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Wet outfield, no play

Sunday XI v. Berkswell




Today, Sunday 11th. August, the Sunday XI were due to host Berkswell, at our Warwick Road Ground in the Arden Sunday Cricket League Division 3 fixture but the match was cancelled with no play was possible due to the continuing run of poor weather that continues to beset the area.




Youngsters make PB’s in Senior Cricket in side’s win

Sunday XI v. Warwick




On Sunday 4th August, Kenilworth hosted neighbours Warwick for a forty over a side friendly at their Warwick Road ground that saw the K’s win by 17 runs in a low scoring affair.

Visitors Warwick won the toss and asked Kenilworth to bat first. The home side opened up with the experienced Geoff Hay and the youth of Kieran Umashanka, the pair made a watchful start against the Warwick bowling, in the ninth over, Spall enticed Hay into a mistake, caught for 5. Kenilworth 15 for 1. Matt Casey was in at three, after the fall of the first wicket, Umashanka and Casey took the score to 32, when Casey was deceived by Spall, bowled for 7 in the 13th over. Shayan Imam was next to partner Umashanka, the two youngsters, batted well together, Umashanka looking good at the crease, the pair added 21 in five overs, when Imam was caught off the bowling of Webb for 5, 53 for 3 on the 18th over. This bought James Adamson to the crease, Adamson started with two early fours, but just after the drinks break, Adamson was bowled by Webb for 10, 72 for 4 now in the 21st over, his wicket bought Matt Dadswell to join Umashanka, Dadswell showed intent immediately, a strong four on the on side, then Umashanka was caught off the bowling of Lawson, his fine innings, and personal best score in senior cricket of 31, Kenilworth now 82 for 5 in the 24th over. Louis Smitheson was in at seven, he and Dadswell started to get the score moving, gradually the two batsmen began take the score along, going past the hundred, Matt Dadswell in particular, very quick to punish the short ball, hitting two sixes to the road side of the ground, along with straight drives, Dadswell and Smitheson went past a fifty run partnership together, with the score on 140, Dadswell was bowled by Spall, hitting a senior best score of 44, he and Smitheson putting on 58 together in 13 overs. Kenilworth 140 for 6 in the 37th over, Smitheson followed soon after, trying to push the score on, bowled by Sharma for a well played 13, Christian Russ not out 2 and Tom Skinner not out 1, Kenilworth closing their innings on 149 for 7 from their forty overs. Spall with 3 for 18 and Webb 2 for 18, the most successful bowlers for Warwick, as the players headed off for tea.

Webb and Kumar-Singh opened their side’s reply, Christian Russ and Chris Beech opening up the bowling for the home side, and the visitors lost Webb in the second over, run out by a direct throw from Matt Casey at extra cover, Webb out for 1, Singh was next man in, he and Kumar – Singh looked to be positive, both players with early fours, then Beech struck, Kumar – Singh well caught by Tom Skinner on the leg side boundary, out for 9. Cox was now in with Singh, both players looked to steady their sides innings after the two early wickets, Singh though was bowled by Matt Casey for 15, the visitors 40 for 3. Sharma in at five, along with Cox, began to get their side on the front side, Sharma opened up with a six off Casey over mid wicket, both batsmen busy at the crease, the pair went on to add fifty together, and going past a hundred, when in Casey’s second spell, had Cox caught behind by Louis Smitheson for a solid 38, 110 for 4 in the 30th over, Casey struck again in his next over, Sharma well caught on the leg boundary for a good innings of 35, 115 for 5. Tom Skinner then bowled Watson for 5, 122 for 6, with overs now running out Warwick were struggling to find the boundaries required, Marlow was run out by Kieran Umashanka for 8, leaving Warwick requiring 25 to win off the last over, Baldwin falling to a good catch behind from Louis Smitheson off the bowling of James Adamson for 8, as Warwick closed their innings on 132 for 8 from forty overs, Kenilworth the winners by 17 runs. Wickets for Matt Casey with 3 for 19 from eight tidy overs, Tom Skinner 1 for 15 from eight overs, Chris Beech 1 for 19 from eight overs and a wicket for James Adamson with 1 for 10 off two overs on a day when Matt Dadswell and Kieran Umashanka made personal best scores in senior cricket.



Liquid sun in Harborne prevents any play

Sunday XI v. Harborne


The Sunday XI’s  match at Harborne in their Division 3 match in the Arden Sunday Cricket League fell victim to the weather. No play was possible.


Sunday XI draw as youngsters sees the side to safety

Sunday XI v. Wellesbourne




On Sunday 21st. July, the Club’s Sunday XI hosted Wellesbourne in their Division 3 match in the Arden Sunday Cricket League at our Warwick Road Ground with the match ending in a draw as the side could not reach the Wellesbourne score.

