold Hills Cricket League – Division 6 – W/L – 40 overs a side.

WIN

Kenilworth 192-5 (23 points) (40 overs) beat Southam 78-10 (2 points) (21.5 overs) by 114 runs.

 

Kenilworth 3rds. romped to a 114 runs win over Southam who were skittled out for 78 inside 22 overs after Tom Skinner took a stunning 6-12 from his 5.2 overs and Matt Dadswell 3-19 from his 6 overs. Earlier, the Town side had posted 192-5 from their 40 overs as Mark Stranks hit an impressive 82 (9 x 4) and Dave Smithson 39 (3 x 4) as they put on 130 runs for the second wicket. Skipper, Steve Kelley then chipped in with an unbeaten 24 after Ward had taken 2-24 and Aguihotri 2-44 for Southam. Skinner then ripped through the host’s line up as only two batsmen reached double figures with Williams top scoring with 38 and to consolidate Kenilworth’s top spot in the Division.