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

Reports - Win

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.