Solihull Bloss’ last pair hang on

1st XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

 

Kenilworth hosted Solihull Blossomfield for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 30th June.

On another glorious June day, home skipper Pete Magafas won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Dave Edmunds and Adie Sellar got their side off to a fast start, the pair adding 83 for the first wicket before Sellar was dismissed for 17. Edmunds was joined by the in form Sunny Ahmed, these two continued to keep the scoreboard moving at a good pace, putting on 60 in twelve overs, before Edmunds was dismissed for a fine 79, his containing 13 x 4 and 1 x 6. Kenilworth 143 for 2 after 26 overs. Ahmed and next man in Pete Magafas continued to find runs easy to come by, putting 86 together for the third wicket, 229 for 3 at the fall of Ahmed’s wicket, he made yet another fifty, his 61 including 6 x 4 and 1 x 6. Magafas fell for 49, Matt Casey with 8 not out at the end, as Kenilworth posted a decent 277 for 7 from their fifty overs. For the visitors Blossomfield, Fetta took 3 for 60.

Steve Rhodes and Muhammad Nayeem opened up the bowling for the home side looking for early wickets, Clark fell for no score, the visitors 11 for 1. Thompson joined Bisheer, these two began to build a partnership, eventually putting on 91 for the second wicket, as Blossomfield looked to make a solid reply, 100 for 2 when Thompson was out for 23, Bisheer soon followed and the visitors were 105 for 3. Morgan and Khan then put on 83 for the third wicket, before both fell on 188,Morgan making 45 and Khan 36, Jorjeet Singh taking the wicket of both men, Blossomfield now 188 for 5. The left are spin of Singh was about to put his side in sight of an unlikely win, from 188 for 3, Blossomfield subsided to 196 for 8, Singh with outstanding figures of 6 for 42 from twelve overs, another wicket fell, now 202 for 9, Kenilworth had two overs to claim victory, but the last pair held on, Blossomfield ended on 202 for 9 from their fifty overs. Apart from Singh’s brilliant six wicket spell, Steve Rhodes with 1 for 28, Freddie Davies 1 for 28 and Muhammad Nayeem with 1 for 37 from twelve overs, Kenilworth claimed a winning draw, picking up 18 points, now five games unbeaten, and stay in sixth place, 31 points from the top.

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