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Match Cancelled

1st. XI v. Aston Manor




Due to the continuing and recent inclement weather, the 1st’s. Division 1 match in the Warwickshire County Cricket League was cancelled without a ball being bowled as the pitch was deemed unfit for any play.

Both sides get 4 points each for the abandonment.


1sts thrashed as Benn and Nuneaton rip through the side in double quick time.

1st. XI v. Nuneaton




On Saturday 1st June, Kenilworth hosted Nuneaton for their Warwickshire County Cricket League Division One fixture at their Warwick Road ground and were soundly thrashed in a match that lasted less than 34 overs as visitors Nuneaton won the toss and elected to field.

The Kenilworth openers, skipper Pete Magafas and Connor Shingler, both men looked assured early on, but after reaching 31 after eight overs, Benn removed Shingler and Muhammad Fahim in the ninth over, Shingler for 19 and Fahim for no score, Kenilworth 32 for 2. Ison then removed Chris Prophet in the next over, caught for 2, Kenilworth 36 for 3. Sunny Ahmed joined Magafas, together the pair began to rebuild the sides innings, together they went on to bat together for six overs, putting on 18 before Ahmed was bowled by Benn for 2, Henry Curran then was bowled without scoring, Kenilworth now 54 for 5 in the 17th over. Kenilworth then went from 54 for 5 to 64 for 9 on three overs, Tom Booker for 5, Muhammed Naeem for no score, Steve Rhodes for 3 and Pete Magafas for 19, Illias then bacame Biskas second wicket for no score, Kenilworth all out for a paltry 67 in only twenty overs. For Nuneaton, Benn took a brilliant 6 for 18 from ten overs, Biskas with 2 for 11 from four overs.

The Nuneaton openers Cox and Carell looked to get there sides reply off to a positive start, after three overs the visitors were 28 without loss, Carvell was dismissed for 5 in the fourth over, caught by Connor Shingler off Steve Rhodes, the visitors 28 for 1. Andrew joined Cox, the pair took the score to 49 when Andrew was run out for 10, Gilkes and Cox then saw their side home, Cox 32 not out and Gilkes 13 not out saw their side home in the 13th over, Nuneaton finishing on 68 for 2. Steve Rhodes the only wicket taker with 1 for 28. Kenilworth pointless for their efforts, on day the home side will want to forget.

Kenilworth 67 All Out (20.4 overs) (0 points) (L. Benn 6-18) lose to Nuneaton 68 for 2 (12.5 overs) (20 points) who won by 8 wickets.


1sts outdone by the table toppers

1st XI v. Moseley Ashfield



On Saturday 25th May, Kenilworth travelled over to Moseley Ashfield for their latest Warwickshire County Cricket League Division One fixture and found the table toppers too strong as Ashfield recorded their 5th win in 6 matches.

Ashfield were to bat first, opening pair Thomas and Homer were looking to make a strong start for their side, but lost Homer early for just 1, bowled by Naeem whilst next man in Muhammed soon followed, caught by Shingler off Sunny Ahmed for 2, Thomas though didn’t look in any danger, and along with Pemberton, the pair began to rebuild their side’s innings, both players finding runs easy to come by. Pemberton and Thomas went on to record a half century each, before Pemberton was caught behind by Tom Booker off the bowling of Connor Shingler for a solid 67. Perry was run out for 2, Shingler had Shah stumped by Tom Booker for 28 and Rahman caught by Naeem for 5.
Jefferies joined Thomas, but Thomas was finally out, caught by Naeem off Shingler for a brilliant 108 . Joe Atkinson then claimed the wickets of Jefferies for 27 and O’Driscoll 10. Naeem took the last Ashfield wicket, Shears caught by Henry Curran for 2, Moseley Ashfield all out for 256. Wickets were shared for Kenilworth, Connor Shingler with 4 for 76 from twelve overs, Muhammed Naeem with 2 for 30 from ten overs, Jo Atkinson with 2 for 22 from three overs and a wicket for Sunny Ahmed with 31 from four.

Skipper Pete Magafas and Connor Shingler opened up their side’s innings, both players looked in good touch, as both men found the boundary early on, but with the score on 38, Magafas was caught off Shears for 22. Sunny Ahmed joined Shingler, he too got early boundaries, but the visitors lost two wicket’s in the 18th over, going from 89 for 1 to 90 for 3 , Shingler out for 32 and Joe Atkinson for no score, Raymon then took his third wicket in quick succession, Henry Curran out for 8, Kenilworth in trouble now on 100 for 4. Muhammed Naeem joined Ahmed, and counter attacked, smashing a quick fire 46 including 3x4and 3x 6, until Raymon had him caught, Ahmed was dismissed by O’Driscoll for 28, Tom Booker and Illias made 28 and 31 respectively, both men clearing the ropes twice, before falling to O’Driscoll, when Ben Maney was last man out, bowled by O’Driscoll, as Kenilworth were all out for 208 with ten overs remaining. Ashfield the winner’s by 48 runs. Raymon with 4 for 30 from twelve overs and O’Driscoll with 3 for 56 off nine overs doing the damage with the ball for Ashfield. Two wins and fours defeats now for Kenilworth from their first four matches.



Weaver guides visitors to a 4 wicket win with 10 overs to spare

1st. XI v. Solihull Blossomfield




On Saturday 18th May, Kenilworth hosted Solihull Blossomfield for their latest Warwickshire County Cricket Division One fixture and fell short.

