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Final cricket day of the season ends with a deserved win.

Sunday XI v. Olton & WW

On Sunday 16th September, Kenilworth’s Sunday XI hosted Olton and West Warwickshire for their final Arden Sunday Cricket League match of the season, that also was the Club’s final match of 2018.

Home captain Geoff Edmunds won the toss and opted to bat first. Openers Henry Curran and Adie Sellar began in a positive manner, both batsman keeping the scorer busy, racing to a fifty run partnership inside the first ten overs, the pair had put on 71 for the first wicket when Sellar was caught for a solid 38. Curran was joined by the in form Elliott Haynes Sorrell. Sorrell needing 17 runs to make a thousand runs for the season, but unfortunately he was caught by Rigoni for 13, falling agonisingly four runs short, but a brilliant effort from Sorrell, ending on 996 runs for the season, Kenilworth now 92 for 2, Chris Prophet joined Curran and was quickly into his stride, stroking three elegant fours.

Curran completed his fifty, but fell soon after for 51 (8 x 4), the home side 127 for 3. Young keeper batsman George Baines joined Prophet, together the pair added 52, Prophet bowled by Rigoni for a fine 57 (7 x 4 & 3 x 6). Jono Sparks was the next man in, he and Baines plundered the visitors bowling adding an unbroken stand of 52 for the fifth wicket, as Kenilworth posted a decent 231 for 4 from their forty overs, Baines unbeaten on 29 and Sparks 31 not out, for Olton, Sunil took 2 for 29.

So, Kenilworth went out to field for the last time in 2018, regular opening bowler Matthew Dadswell was partnered by Jono Sparks, Sparks opened up from the Leek Wootton end, the Olton openers looked to make a strong start to their sides reply, but when Arshad and Cullen had put on 23, young Dadswell had Cullen brilliantly stumped down the leg side by George Baines for 17. Arshad was looking to be positive, but in the tenth over was caught by Andy Dadswell off Matthew Dadswell one handed just behind square on the leg side, and two balls later Dadswell had Loud caught by Baines without scoring, young Matt Dadswell taking the first three wickets for the second game running. Sparks was soon in the act, bowling the Olton number three, the visitors rocking on 46 for 4 in the eleventh over.

The spin of Tom Skinner replaced Dadswell and Darius Potten-Ravenshad replaced Sparks, spin from both ends now, but the wickets kept falling, first Skinner, then one for Ravenshad, Olton in deep trouble at 65 for 6. Another wicket for Skinner, thanks to another catch from Andy Dadswell at cover, two more for the inspired DPR, Olton on the brink at 93 for 9.

But the last pair of Rigoni batting at ten and number eleven Griffin, started to put bat to ball, the pair went on to blaze 61 together on seven overs, before skipper Geoff Edmunds bought himself on from the Leek Wootton end, as he lured Rigoni down the wicket, only to become keeper Baines second stumping, Rigoni out for an entertaining 28, Griffin not out 31, Olton all out for 154 in the 33rd over.

The wickets shared, DPR with 3 for 25 from eight overs, Matthew Dadswell with 3 for 40 from eight overs, Tom Skinner with 2 for 35 off eight overs Jono Sparks 1 for 30 from six overs and finally and fittingly, a last wicket for Geoff Edmunds to end the season.

Kenilworth the winners by 77 runs, ending the season in a creditable fourth place with six wins.

Well played everyone who played, scored, umpired, made all the delicious teas and all the hard work preparing the ground so we can play the game we all love.

Thanks all.

 

Furthermore……

The Club is grateful to ALL the players in ALL the sides who turned out to play this season. It has been a good year overall. Hopefully, it was an enjoyable year.

 

SPECIAL THANKS go to a vast array of people – especially to those who have helped out pre-matches to get the games on and to the devoted Ground Staff who have committed so much time and energy on and around the Ground throughout the season that often goes unnoticed and is taken for granted by most, to the players who helped out closing down the ground on the last match of the season, to the Selectors, to our Social Media gurus, those who supplied photos on them too, to Andy Dadswell for doing the reports all season that have been published on here and in the Press, and finally but not least – to our dear and crucial tea ladies for preparing the food for the players and officials so they were fed and watered week in, week out.

 

ALL UNSUNG heroes and heroines, the lot of you. WELL DONE and THANK YOU.

It could not have been done without all your efforts and the Club is so grateful and thankful to you all.

 

And THANK YOU for all those who visited the Ground during the season to watch and support the sides.

Please continue to support the Club during the close season months when events are being arranged!

