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Booker’s efforts are in vain after a top knock

1st. XI v. Weoley Hill

On Saturday 12th August Kenilworth hosted Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

With games now back to the win or lose format, Kenilworth won the toss and invited the visitors Weoley Hill to bat first.

The visitors made a solid start to their innings, after Kenilworth struck the first blow, as Weoley Hill number three McLaughlin began to impose himself on the home sides bowling, together with Morley – the pair were starting to build a solid platform, McLaughlin went on to make a fine 73 and Morley hitting 52, but when the pair were dismissed, Kenilworth began to drag things back with impressive bowling spells from Jorjeet Singh, who bowled an outstanding spell of 3 for 21 off nine overs and from young Freddie Davies, who took 3 for 47 off ten overs. Other wicket takers for Kenilworth side were Steve Rhodes 1 for 45 off nine overs, Dave Edmunds 1 for 34 from eight overs and Chris Prophet with a late 2 for 24 as Weoley Hill were all out for 223 in the 49th over,

In reply, Kenilworth lost two early wickets, as they slumped to 3 for 2, but captain and opening bat Pete Magafas steadied his side’s reply with 39 and when he was out, number six Tom Booker was to be the key for the home side, with good support from Jorjeet Singh who made 17 . They got their side to 150 for 5 with 20 overs left. After Singh was dismissed, Booker passed his fifty, but with overs and wickets running out, when the ninth wicket fell, the home side needed 18 runs with four overs remaining. Booker was to finish unbeaten on a fine 81 when the last man was run out attempting a second run and were Kenilworth all out for 208 in the 48th over, visiting side Weoley Hill running out winners by 15 runs in a game that the home side will feel could easily have gone the other way. There were two wickets each for McConvery, Ahmed and Hawkins for the visitors.

Kenilworth take 8 points from the match as other results went their way and which gives them a few more points space from the bottom two in the relegation spots in what is going to be a very tight finish to the season to avoid the drop into Division 2 for next year. There are 5 more win/lose matches of the season remaining.

 

Seconds are second best despite steadfast Stranks

2nd XI v. Attleborough

Kenilworth’s second team hosted table topping Attleborough for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture on Saturday 5th August.

After rain delayed the start by a hour, the game was reduced to 42 overs per side. The visitors won the toss and put the home side into bat. After a steady but slow start against a very good Attleborough bowling attack, from. 41 for 1, the hosts slipped to 41 for 3. Pete Huxford joined opener Mark Stranks, and the pair began to repair the damage before Huxford was dismissed for 15.

Stranks was ploughing a lone furrow and he was to carry his bat through the 42 overs, finishing on a brilliant 88 not out, his innings containing eight boundary fours, but with little support his side struggled to post a competitive total, Kenilworth ending on 140 for 6 from the 42 overs.

The visitors batsmen looked to be positive in their pursuit of the runs needed to keep them top of the Division. Young seamer Ryan Bull bowled an impressive opening spell, taking 1 for 30 from ten overs in two spells. The visitor’s number three Whitemore, after a slow start began to cut loose, skipper Geoff Edmunds removed the other opener, taking a frugal 1 for 13 from eight tidy overs. Along with Whitemore, number four Russell stated to increase the tempo, Russell was to fall to a smart catch at long off by Danny Boneham off Tom Skinner (1 for 42) but Whitemore saw his side over the line, finishing on 51 not out, Attleborough finishing on 141 for 3 in the 35th over, to win by seven wickets.

Stranks fine efforts with the bat weren’t enough in the end, as the visitors proved to be too strong in the end, as Kenilworth take only two points for their efforts.

 

 

 

 

1sts move out of the relegation spots with a good all round performance

1st. XI v. Pak Shaheen

Kenilworth hosted Pak Shaheen for their Warwickshire Division One fixture at their Warwick Road ground on Saturday 29th July.

Asked to bat first, the Kenilworth openers Dave Edmunds and Pete Magafas soon had the scoreboard moving, the pair putting on 67 when Edmunds was out for 30. Magafas was to put on another important partnership with keeper Tom Booker, the pair added a superb 86 for the third wicket before skipper Magafas was dismissed for an excellent 84, his innings having six fours and one six, Booker went on to finish unbeaten on 59 with five fours and one six, along with 18 from Christian Hose, home side Kenilworth finished on a very decent 245 for 5 from their fifty overs. Wickets shared between five bowlers for Pak Shaheen.

In their reply, the visitors slipped from 29 for no wicket to 29 for 3, as seamer Steve Rhodes made two early breakthroughs.

Pak Shaheen were in deep trouble at 62 for 5 then 94 for 7 as two wickets each for seamers Ian Baker with 2 for 17 and Matt Casey with 2 for 32, when the eighth fell at 101, Kenilworth could sense that victory was only a matter of time.

