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Sunny and Henry see side home for 3rd win after spinners strike

1st. XI v. Moseley Ashfield

 

On Saturday 16th June, Kenilworth’s first team hosted Moseley Ashfield for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Kenilworth invited the visitors to bat first, and Steve Rhodes soon had the visitors one down, clean bowling Ward for 2, the visitors then began to dig in, opener Thomas and number three Jeffries put on a stand of 48, before both fell in quick succession, Thomas for 27 and Jeffries for 22, Pemberton made 14 and Qumor 36, but Ashfield struggled after they were out. The visitors unable to bat their fifty overs, all out for just 134 in the 41st over. Along with the wicket from Rhodes (1 for 28 from 7 overs), it was the spinning duo of Jorjeet Singh and Darius Potten Ravenshad who did all the damage, both bowlers taking four wickets each, Singh having outstanding figures of 4 for 19 from 8.1 overs and Potten Ravenshad with 4 for 31 from 12 tidy overs, two catches for Chris Prophet and a run from Adie Sellar, Kenilworth enjoyed a great day in the field.

Kenilworth had a terrible start in reply, losing Sellar without scoring, 0 for 1. When Chris Prophet fell for 5 Kenilworth were I trouble at 18 for 2, Sunny Ahmed and Tom Booker took the score to 44, before Booker fell for 10, the home sides innings in the balance at 44 for 3. Two more home wickets fell, Kenilworth now 71 for 5, but Ahmed was still at the crease, and was joined by Henry Curran, the adding a valuable partnership of 49 for the 6th wicket, Sunny Ahmed dismissed for a superb innings of 70, his innings having 8 x 4 and 2 x 6. That partnership almost getting the home side to victory at 120 for 6, one more wicket for the visitors, but Curran with a fine 31 not out saw his side home on 138 for 7 in the 37th over.

Kenilworth the winners by three wickets on a day that the Club hosted its Old Players’ Reunion and brought much added celebrations all round.

Jeffries with 4 for 40 from ten overs and Carey taking 2 for 41 off eleven the pick of the Ashfield bowling.
Kenilworth take 20 points for their third win in a row.

 

Back to back wins for the Firsts

1st XI v. Studley

Kenilworth made the trip to Studley on Saturday 9th June for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture, looking for back to back wins which they succeeded in achieving.

Home side Studley won the toss and asked Kenilworth to bat first. Adie Sellar and Pete Magafas put on 28 for the first wicket before Sellar was bowled for 12, when Chris Prophet was dismissed for 4, Kenilworth were 46 for 2, that became 67 for 3 when Magafas was dismissed for 31.

Two more wickets falling, Tom Booker for 9 and Henry Curran for 1, left the visitors in a bit of trouble at 96 for 6, this became 124 for 8 when Muhammed Nayeem was dismissed for 12 and Steve Rhodes for 1, Kenilworth now in a heap of trouble, but batting at 7 Pat Howard kept his nerve and along with number 10 Jorjeet Singh, they put on a superb partnership of 70 for the ninth wicket got their side to 194 for 9 in the 49th over, Singh falling for 26, Howard made a brilliant 62 not out, his innings having 6 x 4 and 1 x 6.

Kenilworth ended on 200 for 9 from their fifty overs. Rhodes with a fine 3 for 19 and Cole 3 for 35 both from twelve overs taking the bowling honours for the home side.

After the tea interval the home side looked to chase their target of 201 for victory, but the Kenilworth opening attack of Muhammad Nayeem and Steve Rhodes soon amongst the wickets, Nayeem sending the home sides openers Marks and Edwards back and Rhodes dismissing Perrins, leaving Studley In trouble on 19 for 3, another wicket for Naeem with the score on 19, Williams the man out. 19 for 4 soon became 31 for 6, Rhodes and Naeem causing mayhem, spinners Jorjeet Singh and Darius Potten-Ravenshad replaced the  opening pair, both were too amongst the wickets, Studley were now in big trouble at 62 for 8, only Rhodes with 22 and Cole 11 making double figures for the home side, as Studley were all out for just 88 in twenty nine overs, a fine all round bowling performance saw Kenilworth make it back to back wins. There were wickets for Muhammad Nayeem with 4 for 20, Steve Rhodes 3 for 33, Jorjeet Singh 2 for 11 and 1 for 6 for Darius Potten Ravenshad.

Kenilworth the winners by a huge 112 runs, taking 24 points.

