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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

 

The Prophet is Divine!! ……….(with bat and ball)

1st. XI v. Fillongley

 

WIN !!

On Saturday 4th August, Kenilworth’s first team hosted Fillongley for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Kenilworth batted first, with openers Dave Edmunds and Chris Prophet soon had the scoreboard moving quickly, the pair rattled up an opening partnership of 62 in eight overs when Edmunds fell for 29. Two more quick wickets were taken by the visitors to leave Kenilworth at 85 for 3. Tom Booker joined Prophet, the pair added 52 together, Booker falling for 26. Fillongley struck twice more, the home side now 142 for 6, Dan Horner added 11 and Steve Rhodes batting at nine hit a decent 33, putting on 69 with opener Chris Prophet, who now was closing in on a hundred. Prophet was 98 not out facing his side’s last ball but only managed a single, finishing agonisingly short, ending on 99 not out – his innings containing 11 x 4. Kenilworth ending on 240 for 8 from their fifty overs, for Fillongley, Morgan and Jakeman taking three wickets each.

Fillongley soon lost early wickets in reply, falling to 26 for 3, with seamer Muhammad Nayeem doing the damage. A partnership of 52 between opener Carty and Jakeman steadied their side’s innings, until Carty fell for 35, but from 78 for 4, they slipped to 135 for 7 after Jakeman fell for a fine 51. Blackmore made the home side wait, but he was running out of partners, the visitors on the brink on 175 for 9, he was keeping his nerve. However, home skipper Pete Magafas turned to batting hero Chris Prophet to bowl the last over, Fillongley 196 for 9, but with Blackmore not on strike, the home side had six balls at the number eleven, it took just two, Prophet bowling the visitor’s number eleven with his second ball, sparking huge celebrations among the home side. Blackmore ending 41 not out.

Kenilworth the winners by 44 runs. Wicket takers for the home side were Muhammad Nayeem with 4 for 23 from twelve outstanding overs, Darius Potten-Ravenshad 2 for 45 off eleven overs, Henry Curran 2 for 52 from twelve overs, Ian Baker 1 for 23 and 1-0 for spinning man of the match Chris Prophet in the last over.

Kenilworth take the full 24 points, and up into second in the table of Warwickshire Division One.

Next week sees the return of the win/lose format for the final 6 League matches of the season which will be crucial to the side’s future to see where they are placed in the revised Warwickshire Cricket League Divisions for the 2019 season due to the ECB Blueprint and re-organization of Midlands cricket as the Birmingham & District Premier Cricket League is being reduced by 50% in size to 24 sides in 2 Divisions, meaning that there will be an influx of sides into the Warwickshire Cricket League, one of its feeder leagues.

However, the side move into second spot in Division 1 and one which will see a tight finish as there are only a few points  between several clubs who are all jockeying for positions for the 2019 season.

Current League tables can be found at:

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

 

Sunny’s efforts dampened by the rain.

1st. XI v. Nether Whitacre

 

MATCH ABANDONED

On Saturday 28th July, Kenilworth travelled to Nether Whitacre for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Nether Whitacre batted first and the home side’s opening pair got their side off to a solid start putting on 67 for the first wicket that was a taken by Sunny Ahmed taking the first wicket and  he struck again reducing the home side to 74 for 2, by dismissing opener Titmus  after he made a decent 50. A partnership of 82 between Greaves and Knight got their side to 178, before Ahmed dismissed both players, Greaves for 36 and Knight 48, the home sides innings ended by the weather on 221 for 5 from 41.5 overs, as the players were forced off, the rain too heavy to continue. Sunny Ahmed taking a superb 5 for 34 from twelve overs.

After tea and the rain stopping, a revised target for Kenilworth was  set -124 off 24 overs for winning draw and 175 for outright win off 24 overs. Openers Dave Edmunds and Chris Prophet looked to make a fast start to beat the weather, but the rain returned to end the game after only 7.5 overs, Kenilworth ending on 66 for 2, Dave Edmunds 22, Sunny Ahmed 6 the men out, Chris Prophet 23 not out and skipper Pete Magafas not out 15 when rain came and set in.

Kenilworth take 6 points from the abandoned game, when the weather had the final word.

Nether Whitacre 221-5 (8 points) Kenilworth 66-2 (6 points)

 

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

(Division 1)

 

Jorjeet’s efforts in vain as side lose 8 match unbeaten streak

1st. XI v. Highway Spartans

 

LOSE

The 1st XI’s eight match unbeaten run in the Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 came to an abrupt end with a 5 wicket defeat at the hands of local rivals Highway Spartans at the Warwick Road Ground on Saturday 21st. July.

The side had started well with openers Dave Edmunds, 24 and Adie Sellar 28 putting on 40 for the first wicket. Edmunds’ knock saw him hit 4 boundaries and a six whilst Sellar hit 4 x 4. However, the side proceeded to devastatingly collapse to 93-7 inside 21 overs due to some accurate Spartans bowling. Yet, the side managed to reach 183-9 following some obdurate batting by the tail enders.

Muhammed Nayeem hit 18 as he shared in a 31 run 8th wicket partnership with number 9 Jorjeet Singh who then put on a further 42 runs for the 9th wicket with Darius Potten-Ravenshad who made 20. Singh was unbeaten at the close with an impressive 38 not out that included 3 boundaries. The Spartans’ bowling plaudits were taken by Yardley with 3-49 from his 12 overs and 3-31 from Bains.

In reply, Spartans kept the scoreboard ticking over with relative ease and they reached the winning post ending on 186-5 inside 46 overs and claim maximum points as McCarthy made 49, Miller 50* and Yardley 22* guided the side to victory despite the best efforts of Muhammed Nayeem who took 3-44 from 10.2 overs, Steve Rhodes 1-62 from 12 whilst Kenilworth’s player of the day, Singh, took 1-28 from 11 fine overs. Keeper Tom Booker bagged two catches behind the sticks.

The victory saw Spartans move into 4th place in the Division, 2 points ahead of Kenilworth.

Highway (24 points) and leap frog  Kenilworth (4 points).

 

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. Sellar and Ahmed put on a 82 run partnership for the second wicket.  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)    

 

 

Warwickshire Cricket League website:

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