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1sts record first win/lose League win of season on last day

1st XI v. King’s Heath

Kenilworth hosted Kings Heath on Saturday 9th September for their final Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture of the season and won the win/lose match under the D/L method to guarantee them Division 1 cricket for next season1sts record their firs.

The home side were asked to bat first, and with rain around the visitors struck an early blow, at 9 for 1 the players were forced off due to the forecast rain arriving. When the rain stopped, a huge effort by the players and groundsmen managed to get the game restarted and the match became a 37 overs per side match.

Kenilworth’s opening bat Pete Magafas began to get the scoreboard moving, Magafas and Chris Prophet putting on 43 for the third wicket, before Prophet was dismissed for 25. There were also useful contributions from Henry Curran with 16 and Jorjeet Singh with 12, before both were run out. Magafas kept his head, he went on make a superb innings of 84, his knock included eight fours.

Kenilworth finished on 162 for 8 thanks to Magafas from their thirty seven overs whilst five bowlers shared the wickets for the visitors King’s Heath.

The visitor’s reply never really got going, as opening bowler Steve Rhodes took two early wickets, to put King’s Heath in a bit of trouble. Rhodes finished an excellent personal season with 2 for 18. There were also wickets too for Pat Howard with 1 for 11 and young Freddie Davies with 1 for 9.

With King’s Heath on 63 for 4 in the 21st over, the player’s were forced off again, this time with the rain too heavy, the game was called off soon after. Saheed with 18 and Khan with 12 were the only double figure scores.

Kenilworth were to run out the winners by 25 runs on the D/L system, their first win in win/lose League cricket this season. The side also finish in 10th spot in the Division and avoid the drop into Division 2 after what has been a topsy-turvy season as well as a traumatic start. The lads did well to pull it together and give it their best during the summer.

 

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.
 
 

Earlswood stroll to an easy win

1st XI v. Earlswood

Kenilworth’s 1st XI team travelled to new boys Earlswood for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One match on Saturday 29th April – their second in the 50 overs a side win/lose format.
 
Kenilworth batted first and openers Pat Howard and Adie Sellar gave the visitors a solid start, both making 22 in an opening stand of 56, but the side then slipped to 57 for 3 and finally collapsed to a miserable 102 all out a score only achieved by  the generosity of the home side, who gave them 36 extras. Only Chris Prophet with 17 and the opening batsmen making double figures. Craven with 3 for 31 and Nijjar 2 for 4 doing the main damage for the home side.
 
Earlswood got their reply off to a flying start, as openers Dennison and Jackson having no trouble chasing down the 103 needed for the win. In particular, it was Dennison with an aggressive 71 not out that saw his side cruise home in only 18 overs, finishing on 106 for 0 wicket, Earlswood winning by ten wickets and give the Kenilworth 1’s a drubbing who returned home pointless for their efforts.
 
 

Young guns and an Old Head see the Sunday XI home

Sunday XI v. Leek Wootton

On Sunday 23rd April, Kenilworth’s Sunday side entertained close neighbours Leek Wootton in a forty overs a side friendly. And a friendly exciting match it was!
 
 Leek Wootton batted first, after an early loss, number three Bramley made a steady 41, as he and opener Budd put on a strong partnership for the second wicket. Budd went on to make a classy innings of 98 (5×6), falling two short of a deserved century, as he was one of three victims for spinner Potten-Ravenshad, who took a fine 3 for 21 off eight tidy overs. There were wickets too for skipper Pat Howard 2 for 29 off eight overs, veteran Chris Beach 1 for 19 and youngster Matt Dadswell 1 for 43 , both off eight overs. Visitors Leek Wootton finished on 159 for 7 from their forty overs.
 
Kenilworth also lost an early wicket but skipper Pat Howard joined Danny Boneham and the pair added 48 for the second wicket, before Howard was caught and bowled for 24. Boneham went on to make 38.
 
Young batsman Nathan Chant, batting at four, hit a fine 49, falling one short of a deserved fifty.
 
With 20 needed off last ten overs, Kenilworth began to make hard work of their chase, including a senseless run out, as the match went down to the last over, and the home side still needed with the side eight wickets down, a cool head was required.
 
In a tense climax and with the score tied and one ball left, Chris Beach hit the final ball to the boundary for the winning runs, as Kenilworth won by two wickets off the final ball, as they finished on 163 for 8. Wickets were shared around for Leek Wootton, C. Bailey 1 for 15, Rob Hammett 1 for 20 and F. Bailey 1 for 22 were the pick of the visitors bowling.