Rhodes on song with the ball as side wins and batters in the runs

1st. XI .v. Fillongley

Kenilworth’s first team travelled to Fillongley looking to extend their unbeaten run in Warwickshire Cricket League Division One on Saturday 8th July.

Kenilworth won the toss and invited the home side to bat first. It looked like a great decision as Fillongley were soon in deep trouble at 18 for 3, with Steve Rhodes bowling with menace, removing two of the top three batters. Tregonning joined opener Carty and the pair began to rebuild their side’s innings. They were to add a strong partnership together, Tregonning was dismissed for exactly 50, Carty was joined by number six Bates, together they got their side to a decent total, Bates making 55 and Carty falling short of his century, finally being dismissed for a solid 90 as the hosts were bowled out for 226 in the 46th over of their fifty. After taking two early wickets, Rhodes was to return to finish the home sides innings which he quickly did to return with outstanding figures of 6 for 40 from ten overs. The other wicket takers were spinner Jorjeet Singh with 2 for 32 from eleven tidy overs and young seamer Freddie Davies with 1 for 42 off seven overs.

Kenilworth openers Adie Sellar and Pete Magafas made a strong start to their side’s pursuit of 227 as the pair went on post 87 in 16 overs for the first wicket. Magafas making 38 whilst Sellar went on make a fine 57, his innings containing 7 boundary fours. Chris Prophet made 19, before Tom Booker took over, batting at five, to put on steady partnerships with others. He went on to steer his side towards their target, Darius Potten-Ravenshad chipping in with 11, but Booker went on to make a match winning innings of 64 not – his innings contained 9 boundary fours and one six. The visitors finishing on 227 for 6 in the 46th over, Skelding with 2 for 17 and Gilder 2 for 31 were the most successful wicket takers for Fillongley.

Kenilworth the winners by four wickets and take 20 points home for another good team performance as results go their way with added confidence that has been found.