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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.

Young Matt Dadswell takes his maiden 5 wicket haul in Senior cricket

Sunday XI v. Exhall & Wixford

On a beautiful summer Sunday 17th July, the Kenilworth Sunday XI made the trip to Exhall and Wixford to play a forty overs a side friendly.

Home side Exhall batted first with young Kenilworth bowlers Martin McKenna and Matthew Dadswell opening. They soon had the home batsmen in a some trouble and fourteen year old Matthew Dadswell took the first wicket to fall – in no time at all had taken the first four wickets to fall. Exhall were in all sorts of trouble at 32 for 4. Young Dadswell was taken off after his five overs that had yielded four wickets as fellow U15 Max Howard replaced him and he too soon got in on the wicket taking – two wickets for young Howard, 2 for 19 off seven tidy overs. There was also a wicket for the ageless Ali Peebles as he claimed 1 for 22. Matt Dadswell was bought back on from the bottom now, his fifth wicket soon followed, a fantastic spell off eight overs 5 for 32, his maiden five wicket haul in Senior cricket at the Club. Henry Curran with his leg breaks, took the final two wickets, Curran and Charlie Stranks took two sharp catches in the outfield each, as Exhall were all out for 149 in 34 overs.

Kenilworth’s openers, Danny Boneham with 12 and Jono Sparks with 45 put on 56 for the first wicket, after Boneham departed, young Freddie Davies added 13, Henry Curran batting at three, soon had the scoreboard moving, with an array of shots all round the ground, with 5 x 4 and 3 x 6, including a big six over mid wicket to win the game and in the process bring up his fifty, finishing on 51 not out.

Kenilworth won by seven wickets ending on 152-3, with thirteen overs remaining. A truly wonderful setting to play cricket, even if a little hard to find for some, on a day that belonged to young Matthew Dadswell for his maiden five wicket haul and the batting of Curran and Sparks showing that there is a strong depth in the Club with all these youngsters playing so well.

 

 

 

Stranks stars as Second stay top

2nd XI v. Berkswell

Kenilworth’s 2nd XI travelled to play Berkswell 3’s, looking for a win to keep them top of the Warwickshire Cricket League Division Eight East game.

Berkswell were asked to bat first and made a solid start thanks to Marks with a fine 50 and Greyling with 45. Kenilworth’s bowlers kept chipping away and seamer Tom Pope took 2 for 32 from ten overs, but it was spinners Phil Edmonds with 1 for 50 and skipper Geoff Edmunds who took yet another five wicket haul, with fine figures of 5 for 38 from ten overs that pegged the hosts back whilst veteran Ali Peebles was also amongst the wickets with 1 for 27, as keeper Michael Watts claimed five catches behind the stumps. Berkswell finished on 209 for 9 from their forty five overs.

Kenilworth made a strong start to their reply, opening pair Phil Edmonds with 39 putting on 77 for the first wicket with Mark Stranks. Martin McKenna with 19 kept the scoreboard moving, as along with Stranks put on 82 for the third wicket, Mark Stranks went on to make a very fine 85 including 15 x 4. It was left to young Henry Curran with 26 not out and Michael Watts 11 not out to see Kenilworth home with eight overs and to finish on 210 for 4 , winning by six wickets. Milnes with 2 for 21 was the pick of the home side’s bowling. Kenilworth take 20 points and stay top of Division Eight East to increase their lead to 13 points over the second placed side.