The 2022 season gets underway with two friendly wins
Hooray! ………. The 2022 season has finally commenced after the winter hibernation from our on field cricketing activities with two much awaited and entertaining (…… and very) friendly matches with great local opposition and close results at our Warwick Road Ground over last weekend. It’s what cricket is all about. Being together and playing a sport we ALL love!
Saturday 9th. April
Kenilworth v. Coventry & North Warwickshire 2’s
FRIENDLY – 40 overs a side
KENILWORTH WON BY 3 RUNS
Kenilworth 139-10 (39.5 overs) beat Coventry & North Warwickshire 2’s 136-7 (40 overs) by 3 runs. Scorecard
In the opening match of their 2022 season, Kenilworth hosted Coventry & NW 2’s in a friendly match at their Warwick Road Ground that saw them win by 3 runs in an entertaining match in which the Town’s Connor Shingler starred with the ball.
Kenilworth posted 139 in their innings thanks to a 39 ball 37 from Stuart Cope (6 x 4) and 21 from new skipper, Joe Atkinson (2 x 4), whilst a crucial 31 run 9th wicket partnership between Matt Casey 15 and Tom Skinner 14 added much needed runs to their final total. Johnson took 2-11 whilst Cook and Palmer both took 2-14 for the visitors.
In reply, Cov & NW started cautiously but picked up the pace with Ian Gill hitting 39, Zak Taylor an unbeaten 27 and Mike Cook 22 but it was the introduction of Shingler that turned the game around in Kenilworth’s favour as he took a fine 4-15 from his seven overs. With 15 required off the last over, Cov & NW were only able to hit 12 and they fell 3 runs short of Kenilworth’s score as the match ended with them on 136-7. Tom Skinner and Atkinson were Kenilworth’s other wicket takers, whilst wicketkeeper Henry Curran took 3 fine catches behind the stumps.
Sunday 10th. April
Kenilworth v. Marton
FRIENDLY – 40 overs a side
KENILWORTH WON BY 10 RUNS.
Kenilworth 153-10 (35.5 overs) beat Marton 143-10 (39.3 overs) by 10 runs. Scorecard
The Sunday XI enjoyed a 10 run win in their first match of the season as Chris Prophet hit 56 (9 x 4) and Sam Leach 46 (6 x 4) as they put on 85 runs in their 2nd. wicket partnership. Young Sam Davies chipped in with 12 in the tail with the trio the only ones to reach double figures. Marton’s Andy Copson was in early season form as he bagged a five wicket haul taking 5-41 from his 7 overs as Kenilworth were bowled out for 153.
In reply, Jay Singh made 61 for Marton as he shared in a 48 run 4th wicket partnership with Steve Edden who made 23. Andy Groves made an unbeaten 20 for the visitors but Kenilworth’s youngster Louis Smithson took vital wickets in his frugal 4 over spell towards the end of their innings taking 3-6. Fellow colt, Tom Best had earlier taken 3-18 with Tom Skinner and Matt Dadswell a wicket a piece with two run outs accounting for the other wickets to fall as Marton were bowled out for 143 with 3 balls of the match remaining.