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Runs galore as Prophet and Edmunds make centuries in the run chase

Sunday XI v. Wanderers

On Sunday 6th August, Kenilworth hosted Leicestershire side Wanderers in a forty over a side friendly at their Warwick Road ground.

Winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Wanderers opening pair Tahir and Suki made a solid start to their sides innings. The pair played the home side’s opening attack of Freddie Davies and Matt Dadswell, as they added 50 together in 12 overs, Max Howard replaced Dadswell at the pavilion end,  spin from Tom Skinner from the Leek Wootton end was introduced but Tahir and Suki kept building their partnership, both playing with freedom now as they bought up their side’s 100 in the 22nd over, soon both players reached their fiftys. There was more spin from the Leek Wootton end, as Charlie Stranks replaced Skinner, and Alex Cockburn replaced Howard at the pavilion end, yet still the opening Wanderers pair went on their merry way as the scoreboard kept ticking over quickly. With the score on 199 Tahir reached a fine century, he then retired on exactly 100 (9×4&4×6) at the end of the 35th over.

Matt Dadswell came back on to bowl at the pavilion end and after waiting for thirty five overs, Wanderers number three was dismissed by Dadswell, the bowler was now on a hat trick, after removing the number four next ball, the Wanderers skipper survived the hat trick ball. However,  Dadswell picked up another wicket in his next over, as Wanderers eventually finished on 233 for 4 from their forty overs. Suki finished short of a century, finishing on 90 not out. Young Matt Dadswell was the sole Kenilworth wicket taker with 3 for 44 from his eight overs.

Kenilworth openers Dave Edmunds and Elliott Haynes-Sorrell made a solid start before Haynes-Sorrell was bowled by Mikesh for 17 in the 6th over with the score on 28. Chris Prophet strode out to join Edmunds and he seemed to be in good touch, as the pair soon had the scoreboard moving at a quick pace. Both players were finding the boundary rope on regular occasions with Prophet in particular severe on anything off line. He reached his fifty in decent time. The visitors tried eight bowling options but none were having any impact on Edmunds and Prophet. The pair raised their hundred partnership in 23rd over, Edmunds was next to raise his bat for reaching fifty. The partnership was relentless, Prophet started to accelerate more now and bought up his century in the 34th over  his innings containing 14 fours. The baton was passed to Edmunds, with enough runs and time could he too reach the same milestone. With four needed to win and Edmunds on 97, he smashed a huge six to win the game and bring up his own century, his 103 not out had 9 x 4 and 4 x 6, Prophet finished on 108 not out, the pair adding a brilliant unbroken stand of 208 for the second wicket, Kenilworth ending on 236 for 1 in the 37th over to win by 9 wickets.

A fantastic run chase and a great game, on a day where there were three centuries and bat dominated ball.

 

Edmunds & Booker guide the side to victory

1st. XI v. Moseley Ashfield

 

Kenilworth hosted high flying Moseley Ashfield on Saturday 24th June for their Warwickshire Division One fixture, looking for back to back wins.

The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first, opening bat Abdullah making 34 and number 4 Hussain also with 34 kept the scoreboard ticking over, but seamer Steve Rhodes bowled impressively, he removed four of the top six, his twelve overs rewarded with excellent figures of 4 for 35. Young seamer Freddie Davies continued his wicket taking in the first team with 1 for 45 from seven overs and there were wickets too for spinners Jorjeet Singh with an impressive 2 for 33 from twelve quality overs and Chris Prophet 1 for 23. Pervaiz top scoring for Moseley Ashfield with 42, as visitors finished on 219 for 8 from their fifty overs.
 
Kenilworth lost an early wicket, as Aussie Pete Magafas was dismissed for 10 but Henry Curran with 17 helped Adie Sellar add 52 for the second wicket, Sellar making 33. However, the side then slipped from 67 for 1 to 67 for 3. Chris Prophet (15) together with Dave Edmunds added 41 for the fourth wicket, When Prophet was out, Kenilworth’s innings was in the balance at 108 for 4, but Edmunds was joined by keeper batsman Tom Booker, the pair finding the boundary on regular occasions and started to take the game away from the visitors, Booker finished on a fine 46 not out, whilst Dave Edmunds ended the day agonisingly short of a deserved hundred as he finished on 96 not out, his innings containing 17 boundary fours but victory was more important.
 
Kenilworth finishing on 220 for 4, winning the game by four wickets and five overs to spare, whilst the wickets to fall were  shared between four bowlers for Ashfield.
 
Kenilworth recorded fine back to back wins and collected the maximum 24 points for their efforts.
 

At last the sun shines on the 1st XI side

1st. XI v. Bronze

On Saturday 17th June, the 1st. XI  were finally rewarded for their efforts when they headed to Bronze CC for their Warwickshire Cricket League  Division One fixture as they achieved their first win of the season with a fine team performance after their dreadful start to the League season.

