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2nds lose in the rain but the Spirit of Cricket is the real winner.

2nd. XI v. Wishaw

 

LOSE!

On Saturday 11th August Kenilworth’s Second team hosted Wishaw seconds for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Home side Kenilworth batted first but lost an early wicket with the score on 14, but young George Baines joined opener Mark Stranks, together the pair added 61 before Baines was out for 24. Elliot Haynes Sorrell joined Stranks, and these two carried on the good work, putting on 26 before two wickets fell with the score on 101, the home side 101 for 4, Stranks out for 40. Sorrel fell for 37, Joey Poole with 28 and a breezy 25 not out from Ian Baker helped Kenilworth to 188 for 9 from their fifty overs. Smith and Patel taking three wickets each for Wishaw.

Visitors Wishaw made a solid start in their reply, putting on 40 for the first wicket, the second wicket falling on 66. Opener Smith made 44 for the visitors, he was out with the score on 86. The home side kept chipping away and further wickets fell, Wishaw now 139 for 5 but a stand of 31 got there side to 170 for 6 then 178 for 7.

With rain falling constantly the visitors needing just a few runs, the sides stayed on the field of play in the Spirit of Cricket to bring the game to its natural conclusion. Wishaw lost their eighth wicket with two runs still needed but Barker held his nerve for the visitors with 32 not out hitting the winning runs in the 44th over, Wishaw winning by a slender two wickets in a creditable way to both sides for the match to have been played and end.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Joey Poole with 2 for 34 from nine overs, Pete Alty 2 for 43 from twelve overs, Ian Baker 2 for 44 from twelve overs, John Mortlock 1 for 14 and David Barclay with 1 for 19.

Kenilworth take 6 points.

KCC 182-8 (6 points) Wishaw 187-8 (20 points) 

The Prophet is Divine!! ……….(with bat and ball)

1st. XI v. Fillongley

 

WIN !!

On Saturday 4th August, Kenilworth’s first team hosted Fillongley for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Kenilworth batted first, with openers Dave Edmunds and Chris Prophet soon had the scoreboard moving quickly, the pair rattled up an opening partnership of 62 in eight overs when Edmunds fell for 29. Two more quick wickets were taken by the visitors to leave Kenilworth at 85 for 3. Tom Booker joined Prophet, the pair added 52 together, Booker falling for 26. Fillongley struck twice more, the home side now 142 for 6, Dan Horner added 11 and Steve Rhodes batting at nine hit a decent 33, putting on 69 with opener Chris Prophet, who now was closing in on a hundred. Prophet was 98 not out facing his side’s last ball but only managed a single, finishing agonisingly short, ending on 99 not out – his innings containing 11 x 4. Kenilworth ending on 240 for 8 from their fifty overs, for Fillongley, Morgan and Jakeman taking three wickets each.

Fillongley soon lost early wickets in reply, falling to 26 for 3, with seamer Muhammad Nayeem doing the damage. A partnership of 52 between opener Carty and Jakeman steadied their side’s innings, until Carty fell for 35, but from 78 for 4, they slipped to 135 for 7 after Jakeman fell for a fine 51. Blackmore made the home side wait, but he was running out of partners, the visitors on the brink on 175 for 9, he was keeping his nerve. However, home skipper Pete Magafas turned to batting hero Chris Prophet to bowl the last over, Fillongley 196 for 9, but with Blackmore not on strike, the home side had six balls at the number eleven, it took just two, Prophet bowling the visitor’s number eleven with his second ball, sparking huge celebrations among the home side. Blackmore ending 41 not out.

Kenilworth the winners by 44 runs. Wicket takers for the home side were Muhammad Nayeem with 4 for 23 from twelve outstanding overs, Darius Potten-Ravenshad 2 for 45 off eleven overs, Henry Curran 2 for 52 from twelve overs, Ian Baker 1 for 23 and 1-0 for spinning man of the match Chris Prophet in the last over.

Kenilworth take the full 24 points, and up into second in the table of Warwickshire Division One.

Next week sees the return of the win/lose format for the final 6 League matches of the season which will be crucial to the side’s future to see where they are placed in the revised Warwickshire Cricket League Divisions for the 2019 season due to the ECB Blueprint and re-organization of Midlands cricket as the Birmingham & District Premier Cricket League is being reduced by 50% in size to 24 sides in 2 Divisions, meaning that there will be an influx of sides into the Warwickshire Cricket League, one of its feeder leagues.

However, the side move into second spot in Division 1 and one which will see a tight finish as there are only a few points  between several clubs who are all jockeying for positions for the 2019 season.

Current League tables can be found at:

http://www.warcricket.org/wcl2018/tables.php

 

Super skipper Horner leads from the front

2nd. XI v. Solihull Municipal

 

WIN!

The 2nd XI chased down Solihull Municipal’s 210 with a fine all round performance in their Division 7 Warwickshire Cricket League clash on Saturday 21st. July.