Debutant Sunny sees side home

1st XI v. RMCC

On Saturday 2nd June, Kenilworth’s first team travelled to RMCC for their Warwickshire  Cricket League Division One fixture.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked RMCC to bat first. Muhammed Nayeem and Ian Baker opened up for visitors Kenilworth, both bowlers getting early wickets, as the home side were in trouble at 35 for 3. RMCC continued to struggle against the visitors seam bowler’s, only Haque, who batted at three, who made 46 made. With the introduction of spin from both ends, Jorjeet Singh and Darius Potten-Ravenshad soon got amongst the wickets, as the home side were all out for 153 in the fiftieth over. Wickets were shared between the six bowlers used, Jorjeet Singh the star with 4 for 41 from twelve overs, Ian Baker with 2 for 17 from ten overs, Potten-Ravenshad 2 for 29 from eight overs and 2 for 41 for debutant Nayeem off 11.5 tidy overs.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth opening pair of Dave Edmunds and Adie Sellar looked to make a positive start to their sides reply, both players looked comfortable against the RMCC bowling, putting on 47 for the first wicket, before Edmunds was dismissed for 25, debutant Sunny Ahmed joined Sellar, but Sellar fell with the score on 53, Sellar making 12. Ahmed started to make light of the home sides bowling, hitting thee big sixes, now batting with Henry Curran, the pair adding 41, before Curran was out for 9, Kenilworth now 94 for 3.

Skipper Pete Magafas joined Ahmed, as Kenilworth looked to reach their target, Ahmed was in fine form, finding the boundary boards six times, as the visitors got the required runs in the 38th over, Ahmed making a fine 66 not out on his debut, his innings including 6 x 4 and 3 x 6, skipper Magafas unbeaten on 23, Kenilworth finishing on 154 for 3 to win by seven wickets.

Kenilworth picking up their second win of the season after the last ball heartache of Bank Holiday Monday’s defeat against the same opponents

No joy for the Firsts

1st XI v. Dunlop Stars

 

On Saturday 26th May, Kenilworth hosted  Dunlop Stars for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Kenilworth were put in to bat first, openers Dave Edmunds and Adie Sellar made a solid start, the pair making 49, before Edmunds was dismissed for 23, his innings including one massive six, after he was out, Kenilworth lost two more quick wickets, slipping to 53 for 3, Sellar also out after making 19.

A cameo from Henry Curran, who made 21 and 16 from Mark Stranks steadied the home side, but the home side were struggling against the Dunlop bowlers, three more wickets left Kenilworth on 100 for 6. Batting at number eight, Steve Rhodes made 13, but the home side were to be all out in the 47th over for a below par score of 135.
For Dunlop Stars, Mahmood took 4 for 22 from ten overs and Hafiz 3 for 22 from nine overs, proving to be too good for the home sides batsmen.

In reply, Dunlop openers looked to make a fast start in their reply, they did lose an early wicket with the score on 22, Afzal caught behind by Dan Horner off Steve Rhodes for just 2. That would be the only success for the home side’s bowlers, as Baber and Azim plundered the home bowling to all parts, Baber being particularly aggressive, he finished unbeaten on 83 and number three Azim unbeaten on 31 Dunlop Stars finishing on 136 for 1 in only twenty seven overs, winning by nine wickets, Steve Rhodes with 1 for 36 from six overs, the only success for the home team.
Kenilworth taking just a single point for their efforts.

 

 

Prophet’s century in vain…………….just

1st XI v. Four Oaks Saints

On Saturday 2nd September, Kenilworth hosted high flying Four Oaks Saints for their penultimate Warwickshire Cricket League  Division One fixture and the match ended in bizarre circumstances and decided on the Duckworth Lewis method due to both sides bowling their overs far too slowly causing the umpires to call an end to match in very poor light with 6 overs of the Kenilworth innings remaining, which when calculated saw the 1st XI the losers by a frustrating 2 runs.

Four Oaks decided to bat first, opening pair Hopkiss and Javed got their side’s innings off to a decent start, the pair putting on a hundred run opening stand, before Javed fell for 44, Hopkiss went on to make a fine 78. The visitors continued to find scoring runs easy enough, as further decent contributions from number five Van Dyk with 39 and a cameo from Wright with an unbeaten innings of 44.

Four Oaks finished on a very decent 285 for 8 from their fifty over allocation.

Wickets were shared around for Kenilworth, Steve Rhodes with 2 for 63 from ten overs, Jono Sparks 2 for 31, Matt Casey with 2 for 51 off nine overs , spinners Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 1 for 40 from ten tidy overs and 1 for 43 from the left arm of Jorjeet Singh, also from ten overs. Henry Curran took two smart catches in the outfield.

Kenilworth had a poor start in their pursuit of 286 to win, as they slipped to 10 for 1 then 24 for 2, but number four Chris Prophet joined opener Adie Sellar, the pair began to get their side back into the game, Sellar and Prophet putting on 97 together, before Sellar was dismissed for a fine 60.

Captain Pete Magafas joined Prophet, both were to keep the fast tempo going, and together they were to add 87 for the fourth wicket together in quick time, Magafas making 35, but Chris Prophet went on bring up a brilliant century, he was out for exactly 100, his innings containing 13 x 4 and 1 x 6.

With the game entering the final ten overs, the light was now starting to fade quickly and at 8.10 pm the umpires called the game to a stop after 44 overs of the Kenilworth innings, with still six overs remaining.

A strange ending to the game, left Kenilworth on 243 for 7, visitors Four Oaks Saints running out the winners by the smallest of margins, winning by just 2 runs on the D/L rule which guarantee the side second spot in the Division and promotion.