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Prophet’s century in vain…………….just

Reports - Lose

1st XI v. Four Oaks Saints

On Saturday 2nd September, Kenilworth hosted high flying Four Oaks Saints for their penultimate Warwickshire Cricket League  Division One fixture and the match ended in bizarre circumstances and decided on the Duckworth Lewis method due to both sides bowling their overs far too slowly causing the umpires to call an end to match in very poor light with 6 overs of the Kenilworth innings remaining, which when calculated saw the 1st XI the losers by a frustrating 2 runs.

Four Oaks decided to bat first, opening pair Hopkiss and Javed got their side’s innings off to a decent start, the pair putting on a hundred run opening stand, before Javed fell for 44, Hopkiss went on to make a fine 78. The visitors continued to find scoring runs easy enough, as further decent contributions from number five Van Dyk with 39 and a cameo from Wright with an unbeaten innings of 44.

Four Oaks finished on a very decent 285 for 8 from their fifty over allocation.

Wickets were shared around for Kenilworth, Steve Rhodes with 2 for 63 from ten overs, Jono Sparks 2 for 31, Matt Casey with 2 for 51 off nine overs , spinners Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 1 for 40 from ten tidy overs and 1 for 43 from the left arm of Jorjeet Singh, also from ten overs. Henry Curran took two smart catches in the outfield.

Kenilworth had a poor start in their pursuit of 286 to win, as they slipped to 10 for 1 then 24 for 2, but number four Chris Prophet joined opener Adie Sellar, the pair began to get their side back into the game, Sellar and Prophet putting on 97 together, before Sellar was dismissed for a fine 60.

Captain Pete Magafas joined Prophet, both were to keep the fast tempo going, and together they were to add 87 for the fourth wicket together in quick time, Magafas making 35, but Chris Prophet went on bring up a brilliant century, he was out for exactly 100, his innings containing 13 x 4 and 1 x 6.

With the game entering the final ten overs, the light was now starting to fade quickly and at 8.10 pm the umpires called the game to a stop after 44 overs of the Kenilworth innings, with still six overs remaining.

A strange ending to the game, left Kenilworth on 243 for 7, visitors Four Oaks Saints running out the winners by the smallest of margins, winning by just 2 runs on the D/L rule which guarantee the side second spot in the Division and promotion.

 

Hay makes hay in final League Game of the season

Reports - Lose

3rd XI v. Chipping Campden II

 

On a glorious sunny Saturday 2nd September, Kenilworth’s Third travelled to play Chipping Campden for their final game of the season in the Cotswold Hills League Division 6.

Asked to bat first, visitors Kenilworth lost a wicket in the sixth over, number three Andy Dadswell joined Geoff Hay, the pair went on to add forty runs together, before Dadswell was dismissed for 18 and  after two wickets in two balls, the visitors were in trouble at 58 for 4 but this bought young debutant Theo Mannion to the crease. He and Hay began to build what was to become an outstanding partnership of 90 between the pair.

Mannion batted with a huge amount of maturity, before he fell looking to get the scoreboard moving for a very fine innings of 42.

Geoff Hay kept going and accelerated his and the sides innings brilliantly. With three balls remaining of his sides innings, he hit the last of his seventeen fours to bring up a brilliant century, Hay finishing on 103 not out, Kenilworth posting 183 for 5 from their forty five overs.

For Camden, Parsons bowled well to take 3 for 31 from his ten overs.

After a delicious tea, the players returned for the final half of the season, the reliable Ed Smith and young Matt Dadswell opened the bowling for Kenilworth, and Dadswell struck two early blows in his second over, clean bowing numbers two and three in two balls, to reduce Chipping Camden to 12 for 2.

This bought John to crease, he and opener Postins began to consolidate their sides innings, Captain Andy Kennell tried several options, two fine over spells from young Theo Mannion, who bowled a lovely line and length, finishing with an impressive 28 off his ten over allocation.

But Postins, after surviving an early chance at slip, together with John began to take the game away from Kenilworth, Matt Dadswell ran John out for a fine 73 from the boundary, with the home side left needing 40 off last ten overs and only three wickets down, they looked favourites. A wicket for Nick Moore, to a sharp catch behind from George Baines, the light fading and a dew falling, the game was still in the balance, but Postins stood firm to see his side home with a calm 46 not out, Chipping Campden finishing on 187 for 4 with 2.5 overs remaining, the home side winning by six wickets. KCC’s Matthew Dadswell took  2 for 30 off ten overs and Nick Moore 1 for 31 off 9.1 overs.

After a slow start to the season, the thirds rounded off their season by finishing in sixth place, winning eight and losing seven of their fifteen league fixtures, well played all.

Special thanks to Hannah Edmunds for providing teas for the sides home fixtures at Harbury RFC and  also to all the other unsung heroes throughout the season, with out all this we wouldn’t be able to play the great game of cricket.

Roll on season 2018.

 

Runs galore as Prophet and Edmunds make centuries in the run chase

Reports - Win

Sunday XI v. Wanderers

On Sunday 6th August, Kenilworth hosted Leicestershire side Wanderers in a forty over a side friendly at their Warwick Road ground.

Winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Wanderers opening pair Tahir and Suki made a solid start to their sides innings. The pair played the home side’s opening attack of Freddie Davies and Matt Dadswell, as they added 50 together in 12 overs, Max Howard replaced Dadswell at the pavilion end,  spin from Tom Skinner from the Leek Wootton end was introduced but Tahir and Suki kept building their partnership, both playing with freedom now as they bought up their side’s 100 in the 22nd over, soon both players reached their fiftys. There was more spin from the Leek Wootton end, as Charlie Stranks replaced Skinner, and Alex Cockburn replaced Howard at the pavilion end, yet still the opening Wanderers pair went on their merry way as the scoreboard kept ticking over quickly. With the score on 199 Tahir reached a fine century, he then retired on exactly 100 (9×4&4×6) at the end of the 35th over.

