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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.

First Game of the 2017 Season

The 2017 season underway

The 2017 season underway

Booker stars but side lose out

The 2017 season got under way on Saturday 8th April for Kenilworth .
A home forty overs a side  friendly against Rugby CC took place  in unusually glorious warm sunshine and cloudless skies.
Rugby opted to bat first and opening bat Qureshi with 44 laid a decent foundation for his side, but it was the number five, Edwards who hit a magnificent 101, as visitors Rugby piled up 286 for 8 from their forty overs. Wickets were shared  for the hosts as  Ed Ruswa took 2 for 44, Matt Casey 2 for 45, Ian Baker 1 for 19, skipper Neil Goodman 1 for 9 and Pat Howard 1 for 46.
Kenilworth were never up with the required rate, only number three Tom Booker with a fine 91 that saw him hit 10 boundaries made any impact on the visitors’ bowling attack. Useful cameos came from Pat Howard 26 and Matt Casey 22 not out. The home side eventually finishing on 182 for 6 from their forty overs. Marshall with 2 for 32 for Rugby, as the visitors ran out winners by 104 runs. as both sides dusted down the winter cobwebs.

Bronze hang on

1st XI v. Bronze

Kenilworth 1st XI’s Bank Holiday Monday Division 1 Warwickshire Cricket League match against Bronze saw them get the better of the drawn match as they posted 237 all out, the last wicket to fall on the last ball of their innings. It was Mark Stranks with 52 (7 x 4) and Dave Edmunds who continued his impressive form hitting 84 (10 x 4 and 3 x 6) set the side up for a good score, as they shared in a 111 run second wicket partnership. Matt Dargan chipped in as he found form to make 39 whilst the most successful Bronze bowler was Palmer who took from his 12 overs.


Bronze managed to save the match as they ended the day on 184-8 fending off the last 3 overs after Mandymyan had earlier retired injured made 49, Power 37 and Humphries 25. Ed Ruswa’s fine spell of spin bowling was rewarded with 4-27 whilst Ian Baker took 2-61 and Steve Rhodes 1-33 for Kenilworth.