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Under 17’s glorious

Under 17’s v. Studley

 

Curran and Howard star as all the young Sunday XI do well

Sunday XI v. Marton

On a glorious Sunday 2nd July, Kenilworth entertained Marton in a forty overs a side friendly. 

Magafas hits maiden Club century

1st XI v. Earlswood

On Saturday 1st July, Kenilworth 1st XI hosted Warwickshire Cricket League Division One new boys and high flyers Earlswood CC.

Chasing a third win in a row, Kenilworth were to bowl first, but the Earlswood openers Edwards and Jackson got their side off to a flying start as the home bowlers were made to toil. The pair they found the boundary on a very regular basis and were  to put on a huge opening stand of 180 for the first wicket.  Jackson was the first man out for 62 but Edwards went on to hit a brilliant 130. Kenilworth kept plugging away and young opening bowler Jono Sparks took an impressive 4 for 44 from nine overs. There were other wickets too for the reliable Jorjeet Singh, the left arm spinner taking 3 wickets for 57 from ten overs, the other wicket taker for the home side was Pat Howard with 1 for 75 off twelve overs bowled. Earlswood posting a massive 305 for 8 from their fifty overs.

Kenilworth, too, made a strong start in their pursuit of 306, as opening bat’s Adie Sellar and Aussie Pete Magafas put on 96 before Sellar was dismissed for 33. Two further wickets fell and Kenilworth fell to 125 for 3, but Magafas was in imperious form and went on to record his first century for Kenilworth. He carried his bat, finishing on a fantastic 129 not out, finding the boundary 19 times and clearing the ropes twice. All rounder Pat Howard chipped in with 22.
In the end, the home side finished on a creditable 217 for 6 from their fifty overs as Earlswood got the better of the drawn match. Wicket takers for Earlswood were Nijjar – Singh with 3 for 33 and Craven with 2 for 32.
 
However, on a day when the bowlers toiled, Magafas made hay in the sun.
 
 

Excellent hard fought and close game in excellent weather

Sunday XI v. Hampton & Solihull

 

On a glorious Sunday 18th June, Kenilworth hosted Hampton Solihull at their Warwick Road ground in a Sunday 40 overs a side match and it went down to the last ball of the match.

Home captain Dan Horner won the toss and had no hesitation in electing to bat first. Disaster struck second ball, as Kenilworth were 0 for 1 but Henry Curran was joined by Jono Sparks, the pair adding a smart 48 for the second wicket, before Sparks fell to a sharp catch for an aggressive 32.Enter the skipper Dan Horner at four, he and Curran adding a further 42 for the third wicket, Curran fell misjudging a full toss for 28. Horner made a fine 42, then it was down to Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and all-rounder Matt Casey to get the side to a competitive total, the pair put on an impressive 65 for the fifth wicket, before both were out in the last over, Haynes-Sorrell making 41 and Casey 30, Kenilworth finishing on 193 for 6 from their forty overs. For Hampton Solihull, Rollinson taking 2 for 23 from 8 overs and Edvy taking 2 for 45 also from 8 overs.
 
Hampton Solihull looked to be positive in their chase, but lost Mackey for 15 with the score on 18, Matthew Dadswell (1 for 23) removing him courtesy of a fine catch in the outfield by skipper Dan Horner as Elliott Haynes-Sorrell was given the chance to remember how to keep wicket. Veteran spinner Andy Smith was introduced from the Leek Wootton end and was soon in the wickets, reducing Hampton to 53 for 3.  Smith finished with 2 for 32 from his 8 overs. Number three Gupta and number four Taylor began the rebuild, the pair putting on 60 for the 4th wicket, when Gupta was dismissed for 34, Taylor was joined by James, these two batted aggressively, the pair putting on 58 in quick time for the 5th wicket, James was dismissed off the bowling of Henry Curran thanks to a fine boundary catch from Tom Skinner for 38. With a smart run out of Taylor by the skipper Horner for a good innings of 66, with it went the away side’s hopes, eleven were needed off the last over, another wicket for Curran thanks to a smart catch from young James Sparks. With six needed off the last ball, the visitors only managed a scrambled two, Hampton Solihull finishing on 190 for 7 from their forty overs. A wicket too for spinner Tom Skinner with 1 for 41 from his 8 overs, and Henry Curran with 2 for 12 from 3 overs at the end.
 
Kenilworth winning a fantastic game of cricket in fantastic weather by three runs.
 

At last the sun shines on the 1st XI side

1st. XI v. Bronze

On Saturday 17th June, the 1st. XI  were finally rewarded for their efforts when they headed to Bronze CC for their Warwickshire Cricket League  Division One fixture as they achieved their first win of the season with a fine team performance after their dreadful start to the League season.

Bronze won the toss and decided to bat first on a steaming hot summer day putting the Kenilworth players in the field and sun. Opening bowler Jono Sparks (1 for 8) made an early breakthrough for the visitors but Coley with 39 and number five Freeman with 41 began to get their side back on track. However, the Kenilworth bowlers kept chipping away and were rewarded for their efforts in the field on a hot day. After Coley and Freeman were dismissed, Bronze were struggling at 107 for 7 until a late cameo of 55 not out from number nine Foster got his side to a total of 187 all out in the 48th over. Wickets were shared all around, Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 3 for 48, young Freddie Davies 2 for 15, Ed Ruswa 1 for 15, Matt Casey 1 for 41 and Chris Prophet 1 for 39.
 
Kenilworth’s opening pair Pete Magafas and Adie Sellar put on 51 for the first wicket, as the side made a strong start in their reply. Sellar was first out for 18, and Magafas fell just short of a deserved fifty, making a fine 45. There were further useful partnerships that enabled Kenilworth to edge closer to their target. Chris Prophet with 33, 21 from Tom Booker, 15 from Henry Curran but it was Darius Potten-Ravenshad who kept his nerve with 32 not out and it was fitting he went on to hit the winning runs, Kenilworth finishing on 188 for 7 with over five overs to spare. Wood with 3 for 32 and Freeman 2 for 42 were the pick of the Bronze bowling.
 
Kenilworth finally getting their first win of the season, collecting the full 24 points for a fine team performance.
 
Bronze 187-10 Kenilworth 188-7.
 
WELL DONE LADS!