Matt Dadswell came back on to bowl at the pavilion end and after waiting for thirty five overs, Wanderers number three was dismissed by Dadswell, the bowler was now on a hat trick, after removing the number four next ball, the Wanderers skipper survived the hat trick ball. However,  Dadswell picked up another wicket in his next over, as Wanderers eventually finished on 233 for 4 from their forty overs. Suki finished short of a century, finishing on 90 not out. Young Matt Dadswell was the sole Kenilworth wicket taker with 3 for 44 from his eight overs.

Kenilworth openers Dave Edmunds and Elliott Haynes-Sorrell made a solid start before Haynes-Sorrell was bowled by Mikesh for 17 in the 6th over with the score on 28. Chris Prophet strode out to join Edmunds and he seemed to be in good touch, as the pair soon had the scoreboard moving at a quick pace. Both players were finding the boundary rope on regular occasions with Prophet in particular severe on anything off line. He reached his fifty in decent time. The visitors tried eight bowling options but none were having any impact on Edmunds and Prophet. The pair raised their hundred partnership in 23rd over, Edmunds was next to raise his bat for reaching fifty. The partnership was relentless, Prophet started to accelerate more now and bought up his century in the 34th over  his innings containing 14 fours. The baton was passed to Edmunds, with enough runs and time could he too reach the same milestone. With four needed to win and Edmunds on 97, he smashed a huge six to win the game and bring up his own century, his 103 not out had 9 x 4 and 4 x 6, Prophet finished on 108 not out, the pair adding a brilliant unbroken stand of 208 for the second wicket, Kenilworth ending on 236 for 1 in the 37th over to win by 9 wickets.

A fantastic run chase and a great game, on a day where there were three centuries and bat dominated ball.

 

Magafas hits maiden Club century

Reports - losing draw

1st XI v. Earlswood

On Saturday 1st July, Kenilworth 1st XI hosted Warwickshire Cricket League Division One new boys and high flyers Earlswood CC.

Chasing a third win in a row, Kenilworth were to bowl first, but the Earlswood openers Edwards and Jackson got their side off to a flying start as the home bowlers were made to toil. The pair they found the boundary on a very regular basis and were  to put on a huge opening stand of 180 for the first wicket.  Jackson was the first man out for 62 but Edwards went on to hit a brilliant 130. Kenilworth kept plugging away and young opening bowler Jono Sparks took an impressive 4 for 44 from nine overs. There were other wickets too for the reliable Jorjeet Singh, the left arm spinner taking 3 wickets for 57 from ten overs, the other wicket taker for the home side was Pat Howard with 1 for 75 off twelve overs bowled. Earlswood posting a massive 305 for 8 from their fifty overs.

Kenilworth, too, made a strong start in their pursuit of 306, as opening bat’s Adie Sellar and Aussie Pete Magafas put on 96 before Sellar was dismissed for 33. Two further wickets fell and Kenilworth fell to 125 for 3, but Magafas was in imperious form and went on to record his first century for Kenilworth. He carried his bat, finishing on a fantastic 129 not out, finding the boundary 19 times and clearing the ropes twice. All rounder Pat Howard chipped in with 22.
In the end, the home side finished on a creditable 217 for 6 from their fifty overs as Earlswood got the better of the drawn match. Wicket takers for Earlswood were Nijjar – Singh with 3 for 33 and Craven with 2 for 32.
 
However, on a day when the bowlers toiled, Magafas made hay in the sun.
 
 

Centurions Whidbourne and Shahid guide side to victory with maiden centuries

Reports - Win

2nd XI v. Moseley Ashfield

On Saturday 1st July Kenilworth’s second team travelled to Moseley Ashfield to play their counterparts for their Warwickshire Crucket League Division Seven fixture.

Kenilworth asked Ashfield to bat first – a decision the home side’s openers seemed to enjoy, as Ward and Khan made light of the visitors bowling as the pair putting on an impressive 125 for the first wicket. Ward went on to make 50 and his opening partner Khan 72. The introduction of spin was to slow down the home side, as Charlie Stranks took 4 for 63 and 1 for 34 for Chris Beach, both from twelve overs, whilst skipper Geoff Edmunds also picked up a wicket, finishing with 1 for 45. Hafeez with 38 not out and Bacho 36 not out boosting the home sides total, Ashfield finishing on a very decent 269 for 7 from their fifty overs.
Kenilworth had a disastrous start in their reply, falling to 2 for 1 then 10 for 2 before opening bat Ben Whidborne and number four Mohammed Shahid began to rebuild the innings.
 
The pair were beginning to bat their side back into the game, both players were finding the boundary on regular occasions, they were to put on a brilliant partnership of 190 for the third wicket and  both players went on to register maiden hundreds for Kenilworth –  Shahid making exactly 100, his innings containing 17 boundary fours and Whidborne made a sparkling 114, his innings filled with 13 fours and 4 sixes. There was  a fine innings of 43 not out from young 16 year old Elliott Haynes-Sorrell, who continued his fine season with the bat.
 
Kenilworth winning the game by six wickets, finishing on 273 for 4 in the 47th over. Sheals taking 3 for 54 from twelve overs for Ashfield.
The visitors reward was to take 20 points back home, on a day that belonged to Mo Shahid and Ben Whidborne. Well played lads and congratulations on achieving your maiden centuries.