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Leach and Machin hold their nerves to secure a tense one wicket win

3rd XI v. Ashton under Hill


On Saturday 26th May, Kenilworth’s Third team hosted Ashton under Hill seconds for their Cotswold Hills League Division Seven fixture at their Harbury ground. The match turned out to be a very low scoring affair with Kenilworth’s last pair of Sam Leach and young Will Machin holding their nerves to secure a well deserved win against table topping Ashton, the Club’s first win a across all sides for two weekends.

Home captain invited the visitors Ashton to bat first, new ball pair of Ed Smith and George Boylin began with pace and aggression, Smith striking first, the visitors 9 for 1, not to be outdone, Boylin reducing the visitors to 16 for 2, also bowling the visitors top order middle stump. A partnership of 23, saw Ashton to 39, before Smith struck the woodwork again, 39 for 3, this was 44 for 4 when Boylin repeated the dose, two fine seven over spells each. If Ashton thought it would get easier when the change bowling arrived, they were wrong, Max Howard replaced Smith, he too got in on the act via a catch from Smith at cover, Skipper Leach replaced Boylin, Leach soon found the stumps, Ashton now 60 for 6. Young Will Machin then replaced Howard and he also got amongst the wickets, three clean bowled and a catch for keeper Andy Dadswell behind, as the visitors were all out in a flash in side thirty one overs for 97. Wicket takers Ed Smith 2 for 29, George Boylin 2 for 13, both off seven overs, Max Howard 1 for 15, Sam Leach 1 for 13, but young Will Machin taking the last four wickets, finishing with a superb 4 for 15 off 3.2 overs.

After tea, Kenilworth had 59 overs to get the 98 needed for victory, openers Matt Dadswell and Uma Shanker strode to the wicket, but when Dadswell fell for 5 and Shanker for 1, the home side in trouble at 6 for 2. Boylin fell to a sharp catch for 4, Kenilworth now 21 for 3, soon became 26 for 4 then 41 for 5, this game was now in the balance, Tom Anscombe batting at three, was standing firm, soaking up the overs, ten from Nigel Thompson, and Kenilworth now 59 for 6, Andy Dadswell with 15, Anscombe’s long vigil ended for 12 in thirty five overs (!!) , the score now 87 for 8 and on a knife edge, Ed Smith joined skipper Sam Leach, but fell quickly, now 91 for 9, seven runs needed as last man Will Machin joined Leach, Machin survived the over, Leach taking a two then a single, 95 for 9, with Leach on strike to the leg spinner Perks, and three needed, Leach calmly lifted the spinner over wide mid on for a six to win the game in the 48th over of 59.


Kenilworth finishing on 101 for 9, to win a brilliant game of cricket by one wicket, well played all.
Wicket takers for Ashton were Archer 3 for 17 off ten overs, Garland 2 for 16 off ten overs and spinner Perks with 2 for 22 off 9.2 overs.

Kenilworth take 18 points for their fine efforts.

The day the IPL came to Dunlop!!!

2nd XI v. Dunlop Stars

Kenilworth’s second team travelled to play Dunlop  Stars for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture on Saturday 12th May  and suffered a heavy 10 wicket defeat

Put into bat, Kenilworth found scoring runs hard, openers Mark Stranks and Ant Kerry putting on 23 for the first wicket, Kerry making 13 and Stranks 16. The second wicket also falling with the score on 23, but two quick wickets falling left the visitors in trouble at 44 for 4 then 65 for 5. However, there was some promise as newbies all rounder David Barclay hit 32, Joey Poole 16 as the pair put putting on 39 for the sixth wicket, then a cameo of 19 not out from the returning George Boylin, got Kenilworth to 134 for 7 from their fifty over allocation. For Dunlop Stars, Ali with 3 for 47 from ten overs, Atta with 2 for 17 from twelve tight overs and 2 for 19 from nine overs for Hussain restricting the visitors.

After the tea interval, Dunlop Stars appeared to be in a hurry to finish the game in double quick time, opening pair Amir and Kasim plundered the Kenilworth bowling to all parts, fours and sixes in plentiful supply. Despite the efforts of the visitors efforts with the ball, they had no answer to the home sides batting, Dunlop winning easily by ten wickets, finishing on 138 for 0, getting the runs in only seventeen overs.

Amir making 71 not out and his partner Kasim 65 not out, Kenilworth taking just a single point for their efforts, the side will dust themselves off and go again next week. 


2nd XI v Pickwick


Kenilworth were no match for Divisional winners Pickwick who outplayed the side in all departments and lost the one sided match by 251 runs. Pickwick hit 327-8 as opener  Meir  made 105, Ali 70 not out, Javed 38 and Shah 32 despite the efforts of George Boylin who took 2 wickets whilst the others were shared by youngsters Freddie Davies and Theo McBrien , veterans Ed Smith and Ali Peebles. Keeper  Dan Horner took 2 catches  and a stumping.  In reply, Kenilworth were skittled out for 76 with only colts Danny Boneham 21 and McBrien 18  the only players to make it into double figures as Tahir took 5-31 and Sharaz 3-12 for Pickwick.

Sunday XI v Warwick

Two centuries hit in Sunday friendly

The Sunday match saw two centuries one from Kenilworth’s  Chris Prophet and the other from Warwick’s Bhatti but Kenilworth ran out winners by 21 runs in their 35 overs a side match. Kenilworth posted 207-3 as Prophet made 114 hitting 114 with 14 boundaries and three 6’s whilst old stager Mark Deeley made a solid 54 with 4 boundaries and a six whilst colt Danny Boneham chipped in 19. In reply, Bhatti made 115 for Warwick and Head 28 but their efforts were not quite enough as they ended the day on 186-5 after Ali Peebles rounded off his fine weekend as he took 2-35, George Boylin and Boneham a wicket each.

3rd XI v Kenilworth Wardens

Thompson leads the way with a top notch ton

The Thirds continued their great season and notched up their 8th win of the season in their penultimate match of their  Cotswold Hills Cricket League campaign as they recorded an 82 run victory over neighbours Kenilworth Wardens. The side posted 256-5 as opener Nigel Thompson was in sublime form as he hit a superb century. His 105 not out included 12 boundaries and a 6 and he shared in an unbroken 103 run 6th wicket partnership with skipper Sam Leach who made an unbeaten 50 in which he hit 9 boundaries. George Boylin earlier chipped in with 42. Wardens could only manage to reach 174 despite Hammann making 45, Bennett 23 and Brown 20 as Ed Smith took 3-26 whilst the 5 other bowlers used shared the remaining wickets as Kenilworth 3’s side push for promotion in their most impressive season for several years.