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Baker causes mayhem with the ball after Magafas’ and Booker’s fine knocks

1st XI v. Weoley Hill

Kenilworth finally got their delayed Warwickshire Cricket League Division one season underway as they hosted Birmingham outfit Weoley Hill on Saturday 12th May and ran out easy winners .

Kenilworth batting first, openers Dave Edmunds and Pete Magafas putting on 36 for first wicket, before Edmunds was dismissed for 9, Henry Curran joined Magafas, the pair added a solid 54 together for the second wicket, Curran out for 13.

Greek-Australian Magafas was going well, bringing up his fifty, together with Tom Booker, the home side began to get the scoreboard moving, the pair putting on a fine partnership of 89 for the fifth wicket, Magafas falling just short of a deserved hundred, falling for 96, his innings containing eleven fine boundary fours. Booker also made a fine half century, finishing on 69 not out (1 x 6 and 7 x 4), adding an unbroken 37 with Steve Rhodes (13no) for the seventh wicket, Kenilworth ending their innings with a decent 226 for 6 from their fifty overs. For visitors Weoley Hill, Donovan with 2 for 31 and Graham 2 for 39, being the most successful of the Hills bowling attack.

Steve Rhodes and Ian Baker opened up bowling for Kenilworth, the pacemen soon had Weoley Hill in all sorts of trouble, the first wicket falling at seven, then absolute chaos in the visitors dressing room, with batsmen scrambling to find their pads, Hill in total disarray at 9 for 4 in only four overs. The fifth wicket left the visitors 11 for 5, then on the brink at 25 for 7. Only the Weoley Hill number eight Ahmed with 20 and number nine Donovan 12 making double figures. When they were out, the visitors succumbed for just 59 on the 22nd over.

The bowling honours went to Ian Baker with a brilliant 5 for 16 from eight overs, Matt Casey 2 for 15 from six overs, Jono Sparks 2 for 16 and 1 for 11 for Steve Rhodes.

Kenilworth the winners by a massive 167 runs, to start the season in fine style with a great team performance as they WON their Win/lose League Match with ease. 

KCC 226-6 (Pete Magafas 96, Tom Booker 69*) Weoley Hill 55-10 (Ian Baker 8-4-16-5)

Well done lads.

 

Sparks’ hat trick sets up win after Curran’s fine knock

3rd XI v. Lapworth II

Kenilworth opened their Cotswold Hills League Division Six campaign with home fixture against Lapworth 2nds at their Harbury ground on a glorious Saturday 5th May.

Put into bat, openers Shanker and Kerry strode to the crease, but Kenilworth slumped early on (10 for 2) against a disciplined Lapworth bowling, two more wickets falling cheaply, left the home side in trouble at 36 for 4.
Charlie Stranks with 12, put on 40 with number three Henry Curran, the home side found scoring runs hard, after 30 overs Kenilworth were 95 for 6, but with Curran still at the crease with a fine fifty to his name, the side needed to push on to post a competitive total from their forty five overs, Curran was eighth wicket down in the fortieth over, he made a very fine 75, his innings containing 12 x 4’s. Kenilworth were all out for 130 in the 42nd over. Carter with an amazing 3 for 7 off ten accurate overs and Seeley with 5 for 18, taking the last four wickets, doing the damage with the ball for Lapworth.

Skipper Sam Leach and Ian Baker shared the new ball for Kenilworth, but the Lapworth openers Faber and Marsden put on a steady opening partnership, the pair putting on 58 for the first wicket, first change saw spinner Charlie Stranks making the breakthrough, bowling Faber for 16, a second wicket for Stranks had Lapworth 64 for 2. Seamer Jono Sparks replaced Baker from the road end, he soon had the ball swinging, Sparks struck twice to leave Lapworth 94 for 5, but it was his seventh over that was to turn the game on it’s head, fourth ball clean bowling the batsman, next ball a catch for Stranks at mid off, before clean bowling number number nine Carter with the last ball to complete a brilliant hat trick and a five wicket haul, Lapworth now 97 for 8. Pratt who came in at number four, was still there, watching the wickets falling at the other end. Henry Curran replaced Stranks, 3 for 42 off ten overs, when Curran having number ten Melia stumped by Andy Dadswell, Lapworth were 104 for 9 still 26 away, Pratt had his number eleven with him now, the pair got their side to 121 for 9, Matt Dadswell replaced Sparks (5 for 18) off ten brilliant overs, Dadswell kept Pratt off strike, now with Ian Baker replacing Curran ( 1 for 15) off four overs, had the visitors number eleven to bowl at, his second ball clean bowling the batsmen, Lapworth all out for 122, Pratt finished unbeaten on 34, Marsden earlier making 34.

Kenilworth winning by just eight runs, what a great game of cricket, played in excellent spirit by both teams.

This was  a day young Jono Sparks won’t forget with his hat trick and five wickets, also Henry Curran with a fine 75, a catch and wicket, well played lads, on a day where Kenilworth and cricket were the winners.

 

Kenilworth 130-10 beat   Lapworth 122-10 by 8 runs

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.

 

Stranks x 2 and young Henry get the plaudits

2nd. XI v. Griff & Coton 1’s

On Saturday 8th July, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Griff and Coton 1’s for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture and secured a comfortable 9 wicket win.

1sts undone at leaders Barby

1st XI v. Barby

On Saturday 23rd July, Kenilworth travelled to leaders Barby, looking for their fourth Warwickshire Cricket League Division One win on the bounce.

Barby were asked to bat first, Kenilworth struck an early blow, the home side reduced to 4 for 1, but recovered, as opener Wynn- Evans hitting 59 and Gleghorn 55, as raced to 129 for 3, spinner Ed Ruswa went on to take five wickets, but he was expensive with 5 for 84 off 12 overs, wickets too for skipper Chris Prophet with 1 for 36, Matt Dargan 1 for 37 and Paul Luke 1 for 71, but the home side found the boundary on too many occasions, finishing on a very decent 282 for 9 off their 50 overs.

Kenilworth started their reply with a solid partnership between the prolific Guy Pearson 28 and Chris Prophet 26, the pair putting on 50 for the first wicket. But the first wicket sparked a collapse, going from 50 for 0 to 63 to 5 then 80 for 8, Steve Rhodes with 18 the only other score of note, as the visitors slumped to 104 all out in only 24 overs. Wynn-Evans had a fine match, taking 4 for 21 and Scott with 4 for 26 doing the damage, Kenilworth’s winning streak came to an abrupt end, losing by a huge 178 runs, taking four points.