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The wait for a win/lose win continues

Reports - Lose

1st XI v. Moseley Ashfield

Kenilworth travelled to Moseley Ashfield for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 26th August.

Home side Ashfield batted first, opening pair Abdullah with 57 and Thomas who made 31, put on a half century opening stand together.

But after the opening pair had put on a solid start, it was Pemberton, batting at four took his side to 246 for 9 from their fifty overs, Pemberton making a fine 77.

Darius Potten-Ravenshad was the star performer with the ball for the visitors Kenilworth, taking a fine 4 for 42 from ten overs. Other wicket takers were Ian Baker with 2 for 46 off ten overs, Phil Edmonds 1 for 29 off ten overs, Steve Rhodes 1 for 39 off nine overs and 1 for 40 from nine overs for seamer Matt Casey, there was also three catches for Ben Whidborne.

Kenilworth had a disastrous start in their pursuit of 247 to win, soon in huge trouble at 1 for 2 and with the third wicket falling with the score on 35, the visitors in big trouble.

Two more wickets falling left Kenilworth on 87 for 5 but Chris Prophet was standing firm, he was the player to get to grips with the Ashfield bowling, he went on to score an impressive innings of 77,  hitting eight boundary fours in his innings.

Only Adie Sellar with 29 and Phil Edmonds 16 making any other score of note, as Kenilworth were all out for just 145 in the 38th over.

Doing the damage with the ball for Moseley Ashfield were Wadling with 4 for 24 and 3 for 21 for Carey, Ashfield running out comfortable winners by 101 runs, leaving Kenilworth just above the relegation spots. However, with only three more games to go of the League season, the 5 points they earned has given them a 24 point buffer from the drop in what will be a nail biting finale to the season.

 

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.

 

Rain ruins the game and the 2’s chances

reports - match abandoned

2nd XI v. Bridge Trust Old Boys 1’s

 

On Saturday 22nd July, Kenilworth’s second team hosted Bridge Trust Old Boy’s 1sts for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Put into bat the visitors made a solid start under grey skies but seamer Ian Baker made the first breakthrough for the home side with the score on 46 and from 81 for 1 when Bridge Trust lost their second wicket. They were in a spot of bother at 113 for 4, as Kenilworth’s trio of spin bowlers were again doing a fine job. With rain falling quite heavily, the players were forced off the pitch with the visitors on 150 for 5 after 39 of their 50 overs.

The rain was too prove too heavy and persistent, so both teams had to settle for an abandoned draw.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Charlie Stranks with 2 for 26, Geoff Edmunds 1 for 26, Ian Baker 1 for 29 off 9 overs and Chris Beach 1 for 37 off twelve tidy overs, Slightly making 57 and Shah ending on 46 not out for Bridge Trust. Kenilworth take 6 points on a day when the weather was too have the final say.

Norton’s Pyatt has a field day

Reports - Lose

Sunday XI v. Norton Lindsey

Kenilworth’s Sunday XI hosted near neighbours Norton Lindsey on Sunday 4th June for a forty overs a side match friendly.

Norton opted for first use of the wicket but lost a wicket to the second ball of their innings through Ian Baker (1 for 47) and they were soon in bigger peril, as young opening bowler Matt Dadswell took two quick wickets to reduce the visitors to 23 for 3. Dadswell was to finish with a decent 2 for 32 off eight overs.
 
Pyatt and Norton captain Kite began to rebuild their side’s innings as Pyatt in particular was finding the boundary ropes frequently. The pair put on a fine 98 for the fourth wicket but both fell in quick succession – Pyatt went to a smart stumping to Dan Horner for a superb 76, and Kite following in the next over for 29. After Kite’s dismissal, the players went off for rain, tea was taken early and the match was reduced to 38 overs per side. On resumption, Webber began to get his side up to a defendable total, eventually finishing on 48 not out, after another short rain delay. Norton finishing on 196 for 9 from their thirty eight overs. Seamer Ryan Bull took four quick wickets in his second spell, to finish with 4 for 47 from eight overs. There were wickets too for captain Geoff Edmunds 1 for 12 and Sam Leach with 1 for 26, his wicket courtesy of a first senior catch for Matt Dadswell.
 
Kenilworth made a steady start in their pursuit of 197, as openers Danny Boneham with 23 and Dan Horner (31), together putting on 40 for the first wicket. After Boneham was out, Chris Prophet joined Horner and the pair put on exactly 50 for the second wicket, Prophet scoring 39 of those runs. But from 107 for 2, Kenilworth collapsed, as batsmen decided to test the throwing and catching of Norton’s Pyatt in the field. He was to affect two direct hit run outs and four catches.
 
In the end Kenilworth were to be bowled out for 152 in the 34th over.
 
Only young Elliott Haynes-Sorrell with 16 made another double figure score apart from the top three. There were two wickets for Kite, Willcox and Mullen for the visitors but it was Pyatt’s day with bat and in the field, as he was to star in his sides 44 run win, the game ironically finishing in lovely sunshine.
 

The Firsts still waiting for their first win of the season.

Reports - Lose

1st XI v. Ambleside

On Saturday 20th May Kenilworth hosted Ambleside for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Because of the morning rain,  the match was reduced to 37 overs a side game. Kenilworth were asked to bat first and were soon struggling at 39 for 2 in the 14th over. Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals, and the side slipped further to 68 for 5 then 87 for 7. Only opening bat Adie Sellar with 39 and Tom Booker with 28 not out made any score of note, as Kenilworth only managed to post 112 for 7 from their 37 overs. Healey with 2 for 10, Kalifay 2 for 19 and Davies 2 for 20 restricted the home side to their below par total.
 
Ambleside made a strong start to their reply, moving to 76 for 1, but four quick wickets reduced the visitors to 87 for 5, as seamer Ian Baker with 3 for 27 briefly gave the home side hope. However, Ambleside knocked off the remaining runs required with out further loss, finishing on 115 for 5 to win by five wickets and eleven overs to spare.
 
Other wicket takers for Kenilworth were Jorjeet Singh 1 for 12 and Chris Prophet with 1 for 43,Stevens with 28 top scoring for the visitors.
 
Kenilworth ‘s sorry start to the season continues, played five lost five.