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Sunday League defeat in local derby

Sunday XI v. Kenilworth Wardens II

 

On a glorious Sunday 20th May, Kenilworth made the long trip to Kenilworth Wardens for their Arden Sunday League fixture.

Visiting captain Geoff Edmunds won the toss and chose to bat first. Opening pair Dave Edmunds and Danny Boneham made watchful start against the home side’s opening bowlers, but Edmunds began to open up, two big straight sizes in the ninth over, as Kenilworth began to get the scoreboard moving. The pair put on 63, before Boneham lost his off stump to J. Patel in the 13th over for 14, Edmunds fell to a catch at long off with the score on 72, he made 46 and looked well set for a big score. Elliott Haynes Sorrell and Chris Prophet had to start the rebuild, the pair had put on 38 for 3rd over, before Prophet was out for 27. Charlie Stranks joined Haynes Sorrell, the pair started to scamper singles and twos, but boundaries were becoming hard to come by, the pressure was telling, Haynes Sorrell ending up being run out again for 14. Stranks making 18, Max Howard 11 and Darius Potten Ravenshad 10 not out, Kenilworth finishing on 162 for 6 from their forty overs. D. Patel with 2 for 18 and J. Patel with 2 for 19 the best of the home sides bowling.

Young seamers Max Howard and Matt Dadswell opened the bowling for Kenilworth, home side’s opening batsmen K. Patel and Lenton made a steady start in the pursuit of 163 to win, bringing their sides fifty up in the 14th over, Patel was the first wicket to fall, bowled by Geoff Edmunds for 29 with the score on 71, Lenton soon followed, falling lbw to Potten Ravenshad for 42. Ravenshad struck twice more, as the home side were now 109 for 4. Home captain D. Patel kept his nerve with 35 not out , along with Harsha, who added a brisk 31 not out, the home side hitting the winning runs in the 37th over, finishing on 165 for 4, ad winning by six wickets. Wickets for Darius Potten Ravenshad with a fine 3 for 33 from eight overs and skipper Geoff Edmunds, who took a frugal 1 for 11 off eight very tidy overs.

 

Arden Sunday League debut. Side settle for losing draw.

Sunday XI v. Moseley

On Sunday 13th May, Kenilworth travelled to Birmingham side Moseley for their opening Arden Sunday League fixture.

The home side won the toss and chose to bat first. Matt Dadswell opened the bowing with skipper Geoff Edmunds, but after a steady start, the Moseley openers Mamood and Din began to find the boundary, the visitors not helped by only having ten players, not ideal when you’re defending a big outfield, but they did a decent job.

The opening stand was broken by occasional seamer Danny Boneham, he had Din caught t the wicket by Dan Horner for 69 with the score on 103. Mamood was joined by Avery, these two were to put on 62 together before Boneham struck again, sending Avery’s middle stump flying for 36. Darius Potter Ravenshad had Mamood brilliantly caught by Danny Boneham on the long off boundary for 93, just after having a nasty facial injury attempting a similar catch. A quick fire 42 not out from home captain Nandra, including 24 off the last over, got Moseley to 276 for 5 from their forty over allocation. Potter Ravenshad with 2 for 44 off eight overs was the best of the Kenilworth bowling, wickets also for Boneham with 2 for 63 off eight overs and Geoff Edmunds 1 for 51 off eight overs.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth openers Dave Edmunds and Danny Boneham strode to the wicket, looking to start the chase, but when Edmunds and Boneham was dismissed early with the score on 16 for 2, the visitors task looked a tall order, and at 21 for 4, hopeless.

Darius Potter Ravenshad and Elliot Haynes Sorrell were now battening down the hatches, the losing draw the only option now. The pair putting on 55 before Haynes Sorrell was needlessly run out for 21. Andy Dadswell joined Potten Ravenshad, adding 26 before Dadswell was given lbw for 16. Form batsmen Sam Leach was his next partner, with no further alarms or wickets, Kenilworth batted out the remaining overs, finishing on 140 for 6 from their forty overs, Potten Ravenshad finished unbeaten on 43 and Leach unbeaten on 25. For Moseley, Jarman took 3 for 9 from seven overs, the most successful of the home bowling. Result being a losing draw for Kenilworth.

