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Norton’s Pyatt has a field day

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.

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.
 

 

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.