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Long journey for no reward

Sunday XI v. Coomb’s Wood

 

LOSE!

On Sunday 12th August, Kenilworth’s Sunday side made the long trip to Coombs Wood for their Arden Sunday Cricket League Division 3 fixture.

After a delayed start due to rain, the match was reduced to thirty overs per side. Coombs Wood were asked to bat first, opening bowlers Matthew Dadswell and Matt Casey both picked up an early wicket, reducing the home side to 20 for 2. Another wicket for Dadswell, having Abas caught for 20, Wood now 27 for 3. A stand of 61 in quick time between Whyte (49 not out) and Saeed (38) got their side back on track. After another rain delay, the players returned, except one who went shopping instead, for the last ten overs. Further wickets from Kenilworth kept the home side to 165 for 7 from thirty overs. The wicket takers for Kenilworth were Chris Prophet with 2 for 18, Matthew Dadswell with 2 for 23 from six overs, Matt Casey 1 for 16 from five overs, Jorjeet Singh 1 for 22 from six and Darius Potten-Ravenshad 1 for 39 from six overs.

Kenilworth openers Dan Horner and Jorjeet Singh put on 23 for the first wicket, Skipper Horner bowled by Cranage for 15, two more quick wickets for Cranage left the visitors in trouble at 29 for 3. When Singh was dismissed for 26, Kenilworth were 56 for 4, all the wickets to the left arm seam of Cranage. Whyte replaced Cranage, he soon got among the wickets, ripping out the rest of the visitors batting, only Potten-Ravenshad with 14 not out and Haynes Sorrell 12 made other double figure scores, Whyte taking an unbelievable 5 for 4 from five overs, Kenilworth all out for just 87 in the 23rd over . Coombs Wood the winners by 78 runs.

 

 

Solid batting performance brings win

Sunday XI v. Kenilworth Wardens II

 

WIN !!

On Sunday 5th August Kenilworth hosted neighbours Kenilworth Wardens in Division Three of the Arden Sunday League.

Wardens were asked to bat first, opening bowlers for the home side were Matt Dadswell from the pavilion end and Darius Potten-Ravenshad, and it was Ravenshad who struck first, Wardens 27 for 1 via the hands of Nathan Chant. Kenilworth reduced the visitors to 55 for 3, who then put a strong partnership together for the fourth wicket as Jacob and skipper Dipesh put on 90 together. Jacob was run out for 49 backing up off the bowling of Henry Curran.
Potten-Ravenshad returned at the pavilion end, after being hit for three huge sixes in one over, had his revenge in the next one, Dipesh out for a fine 85. A flurry of late wickets for Tom Skinner, saw the Wardens all out for 204 in the last of their forty overs. Skinner finishing with 4 for 31 from 7.3 overs, Potten-Ravenshad with 3 for 44 from eight overs and Henry Curran 1 for 51 from eight overs.

Kenilworth lost a wicket to the third ball of their reply, Pete Magafas caught behind off Dipesh. Nathan Chant was unluckily run out also backing up via the bowlers finger tips for 14. This bought the in form Chris Prophet to the crease, he soon found the boundary on a regular basis, the scoreboard was working overtime as Prophet soon bought up his fifty. After the third wicket fell, Henry Curran joined Prophet with his score on 143. Only young leg spinner Dhillon with 1 for 48 from eight overs bowled his allocation, Curran and Prophet soon got their side over the line, Curran hitting a six to win the game in Only 26 overs , Curran finished on 22 not out, but Prophet followed up his unbeaten 99 from the day before, with 84 not out, his innings having 14 x 4 and 1 x 6. Home side Kenilworth winning by seven wickets on 205 for 3.

Kenilworth collect 20 points for their efforts.

 

The Prophet is Divine!! ……….(with bat and ball)

1st. XI v. Fillongley

 

WIN !!

