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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.

 

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

Baker causes mayhem with the ball after Magafas’ and Booker’s fine knocks

1st XI v. Weoley Hill

Kenilworth finally got their delayed Warwickshire Cricket League Division one season underway as they hosted Birmingham outfit Weoley Hill on Saturday 12th May and ran out easy winners .

Kenilworth batting first, openers Dave Edmunds and Pete Magafas putting on 36 for first wicket, before Edmunds was dismissed for 9, Henry Curran joined Magafas, the pair added a solid 54 together for the second wicket, Curran out for 13.

Greek-Australian Magafas was going well, bringing up his fifty, together with Tom Booker, the home side began to get the scoreboard moving, the pair putting on a fine partnership of 89 for the fifth wicket, Magafas falling just short of a deserved hundred, falling for 96, his innings containing eleven fine boundary fours. Booker also made a fine half century, finishing on 69 not out (1 x 6 and 7 x 4), adding an unbroken 37 with Steve Rhodes (13no) for the seventh wicket, Kenilworth ending their innings with a decent 226 for 6 from their fifty overs. For visitors Weoley Hill, Donovan with 2 for 31 and Graham 2 for 39, being the most successful of the Hills bowling attack.

Steve Rhodes and Ian Baker opened up bowling for Kenilworth, the pacemen soon had Weoley Hill in all sorts of trouble, the first wicket falling at seven, then absolute chaos in the visitors dressing room, with batsmen scrambling to find their pads, Hill in total disarray at 9 for 4 in only four overs. The fifth wicket left the visitors 11 for 5, then on the brink at 25 for 7. Only the Weoley Hill number eight Ahmed with 20 and number nine Donovan 12 making double figures. When they were out, the visitors succumbed for just 59 on the 22nd over.

The bowling honours went to Ian Baker with a brilliant 5 for 16 from eight overs, Matt Casey 2 for 15 from six overs, Jono Sparks 2 for 16 and 1 for 11 for Steve Rhodes.

Kenilworth the winners by a massive 167 runs, to start the season in fine style with a great team performance as they WON their Win/lose League Match with ease. 

KCC 226-6 (Pete Magafas 96, Tom Booker 69*) Weoley Hill 55-10 (Ian Baker 8-4-16-5)

Well done lads.

 

Sunday XI toil in the sun

Sunday XI v. Wanderers

On a glorious sunny Sunday afternoon, Kenilworth hosted frequent visitors Wanderers at their picturesque Warwick Road ground.
 
Choosing to bat first, Kenilworth found batting a difficult task, opening pair Dave Edmunds and Danny Boneham struggled against a useful and accurate Wanderers attack. Boneham was first to fall with the score on eleven, Edmunds fell with the score on twenty eight. Elliott Haynes Sorrell put on 34 with Chris Prophet for the third wicket, before Prophet was dismissed for 31 off 46 balls. Batting was no easier with a change of bowling, further wickets fell, leaving the home side on 88 for 6 after 30 overs. Young all-rounder Will Machin joined Sorrell, the pair were to bat through to the end of their sides forty over allocation. The pair adding an unbeaten stand of 36 for the seventh wicket, but Kenilworth could only manage 124 for 6, Machin unbeaten on 10, but Haynes Sorrell completed his first home fifty in the last over, ending on exactly 50 not out, his innings including 2 x 4 and 1 x 6 off 76 balls. Spinners Kangsagara with 2 for 20 and Vala with 2  for 21 doing the damage with the ball for the visitors.
 
After the tea interval, Kenilworth took to the field looking to take early wickets, young Matthew Dadswell opened the bowling from the pavilion end, although only going for eight runs from his five over spell, he was unable to make any breakthrough. From the Leek Wootton end it was the left arm spin of Geoff Edmunds, he also was bowling a tight line, he made the first breakthrough, having Tahir caught on the leg side boundary by Dave Edmunds for 11. Spinner Edmunds struck again, reducing the visitors to 34 for 2 thanks to a catch by Pete Magafas. Wood joined opener Sandu, together the pair put on a match winning partnership of 55 for the third wicket, Sandu was bowled by Matthew Dadswell, returning for his second spell from the pavilion end, Wanderers now 89 for 3. Overs from spinner Andy Smith and young seamer Will Machin were unable to make a breakthrough on the middle overs, occasional bowler Danny Boneham replaced Machin from the Leek Wootton end, he was claim his first wicket of the season in his second over, bowling Wood for 22. Khan replaced Wood, he played big shots from ball one, clearing the boundary four times on his way to 32 not out off only fourteen balls, as the visitors won with ten overs to spare, finishing on 125 for 4, Wanderers the winners by six wickets.
 
Wicket takers for Kenilworth were, Geoff Edmunds with 2 for 15 off eight tidy overs, Matthew Dadswell with 1 for 20 from seven overs and Danny Boneham 1 for 26 off 2.5 overs.