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

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

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

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.

Stranks and Alty blitz Aston Manor

2nd XI v. Aston Manor 3’s

On Saturday 10th June, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Aston Manor Thirds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Kenilworth batted first, opening pair Mark Stranks and Dan Horner made a solid start to their sides innings, both players found the boundary on regular occasions. When Horner fell, the pair had added a fine 86 in 17 overs, with Horner making 32. Further partnerships with Stranks by Ben Whidborne who made 29 and young Elliot Haynes-Sorrell with 19, but Stranks kept going and went on to make a brilliant hundred, eventually falling for 104 as Kenilworth posted a very decent 236 all out from their fifty overs. Rake starred with the ball for Aston Manor, taking an impressive 6 for 44 from 9 overs backed up by Woakes taking 2 for 32.
Aston Manor lost early wickets in their reply, slipping to 30 for 4, Woakes with 26 and Haseem with 13 added 31 for their sides fifth wicket, but they were to have no answer to the experience of seamer Pete Alty as he went on to single handedly destroy the visitors batting line up. The wily Alty finished with an incredible 8 for 36 from his 11.2 overs – a fantastic performance whilst skipper Geoff Edmunds took 2 for 8 as the visitors were shot out for only 75 in just 23.2 overs.
Kenilworth won by a massive 151 runs, collecting 24 points for their fine efforts.
The day belongs to Mark Stranks for a superb 104 and Pete ‘the destroyer’ Alty for an amazing 8 for 32, his career best. Well played lads.

Danny Boneham strikes his maiden century

Sunday XI v. Marton


Young Danny Boneham hit his maiden century during the match against Marton at our Warwick Road ground on Sunday 30th. April in a 40 overs a side friendly.


Visitors Marton batted first and after the loss of early wickets to the ageless Ali Peebles (3 for 34) off eight overs, they regrouped, Ruban with 63 and Khan with 58 added an aggressive partnership of 104 for the fifth wicket. Several missed opportunities in the field for Kenilworth helped Marton reached 221 for 6 from their forty overs, two smart run outs and a wicket for captain Geoff Edmunds (1 for 9) added to Peebles haul.

 Kenilworth’s young openers Danny Boneham and Dan Horner (18) put on 55 for the first wicket, young Elliot Haynes-Sorrell with 16, then added 71 for with Boneham for the second wicket, but this was to be young Danny Boneham’s day as went on to post his maiden century, his innings of 110 containing 11 sparkling boundaries, it was truly a magnificent innings, one he will always remember.
Unfortunately Boneham’s brilliant effort was to be in vain, Charlie Waters (16) and Alex Cockburn (12) tried hard to get their side home, but the hosts finished on 194 for 6 from their forty overs. Sufi with 2 for 36 and Lawson 1 for 25 the most successful bowlers for the visitors.
Marton the winners by 27 runs, on a day when young Danny Boneham won’t forget.
Danny Boneham 2
 Danny Boneham 1