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At last the sun shines on the 1st XI side

1st. XI v. Bronze

On Saturday 17th June, the 1st. XI  were finally rewarded for their efforts when they headed to Bronze CC for their Warwickshire Cricket League  Division One fixture as they achieved their first win of the season with a fine team performance after their dreadful start to the League season.

Bronze won the toss and decided to bat first on a steaming hot summer day putting the Kenilworth players in the field and sun. Opening bowler Jono Sparks (1 for 8) made an early breakthrough for the visitors but Coley with 39 and number five Freeman with 41 began to get their side back on track. However, the Kenilworth bowlers kept chipping away and were rewarded for their efforts in the field on a hot day. After Coley and Freeman were dismissed, Bronze were struggling at 107 for 7 until a late cameo of 55 not out from number nine Foster got his side to a total of 187 all out in the 48th over. Wickets were shared all around, Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 3 for 48, young Freddie Davies 2 for 15, Ed Ruswa 1 for 15, Matt Casey 1 for 41 and Chris Prophet 1 for 39.
Kenilworth’s opening pair Pete Magafas and Adie Sellar put on 51 for the first wicket, as the side made a strong start in their reply. Sellar was first out for 18, and Magafas fell just short of a deserved fifty, making a fine 45. There were further useful partnerships that enabled Kenilworth to edge closer to their target. Chris Prophet with 33, 21 from Tom Booker, 15 from Henry Curran but it was Darius Potten-Ravenshad who kept his nerve with 32 not out and it was fitting he went on to hit the winning runs, Kenilworth finishing on 188 for 7 with over five overs to spare. Wood with 3 for 32 and Freeman 2 for 42 were the pick of the Bronze bowling.
Kenilworth finally getting their first win of the season, collecting the full 24 points for a fine team performance.
Bronze 187-10 Kenilworth 188-7.

Last pair give side some confidence on a poor day.

1st XI v. Four Oaks Saints

Kenilworth travelled to Four Oaks Saints for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 27th May.

After being asked to bat first, there was a familiar story this season, as Kenilworth slumped to 12 for 3 and were in deep trouble at a dreadful 37 for 9.
Number eleven Ed Ruswa strode to the wicket and proceeded to frustrate the home side, as he and number nine Matt Casey put on an impressive 67 for the tenth wicket.
Casey was the last wicket to fall for a fine 40 whilst Ruswa  was left 10 not out.  Dave Edmunds with 11 was the only other double figure score, as Kenilworth were all out for only 104, thanks only to the last wicket pair. For Four Oaks, seamer Minhas took a very impressive 7 for 26 off eleven overs.
The home team lost early wickets too, as spin bowler and batting hero Ed Ruswa had them in a spot of bother, Ruswa was to finish with 4 for 47 off eight overs but J. Hipkiss with 30 not out and Van Dyk with 23 not out saw their side home with no more loss of wickets, four oaks winners by six wickets, finishing on 108 for 4, as Kenilworth’s very sorry start to the season shows no sign of improving, leaving them rock bottom of the Division.

Kenilworth 104-10 (1 point)  Four Oaks Saints 108-4 (20 points).




Firsts still in search of first win of the season

1st. XI v. Fillongley

Kenilworth hosted Fillongley on Saturday 6th May for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One match.
On a cool grey day, Fillongley were asked to bat first and they were soon in trouble as seamers Matt Casey (2 for 44) and Ian Baker (1 for 25) had them  teetering at 18 for 3 and then 33 for 4 in only seven overs. However, an innings of 27 from Stelding helped his side recover to 106 for 6, along with number eight Tregonning with 29 not out. Fillongley were all out in only 38 overs for 148.
There were wickets too for Ed Ruswa 3 for 13, Jorjeet Singh 1 for 12 and Phil Edmonds 1 for 21 whilst Darius Potten-Ravenshad, Matt Casey took two smart catches in the outfield.
Kenilworth made a disastrous start in reply slipping to 14 for 2 and then  61 for 6 and found themselves teetering on the brink at 94 for 8 until an innings of 43 from Christian Hose made any impact on the Fillongley bowling. Both Jorjeet Singh and Tom Booker made 19, but only three home batsmen made a double figure score, as Kenilworth were bowled out for only 121 in 42 overs.
Gardner with 4 for 21 and Sayed 3 for 23 proving to be too good, Fillongley the winners by 27 runs, Kenilworth take three points, as the search for the first win of the season goes on.

1sts undone by Sibi’s 6-3

1st XI v. Pak Shaheen

Kenilworth opened their 2017 Warwickshire Cricket League Division One season with an away fixture at Pak Shaheen.
With the introduction of win/lose cricket and no draws available for the first 5 games of  League season and last 6 matches, in the top tier two Divisions,  it will certainly be a very interesting season for all sides in the 2 divisions.
Home side Pak Shaheen batted first and were in early trouble, with opening Kenilworth bowlers Baker and Howard reducing the hosts to 66 for 4. However, Pak Shaheen were indebted to Jamhed who made a fine 61, Sattar 39 and number 9 Khalid who weighed in with 35 not out, as they eventually made 249 for 9 from their fifty overs.
Pat Howard bowling well, took a fine 3 for 30 from ten quality overs,  whilst Ian Baker weighed  in with 2 for 57, then spinners Jorjeet Singh took 2 for 72, Ed Ruswa 1 for 24 and Chris Prophet 1 for 42.
Kenilworth’s reply was soon in trouble, after being 40 for 2, they quickly slumped to a sorry 91 all out inside thirty three overs, as they had no answer to the spin of Sibi, who ended the day with unbelievable bowling figures of 6 for 3
from eight overs.  Ashif took 2 for 27 as the home side proved to be too good for the Kenilworth batsmen, as only Potten-Ravenshad with 18 not out and Deeley 15 making double figures.
Pak Shaheen the winners by 158 runs.

A good friendly game

Pre season friendly

On Saturday 15th April, Kenilworth 1st XI hosted Highway CC in a forty overs a side friendly at their Warwick Road ground.
 Visitors Highway batted first, but were soon in trouble with seamer Ian Baker 2 for 32 striking early, with wickets falling at regular intervals, only Garry with 38 and Ivory with 17 getting into double figures, the visitors were bowled out for just 103, well inside their forty overs.
Wickets were shared around, with young Freddie Davies taking 2 for 7, Chris Prophet 2 for 6, Ed Ruswa 2 for 15 and Matt Bolshaw 1 for 15.
Kenilworth’s openers got their side off to a flying start, peppering the boundary ropes , as Dave Edmunds with 48 not out and Chris Prophet 50 not out (7 x 4). Kenilworth strolled to victory by ten wickets, finishing on 107 for 0 inside 16 overs.
However, the friendly match continued as Kenilworth used up their 40 overs as batting practice for the start of the League season and posted over 300 runs as a result.