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Paceman Dargan takes maiden wicket in Club debut

1st XI v. Fillongley

Kenilworth’s Saturday 1st XI team travelled to Fillongley for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 fixture on 30th April in a match that was frustrated by the weather but that saw the eagerly awaited debut of seamer, Matt Dargan, who put in an encouraging performance with the ball and who was rewarded with 1-18 off 11 sharp overs that included 4 maidens.

Fillongley batted first and after a steady start the home side slipped to 52 for 2 then 65 for 3 with Sayed top scoring for the hosts with 35. Two further wickets fell on 110 but then rain intervened and the game was stopped.  Further rain meant the match was eventually abandoned with Fillongley  on 133 for 5 off 34 overs.

A good fielding and bowling performance by the Kenilworth side saw the wickets shared around, as Phil Edmonds took 2 for 36, Matt Dargan 1 for 18, Neil Goodman 1 for 7 and Joe Boyle with 1 for 41.

Kenilworth take 6 pts from the abandoned game on a day that  the weather had the final say.

1sts have something to smile about

1st XI v. Four Oaks Saints

Kenilworth first team hosted bottom side Four Oaks Saints in their penultimate Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division league match of the season.

Four Oaks batted first and were kept in check by Kenilworth’s opening bowlers Joe Boyle with a very tidy 2 for 15 off twelve overs and Jake Sunderland with 1 for 28 off eleven overs, but it was spinning duo of Charlie Stranks with a fine 3 for 24 off eleven overs and Phil Edmonds with 2 for 25, young Jack Howard with 2 for 36 and two smart catches in the outfield for Neil Goodman saw the visitors all out for 137 in the 50th over, only Moore with 29 making any impact for Four oaks.

Kenilworth lost an early wicket, but opener Chris Prophet with a sublime 79 not out (10 x 4 and 2 x 6) and Phil Edmonds with 30 put on 68 for second wicket, and after Edmonds was out, Jorjeet Singh who made 13 not out joined Prophet to add an unbroken stand of 64 for the fourth wicket to win the game for Kenilworth by eight wickets with 19 overs left, finishing on 141 for 2 to record their second win of the season. However, the side looks certain to be unable to beat the drop into Division One for next season but a least it was a very positive display by the side.

Kenilworth 24pts Four Oaks Saints 1 pt.


Last pair hang on to claim losing draw

1st XI v. Solihull Municipal

On Saturday 22nd August, Kenilworth’s first team hosted Solihull Municipal in their Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division league match at their Warwick Road ground.

Solihull batted first, lost a wicket second ball and then slipped to 29 for 2 before a partnership of 160 for the third wicket between Roslyn with a superb 114 not out (13 x 4) and Boyce with 79 as they the side to a very competitive 288 for 6 in their 50 overs. Wickets were taken by Joe Boyle 1 for 66, Jake Sunderland 2 for 52, Neil Goodman 2 for 34 and Jorjeet Singh with a tidy 1 for 39 from his ten overs when the ball was flying about.

Kenilworth’s reply was soon in a bit of trouble at 59 for 2, but Chris Prophet with 31, Jorjeet Singh 27, Neil Goodman 24 built up a solid run chase. However, it was left to the last pair to save the match for Kenilworth as Ed Ruswa 2 not out and Joe Boyle 23 not out batted out for the losing draw, finishing on 201 for 9 from their 50 overs. Roslyn with 3 for 50 and Stanley with 2 for 27 were the pick of the Solihull Municipal bowling.


212 runs is not enough

1st XI v. Rugby

On Saturday 8th August, Kenilworth’s First team looked to make it back to back wins in the Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division league as they played host to Rugby.

Kenilworth batted first, opener Chris Prophet with 43 and a fine stand of 89 for the fifth wicket between Neil Goodman and Jorjeet Singh, both hitting fine fifty’s, Goodman with 52 (5 x 4, 1 x 6) and Singh with 56 (6 x 4) as Kenilworth made a respectable 212 for 6 from their 50 overs, Ewer with 3 for 52 for Rugby.

Rugby’s reply was kept in check by Jake Sunderland with 2 for 48 and spinner Ed Ruswa with 2 for 43, whilst Liam Newton took 1 for 24 as Rugby slipped to 104 for 5, but an unbroken stand of 111 between Ewer 72 not out and Edwards 75 not out won it for Rugby with eleven overs to spare, finishing on 215 for 5 to win by five wickets.

The side are third bottom but just out of the two relegation spots, so it is all to play for in the remaining weeks to maintain their Premier Division status.

The Prophet is divine in the side’s first League win of the season

1st XI v. Bablake Old Boys

On Saturday 1st August, Kenilworth first team travelled to Bablake Old Boys for their Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division league match and came away with a much needed and hard earned victory, their first of the season which has lifted them off the bottom of the table.

Bablake batted first, after both opening bowlers Joe Boyle 1 for 49 and Jake Sunderland 2 for 23 took early wickets, Bablake’s number five Ali stroked a composed 102 not out as the hosts made 220 for 7 declared from 45 overs. There were also wickets for Pat Howard with 1 for 24, spinners Ed Ruswa 2 for 53 and Phil Edmonds 1 for 60. There were also two smart catches for Chris Prophet in the outfield.

So, Kenilworth had 55 overs to achieve their first win of the season. They did not disappoint and were on song with the bat.

After an early wicket Kenilworth opener Chris Prophet and Pat Howard with 32 put on a fine 87 for the third wicket, but it was Prophet with a sublime 98 including 13 x 4 and a 6, along with Phil Edmonds with 28 and 25 not out from Neil Goodman saw Kenilworth home by five wickets and four overs to spare for the sides first win of the season as they reached 221-5, with smiles all round for  superb batting performances, one which Bablake paid the price for an early declaration in the belief Kenilworth were the Division’s whipping boys. So, well done Firsts proving that they have life to survive the drop.

Kenilworth 24pts Bablake old Boys 6 pts.