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Hat trick of catches by Howard who then bats the side to safety with Dadswell after Machin’s 4-fer

Sunday XI v. Olton & WW

On Sunday 3rd June, Kenilworth were on their travels to Birmingham to play Olton & WW in the Arden Sunday league Division Three fixture. Both sides also immaculately observed one minute’s silence in honour of former first team captain, Neil Goodman, on the first anniversary of his death.

Olton chose to bat first and Kenilworth’s young seam attack of Matt Dadswell and Max Howard kept the Olton opening pair quiet, after nine overs, they were 9 for 0. The openers had reached thirty when Will Machin, who had replaced Dadswell, had Arshad caught by Max Howard for 9,  then accounted for fellow opener Miar in the same fashion, again caught by Max Howard at mid off for 15, Olton now 46 for 2, then with next ball Machin trapped the next man first ball lbw, the hat trick ball was kept out though, as young Machin was on fire, a fourth wicket for him left the home side on 50 for 4, that became 50 for 5 when Darius Potten Ravenshad picked up an lbw in the next over.

Spinner Charlie Stranks replaced Machin, he too picked up a wicket via another catch by Max Howard, this time on the boundary. Stranks got a second, thanks to a smart catch by Dave Edmunds, Olton now 137 for 7 with two overs remaining of their forty.

Trying to field the ball off the last ball of the home side’s allocation, Danny Boneham suffered a bad shoulder injury, and after medical help he was taken by ambulance to the local hospital, meaning he would be unable to bat. Olton finishing on 148 for 7. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Will Machin 4 for 26 off seven overs, Charlie Stranks 2 for 26 off seven overs and Darius Potten Ravenshad with 1 for 34 off eight overs, Griffin with 38 not out and Rogers Collen 26 the best of the home sides batting.

With one less batsman, Kenilworth went out looking to win their first Sunday game of the season, openers Dave Edmunds and Pat Howard opened up, and began the reply in positive fashion, after four overs the visitors were 35 for no loss, but both openers fell with the score on 35, Howard first for 15 and Edmunds for 11. Theo Mannion and Elliott Haynes Sorrell added 21 for the third wicket, before Mannion was bowled for 5, Charlie Stranks joined Sorrell, both looking in good touch before Stranks fell lbw for 16 Kenilworth now 81 for 4, Sorrell was also out lbw for 20, now 84 for 5, now Dan Horner and Darius Potten Ravenshad had the task of getting their side home, but some tight bowling kept the visitors in check, Ravenshad fell to Collen for 6 and Horner was stumped for 16, the visitors struggling on 111 for 7 with overs running out, when Will Machin was out with the score of 113 for 8, last man Matt Dadswell joined Max Howard, as the opening bowlers had five overs to block to get the losing draw, the pair managed this with no alarms, the visitors ending on 115 for 8 from their forty overs to achieve a draw. For Olton, Stoykovski 2 for 14 and Suresh with 2 for 26 restricting the Kenilworth batsmen, on a day that will be remembered for Danny Boneham’s unfortunate injury, we hope he recovers soon.

Players from both Kenilworth and Olton & WW observing a minute’s silence in memory of Neil Goodman on the first anniversary of his death. Thank you Olton for participating in it. It meant a lot to Kenilworth CC.

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

Agonizing last ball, one run defeat despite Rhodes’ heroics

1st XI v. RMCC

Kenilworth were agonizingly bowled out on the last ball of the match to lose their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 7 match by just one run in a pulsating finish on Bank Holiday Monday.

RMCC had earlier posted 174-9 off their 50 overs which had been an unlikely score as they teetered on the edge at 78-8 but thanks to an unbroken 96 run 9th wicket partnership between number two, Asklaque, who made an unbeaten 67 and number 10, Hayat, who posted 39 not out they gave RMCC a glimmer of hope in this win/lose match. Kenilworth’s bowlers unable to remove the pair as they picked up other wickets. Ian Baker took 3-35, Darius Potten-Ravenshead 3-30, Jorjeet Singh 2-32 and Steve Rhodes 1-26.

In reply, Kenilworth’s Dave Edmunds opened and posted a solid 35 as he shared in a 4th. Wicket partnership of 41 runs with Dan Horner, 12. Young Jono Sparks made 19. Sadly the mid order wobbled to 101-7 until Ben Whidbourne and number 9 Rhodes came together putting on 40 for the 8th. wicket before Whidbourne departed for a fine 36 and it was left to Rhodes to try to single handedly win the game. He came so close with his valiant and resilient efforts making 34 only to be cruelly caught a short third man on the last ball of the match after he and Ian Baker had put on 23 for the last wicket as the side were bowled out for 173. Usman had taken 3-23, Khan 2-38 whilst RMCC’s heroes with the bat Hayat and Asklaque took 2-19 and 3-38 respectively.

 

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.

 

 

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.