After being asked to bat first, Kenilworth openers, Pete Magafas and Muhammed Fahim raced to 24 in the first four overs but lost Fahim for 7 in the fifth over, lbw to Sattherswaite, 25 for 1. Skipper Magafas was joined by Chris Prophet, the pair put on a decent 35, and at 60 for 1, the side looked we’ll set, but Prophet was caught off Sattherswaite for 15, then Magafas was bowled by Jinnah for 37, Kenilworth now 82 for 3. Connor Shingler and Sunny Ahmed then had the task of rebuilding their sides innings, but Shingler was caught and bowled by Kenny for 12, 104 for 4. When Tom Booker as run out for 11, the home side were in a spot of bother on 128 for 5. Joe Atkinson joined Ahmed, the pair made a solid stand together, putting on 46 for the sixth wicket, when Ahmed was caught off Kenny for 36, now 174 for 6. Muhammed Naeem fell cheaply for 6, but Atkinson and Steve Rhodes saw their side past 200, Atkinson ending 36 not out and Rhodes 13 not out, Kenilworth end their innings on 207 for 7 from their fifty overs. For Blossomfield, Kenny was the most successful bowler, taking 3 for 50 from 12 overs.

Blossomfield made a terrible start in their reply, losing Salmons in the first over for no score, bowled by Joey Poole, the visitors 0 for 1. Next man in Baker counter attacked, but he was bowled by Sunny Ahmed for 34, Blossomfield 40 for 2, this became 52 for 3 when Erica’s was caught by Tom Booker behind off Steve Rhodes for 18. When Morgan fell the same way, caught Booker off Rhodes, the visitors were in trouble on 56 for 4. However, Weaver joined Kenny at the crease, together they started to get their side back into the game, the pair had put on 53 together, when Kenny was caught by Naeem off Muhammed Fahim for 27, the visitors now 109 for 5, with the game in the balance.
Khan joined Weaver and once again a stand was to frustrate the home side, when Khan was caught by Steve Rhodes off Connor Shingler for 20 , the visitors were 150 for 6, a lot depended on Weaver, if Kenilworth could remove him, they would have a decent chance of victory. Weaver though, along with new batsmen Bashir, steadied any wobbles with another stand, one that was to prove decisive, and in the 39th over, these two saw their side home, Weaver with a match winning 74 not out and Bashir with 21 not out, proving decisive. Blossomfield finishing on 208 for 6, to win by four wickets. For Kenilworth, there were wickets for Steve Rhodes with 2 for 25 off five overs, Sunny Ahmed with 1 for 13 off six, Joey Poole 1 for 23 off three, Muhammed Fahim with 1 for 37 off ten and Connor Shingler with 1 for 54 off seven overs.

Two wins and three defeats from the first five games played so far leaves the side in a creditable 8th. place out of 12 teams in what is a very strong and competitive Division.

Kenilworth 207-8 (50 overs) (6 pts) Solihull Blossomfield 208-6 (39.4 overs) (20 pts).


Splendid bowling and fielding sets up side’s second League win

1st. XI v. Fillongley




On Saturday 11th May, Kenilworth made the trip to Fillongley for their Warwickshire County Cricket League Division One fixture and came away with a 5 wicket win, their second of the 2019 League campaign.

Winning the toss, Kenilworth asked home side Fillongley to bat first. The home side lost opener Riley run out for no score, Fillongley 5 for 1, that became 14 for 2 then 14 for 3, when the other opener Closing was bowled by Muhammed Naeem for 12 and the same fate for number four batsman Ali, gone without scoring, leaving the home side in trouble. A stand of 51 then between Skelding and Carty got their side to 64, before Skelding was bowled by Muhammed Fahim for 23, Fahim then had Ahsan Sayed caught by Henry Curran for no score and Muhammed Naeem then removed Daud Sayed for 1, thanks to the safe hands of Connor Shingler, as Fillongley rocked on 68 for 6.
Carty and Blackmore took the score to 90, when Carty was well held by Joey Poole off Muhammed Fahim for 38. Blackmore for 10 and Norman for 6, were both bowled by Muhammed Fahim, leaving the home side on 116 for 9. A counter attack from number ten Morgan, who hit a quick fire 29, when he was last man out, bowled by Muhammed Naeem, Fillongley were all out for 128 in 47.1 overs. Bowling honours for Kenilworth were Muhammed Fahim with a fine 5 for 47 from 12 overs and Muhammed Fahim with a superb 4 for 21 from 11.1 overs, special mention to opening bowler Joey Poole, who went wicketless, but bowled a fine spell , 12 overs for just 21 runs.

So Kenilworth knew that a solid start was key to their reply, but we’re soon in trouble, losing both openers early, Henry Curran bowled by Chad Sayed for 2 and Muhammed Fahim lbw to Ahsan Sayed for 7, the visitors under the pump on 9 for 2. Sunny Ahmed and Connor Shingler were now at the crease looking to get their side back in the game, together the pair began to get their side back into the game. They had put on a solid 53 together when Ahmed was bowled by Ahsan Sayed for 25, Kenilworth 64 for 3, Skipper Pete Magafas, playing his first game of the season joined Shingler, together putting on 22, when Connor Shingler was bowled by Ahsan Sayed for 28, Keeper Tom Booker joined skipper Magafas, together the pair got within touching distance of victory, but Magafas was bowled by Daud Sayed for 19, to leave Kenilworth on 121 for 5 but it was left to steady Tom Booker to hit the winning runs , as he finished 33 not out, Kenilworth finishing on 129 for 5 , after 29.3 overs, Kenilworth the winners by 5 wickets. For Fillongley, Ahsan Sayed took 3 for 29 off 12 overs and Daud Sayed 2 for 55 from 8 overs, Kenilworth take 20 points, to make it two wins from four matches played.