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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.

 

Seconds well beaten in the sun

2nd XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

Kenilworth 2nd team hosted visitors Solihull Blossomfield on a glorious Saturday 5th May for their Warwickshire Cricket Division Seven fixture.

Put into bat, Kenilworth lost an early wickets at 11 for 1, then 35 for 2. The home sides batting struggled to make any impact on the Blossomfield bowling attack, batting at number five, young George Bains making 15, before being run out. Further wickets left Kenilworth at 74 for 5, Matt Casey made 25, but only two batsmen made a double figure score. Kenilworth were indebted to Blossomfield for getting the score to 125 all out in the 46th over, with an unbelievable 54 extras in their total. Lunge with 4 for 17 and Kinman 2 for 27 doing the main damage for the visitors.

Blossmfield made a steady start in their reply, with the opening pair putting on 36 for the first wicket, the second wicket falling at 38, and at 45 for 3, Kenilworth appeared to be back in the game, but Wilson with 25, Seifas with 36 not out, together with Goolan 18 not out, saw their side to a six wicket win, finishing on 129 for 4 in the 40th over. There were wickets for spinner Chris Beach, who took a tidy 2 for 23 off ten overs, skipper Geoff Edmunds 1 for 11 and seamer Joe Poole 1 for 30. There was a catch each for Mark Stranks and Danny Boneham, but in the end, Kenilworth were well beaten, and collected just two points for their efforts.

KCC  125-10   (2 points) lost to  Solihull Blossomfield 129-4  (20 points) by 6 wickets

 

Cricket season is underway – the 2’s kick off with a win

2nd XI v. RMCC

 

Kenilworth got the 2018 cricket season underway on Saturday 21st April, as the second XI made the short trip to RMCC for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division Seven fixture.

Put into bat, Kenilworth openers Danny Boneham and Uma Shanker made a steady start against a good RMCC attack, the pair putting on 38 for the first wicket, Boneham making 12 and Shanker 11, batting at three, Chris Prophet made 23, before Elliott Haynes-Sorrell and James Adamson put on 55 for fourth wicket, Adamson making 34 and Sorrell went on to make a fine 54, his innings having just the two fours.

Visitors Kenilworth finishing on a respectable 187 for 8 from their fifty overs. Suijaal with 3-47 and Khan with 2-19 being the most successful of RMCC bowling.

When the players returned from the tea interval, the opening Kenilworth bowlers Matt Casey and debutant Joe Poole soon found there line and length, both bowlers causing the home sides top order plenty of problems, as RMCC slipped to 34 for 4, Casey having fine figures of 2 for 23 off nine overs, Poole also having a good return off nine overs, with 2 for 28.

Skipper for the day Sam Leach introduced spin from both ends, the experience of Chris Beach and the youth of  18th birthday boy Tom Skinner, both bowlers had the home batsmen tied up in knots, as wickets fell at regular intervals, slipping to 59 for 6 and further in trouble at 101 for 8, a brief cameo at the end for RMCC, but the home side were dismissed for 129 in the 36th over, Beach finishing with 2 for 29 from nine overs, Beach also claimed two catches in the outfield, but it was birthday boy Tom Skinner who stole the plaudits with the ball for Kenilworth with 4 for 44 also free nine overs. Only Bedi with 27 making any real impact for the hosts.

Kenilworth starting the new season with a fine win by 59 runs, Kenilworth collecting the full 24 points for their efforts.

 

Prophet’s century in vain…………….just

1st XI v. Four Oaks Saints

On Saturday 2nd September, Kenilworth hosted high flying Four Oaks Saints for their penultimate Warwickshire Cricket League  Division One fixture and the match ended in bizarre circumstances and decided on the Duckworth Lewis method due to both sides bowling their overs far too slowly causing the umpires to call an end to match in very poor light with 6 overs of the Kenilworth innings remaining, which when calculated saw the 1st XI the losers by a frustrating 2 runs.

Four Oaks decided to bat first, opening pair Hopkiss and Javed got their side’s innings off to a decent start, the pair putting on a hundred run opening stand, before Javed fell for 44, Hopkiss went on to make a fine 78. The visitors continued to find scoring runs easy enough, as further decent contributions from number five Van Dyk with 39 and a cameo from Wright with an unbeaten innings of 44.

Four Oaks finished on a very decent 285 for 8 from their fifty over allocation.

Wickets were shared around for Kenilworth, Steve Rhodes with 2 for 63 from ten overs, Jono Sparks 2 for 31, Matt Casey with 2 for 51 off nine overs , spinners Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 1 for 40 from ten tidy overs and 1 for 43 from the left arm of Jorjeet Singh, also from ten overs. Henry Curran took two smart catches in the outfield.

Kenilworth had a poor start in their pursuit of 286 to win, as they slipped to 10 for 1 then 24 for 2, but number four Chris Prophet joined opener Adie Sellar, the pair began to get their side back into the game, Sellar and Prophet putting on 97 together, before Sellar was dismissed for a fine 60.

Captain Pete Magafas joined Prophet, both were to keep the fast tempo going, and together they were to add 87 for the fourth wicket together in quick time, Magafas making 35, but Chris Prophet went on bring up a brilliant century, he was out for exactly 100, his innings containing 13 x 4 and 1 x 6.

With the game entering the final ten overs, the light was now starting to fade quickly and at 8.10 pm the umpires called the game to a stop after 44 overs of the Kenilworth innings, with still six overs remaining.

A strange ending to the game, left Kenilworth on 243 for 7, visitors Four Oaks Saints running out the winners by the smallest of margins, winning by just 2 runs on the D/L rule which guarantee the side second spot in the Division and promotion.

 

7 valuable points in defeat

1st XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

On a hot Bank Holiday Monday, Kenilworth’s First Team travelled to Solihull Blossomfield for their important Warwickshire Cricket League Division One win/lose fixture.

The home side decided to bat first, as opening bat Sciras began to get the scoreboard moving, making a solid 41 for the home side. There were further decent contributions from Satterthwaite and Thompson with 30, kept their side’s decent start going.

Solid cameos down the order, and 41 extras, including 29 wides, got Blossomfield to a very decent 241 all out in the last of their fifty overs. The visitors bowlers gave everything in the cause, with left arm spinner Jorjeet Singh taking 4 for 42 from 9.3 overs, seamer Steve Rhodes 2 for 50 from ten overs, Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 1 for 30 from ten tidy overs, 1 for 43 for Charlie Stranks and Matt Casey with 1 for 41 from nine overs. Keeper Tom Booker took two catches and one smart stumping behind the wickets.

Kenilworth didn’t have a great start to their reply, losing two quick wickets, slipping to 19 for 2, two more wickets were soon to follow, leaving the visitors in danger at 39 for 4.

The top order making starts, with Jorjeet Singh with 22, Pete Magafas 21 and Tom Booker with 29 batting at number six, but with no one going on to make that telling score, Kenilworth needed a partnership to get themselves back into the game.

At 94 for 7, the visitors were staring defeat in the face, but Steve Rhodes and young Matt Casey began to fight back, the pair putting on 62 for the eighth wicket, but when Rhodes fell for 42 and Casey for 21, the game was up, Darius Potten-Ravenshad made an unbeaten 15 at number ten, but Kenilworth were to be bowled out for 191 in the last over.

Solihull Blossomfield winning by 50 runs.

Despite losing, the side picked up 7 crucial points to give them a bit more breathing space from the drop into Division 2 with only 2 more win/lose games of the season remaining. They are 31 points ahead of relegation threatened, Ambleside, with just 40 points available in the last two matches for both sides.