Municipal were fortunate to post their final score after being 41-4. Mockler made 44 and Finnemore 58 as the pair put on 102 runs for the 5th. wicket for the hosts whilst Ali chipped in with 22 and Bissett 17.

Matt Casey continued his fine form with the ball as he took 4-39 off his 12 overs, Joe Poole 2-70 from his, Ian Baker 2-39 and Chris Beach 1-47. The final wicket was taken inside 4 balls of his ‘spell’ by occasional slow bowler, Mark Stranks who had earlier taken 3 catches in the outfield, as had Max Howard.

In reply, Stranks opened with skipper Dan Horner and the pair put on 76 for the first wicket before Stranks was run out for 26. In form Elliott Haynes-Sorrell then joined his skipper and they put on further 112 runs for the second wicket as he made 58 with 9 x 4 and 1 x 6 before he fell. 3 more wickets then fell before George Baines 7* and Horner who had led from the front to make a superb unbeaten 88 (11 x 4) saw the side home, putting on 13 to see their side reach 212-5 in the 49th over to give them a most deserved win for their efforts.

Finnemore took 3-22 from 4 overs and Goodger 1-27 for Municipal but their efforts were in vain.

 

Beach and Baker save the side’s blushes.

2nd XI v. Dunlop Stars

 

(Losing)   DRAW

 

Dunlop Stars were bowled out for 168 in the 45th over as they visited our Warwick Road Ground on Saturday 14th. July in their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 7 match.

Iklaq with 39 and Javeed 26 not out were the Dunlop Stars top scorers as paceman Ian Baker took 2-41, Joey Poole 2-27 from a very tidy 12  overs, Matt Casey 3-36 from his 9 overs, whilst spinner veteran Chris Beach snapped up 3-23 from a frugal 10 overs. Seven catches were taken by the Kenilworth side in the field, 5 of them by the impressive keeper Elliott Haynes-Sorrell behind the stumps.

In reply, the 2’s now had a maximum of 54 overs – an additional 4 overs – to get to the winning post and they may have wished not to have the extra overs. The side started solidly as Mark Stranks made 29 opening. The Dunlop bowlers then started to make breakthroughs although James Adamson, in mid order, steadied the side with a good 30 which included a 6 and Charlie Stranks 23. However, further wickets fell regularly and it was left to the last pair of Chris Beach 8* and Ian Baker 4* to save the day for the 2nds as they held on for several overs to draw the match, ending the day on 142-9 as all 5 Dunlop Stars’ bowlers took wickets.

 

Dunlop Stars  168-10     (16 points)      2nd XI              142-9         (9 points)

 

Booker and Magafas guide side to victory

1st. XI v. Earlswood

On Saturday 7th July Kenilworth hosted Earlswood in a Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Earlswood to bat first, and Steve Rhodes struck an early blow having Reeve caught for 1, Earlswood 6 for 1. Opener Narota and Ahmed took their side to 50 before Ahmed was caught off the bowling of Ian Baker for 9, Edwards was next in, he added 44 with Narota, before Jorjeet Singh had Narota caught for a solid 39, Earlswood 94 for 3. Two wickets for Sunny Ahmed, left the visitors on 156 for 5, but Edwards was still there, he passed fifty, but another wicket for Ahmed and two from the returning Steve Rhodes left Earlswood struggling on 182 for 9, everything depended on Edwards for Earlswood, now batting with last man Bussey, incredibly the pair put on 61 for the last wicket, when Rhodes bowled Edwards, not before he had completed a fabulous century, finally out for 133, Bussey 0 not out in the last wicket stand of 61. Earlswood all out for 243 in the 45th over. For Kenilworth, wickets for Steve Rhodes with 4 for 56, Sunny Ahmed 3 for 60, Jorjeet Singh 1 for 23, Ian Baker 1 for 29 and Muhammad Nayeem 1 for 39. There were  four catches also for outfielder, Muhammad Nayeem.

Kenilworth’s opening pair of Dave Edmunds and Adie Sellar looked to make a positive start in their chase of 244 to win, but Sellar fell for 6, the home side 20 for 1. Sunny Ahmed joined Edmunds, the pair added 72 together when Edmunds was caught first ball after drinks for an excellent 50 (10 x 4 & 1 x 6) the home side 92 for 2 off 17 overs. Next man on Tom Booker put on 51 with Ahmed before Ahmed was caught for a fine 40, Kenilworth now 143 for 3. Skipper Pete Magafas joined keeper batsman Booker, both men played some glorious drives, the scoreboard was ticking over, in no time the pair got their side past 200, Booker bringing up a fine fifty. The visitors weren’t helped losing an opening bowler to injury in only the third over of innings, therefore only having ten fielders, but Kenilworth weren’t to be denied, as Booker and Magafas saw their side home in the 39th over, the pair adding an unbroken stand of 104 together, Booker 83 not out (14 x 4) and Magafas ending 45 not out. Kenilworth finished on 247 for 3 to win by an impressive 7 wickets, taking 20 points, six wins from seven games and seven games unbeaten keeps the promotion push well on track.