On Saturday 4th August, Kenilworth’s first team hosted Fillongley for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Kenilworth batted first, with openers Dave Edmunds and Chris Prophet soon had the scoreboard moving quickly, the pair rattled up an opening partnership of 62 in eight overs when Edmunds fell for 29. Two more quick wickets were taken by the visitors to leave Kenilworth at 85 for 3. Tom Booker joined Prophet, the pair added 52 together, Booker falling for 26. Fillongley struck twice more, the home side now 142 for 6, Dan Horner added 11 and Steve Rhodes batting at nine hit a decent 33, putting on 69 with opener Chris Prophet, who now was closing in on a hundred. Prophet was 98 not out facing his side’s last ball but only managed a single, finishing agonisingly short, ending on 99 not out – his innings containing 11 x 4. Kenilworth ending on 240 for 8 from their fifty overs, for Fillongley, Morgan and Jakeman taking three wickets each.

Fillongley soon lost early wickets in reply, falling to 26 for 3, with seamer Muhammad Nayeem doing the damage. A partnership of 52 between opener Carty and Jakeman steadied their side’s innings, until Carty fell for 35, but from 78 for 4, they slipped to 135 for 7 after Jakeman fell for a fine 51. Blackmore made the home side wait, but he was running out of partners, the visitors on the brink on 175 for 9, he was keeping his nerve. However, home skipper Pete Magafas turned to batting hero Chris Prophet to bowl the last over, Fillongley 196 for 9, but with Blackmore not on strike, the home side had six balls at the number eleven, it took just two, Prophet bowling the visitor’s number eleven with his second ball, sparking huge celebrations among the home side. Blackmore ending 41 not out.

Kenilworth the winners by 44 runs. Wicket takers for the home side were Muhammad Nayeem with 4 for 23 from twelve outstanding overs, Darius Potten-Ravenshad 2 for 45 off eleven overs, Henry Curran 2 for 52 from twelve overs, Ian Baker 1 for 23 and 1-0 for spinning man of the match Chris Prophet in the last over.

Kenilworth take the full 24 points, and up into second in the table of Warwickshire Division One.

Next week sees the return of the win/lose format for the final 6 League matches of the season which will be crucial to the side’s future to see where they are placed in the revised Warwickshire Cricket League Divisions for the 2019 season due to the ECB Blueprint and re-organization of Midlands cricket as the Birmingham & District Premier Cricket League is being reduced by 50% in size to 24 sides in 2 Divisions, meaning that there will be an influx of sides into the Warwickshire Cricket League, one of its feeder leagues.

However, the side move into second spot in Division 1 and one which will see a tight finish as there are only a few points  between several clubs who are all jockeying for positions for the 2019 season.

Current League tables can be found at:

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

 

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).

 

Tail wags three times as 1st XI record their 7th. win of the season after Ahmed’s 68

1st XI v. Weoley Hill

 

WIN!

On Saturday 14th. July, the side travelled to Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 match and came out as winners bagging 20 points that sees them move into 4th. place one point behind 3rd spot and 19 from heading the Division.

The side won the match on the penultimate ball in a tense affair with the last pair of Jorjeet Singh, at number 9, 18* and Darius Potten-Ravenshad, at number 11, 2* holding their nerves to see the side home after number 10, Dan Horner had made 25.

Weoley Hill had posted a challenging 261-6 from their 50 overs with McCoughlin at 4 hitting an impressive 85, opener Graham 50 and number 6, Garghan 40. There were wickets for Muhammed Nayeem with 2-39 from his 12 tidy overs but the bowler on form was Potten-Ravenshad who snapped up 4-36. In the field, Nayeem and Horner took two catches each.

Chasing, the 1st XI were indebted to Adie Sellar who made 29, Nayeem 30 and Sunny Ahmed with a splendid 68 to get the side close to the set target. Sellar and Ahmed put on a 82 run partnership for the second wicket.  A minor mid-order collapse followed and it was left to the tail trio of Singh, Horner and Potten-Ravenshad to guide the side to victory by the narrowest of margins as they reached 262-9 in 49.5 overs, in a very tense and nervy finish. For Weoley Hill, Chadwick, Donovan and Ahmed took a brace of wickets each.

 

Weoley Hill  261-10            (8 points)          1st XI   262-9                     (20 points)    

 

 

Warwickshire Cricket League website:

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