Visitors Wellesbourne won the toss and elected to bat first M. Istead and Hopwood opened up for the visitors, and were in a very positive mode, Istead in particular was finding runs easy to come by, the pair raced to a fifty run stand in only nine overs, soon after Istead bought up his personal fifty, the partnership continued, the Kenilworth bowling unable to break the stand, past a hundred they went, Istead was now into the 90’s, on 95 he bought up his century with a six, but was bowled soon after by Charlie Stranks for 101, a really fine innings from the visiting opener, Wellesbourne 136 for 1 in the 25th over. Hopwood was joined by Boyle, the pair took the score past 150, but in the 30th over, Geoff Edmunds bowled Hopwood for 41, Wellesbourne 156 for 2, Edmunds then bowled next man in Ross without score in the same over, 156 for 3. Christian Russ removed Boyle for 14, thanks to a catch from Adie Sellar, 167 for 4.  Joey Poole returned to have O. Istead caught by Chris Prophet for 8, 172 for 5 in the 35th over. In the 38th over, Charlie Stranks bowled Blakemore for 14, the visitors slowed down on 188 for 6. Smith and Blake took the visitors to 198 for 6 from their forty overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth, Geoff Edmunds with 2 for 24 from 6 overs, Charlie Stranks with 2 for 45 from eight overs, Joey Poole with 1 for 29 from eight and Christian Russ 1 for 34 from six overs. As the players headed off for tea.

Kenilworth started their reply with openers Chris Prophet and Jo Atkinson, the pair began brightly, going along nicely, they started to build a solid partnership together, seeing off the opening bowlers, when in the tenth over, Atkinson was unluckily bowled by Blakemore for 21, the ball rolling back off the bat after hitting his pad, Kenilworth 46 for 1. Keeper George Baines joined Prophet, but Prophet was next to fall, bowled by Evans for 38, now 64 for 2  in the 14th over. Two more quick wickets fell in the 18th over, first Baines was caught and bowled for 5 off the spin of Hopwood, then a disaster for Charlie Stranks, run out for 1, the home side wobbling on 70 for 4. Kenilworth now had young Louis Smitheson and Joey Poole at the crease, both batsmen looked comfortable at the wicket, as they started to build a steady partnership together, batting for twelve overs, putting on 28, until Poole was caught behind off Hopwood, Poole making 17, Kenilworth now 98 for 5 in the 30th over. Smitheson fell soon after, bowled by Smith for a gritty 12, 100 for 6 in 33rd over. With two youngsters, Shyan Imam and Kieran Umashanka together now, the pair just needed to be sensible, bat out the remaining overs, to ensure their side took the draw, but after a steady start Umashanka was run out for 4, now 113 for 7, but overs running out for Wellesbourne to force the win, as Christian Russ and Imam saw their side to the losing draw, Kenilworth ended their forty overs on 126 for 7, Russ not out 7 and Imam not out 4.

Hopwood was the pick of the Wellesbourne bowling, taking a fine 2 for 5 off seven tight overs. Wellesbourne take 16 points and Kenilworth 6 points for the losing draw but it still continues to be a good season for the Sunday side.



Sunday side in a hurry

Sunday XI v. Knowle Village




The Sunday XI travelled to Knowle Village for their Division 3 Arden Sunday Cricket League match on Sunday 14th. July and won at a canter.

Skipper Dan Horner won the toss and asked Village to bat first, home opening pair of Lyons and Holmes were hoping for a solid start, but the Kenilworth bowlers never let them settle, as George Jeyaratnam soon had Lyons heading back to the pavilion, caught behind by George Baines for 5, Village 13 for 1. Bradley and Lyons then started a recovery, Bradley hit a six and two fours. Matt Casey, who replaced Jeyaratnam, had him caught at mid wicket by Charlie Stranks for 18, the home side 34 for 2, Tibbits was next man in, Holmes was then lbw to Christian Russ for 10, the home side 48 for 3. Casey then had Tibbits caught by Dan Horner for 15, now village were struggling on 56 for 4 in the 13th over. Charlie Stranks replaced Russ, and bowled Collard with his third ball, Collard out without scoring, 56 for 5 now, Stranks then had Bates caught at leg slip by George Jeyaratnam without score, now 58 for 6. Tom Skinner then replaced Stranks, he also quickly got amongst the wickets,, having Pemberton caught by Henry Curran at mid off with his first ball, Pemberton making 2, now the home side were 58 for 7. Skinner struck again in his next over, Mehmood caught by Christian Russ for 1, now on the brink, Knowle were 60 for 8. This became 60 for 9 in the next over, Casey having Hurley caught, Henry Curran making no mistake, Hurley out without score, 60 for 9. Christian Russ returned, replacing Skinner, and with the last ball of the 22nd over, had last man Ramadas caught behind by George Baines for 2, Knowle Village all out for just 69, Lane not out 6. For Kenilworth, Matt Casey took 3 for 8 from four overs, Charlie Stranks with 2 for 9 from three overs, Christian Russ with 2 for 26 from 6 overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 1 from two overs and a wicket for George Jeyaratnam, 1 for 9 from six overs.

So needing just 70 to win, Kenilworth Openers Dan Horner and James Adamson looked to make a solid start, the pair made a fast start, both players finding the boundary early, they had put on 34 together when Horner picked out Ramadas at point, off the bowling of Hurley, Horner making 15, Ben Maney was in at three, he got off the mark straight away, also hitting a four, but on 6, Maney picked out Hurley at mid wicket off Lanes first ball, Kenilworth 56 for 2 in the tenth over, Adamson still going strong, now joined by number four Darius Potten-Ravenshad, Ravenshad off the mark with a leg glance for one, a boundary four and a single for Adamson, Kenilworth 66 for 2 at the end of the tenth over, Ramadas with his first ball, was dispatched by Adamson over square leg for six, and Kenilworth had won, ending on 72 for 2, winning by eight wickets after just 10.1 overs, Adamson ending 35 not out and Darius Potten-Ravenshad 1 not out. Kenilworth take 20 points.

KCC win by 8 wickets on the day that England somehow win the ICC World Cup in another incredible match!


Huzzah, all round!