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1sts record first win/lose League win of season on last day

1st XI v. King’s Heath

Kenilworth hosted Kings Heath on Saturday 9th September for their final Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture of the season and won the win/lose match under the D/L method to guarantee them Division 1 cricket for next season1sts record their firs.

The home side were asked to bat first, and with rain around the visitors struck an early blow, at 9 for 1 the players were forced off due to the forecast rain arriving. When the rain stopped, a huge effort by the players and groundsmen managed to get the game restarted and the match became a 37 overs per side match.

Kenilworth’s opening bat Pete Magafas began to get the scoreboard moving, Magafas and Chris Prophet putting on 43 for the third wicket, before Prophet was dismissed for 25. There were also useful contributions from Henry Curran with 16 and Jorjeet Singh with 12, before both were run out. Magafas kept his head, he went on make a superb innings of 84, his knock included eight fours.

Kenilworth finished on 162 for 8 thanks to Magafas from their thirty seven overs whilst five bowlers shared the wickets for the visitors King’s Heath.

The visitor’s reply never really got going, as opening bowler Steve Rhodes took two early wickets, to put King’s Heath in a bit of trouble. Rhodes finished an excellent personal season with 2 for 18. There were also wickets too for Pat Howard with 1 for 11 and young Freddie Davies with 1 for 9.

With King’s Heath on 63 for 4 in the 21st over, the player’s were forced off again, this time with the rain too heavy, the game was called off soon after. Saheed with 18 and Khan with 12 were the only double figure scores.

Kenilworth were to run out the winners by 25 runs on the D/L system, their first win in win/lose League cricket this season. The side also finish in 10th spot in the Division and avoid the drop into Division 2 after what has been a topsy-turvy season as well as a traumatic start. The lads did well to pull it together and give it their best during the summer.

 

Good win for the youngsters

Sunday XI v. Exhall & Wixford

On Sunday 16th July, Kenilworth’s Sunday XI travelled to the Cotswolds to play Exhall and Wixford for a forty overs a side friendly fixture.

Young guns have fun in the sun…….and so close Henry!

Sunday XI v. Fladbury

On Sunday 9th July, Kenilworth’s young side played host to Fladbury in a forty overs a side friendly.

Asked to bat first, visitors Fladbury made a steady start to their innings, Darius Potten-Ravenshad took the first wicket, clean bowling Clayton for 21 with the score on 47. Batting at three for the visitors was Edwards and he was to go on to make a solid 53 for his side, but it was the Fladbury number six Dixon who really got his side’s innings going, his aggressive 69 not out contained 8 fours and 2 sixes, as the home bowlers toiled in the summer heat. Fladbury posting a decent 228 for 6 from their forty overs. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 2 for 54 from eight overs, Matt Casey 1 for 37 off eight overs and a wicket for Max Howard, 1 for 28 off six overs, added to a smart run out each to Henry Curran and Max Howard.

The Kenilworth reply got off to superb start as opening bats Dan Horner and Henry Curran soon had the scoreboard moving, the pair putting the bowling to the boundary on a regular basis, along with all run fours, the pair were having fun in the sun. They put putting on a hundred partnership in only 18 overs. As Curran was in sight of a well deserved century, he managed to chip the ball to mid wicket and was out agonisingly one short, out for 99, his innings containing 17 fours and 3 sixes, his partnership with captain Horner worth 167 in just 26 overs and his weekend run tally (and average) amounting to 169. Well done, young man!

Max Howard came out at three to join captain Horner, he too soon had the scoreboard moving, the pair adding 53 before Horner was bowled for a superb 79, his innings containing 6 fours and 1 six. With nine runs needed, it was left to Ben Whidborne (4 not out) and young Howard to win the game for Kenilworth, Max Howard ending on 39 not out to hit the winning runs with four overs left.

Kenilworth finishing on 231 for 2, to win by eight wickets.

 

Stranks x 2 and young Henry get the plaudits

2nd. XI v. Griff & Coton 1’s

On Saturday 8th July, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Griff and Coton 1’s for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture and secured a comfortable 9 wicket win.

Curran and Howard star as all the young Sunday XI do well

Sunday XI v. Marton

On a glorious Sunday 2nd July, Kenilworth entertained Marton in a forty overs a side friendly.