Moseley 276-5 Kenilworth 140-6

No joy for the Sunday XI

Sunday XI v. Houghton & Wyton

 

Kenilworth hosted their first Sunday match of the season on Sunday 22nd April, with Houghton and Wyton the visitors for a forty over a side friendly.

Home captain Sam Leach (yes again) opted to bat first for the first go at the Warwick Road ground of 2018.
Opening pair, Jorjeet Singh and the experienced Ant Kerry put on 33 for the first wicket, before Singh was bowled for 22, Kerry departed the same way soon after for 13, both batsmen being deceived by young spinner Purse, who finished with tidy figures of 3 for 22 off eight overs.

Young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell continued his good start to the new season, along with Danny Boneham, who made 19, the pair put on 38 for the third wicket, but from 94 for 3 after 22 overs, Kenilworth lost there way, slipping to 115 for 7 when Sorrell was out for 37. Eventually the home side were bowled out for just 128 in the 38th over of 40. Along with Purse taking three wickets, Wood also took three wickets, with 3 for 28.

Visitors Houghton and Wyton made a steady start to their reply as the home sides bowlers struggled to find the right lines and lengths.

When the skipper chose to see if spin could make any inroads into the visitors batting line up, that did the trick, as Jorjeet Singh struck the first blow, Singh finished with an economic 1 for 14 off his eight overs, he was replaced by fellow spinning all rounder Darius Potten-Ravenshad, he was quickly into action taking two quick wickets, having 2 for 24 off six overs. But opening bat Hudson stood firm for the visitors, along with the aggressive batting of Pagessi, who finished unbeaten on 39, despite being put down three times in the outfield, Hudson unbeaten on 28 not out, Houghton winning by seven wickets, ending on 129 for 3, reaching their target with ten overs to spare.

Kenilworth always struggled to contain the visitors after posting an under par score, but those that played over the weekend will have been pleased to get their seasons underway.

 

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.

 

7 valuable points in defeat

1st XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

On a hot Bank Holiday Monday, Kenilworth’s First Team travelled to Solihull Blossomfield for their important Warwickshire Cricket League Division One win/lose fixture.

The home side decided to bat first, as opening bat Sciras began to get the scoreboard moving, making a solid 41 for the home side. There were further decent contributions from Satterthwaite and Thompson with 30, kept their side’s decent start going.

Solid cameos down the order, and 41 extras, including 29 wides, got Blossomfield to a very decent 241 all out in the last of their fifty overs. The visitors bowlers gave everything in the cause, with left arm spinner Jorjeet Singh taking 4 for 42 from 9.3 overs, seamer Steve Rhodes 2 for 50 from ten overs, Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 1 for 30 from ten tidy overs, 1 for 43 for Charlie Stranks and Matt Casey with 1 for 41 from nine overs. Keeper Tom Booker took two catches and one smart stumping behind the wickets.

Kenilworth didn’t have a great start to their reply, losing two quick wickets, slipping to 19 for 2, two more wickets were soon to follow, leaving the visitors in danger at 39 for 4.

The top order making starts, with Jorjeet Singh with 22, Pete Magafas 21 and Tom Booker with 29 batting at number six, but with no one going on to make that telling score, Kenilworth needed a partnership to get themselves back into the game.

At 94 for 7, the visitors were staring defeat in the face, but Steve Rhodes and young Matt Casey began to fight back, the pair putting on 62 for the eighth wicket, but when Rhodes fell for 42 and Casey for 21, the game was up, Darius Potten-Ravenshad made an unbeaten 15 at number ten, but Kenilworth were to be bowled out for 191 in the last over.

Solihull Blossomfield winning by 50 runs.

Despite losing, the side picked up 7 crucial points to give them a bit more breathing space from the drop into Division 2 with only 2 more win/lose games of the season remaining. They are 31 points ahead of relegation threatened, Ambleside, with just 40 points available in the last two matches for both sides.