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Elliott and Charlie put on an unbeaten 124 run partnership to secure win

Sunday XI v. Harborne II

On Sunday 1st July, Kenilworth’s Sunday were on their travels again, this time to Birmingham outfit Harborne CC for their Arden Sunday Cricket League Division Three fixture.

The home side won the toss, and naturally on a hot and sultry day chose to bat first. The Kenilworth bowling opening pair of Ian Baker and Matt Casey got some early pace and bounce, and Baker struck in the third over, having A. Khalil caught behind by skipper Dan (Ben) Horner for 0, Harborne 4 for 1. Robinson joined Blackedge for Harborne and these two looked to get their side going and the pair added 92 together, before the left handed Blackedge fell to a juggling catch behind by Dan Horner for a well made 59. The next wicket quickly followed, number four Milak fell to another catch behind by Horner, this time off the left arm spin of Geoff Edmunds for 0 but young H. Khalil joined Robinson, and the young batsman showed great technique and skill, as the pair got their side to 195 when Robinson finally fell to sharp stumping off the impressive Will Machin for a very well played 88. Lyttle joined young Khalil, the two batsmen ending unbeaten, Khalil on 44 and Lyttle on 22, Harborne finishing on 236 for 4 off their forty overs.

For Kenilworth the wickets were shared between four bowlers, Will Machin with 1 for 23 off five overs, Geoff Edmunds 1 for 27 from eight overs, Ian Baker 1 for 37 off seven overs and 1 for 53 off six overs for Sam Leach. There were three catches and a stumping for skipper Dan Horner.

After the players returned to action after tea, Kenilworth’s openers Dan Horner and Andy Dadswell looked to make a solid start in their sides chase of 237. Both batsmen got early boundaries away, putting on 48 together in seven overs before Dadswell was bowled for 18. Matt Casey joined his captain at the crease, but went cheaply to a catch behind Lyttle for 1, Kenilworth 53 for 2. The in form Elliot Haynes Sorrell joined Horner, the pair added a quick 57 together when Horner was unfortunately run out for 47, Kenilworth now well placed on 110 for 3 after 19 overs. Kas Wickramasinghe came and went for 2 to a sharp catch at mid wicket. Now 116 for 4 after 21 overs. Now Charlie Stranks joined Sorrell, looking to build on the partnership the pair had last Sunday, and soon enough both players got in their stride, brilliant running and plenty of boundaries flowed from both players bats, after thirty overs needed 55 to win, the visitors on 182 for 4, Sorrell was the first player to reach fifty, runs were flowing, the score quickly passed 200, then Stranks to passed fifty for the second Sunday running, the visitors were cruising and got to their target with four overs left, Sorrell unbeaten on 75, his innings containing (12 x 4 and 1 x 6) and Stranks unbeaten on 53 (7 x 4), their second partnership of over a hundred together in successive Sundays, putting on 124. For Harborne Lyttle took 2 for 57. Kenilworth finishing on 240 for 4 to win by six wickets. Kenilworth’s first outright win in the Sunday League in 2018 and the side collects 24 points.

 

Debutant Sunny sees side home

1st XI v. RMCC

On Saturday 2nd June, Kenilworth’s first team travelled to RMCC for their Warwickshire  Cricket League Division One fixture.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked RMCC to bat first. Muhammed Nayeem and Ian Baker opened up for visitors Kenilworth, both bowlers getting early wickets, as the home side were in trouble at 35 for 3. RMCC continued to struggle against the visitors seam bowler’s, only Haque, who batted at three, who made 46 made. With the introduction of spin from both ends, Jorjeet Singh and Darius Potten-Ravenshad soon got amongst the wickets, as the home side were all out for 153 in the fiftieth over. Wickets were shared between the six bowlers used, Jorjeet Singh the star with 4 for 41 from twelve overs, Ian Baker with 2 for 17 from ten overs, Potten-Ravenshad 2 for 29 from eight overs and 2 for 41 for debutant Nayeem off 11.5 tidy overs.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth opening pair of Dave Edmunds and Adie Sellar looked to make a positive start to their sides reply, both players looked comfortable against the RMCC bowling, putting on 47 for the first wicket, before Edmunds was dismissed for 25, debutant Sunny Ahmed joined Sellar, but Sellar fell with the score on 53, Sellar making 12. Ahmed started to make light of the home sides bowling, hitting thee big sixes, now batting with Henry Curran, the pair adding 41, before Curran was out for 9, Kenilworth now 94 for 3.

Skipper Pete Magafas joined Ahmed, as Kenilworth looked to reach their target, Ahmed was in fine form, finding the boundary boards six times, as the visitors got the required runs in the 38th over, Ahmed making a fine 66 not out on his debut, his innings including 6 x 4 and 3 x 6, skipper Magafas unbeaten on 23, Kenilworth finishing on 154 for 3 to win by seven wickets.

