Tail wags three times as 1st XI record their 7th. win of the season after Ahmed’s 68

1st XI v. Weoley Hill

 

WIN!

On Saturday 14th. July, the side travelled to Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 match and came out as winners bagging 20 points that sees them move into 4th. place one point behind 3rd spot and 19 from heading the Division.

The side won the match on the penultimate ball in a tense affair with the last pair of Jorjeet Singh, at number 9, 18* and Darius Potten-Ravenshad, at number 11, 2* holding their nerves to see the side home after number 10, Dan Horner had made 25.

Weoley Hill had posted a challenging 261-6 from their 50 overs with McCoughlin at 4 hitting an impressive 85, opener Graham 50 and number 6, Garghan 40. There were wickets for Muhammed Nayeem with 2-39 from his 12 tidy overs but the bowler on form was Potten-Ravenshad who snapped up 4-36. In the field, Nayeem and Horner took two catches each.

Chasing, the 1st XI were indebted to Adie Sellar who made 29, Nayeem 30 and Sunny Ahmed with a splendid 68 to get the side close to the set target. A minor mid-order collapse followed and it was left to the tail trio of Singh, Horner and Potten-Ravenshad to guide the side to victory by the narrowest of margins as they reached 262-9 in 49.5 overs, in a very tense and nervy finish. For Weoley Hill, Chadwick, Donovan and Ahmed took a brace of wickets each.

 

Weoley Hill  261-10            (8 points)          1st XI   262-9                     (20 points)    

 

 

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Beach and Baker save the side’s blushes.

2nd XI v. Dunlop Stars

 

(Losing)   DRAW

 

Dunlop Stars were bowled out for 168 in the 45th over as they visited our Warwick Road Ground on Saturday 14th. July in their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 7 match.

Iklaq with 39 and Javeed 26 not out were the Dunlop Stars top scorers as paceman Ian Baker took 2-41, Joey Poole 2-27 from a very tidy 12  overs, Matt Casey 3-36 from his 9 overs, whilst spinner veteran Chris Beach snapped up 3-23 from a frugal 10 overs. Seven catches were taken by the Kenilworth side in the field, 5 of them by the impressive keeper Elliott Haynes-Sorrell behind the stumps.

In reply, the 2’s now had a maximum of 54 overs – an additional 4 overs – to get to the winning post and they may have wished not to have the extra overs. The side started solidly as Mark Stranks made 29 opening. The Dunlop bowlers then started to make breakthroughs although James Adamson, in mid order, steadied the side with a good 30 which included a 6 and Charlie Stranks 23. However, further wickets fell regularly and it was left to the last pair of Chris Beach 8* and Ian Baker 4* to save the day for the 2nds as they held on for several overs to draw the match, ending the day on 142-9 as all 5 Dunlop Stars’ bowlers took wickets.

 

Dunlop Stars  168-10     (16 points)      2nd XI              142-9         (9 points)

 

Baines’ 61 and Smith’s 46 are in vain

3rd. XI v. Kenilworth Wardens IV

 

LOSE

 

On Saturday 14th. July, the 3rd XI entertained Kenilworth Wardens IV’s in their Cotswold Hills Cricket League Division 6 clash at their Harbury ground.

The side, batting first, started well as Uma Shanker and Pete Huxford each made 23 before young gun George Baines entered the fray and made a most composed 61 that included 9 boundaries.  He was backed up by master blaster, Ed Smith, who hit a quickfire 46 that saw him hit 8 balls to the boundary and a six as the side reached 226-9 off their 45 overs. For the Wardens, Readman snapped up 3-42 whilst there was a wicket a piece for the other 5 bowlers used.

In reply, after being 78-4, the Wardens started to consolidate and frustrate the Town’s bowlers. Casey and Blakemore both made 35, Mills at number 7, 55 and it was Readman with 17 not out to see them to the winning post as they reached 227-8 and earn a two wicket win.

There were 2 fine catches behind the stumps for keeper, Huxford whilst some great fielding accounted for 3 run outs of Warden’s batsmen. Wicket takers for the side were Smith with 2-55, Matt Dadswell 1-19, Geoff Edmunds 1-19 and 1-13 for young Will Machin.

 

 

Half centuries from Dan and Elliott see side to victory

Sunday XI v. Highway Spartans II

On Sunday 8th July, Kenilworth finally played a home Arden Sunday League Division Three fixture against Highway Spartans.