 

ROLL ON the 2019 SEASON NOW!

 

 

Side chokes and surrenders 2nd place on last day despite Sunny’s and Mo’s great efforts

1st XI v. Nether Whitacre

LOSE!

The 1st XI who were in second spot at the start of play produced a rare poor bowling display and all round batting performance save for Sunny Ahmed, Muhammed Nayeem and Adie Sellar that condemned the side not only to defeat but also meant that the side disappointedly ended their 2018 season League campaign in 4th. spot only 7 points behind eventual Runners Up Highway Spartans, whilst Fillongley also won their match to achieve 3rd. place as both sides leap frogged the 1st XI on the final day of League cricket to deny them any chance of silverware after their season’s efforts.

Nether Whitacre posted 266-7 from their 50 overs. Opener Titmus posted 58, whilst number 2 Broughton 21 as the pair put on  63 for the first wicket. Number 4 Knight added an excellent 87 and  skipper Lawrence 32 in the side’s total that saw some 36 extras including 28 wides.  Jorjeet Singh claimed 3-53 off 10 overs, Sunny Ahmed 2-45 off his 10 and Mo Nayeem 1-62 whilst Dave Edmunds accounted for a run out. Tom Booker took a catch and a stumping behind the stumps.

Replying to the Nether Whitacre score, the 1st XI slumped to 23-4.  Yet, it was an excellent partnership between Ahmed and Nayeem who got things back on track for the side with  a superb 148 run partnership and the side looked well set for victory. Nayeem made a classy 96 (4 x 6 and 10 x 4) before he fell whilst Ahmed carried his bat and made an unbeaten 107  as he ran out of batting partners in the final over as the side were bowled out for 257.

Adie Sellar made a solid 35  (1 x 6 and 1 x 4) in his knock after Nayeem had departed but they were the only three Kenilworth players to reach double figures in an otherwise dreadful batting display against an on song Nether Whitacre bowling performance and their joint efforts proved to be in vain. There were 5 noughts on the scorecard as the batsmen fell all too often chasing and handed Nether Whitacre victory with 2 balls of the match remaining, the final wicket falling to a run out. In fact, the remaining 8 other batsmen in the side to fall scored only  13 runs between them, the final 3 wickets falling for 2 runs as overs were running out and the side hit out looking for the win. So close but so far!

Lawrence took 3-18 off 10 fine overs, Rawlings 3-46 off 8.3 overs, whilst Danks and Mousley took a wicket a piece for Nether Whitacre.

Nether Whitacre 266-7 (20 points) beat Kenilworth 257-10   (7 points) (S. Ahmed 107*, M. Nayeem 96) to win by 9 runs.

All in all, the side won 11 of their matches, drew 2, lost 6 with 3 abandonments which would have otherwise been a good season for them but was one that was tinged with sadness as they choked on the final day when within touching distance of some silverware for the Club.

 

WELL DONE to them, in any case, for their season’s efforts.

 

ROLL ON THE 2019 SEASON NOW.

 

All WCL Results and tables can be found at:

http://www.warcricket.org/wcl2018/results.php

Division 1 – Winners – Moseley Ashfield 359 points, Runners Up – Highway Spartans 313 points, 3rd place – Fillongley 310 points and 4th. place – Kenilworth 306 points.

 

Nayeem’s all round skills sets up a crucial final match for the side

1st XI v. Fillongley

WIN!!

On Saturday 1st September, third placed Kenilworth travelled to second placed Fillongley for their penultimate Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture in a win/lose match of crucial importance for both sides.

Kenilworth came out winners and now move into the runners-up spot temporarily in the Division meaning that next week’s match against Nether Whitacre will determine whether they, Highway Spartans or Fillongley ultimately finish second in the Division.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Fillongley to bat first, openers Carty with 19,and Revell 28, put on 50 for the first wicket, when Adie Sellar caught Carty off the bowling of Muhammad Nayeem. Three more wickets for the visitors, saw Fillongley on 91 for 4, the game well poised. Nayeem was wreaking havoc now, running through the home side’s batting, now they were 117 for 6, Kenilworth in control of the game. The home side rallied, as number three batsman kept his cool, along with number eight Hammond, began to get their side back in the game, they went on add 95 together for the seventh wicket, Hammond out for 42, Shelding finishing on 80 not out, Fillongley ending on 226 for 8 from their fifty overs.

The bowling honours for Kenilworth went to Muhammed Nayeem, who took a brilliant 6 for 45 from ten overs, there was also a wicket for Sunny Ahmed, taking 1 for 35.

