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Side chokes and surrenders 2nd place on last day despite Sunny’s and Mo’s great efforts

1st XI v. Nether Whitacre

LOSE!

The 1st XI who were in second spot at the start of play produced a rare poor bowling display and all round batting performance save for Sunny Ahmed, Muhammed Nayeem and Adie Sellar that condemned the side not only to defeat but also meant that the side disappointedly ended their 2018 season League campaign in 4th. spot only 7 points behind eventual Runners Up Highway Spartans, whilst Fillongley also won their match to achieve 3rd. place as both sides leap frogged the 1st XI on the final day of League cricket to deny them any chance of silverware after their season’s efforts.

Nether Whitacre posted 266-7 from their 50 overs. Opener Titmus posted 58, whilst number 2 Broughton 21 as the pair put on  63 for the first wicket. Number 4 Knight added an excellent 87 and  skipper Lawrence 32 in the side’s total that saw some 36 extras including 28 wides.  Jorjeet Singh claimed 3-53 off 10 overs, Sunny Ahmed 2-45 off his 10 and Mo Nayeem 1-62 whilst Dave Edmunds accounted for a run out. Tom Booker took a catch and a stumping behind the stumps.

Replying to the Nether Whitacre score, the 1st XI slumped to 23-4.  Yet, it was an excellent partnership between Ahmed and Nayeem who got things back on track for the side with  a superb 148 run partnership and the side looked well set for victory. Nayeem made a classy 96 (4 x 6 and 10 x 4) before he fell whilst Ahmed carried his bat and made an unbeaten 107  as he ran out of batting partners in the final over as the side were bowled out for 257.

Adie Sellar made a solid 35  (1 x 6 and 1 x 4) in his knock after Nayeem had departed but they were the only three Kenilworth players to reach double figures in an otherwise dreadful batting display against an on song Nether Whitacre bowling performance and their joint efforts proved to be in vain. There were 5 noughts on the scorecard as the batsmen fell all too often chasing and handed Nether Whitacre victory with 2 balls of the match remaining, the final wicket falling to a run out. In fact, the remaining 8 other batsmen in the side to fall scored only  13 runs between them, the final 3 wickets falling for 2 runs as overs were running out and the side hit out looking for the win. So close but so far!

Lawrence took 3-18 off 10 fine overs, Rawlings 3-46 off 8.3 overs, whilst Danks and Mousley took a wicket a piece for Nether Whitacre.

Nether Whitacre 266-7 (20 points) beat Kenilworth 257-10   (7 points) (S. Ahmed 107*, M. Nayeem 96) to win by 9 runs.

All in all, the side won 11 of their matches, drew 2, lost 6 with 3 abandonments which would have otherwise been a good season for them but was one that was tinged with sadness as they choked on the final day when within touching distance of some silverware for the Club.

 

WELL DONE to them, in any case, for their season’s efforts.

 

ROLL ON THE 2019 SEASON NOW.

 

All WCL Results and tables can be found at:

http://www.warcricket.org/wcl2018/results.php

Division 1 – Winners – Moseley Ashfield 359 points, Runners Up – Highway Spartans 313 points, 3rd place – Fillongley 310 points and 4th. place – Kenilworth 306 points.

 

Nayeem’s all round skills sets up a crucial final match for the side

1st XI v. Fillongley

WIN!!

On Saturday 1st September, third placed Kenilworth travelled to second placed Fillongley for their penultimate Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture in a win/lose match of crucial importance for both sides.

Kenilworth came out winners and now move into the runners-up spot temporarily in the Division meaning that next week’s match against Nether Whitacre will determine whether they, Highway Spartans or Fillongley ultimately finish second in the Division.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Fillongley to bat first, openers Carty with 19,and Revell 28, put on 50 for the first wicket, when Adie Sellar caught Carty off the bowling of Muhammad Nayeem. Three more wickets for the visitors, saw Fillongley on 91 for 4, the game well poised. Nayeem was wreaking havoc now, running through the home side’s batting, now they were 117 for 6, Kenilworth in control of the game. The home side rallied, as number three batsman kept his cool, along with number eight Hammond, began to get their side back in the game, they went on add 95 together for the seventh wicket, Hammond out for 42, Shelding finishing on 80 not out, Fillongley ending on 226 for 8 from their fifty overs.

The bowling honours for Kenilworth went to Muhammed Nayeem, who took a brilliant 6 for 45 from ten overs, there was also a wicket for Sunny Ahmed, taking 1 for 35.

Kenilworth had a disastrous start in their reply, 0 for 1, 9 for 2 then 15 for 3, as home bowler Gardener ripped out the Kenilworth top order. A fourth wicket falling with the score on 44, the visitors in a heap of trouble. Skipper Pete Magafas and seamer Nayeem began to repair the damage, the pair went on to add 79 together for the fifth wicket, when Nayeem was out for a blistering innings of 56 (10 x 4 & 2 x 6), the visitors now 123 for 5, the game in the balance, a lot now on skipper Magafas, but he held his nerve, along with Sunny Ahmed with 22,  hitting a fine 70 (9 x 4 & 2 x 6), when he was out, his side were almost home, Kenilworth 216 for 7, Jorjeet Singh (16 not out) and Steve Rhodes (6 not out) saw their side home with five overs to spare, Kenilworth ending on 227 for 7 in 45 overs.

The promotion race all to play for with one game to go, Kenilworth second after collecting 20 points.

 

1sts scrape home by their fingernails to record 2nd win of the weekend

1st XI v. Studley

BANK HOLIDAY LEAGUE MATCH – 27.08.2018

WIN !!!!

