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.