A wicket each for spinners Jorjeet Singh with 1 for 17 from seven tidy overs and Darius Potten-Ravenshad chipping In with 1 for 32, also off seven overs. It was to be the return of opening bowler Steve Rhodes who came back on from the Leek Wootton end to take the final two wickets, Zaman top scorer for Pak Shaheen with 40 was the last wicket to fall thanks to a fine catch behind by Tom Booker. Rhodes ending with great figures of 4 for 33 off ten overs.

The visitors all out for 136 in the 36th over, with Kenilworth just beating the rain to win by the big margin of 109 runs and take the full 24 points for a fine team display to keep their impressive unbeaten run going.

 

Wily Edmunds picks up 6 after batsmen perform

2nd. XI v. Coleshill

On Saturday 29th July, Kenilworth’s second team travelled to high flying Coleshill for their Warwickshire Division Seven fixture and left the winners by a huge 135 runs to take the maximum 24 points for their efforts.

Asked to bat first, the Kenilworth openers, Mark Stranks and Ben Whidborne, put on 29 for the first wicket before Whidborne fell for 19 in the eighth over. Dan Horner joined Stranks at the wicket and both batsmen were able to get the scoreboard moving. Stranks was to be the second wicket to fall but not before the pair had added a superb 133 together in twenty eight overs. Mark Stranks was dismissed for a fine 70 – his innings containing 9 x 4. Charlie Stranks then joined Horner in the middle but Horner was soon to follow having made a strong 50 with 5 x 4, as Kenilworth slipped from 162 for 1 to 164 for 4. However, Charlie Stranks remained steadfast and saw his side over two hundred, as he made 45 not out, together with Max Howard who made 16 not out, The side finished on 242 for 7 from their fifty overs. Tyler with 3 for 47 was the most successful bowler for Coleshill.

Coleshill started their reply in a very positive manner and they had 60 on the board in only six overs, but they lost two wickets in the progress, as Ryan Bull struck twice, including the dangerous Waugh for an aggressive 39, his innings included five sixes, Bull finishing with 2 for 30 from seven overs.

But when the skipper Geoff Edmunds introduced himself and fellow spinner Chris Beach, the visitors took total control of the game. The wily Edmunds was to wreak havoc on the home batting, as he ripped through the batting taking an amazing 6 for 18 from ten overs. His partner Chris Beach took the other two wickets, finishing with 2 for 19 off six overs. The home side collapsed from 59 for 1 to 107 all out on 26th over. There were also two catches each for Dan Horner and Ben Whidborne, as the visitors eased to their victory.

 

Alvechurch routed as Chant & Mortlock star with the bat and ball

3rd XI . v. Alvechurch IV

On Saturday 29th July, Kenilworth 3rd team travelled to Hopwood to play Alvechurch 4th’s for their Cotswold Hills League Division Six fixture.

Asked to bat first on a wet wicket, Kenilworth made a solid start as the opening pair of Geoff Hay and Nathan Chant put on 65 together for the first wicket in fifteen overs before Hay was dismissed for 28. The in form Uma Shanker joined young Chant at the crease, the pair adding 67 in fourteen overs for the second wicket but Shanker was caught at mid wicket for 18.

From 132 for 1 the side slipped to 154 for 4 in the thirty fifth over. However, Chant was still going strong, reaching his fifty with a straight drive for four. At 173 for 5, skipper Sam Leach joined him in the middle, several lusty blows from  Leach and Chant saw Kenilworth finish on 216 for 5 from their forty five overs. Leach finishing on 26 not out but it was Nathan Chant who was the star with the bat – he was to finish agonisingly short of his century, ending on 96 not out to carry his bat, his innings containing 7 x 4 and 1 x 6. Thomas with 2 for 39 was the most successful bowler for the home side.

Alvechurch had a terrible start in their reply, losing a wicket to Ed Smith in the first over and  from 25 for 1 the home side slumped to 25 for 5 then 32 for 6, due to an inspired bowling change as it was to became the John Mortlock show, as he got a wicket in his first over and two in two balls in his second over, this was the art of bowling full and straight, Mortlock went on record devastating figures of 7 for 12 from six overs……. not bad for his first game of the season.

There were wickets for Ed Smith, who finished with 2 for 6 from five overs and it was left to young Matt Dadswell to end the game by clean bowling the last man to take 1 for 8 off four overs.

Alvechurch were all out for just 42 in only 18 overs, with only Thomas with 12 making a double figure score.

Kenilworth the winners by a massive 174 runs, and taking the full 24 points for their efforts –  that’s four wins in a row and five from six for the third team.

KCC 3rd XI 2017

KCC 3rd XI Team at Alvechurch & Hopwood. 

Back Row (L to R): Ed Smith, Geoff Hay, Matt Dadswell, Ben Maney, Indy Matharu.

Front Row (L to R): Uma Shanker, Andy Dadswell, Sam Leach (Capt), George Baines, Nathan Chant, Jonathan Mortlock.