Kenilworth had a disastrous start in their reply, 0 for 1, 9 for 2 then 15 for 3, as home bowler Gardener ripped out the Kenilworth top order. A fourth wicket falling with the score on 44, the visitors in a heap of trouble. Skipper Pete Magafas and seamer Nayeem began to repair the damage, the pair went on to add 79 together for the fifth wicket, when Nayeem was out for a blistering innings of 56 (10 x 4 & 2 x 6), the visitors now 123 for 5, the game in the balance, a lot now on skipper Magafas, but he held his nerve, along with Sunny Ahmed with 22,  hitting a fine 70 (9 x 4 & 2 x 6), when he was out, his side were almost home, Kenilworth 216 for 7, Jorjeet Singh (16 not out) and Steve Rhodes (6 not out) saw their side home with five overs to spare, Kenilworth ending on 227 for 7 in 45 overs.

The promotion race all to play for with one game to go, Kenilworth second after collecting 20 points.

 

1sts win by Duckworth Lewis method following rain spoiling the day’s play

1st XI v. Pak Shaheen

WIN!!!!!

Kenilworth hosted strugglers Pak Shaheen for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 25th August.

Rain had initially reduced the game to forty five overs per side and then there were further interruptions which meant that the Duckworth Lewis method came into operation and was to ultimately decide the outcome of match. 

Visitors Pak Shaheen were asked to bat first, opening bowlers Muhammad Nayeem and Steve Rhodes struck early, reducing the visitors to 4 for 2. Number three Rehman with 41 and Euaz batting at number five hit a fine 61 for his side, but with wickets falling, the visitors were unable to bat out their overs, all out for 201 inside 43 overs.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Joey Poole with a very decent 3 for 31 from nine overs, Muhammed Nayeem with 2 for 20 from nine hostile overs, Steve Rhodes 2 for 47 from nine overs and 1 for 37 for spinner Jorjeet Singh from eight overs.

The Kenilworth openers David Edmunds and Chris Prophet put on a solid 49 for the first wicket, Edmunds falling for 24, Adie Sellar joined Prophet, these two putting on 29 for the second wicket, Prophet out for 43, Kenilworth 78 for 2, Sellar fell for 5, the home side now 83 for 3. Skipper Pete Magafas and Tom Booker were now together at the crease, but Magafas fell for 13 with the score on 122. Henry Curran joined Booker, and with the home side Kenilworth on 153 for 4 after 33 overs, the rain returned, Booker unbeaten on 45 and Curran 5.

With the rain too heavy and time running out, the match ended, the home side running out the winners by 17 runs on the Duckworth Lewis system. Kenilworth take 20 points for the win, and stay fourth in the table with three matches remaining.

 

Jorjeet’s efforts in vain as side lose 8 match unbeaten streak

1st. XI v. Highway Spartans

 

LOSE

The 1st XI’s eight match unbeaten run in the Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 came to an abrupt end with a 5 wicket defeat at the hands of local rivals Highway Spartans at the Warwick Road Ground on Saturday 21st. July.

The side had started well with openers Dave Edmunds, 24 and Adie Sellar 28 putting on 40 for the first wicket. Edmunds’ knock saw him hit 4 boundaries and a six whilst Sellar hit 4 x 4. However, the side proceeded to devastatingly collapse to 93-7 inside 21 overs due to some accurate Spartans bowling. Yet, the side managed to reach 183-9 following some obdurate batting by the tail enders.

Muhammed Nayeem hit 18 as he shared in a 31 run 8th wicket partnership with number 9 Jorjeet Singh who then put on a further 42 runs for the 9th wicket with Darius Potten-Ravenshad who made 20. Singh was unbeaten at the close with an impressive 38 not out that included 3 boundaries. The Spartans’ bowling plaudits were taken by Yardley with 3-49 from his 12 overs and 3-31 from Bains.

In reply, Spartans kept the scoreboard ticking over with relative ease and they reached the winning post ending on 186-5 inside 46 overs and claim maximum points as McCarthy made 49, Miller 50* and Yardley 22* guided the side to victory despite the best efforts of Muhammed Nayeem who took 3-44 from 10.2 overs, Steve Rhodes 1-62 from 12 whilst Kenilworth’s player of the day, Singh, took 1-28 from 11 fine overs. Keeper Tom Booker bagged two catches behind the sticks.

The victory saw Spartans move into 4th place in the Division, 2 points ahead of Kenilworth.

Highway (24 points) and leap frog  Kenilworth (4 points).