Bronze won the toss and decided to bat first on a steaming hot summer day putting the Kenilworth players in the field and sun. Opening bowler Jono Sparks (1 for 8) made an early breakthrough for the visitors but Coley with 39 and number five Freeman with 41 began to get their side back on track. However, the Kenilworth bowlers kept chipping away and were rewarded for their efforts in the field on a hot day. After Coley and Freeman were dismissed, Bronze were struggling at 107 for 7 until a late cameo of 55 not out from number nine Foster got his side to a total of 187 all out in the 48th over. Wickets were shared all around, Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 3 for 48, young Freddie Davies 2 for 15, Ed Ruswa 1 for 15, Matt Casey 1 for 41 and Chris Prophet 1 for 39.
 
Kenilworth’s opening pair Pete Magafas and Adie Sellar put on 51 for the first wicket, as the side made a strong start in their reply. Sellar was first out for 18, and Magafas fell just short of a deserved fifty, making a fine 45. There were further useful partnerships that enabled Kenilworth to edge closer to their target. Chris Prophet with 33, 21 from Tom Booker, 15 from Henry Curran but it was Darius Potten-Ravenshad who kept his nerve with 32 not out and it was fitting he went on to hit the winning runs, Kenilworth finishing on 188 for 7 with over five overs to spare. Wood with 3 for 32 and Freeman 2 for 42 were the pick of the Bronze bowling.
 
Kenilworth finally getting their first win of the season, collecting the full 24 points for a fine team performance.
 
Bronze 187-10 Kenilworth 188-7.
 
WELL DONE LADS!
 

Norton’s Pyatt has a field day

Sunday XI v. Norton Lindsey

Kenilworth’s Sunday XI hosted near neighbours Norton Lindsey on Sunday 4th June for a forty overs a side match friendly.

Norton opted for first use of the wicket but lost a wicket to the second ball of their innings through Ian Baker (1 for 47) and they were soon in bigger peril, as young opening bowler Matt Dadswell took two quick wickets to reduce the visitors to 23 for 3. Dadswell was to finish with a decent 2 for 32 off eight overs.
 
Pyatt and Norton captain Kite began to rebuild their side’s innings as Pyatt in particular was finding the boundary ropes frequently. The pair put on a fine 98 for the fourth wicket but both fell in quick succession – Pyatt went to a smart stumping to Dan Horner for a superb 76, and Kite following in the next over for 29. After Kite’s dismissal, the players went off for rain, tea was taken early and the match was reduced to 38 overs per side. On resumption, Webber began to get his side up to a defendable total, eventually finishing on 48 not out, after another short rain delay. Norton finishing on 196 for 9 from their thirty eight overs. Seamer Ryan Bull took four quick wickets in his second spell, to finish with 4 for 47 from eight overs. There were wickets too for captain Geoff Edmunds 1 for 12 and Sam Leach with 1 for 26, his wicket courtesy of a first senior catch for Matt Dadswell.
 
Kenilworth made a steady start in their pursuit of 197, as openers Danny Boneham with 23 and Dan Horner (31), together putting on 40 for the first wicket. After Boneham was out, Chris Prophet joined Horner and the pair put on exactly 50 for the second wicket, Prophet scoring 39 of those runs. But from 107 for 2, Kenilworth collapsed, as batsmen decided to test the throwing and catching of Norton’s Pyatt in the field. He was to affect two direct hit run outs and four catches.
 
In the end Kenilworth were to be bowled out for 152 in the 34th over.
 
Only young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell with 16 made another double figure score apart from the top three. There were two wickets for Kite, Willcox and Mullen for the visitors but it was Pyatt’s day with bat and in the field, as he was to star in his sides 44 run win, the game ironically finishing in lovely sunshine.
 

The wait continues for the 1st XI

1st XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

On Saturday 3rd June, Kenilworth hosted Solihull Blossomfield in Division One of the Warwickshire Cricket League.

Kenilworth were put into bat and a familiar story unfolded, the home side were in early trouble at 12 for 2 in the fourth over. At 44 for 4, Kenilworth’s innings continued to look in trouble but Chris Prophet with 26 and Tom Booker 47 began a rebuild of their sides inning’s and together the pair put on 66 for the fifth wicket. Australian Pete Magafas ,on debut, made 21 but Kenilworth were bowled out for a below par score of 142 inside forty two overs. For Solihull, Thompson with a tidy 4 for 35 , Sutherwaite 2 for 22 and Myres 2 for 29 doing the damage with the ball.
 
Visitors, Solihull Blossomfield made a strong response with their openers racing to 120 in only twenty overs, as both batsmen completed a half century, Seifas with 50 and his partner Morgan 61 made batting look easy. After the pair were dismissed, it was left to Bashir with 23 not out to hit the winning runs for his side as Solihull Blossomfield finished on 145 for 2 and cruising to an eight wicket win in only twenty five overs.
 
Wicket takers were Jono Sparks 1 for 31 and Phil Edmonds 1 for 8.
 
Kenilworth take just the single point for their efforts and remain rooted to the bottom of the Division.