Kenilworth picking up their second win of the season after the last ball heartache of Bank Holiday Monday’s defeat against the same opponents

Agonizing last ball, one run defeat despite Rhodes’ heroics

1st XI v. RMCC

Kenilworth were agonizingly bowled out on the last ball of the match to lose their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 7 match by just one run in a pulsating finish on Bank Holiday Monday.

RMCC had earlier posted 174-9 off their 50 overs which had been an unlikely score as they teetered on the edge at 78-8 but thanks to an unbroken 96 run 9th wicket partnership between number two, Asklaque, who made an unbeaten 67 and number 10, Hayat, who posted 39 not out they gave RMCC a glimmer of hope in this win/lose match. Kenilworth’s bowlers unable to remove the pair as they picked up other wickets. Ian Baker took 3-35, Darius Potten-Ravenshead 3-30, Jorjeet Singh 2-32 and Steve Rhodes 1-26.

In reply, Kenilworth’s Dave Edmunds opened and posted a solid 35 as he shared in a 4th. Wicket partnership of 41 runs with Dan Horner, 12. Young Jono Sparks made 19. Sadly the mid order wobbled to 101-7 until Ben Whidbourne and number 9 Rhodes came together putting on 40 for the 8th. wicket before Whidbourne departed for a fine 36 and it was left to Rhodes to try to single handedly win the game. He came so close with his valiant and resilient efforts making 34 only to be cruelly caught a short third man on the last ball of the match after he and Ian Baker had put on 23 for the last wicket as the side were bowled out for 173. Usman had taken 3-23, Khan 2-38 whilst RMCC’s heroes with the bat Hayat and Asklaque took 2-19 and 3-38 respectively.

 

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.

 

Sparks’ hat trick sets up win after Curran’s fine knock

3rd XI v. Lapworth II

Kenilworth opened their Cotswold Hills League Division Six campaign with home fixture against Lapworth 2nds at their Harbury ground on a glorious Saturday 5th May.

Put into bat, openers Shanker and Kerry strode to the crease, but Kenilworth slumped early on (10 for 2) against a disciplined Lapworth bowling, two more wickets falling cheaply, left the home side in trouble at 36 for 4.
Charlie Stranks with 12, put on 40 with number three Henry Curran, the home side found scoring runs hard, after 30 overs Kenilworth were 95 for 6, but with Curran still at the crease with a fine fifty to his name, the side needed to push on to post a competitive total from their forty five overs, Curran was eighth wicket down in the fortieth over, he made a very fine 75, his innings containing 12 x 4’s. Kenilworth were all out for 130 in the 42nd over. Carter with an amazing 3 for 7 off ten accurate overs and Seeley with 5 for 18, taking the last four wickets, doing the damage with the ball for Lapworth.

Skipper Sam Leach and Ian Baker shared the new ball for Kenilworth, but the Lapworth openers Faber and Marsden put on a steady opening partnership, the pair putting on 58 for the first wicket, first change saw spinner Charlie Stranks making the breakthrough, bowling Faber for 16, a second wicket for Stranks had Lapworth 64 for 2. Seamer Jono Sparks replaced Baker from the road end, he soon had the ball swinging, Sparks struck twice to leave Lapworth 94 for 5, but it was his seventh over that was to turn the game on it’s head, fourth ball clean bowling the batsman, next ball a catch for Stranks at mid off, before clean bowling number number nine Carter with the last ball to complete a brilliant hat trick and a five wicket haul, Lapworth now 97 for 8. Pratt who came in at number four, was still there, watching the wickets falling at the other end. Henry Curran replaced Stranks, 3 for 42 off ten overs, when Curran having number ten Melia stumped by Andy Dadswell, Lapworth were 104 for 9 still 26 away, Pratt had his number eleven with him now, the pair got their side to 121 for 9, Matt Dadswell replaced Sparks (5 for 18) off ten brilliant overs, Dadswell kept Pratt off strike, now with Ian Baker replacing Curran ( 1 for 15) off four overs, had the visitors number eleven to bowl at, his second ball clean bowling the batsmen, Lapworth all out for 122, Pratt finished unbeaten on 34, Marsden earlier making 34.

Kenilworth winning by just eight runs, what a great game of cricket, played in excellent spirit by both teams.

This was  a day young Jono Sparks won’t forget with his hat trick and five wickets, also Henry Curran with a fine 75, a catch and wicket, well played lads, on a day where Kenilworth and cricket were the winners.

 

Kenilworth 130-10 beat   Lapworth 122-10 by 8 runs