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No joy for the 1sts at Highway

1st. XI v. Highway Spartans

On Saturday 19th May, Kenilworth made the short trip to play Highway Spartans, looking for back to back wins in Warwickshire Cricket League Division One.

Highway won the toss and chose to bat first, opener Ivory got his side off to a solid start, making 34, at the fall of the first wicket, lvory was joined by Abbey who made a brisk 40. Highway maintained a decent flow to their innings, built around a solid 57 not out from Hallat, batting at number five. Highway finishing on a competitive 243 for 8 from their fifty over allocation. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were, spinners Jorjeet Singh with 3 for 32 from ten tidy overs, Henry Curran 2 for 42 from ten overs and seamers Steve Rhodes with 2 for 61 off ten overs and Freddie Davies 1 for 32 off seven overs, Rhodes taking two catches, Tom Booker a catch and a stumping.

After the tea interval, openers Dave Edmunds and Pete Magafas went about the task of chasing down the target, the pair put on 32 for the first wicket, before Edmunds was dismissed for 17, Henry Curran joined skipper Magafas, but Curran fell for 11, Magafas was to top score for the visitors with 31, as wickets began to fall, home spinner McCarthy wreaking havoc, taking 5 for just 15 in eight overs and Bains with 4 for 42 doing the damage, as Kenilworth subsided to be all out for just 110 inside 27 overs. Tom Booker with 16, Jono Sparks 12 and Jorjeet Singh with 10 the only other double figure scores, as Kenilworth crumbled in the sunshine.

Highway Spartans the winners by a huge 133 runs, Kenilworth taking three points for their efforts.

 

 

Baker causes mayhem with the ball after Magafas’ and Booker’s fine knocks

1st XI v. Weoley Hill

Kenilworth finally got their delayed Warwickshire Cricket League Division one season underway as they hosted Birmingham outfit Weoley Hill on Saturday 12th May and ran out easy winners .

Kenilworth batting first, openers Dave Edmunds and Pete Magafas putting on 36 for first wicket, before Edmunds was dismissed for 9, Henry Curran joined Magafas, the pair added a solid 54 together for the second wicket, Curran out for 13.

Greek-Australian Magafas was going well, bringing up his fifty, together with Tom Booker, the home side began to get the scoreboard moving, the pair putting on a fine partnership of 89 for the fifth wicket, Magafas falling just short of a deserved hundred, falling for 96, his innings containing eleven fine boundary fours. Booker also made a fine half century, finishing on 69 not out (1 x 6 and 7 x 4), adding an unbroken 37 with Steve Rhodes (13no) for the seventh wicket, Kenilworth ending their innings with a decent 226 for 6 from their fifty overs. For visitors Weoley Hill, Donovan with 2 for 31 and Graham 2 for 39, being the most successful of the Hills bowling attack.

Steve Rhodes and Ian Baker opened up bowling for Kenilworth, the pacemen soon had Weoley Hill in all sorts of trouble, the first wicket falling at seven, then absolute chaos in the visitors dressing room, with batsmen scrambling to find their pads, Hill in total disarray at 9 for 4 in only four overs. The fifth wicket left the visitors 11 for 5, then on the brink at 25 for 7. Only the Weoley Hill number eight Ahmed with 20 and number nine Donovan 12 making double figures. When they were out, the visitors succumbed for just 59 on the 22nd over.

The bowling honours went to Ian Baker with a brilliant 5 for 16 from eight overs, Matt Casey 2 for 15 from six overs, Jono Sparks 2 for 16 and 1 for 11 for Steve Rhodes.

Kenilworth the winners by a massive 167 runs, to start the season in fine style with a great team performance as they WON their Win/lose League Match with ease. 

KCC 226-6 (Pete Magafas 96, Tom Booker 69*) Weoley Hill 55-10 (Ian Baker 8-4-16-5)

Well done lads.

 

Game called off despite the sun and the lovely weekend weather

1st XI v. Earlswood

The 1st’s match at Earlswood in Division 1 of the Warwickshire Cricket League was called off this morning, on a day of glorious sunshine, as the Earlswood ground still remains waterlogged and unfit to play on due to the poor weather of recent weeks. That’s three weeks running without a match now for the side.

 

The 1sts continue to wait to play

1st XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

The 1sts opening match of the Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 season  which had been delayed by a week, in any case, and due to take place on Saturday 28th. April has been cancelled due to an unfit and waterlogged pitch at Solihull Blossomfield.

The match can not be re-arranged.

As a result, both sides will take 4 points.

1sts record first win/lose League win of season on last day

1st XI v. King’s Heath

Kenilworth hosted Kings Heath on Saturday 9th September for their final Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture of the season and won the win/lose match under the D/L method to guarantee them Division 1 cricket for next season1sts record their firs.

The home side were asked to bat first, and with rain around the visitors struck an early blow, at 9 for 1 the players were forced off due to the forecast rain arriving. When the rain stopped, a huge effort by the players and groundsmen managed to get the game restarted and the match became a 37 overs per side match.

Kenilworth’s opening bat Pete Magafas began to get the scoreboard moving, Magafas and Chris Prophet putting on 43 for the third wicket, before Prophet was dismissed for 25. There were also useful contributions from Henry Curran with 16 and Jorjeet Singh with 12, before both were run out. Magafas kept his head, he went on make a superb innings of 84, his knock included eight fours.

Kenilworth finished on 162 for 8 thanks to Magafas from their thirty seven overs whilst five bowlers shared the wickets for the visitors King’s Heath.

The visitor’s reply never really got going, as opening bowler Steve Rhodes took two early wickets, to put King’s Heath in a bit of trouble. Rhodes finished an excellent personal season with 2 for 18. There were also wickets too for Pat Howard with 1 for 11 and young Freddie Davies with 1 for 9.

With King’s Heath on 63 for 4 in the 21st over, the player’s were forced off again, this time with the rain too heavy, the game was called off soon after. Saheed with 18 and Khan with 12 were the only double figure scores.

Kenilworth were to run out the winners by 25 runs on the D/L system, their first win in win/lose League cricket this season. The side also finish in 10th spot in the Division and avoid the drop into Division 2 after what has been a topsy-turvy season as well as a traumatic start. The lads did well to pull it together and give it their best during the summer.