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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.

 

A winning draw in the rain!

1st XI v. Dunlop Stars

 

WINNING DRAW!

Rain affected.

On Saturday 11th August, Kenilworth travelled to play Dunlop Stars for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.  It was the end of the win/draw/lose format for the season before it moves onto crucial win/lose format for the reminder of the season. However, the match was rain affected and the match ended early due to the weather as a draw, although Kenilworth came away with the majority of the points and retains second spot in the Division as a result.

Kenilworth were in to bat first, openers Dave Edmunds and Chris Prophet got their side off to solid start, the pair putting on 66 for the first wicket before Prophet was dismissed for 29. Kenilworth lost their second wicket with the score on 93, before Sunny Ahmed and Edmunds put on 28 for the third wicket, Edmunds the third wicket to fall, now 121 for 3. Edmunds made a fine 62, his innings containing (3 x 6 and 8 x 4). Ahmed was dismissed for 29, late innings cameos from Muhammed Nayeem with 26, youngsters Henry Curran 22 not out and Dan Horner 20 not out got their side to a decent 241 for 6 from their fifty overs. Amish taking 3 for 29 for the Stars.

Two early wickets for Kenilworth from Sunny Ahmed reduced the home side to 17 for 2, a wicket too for Muhammad Nayeem, had the home side in deep trouble on 18 for 3. Stars opener Barbar stood firm, but when he was dismissed for 35 by Jorjeet Singh, Dunlop now 79 for 4.

Unfortunately rain was to have the final say with the game poised for a good finish, number five Mansoor with a fine 54 not out and number six Aslim with 25 not out as they had progressed to 139 for 4 from 33 overs when the players were forced off, not to return. Ahmed with 2 for 18, Jorjeet Singh 1 for 21 and Muhammad Nayeem with 1 for 24, the wicket takers for Kenilworth. Kenilworth taking 15 points for a winning draw, Dunlop Stars 5 points.

There are now 5 win/lose matches of the League season remaining.

The League tables can be found by clicking on the below link:

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