Visitors Highway won the toss and decided to bat first. Opening bowlers Matt Dadswell and Jorjeet Singh looked for early wickets, but Dadswell went for ten in the first over, but Singh struck in the second, bowling Yardley third ball for no score, 10 for 1. Young Dadswell soon got amongst the wickets, having Moynihan caught behind by skipper Dan Horner for 3, Spartans 23 for 2. Max Howard replaced Dadswell from the pavilion end and he struck quickly, bowling Iqbal for 6, now 41 for 3 became 45 for 4 when Jorjeet Singh bowled Granaghan for 1.

Auguste joined opener Ivory, together the pair added 41 for the third wicket, Charlie Stranks replaced Singh from the Leek Wootton end he had Auguste caught by Steve Rhodes for 26, Highway 86 for 5. Stranks then had Ivory caught behind by Dan Horner for 46, 93 for 6 became 107 for 7 when Patel was bowled by the returning Matt Dadswell for 2, two more wickets for Charlie Stranks and a run out from Stranks saw Spartans all out for 146 in 36 overs of their forty, Dyal batting at eight held his side together, ending 44 not out. Wickets for Charlie Stranks 4 for 26 off 6 overs, Jorjeet Singh with 2 for 20 off 8 overs, Matt Dadswell 2 for 39 off 8 overs and a wicket for Max Howard 1 for 26 off 6 overs.

Kenilworth openers Dan Horner and Andy Dadswell looked to make a solid start, but Dadswell was out for 7, chopping on to Johnson with the score on 20, Elliott Haynes-Sorrell joined Horner, both batsmen looked to score quickly, the odd run out scare, but the pair added 95 together before Horner was caught and bowled by Yardley for a fine 58 (10 x 4), Kenilworth 115 for 2. Steve Rhodes joined Sorrell, Rhodes smashed two sixes in two balls, then holed out attempting a third off the bowling of Ivory, Rhodes making 12. Sorrell bought up yet another fifty for himself, finishing on 52 not out, along with Jorjeet Singh 4 not out, as Kenilworth cruised home on 147 for 3 in the 29th over, winning by seven wickets, collecting the full 24 points for the win.

 

Booker and Magafas guide side to victory

1st. XI v. Earlswood

On Saturday 7th July Kenilworth hosted Earlswood in a Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Earlswood to bat first, and Steve Rhodes struck an early blow having Reeve caught for 1, Earlswood 6 for 1. Opener Narota and Ahmed took their side to 50 before Ahmed was caught off the bowling of Ian Baker for 9, Edwards was next in, he added 44 with Narota, before Jorjeet Singh had Narota caught for a solid 39, Earlswood 94 for 3. Two wickets for Sunny Ahmed, left the visitors on 156 for 5, but Edwards was still there, he passed fifty, but another wicket for Ahmed and two from the returning Steve Rhodes left Earlswood struggling on 182 for 9, everything depended on Edwards for Earlswood, now batting with last man Bussey, incredibly the pair put on 61 for the last wicket, when Rhodes bowled Edwards, not before he had completed a fabulous century, finally out for 133, Bussey 0 not out in the last wicket stand of 61. Earlswood all out for 243 in the 45th over. For Kenilworth, wickets for Steve Rhodes with 4 for 56, Sunny Ahmed 3 for 60, Jorjeet Singh 1 for 23, Ian Baker 1 for 29 and Muhammad Nayeem 1 for 39. There were  four catches also for outfielder, Muhammad Nayeem.

Kenilworth’s opening pair of Dave Edmunds and Adie Sellar looked to make a positive start in their chase of 244 to win, but Sellar fell for 6, the home side 20 for 1. Sunny Ahmed joined Edmunds, the pair added 72 together when Edmunds was caught first ball after drinks for an excellent 50 (10 x 4 & 1 x 6) the home side 92 for 2 off 17 overs. Next man on Tom Booker put on 51 with Ahmed before Ahmed was caught for a fine 40, Kenilworth now 143 for 3. Skipper Pete Magafas joined keeper batsman Booker, both men played some glorious drives, the scoreboard was ticking over, in no time the pair got their side past 200, Booker bringing up a fine fifty. The visitors weren’t helped losing an opening bowler to injury in only the third over of innings, therefore only having ten fielders, but Kenilworth weren’t to be denied, as Booker and Magafas saw their side home in the 39th over, the pair adding an unbroken stand of 104 together, Booker 83 not out (14 x 4) and Magafas ending 45 not out. Kenilworth finished on 247 for 3 to win by an impressive 7 wickets, taking 20 points, six wins from seven games and seven games unbeaten keeps the promotion push well on track.