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Solihull Bloss’ last pair hang on

1st XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

 

Kenilworth hosted Solihull Blossomfield for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 30th June.

On another glorious June day, home skipper Pete Magafas won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Dave Edmunds and Adie Sellar got their side off to a fast start, the pair adding 83 for the first wicket before Sellar was dismissed for 17. Edmunds was joined by the in form Sunny Ahmed, these two continued to keep the scoreboard moving at a good pace, putting on 60 in twelve overs, before Edmunds was dismissed for a fine 79, his containing 13 x 4 and 1 x 6. Kenilworth 143 for 2 after 26 overs. Ahmed and next man in Pete Magafas continued to find runs easy to come by, putting 86 together for the third wicket, 229 for 3 at the fall of Ahmed’s wicket, he made yet another fifty, his 61 including 6 x 4 and 1 x 6. Magafas fell for 49, Matt Casey with 8 not out at the end, as Kenilworth posted a decent 277 for 7 from their fifty overs. For the visitors Blossomfield, Fetta took 3 for 60.

Steve Rhodes and Muhammad Nayeem opened up the bowling for the home side looking for early wickets, Clark fell for no score, the visitors 11 for 1. Thompson joined Bisheer, these two began to build a partnership, eventually putting on 91 for the second wicket, as Blossomfield looked to make a solid reply, 100 for 2 when Thompson was out for 23, Bisheer soon followed and the visitors were 105 for 3. Morgan and Khan then put on 83 for the third wicket, before both fell on 188,Morgan making 45 and Khan 36, Jorjeet Singh taking the wicket of both men, Blossomfield now 188 for 5. The left are spin of Singh was about to put his side in sight of an unlikely win, from 188 for 3, Blossomfield subsided to 196 for 8, Singh with outstanding figures of 6 for 42 from twelve overs, another wicket fell, now 202 for 9, Kenilworth had two overs to claim victory, but the last pair held on, Blossomfield ended on 202 for 9 from their fifty overs. Apart from Singh’s brilliant six wicket spell, Steve Rhodes with 1 for 28, Freddie Davies 1 for 28 and Muhammad Nayeem with 1 for 37 from twelve overs, Kenilworth claimed a winning draw, picking up 18 points, now five games unbeaten, and stay in sixth place, 31 points from the top.

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.

 

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.

 

Seconds second best

2nds suffer despite Phil Edmonds’ bowling

Only spinner, Phil Edmonds had anything to smile about as he snapped up a tidy 6-52 off his 15 overs for Kenilworth in their opening Division 2 2nd XI match of the season in the Warwickshire Cricket League as the side slumped to a crushing 208 run defeat at the hands of Lyndworth.

The visitors set a very stiff target posting 266-9 off their 50 overs as Afzal hit 70, Ahmed 63 and number 10, Waqas unbeaten on 38. Kenilworth toiled under the aggressive batting onslaught with only Edmonds to offer any resistance with his wily off spin. Jaesh Naik and Ian Baker were the only other Kenilworth bowlers to claim a wicket apiece.

In reply, Kenilworth were soon in trouble against a pacy attack. Only opener Tom Booker reached double figures reaching 14 before he fell and the side collapsed and were quickly skittled out for a paltry 58. Number 11 colt, Jonathan Mortlock, was the side’s unbeaten batsman on 8 not out in a day to forget about for them. Hussain took 6-11, Naesu 2-2 and Sajjad 2-29 for victorious Lyndworth.

24/08/2013: Saturday 2nd XI v Fillongley

Winning Draw

Fillongley’s last pair were unable to surpass Kenilworth’s score of 210-9 in a tight match as they fell 6 runs short of the total but hung on to secure a draw in an exciting match. Mark Stranks was the Kenilworth batsman on form as he made 85 in which he hit 8 boundaries, a six and a five! Rob Gardner added 24 for the side as the wickets to fall were shared amongst the Fillongley bowlers. Franks scored 43, Blackmore 47 and Brown 25 for Fillongley as they reached 204-9 after Ali Peebles claimed a fine 6-56 off his 15 overs and took an outfield catch off Charlie Stranks’ bowling who took 3-21 but the pair were unable to take the last Fillongley wicket in a tense finish.