3rd. XI fixtures published by CHL

Club’s 3rd. XI in CHL Shield B competition for 2020

 

The Cotswold Hills League have arranged a League/Shield competition, commencing Saturday 18th. July.

The 3rd XI will play a mixture of 40 overs a side League and Friendly fixtures in a Divison of 7 local sides.

They will have 7 fixtures up to and including 29.08.2020, 4 of which will be competition fixtures, at least and three friendlies from a pool of local Clubs.

The CHL Shield semi finals will be decided upon on a PPG (Points Per Game) average.

The side’s HOME games will be played at our regular Harbury RFC Ground.

The link to the fixtures can be found on clicking onto the following link:

2020-CHL-3rd-XI-League and Shield-Fixtures

 

2020 WCCL – 1st. XI and 2nd. XI mini-League fixtures published

1st. XI and 2nd. XI fixtures

 

The WCCL has published details of our shortened mini-League season, that will be played on a local basis.

Both the 1st. XI and 2nd. XI will play in restructured Divisions of 6 teams, playing each other home and away (10 games in total).

The fixture list can be found by clicking onto the below link:

2020 WCCL 1st and 2nd XI League Fixtures

 

No Fixture Card will be printed this season.

 

Two Castles Sunday Friendly

Sunday XI v. Warwick

 

The first competitive game of cricket took place at our Ground when neighbours, Warwick, visited for a 40 overs a side friendly in a good natured “Battle of the Castles” on Sunday 12th. July.

Warwick batted first and made 144-6 in their innings with O’Sullivan hitting an unbeaten 48 and A. Sharma, a steady 41 not out as they shared in a long unbroken partnership after a few wickets had fallen. Matt Casey had earlier snapped up 2-23 for Kenilworth’s Sunday XI, whilst there was a wicket a piece for Darius Potten-Ravenshad, Tom Skinner, Charlie Stranks and Chris Prophet.

In reply, Dan Horner made 33 and Prophet 27 not out for the Town’s Sunday XI but the side fell behind the run rate and could only muster 125-6 at stumps. Warwick being the victors by 19 runs.  Earlier, George Baines had made 16 and Dan Roden 10 as Bhatti took 2-20, a wicket each for Malby, P. Singh, A. Singh and Sharma for the visitors in a game played in good spirit and relief that the Clubs’ season have now started.

 

First Cricket Match at the Club in the 2020 season

Shingler XI v.  Leach XI

 

After an enforced delay to the start of the Season due to the current Covid Health crisis and lockdown, the season finally commenced on Saturday 11th. July.

It had been decided to hold a 40 overs a side  inter-Club match, so that 22 Club players had the opportunity to don their whites and play a competitive match, with a neutral umpire.

The match was between the Shingler XI and Leach XI, both Captains of the 1st. XI and 2nd. XI sides this season with the sides mixed equally.

Prior to the start of the game, all players lined up either side of the wicket and held a Minute’s Silence for those that had died during the ongoing health crisis as a mark of Respect to them.

 

 

The Leach XI batted first and made 148-7 in their 40 overs. Adie Sellar hit 32 before he fell but had the honour of hitting the first 6 of the season at the Ground (and into the Housing Development!), whilst Matt Casey made 18. However, the side’s top scorer was Adam Huxford who made an unbeaten 36 when the innings closed. He hit only one boundary, running all the others. Jono Sparks took 2-18 and Tom Skinner 2-23 whilst there was a wicket a piece for Connor Shingler, Matt Dadswell and Danny Boneham.

Chasing, the Shingler XI started at a fair pace as Player of the Day, Chris Prophet, found early season form and made the first half century at the Club of the season before he retired on 66 after hitting 8 boundaries. Newbie, Stuart Cope, made 23 before Jono Sparks took the side over the winning line with some 6 overs to spare as he made 29 not out (4 x 4, 1 x 6) as the side reached 152-3, hitting the winning runs. The wickets were shared between Steve Rhodes, Joe Atkinson and Dan Barrie – each picking up one a piece.

A Minute’s Round of Applause took place mid way through the game, when the match stopped and all – players and spectators – joined in it in memory of Don Hitchcock, Dennis Slater and Life Member, Peter Plummer, who had all sadly passed away this year and who had devoted so much of their time and commitment to the Club over many decades.

It was a most enjoyable day for all involved with many spectators attending – probably the highest number watching and socializing, since the Clubhouse re-opening 14 years ago after the fire, getting use to the new Regulations, one way system for the bar and Clubhouse but while maintaining social distancing. A very good day was had. WELL DONE all – those that organized the day, those took part in the match (players and officials) and to those who came down and showed your support.  THANK YOU.

 

The 2020 Cricket Season finally commences

Cricket begins at KCC

 

On Saturday 11th. July, the long wait for the 2020 Cricket Season to start was finally over.

 

A competitive Inter-Club 40 overs a side match between the Shingler XI and the Leach XI took place.

 

League run fixtures begin next weekend (18th.)