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Booker’s efforts are in vain after a top knock

Reports - Lose

1st. XI v. Weoley Hill

On Saturday 12th August Kenilworth hosted Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

With games now back to the win or lose format, Kenilworth won the toss and invited the visitors Weoley Hill to bat first.

The visitors made a solid start to their innings, after Kenilworth struck the first blow, as Weoley Hill number three McLaughlin began to impose himself on the home sides bowling, together with Morley – the pair were starting to build a solid platform, McLaughlin went on to make a fine 73 and Morley hitting 52, but when the pair were dismissed, Kenilworth began to drag things back with impressive bowling spells from Jorjeet Singh, who bowled an outstanding spell of 3 for 21 off nine overs and from young Freddie Davies, who took 3 for 47 off ten overs. Other wicket takers for Kenilworth side were Steve Rhodes 1 for 45 off nine overs, Dave Edmunds 1 for 34 from eight overs and Chris Prophet with a late 2 for 24 as Weoley Hill were all out for 223 in the 49th over,

In reply, Kenilworth lost two early wickets, as they slumped to 3 for 2, but captain and opening bat Pete Magafas steadied his side’s reply with 39 and when he was out, number six Tom Booker was to be the key for the home side, with good support from Jorjeet Singh who made 17 . They got their side to 150 for 5 with 20 overs left. After Singh was dismissed, Booker passed his fifty, but with overs and wickets running out, when the ninth wicket fell, the home side needed 18 runs with four overs remaining. Booker was to finish unbeaten on a fine 81 when the last man was run out attempting a second run and were Kenilworth all out for 208 in the 48th over, visiting side Weoley Hill running out winners by 15 runs in a game that the home side will feel could easily have gone the other way. There were two wickets each for McConvery, Ahmed and Hawkins for the visitors.

Kenilworth take 8 points from the match as other results went their way and which gives them a few more points space from the bottom two in the relegation spots in what is going to be a very tight finish to the season to avoid the drop into Division 2 for next year. There are 5 more win/lose matches of the season remaining.

 

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

Reports - Win

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.

 

Firsts outplayed

Reports - Lose

1st XI v. King’s Heath

On Saturday 5th August Kenilworth travelled to Birmingham side King’s Heath for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

After rain and hail forced the game to have a delayed start, the match reduced to 42 overs per side, King’s Heath won the toss and Kenilworth were asked to bat first. They lost an early wicket and their second wicket fell with the score on 36. However, Chris Prophet with 28 and Dave Edmunds 23 put on 36 together for the third wicket but runs were proved hard to come by, the home side were on top. Kenilworth slipped further to 89 for 5 then 117 for 7. Other double figure scores for the side were Pete Magafas with 20, Tom Booker 14 and Ben Whidborne 12 but Kenilworth were all out for just 130 in the 41st over. Warden with 3 for 10 and Khan 2 for 26 doing the most damage with the ball for King’s Heath.

The home side lost further overs after another rain delay, and had 26 overs to reach the target. Opening batsmen McKeaver and Baker put on a strong partnership of 71 for the first wicket in quick time, before McKeaver was dismissed for 28, Baker went on to make 47, despite the home side slipping from 71 for 1 to 96 for 4. However, a stand of 30 saw King’s Heath to verge of victory, which they duly achieved with two overs to spare as they reached the winning line on 131 for 5. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were the reliable Steve Rhodes with 2 for 21, Chris Prophet 1 for 24, Dave Edmunds 1 for 26 and Darius Potten-Ravenshad 1 for 27.

Kenilworth take 3 points, as their unbeaten run of seven games came to an end.

Next week sees the return of win lose cricket for the final 6 matches of the League season for the 1sts.

 

1sts move out of the relegation spots with a good all round performance

Reports - Win

1st. XI v. Pak Shaheen

Kenilworth hosted Pak Shaheen for their Warwickshire Division One fixture at their Warwick Road ground on Saturday 29th July.

Asked to bat first, the Kenilworth openers Dave Edmunds and Pete Magafas soon had the scoreboard moving, the pair putting on 67 when Edmunds was out for 30. Magafas was to put on another important partnership with keeper Tom Booker, the pair added a superb 86 for the third wicket before skipper Magafas was dismissed for an excellent 84, his innings having six fours and one six, Booker went on to finish unbeaten on 59 with five fours and one six, along with 18 from Christian Hose, home side Kenilworth finished on a very decent 245 for 5 from their fifty overs. Wickets shared between five bowlers for Pak Shaheen.

In their reply, the visitors slipped from 29 for no wicket to 29 for 3, as seamer Steve Rhodes made two early breakthroughs.

Pak Shaheen were in deep trouble at 62 for 5 then 94 for 7 as two wickets each for seamers Ian Baker with 2 for 17 and Matt Casey with 2 for 32, when the eighth fell at 101, Kenilworth could sense that victory was only a matter of time.

A wicket each for spinners Jorjeet Singh with 1 for 17 from seven tidy overs and Darius Potten-Ravenshad chipping In with 1 for 32, also off seven overs. It was to be the return of opening bowler Steve Rhodes who came back on from the Leek Wootton end to take the final two wickets, Zaman top scorer for Pak Shaheen with 40 was the last wicket to fall thanks to a fine catch behind by Tom Booker. Rhodes ending with great figures of 4 for 33 off ten overs.

The visitors all out for 136 in the 36th over, with Kenilworth just beating the rain to win by the big margin of 109 runs and take the full 24 points for a fine team display to keep their impressive unbeaten run going.

 

Edmunds & Booker guide the side to victory

Reports - Win

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.