The 1st XI nearly disastrously threw victory away after earlier bowling Studley out for 132 in their 50 overs a side Bank Holiday Monday Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 clash at the Warwick Road Ground on 27th August.

The side had seemingly been coasting with ease to the target as Tom Booker made 53 (6 x 4) as he shared in a 44 run 5th wicket partnership with young Henry Curran that had taken the side from 66-4 to 110-5.

However, after Booker departed the side wobbled to 124-6 with only 9 runs needed, then two wickets fell with the score on 127 and then to 131-9 with two runs still required, losing the last 4 wickets for 7 runs as Studley’s Jack Williams ran through the tail to set in some panic with a fine 4-9 off 4 overs with the last 3 batsmen out for nought. However, Curran had remained steadfast to hit a composed unbeaten 32 (4 x 4) and it was a wide that gave Kenilworth victory by the narrowest of margins in the 40th over of their innings much to the side’s relief. Rhodes chipped in with 2-23 and a wicket each for Regan and Moore for Studley.

Studley had had Williams who hit 68 earlier to thank for reaching their score as Taylor with 16 was their next highest score. Curran had taken 3-36, Jorjeet Singh 2-16 off 8 overs, Steve Rhodes 2-22. There was a wicket a piece for Jono Sparks and Joey Poole whilst Darius Potten-Ravenshad, although wicketless, only conceded 23 runs from his 10 overs spell. Keeper Booker took two catches behind the stumps.

The win currently moves the side into 3rd. place in the Division, 6 points ahead of 4th place and only 4 points behind Fillongley who are in 2nd. spot with only two win/lose games remaining and 40 points on offer. The runners up spot could be determined next weekend as both sides meet.

In brief, Studley 132-10 (5 points) Kenilworth 133-9 (20 points).

The latest WCL League tables can be found at http://www.warcricket.org/wcl2018/tables.php

 

1sts win by Duckworth Lewis method following rain spoiling the day’s play

1st XI v. Pak Shaheen

WIN!!!!!

Kenilworth hosted strugglers Pak Shaheen for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 25th August.

Rain had initially reduced the game to forty five overs per side and then there were further interruptions which meant that the Duckworth Lewis method came into operation and was to ultimately decide the outcome of match. 

Visitors Pak Shaheen were asked to bat first, opening bowlers Muhammad Nayeem and Steve Rhodes struck early, reducing the visitors to 4 for 2. Number three Rehman with 41 and Euaz batting at number five hit a fine 61 for his side, but with wickets falling, the visitors were unable to bat out their overs, all out for 201 inside 43 overs.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Joey Poole with a very decent 3 for 31 from nine overs, Muhammed Nayeem with 2 for 20 from nine hostile overs, Steve Rhodes 2 for 47 from nine overs and 1 for 37 for spinner Jorjeet Singh from eight overs.

The Kenilworth openers David Edmunds and Chris Prophet put on a solid 49 for the first wicket, Edmunds falling for 24, Adie Sellar joined Prophet, these two putting on 29 for the second wicket, Prophet out for 43, Kenilworth 78 for 2, Sellar fell for 5, the home side now 83 for 3. Skipper Pete Magafas and Tom Booker were now together at the crease, but Magafas fell for 13 with the score on 122. Henry Curran joined Booker, and with the home side Kenilworth on 153 for 4 after 33 overs, the rain returned, Booker unbeaten on 45 and Curran 5.

With the rain too heavy and time running out, the match ended, the home side running out the winners by 17 runs on the Duckworth Lewis system. Kenilworth take 20 points for the win, and stay fourth in the table with three matches remaining.

 

Side lose despite posting 319 in a day for the batsmen

1st XI v. Moseley Ashfield

LOSE!

What a run fest!!!!

On Saturday 18th August, Kenilworth’s First team travelled to leaders Moseley Ashfield for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture at their small ground with over 600 runs being scored in a remarkable match.

Put into bat, Kenilworth’s openers Dave Edmunds and Chris Prophet put on 38 for the first wicket, Edmunds out for 16, the visitors lost a second wicket with the score on 38. Sunny Ahmed joined Prophet, these two soon got their side on the move, both players finding the boundary on many occasions, the pair putting on a brilliant 140 run partnership together in 24 overs. Prophet was the third wicket to fall, not before he had made a fine 74 (15 x 4), Kenilworth 178 for 3 then 223 for 4 when Sunny Ahmed was out, but he completed an outstanding century, finally out for 105 (15 x 4 & 2 x 6). His dismissal only bought Muhammed Nayeem to the crease in the 42nd over, what followed in the next eight overs was total carnage, Nayeem went on to smash an extraordinary 80, his innings containing 10 x 6 and 2 x 4, including some absolutely massive hits. Kenilworth posted a very decent 319 for 7 from their fifty overs. For Ashfield, Hall and Baker took two wickets apiece.

The home side went out looking for a fast start in their run chase, Nayeem had Thomas caught behind by Dan Horner for 0, this early wicket though didn’t inspire the visitors bowling unit, as the home side’s opener Pemberton and number three Paull started to punish the visitors attack, these two putting on over hundred together in quick time, punishing some wayward bowling. Khalid joined Paull when Pemberton was out for 63 off the bowling of Joey Poole. Pemberton continued to hammer the visitors bowling, going on to compile a brilliant century, Henry Curran eventually taking his wicket, not before he made 158. But Khalid with 46 not out and Kinsella 21 not out saw their side home, finishing on 323 for 3 with four overs to spare. Nayeem 1 for 50, Poole 1 for 54 and Henry Curran 1 for 55 the wicket takers for Kenilworth.

Kenilworth take five points, but slip to fourth in the league.