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Booker and Magafas guide side to victory

1st. XI v. Earlswood

On Saturday 7th July Kenilworth hosted Earlswood in a Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Earlswood to bat first, and Steve Rhodes struck an early blow having Reeve caught for 1, Earlswood 6 for 1. Opener Narota and Ahmed took their side to 50 before Ahmed was caught off the bowling of Ian Baker for 9, Edwards was next in, he added 44 with Narota, before Jorjeet Singh had Narota caught for a solid 39, Earlswood 94 for 3. Two wickets for Sunny Ahmed, left the visitors on 156 for 5, but Edwards was still there, he passed fifty, but another wicket for Ahmed and two from the returning Steve Rhodes left Earlswood struggling on 182 for 9, everything depended on Edwards for Earlswood, now batting with last man Bussey, incredibly the pair put on 61 for the last wicket, when Rhodes bowled Edwards, not before he had completed a fabulous century, finally out for 133, Bussey 0 not out in the last wicket stand of 61. Earlswood all out for 243 in the 45th over. For Kenilworth, wickets for Steve Rhodes with 4 for 56, Sunny Ahmed 3 for 60, Jorjeet Singh 1 for 23, Ian Baker 1 for 29 and Muhammad Nayeem 1 for 39. There were  four catches also for outfielder, Muhammad Nayeem.

Kenilworth’s opening pair of Dave Edmunds and Adie Sellar looked to make a positive start in their chase of 244 to win, but Sellar fell for 6, the home side 20 for 1. Sunny Ahmed joined Edmunds, the pair added 72 together when Edmunds was caught first ball after drinks for an excellent 50 (10 x 4 & 1 x 6) the home side 92 for 2 off 17 overs. Next man on Tom Booker put on 51 with Ahmed before Ahmed was caught for a fine 40, Kenilworth now 143 for 3. Skipper Pete Magafas joined keeper batsman Booker, both men played some glorious drives, the scoreboard was ticking over, in no time the pair got their side past 200, Booker bringing up a fine fifty. The visitors weren’t helped losing an opening bowler to injury in only the third over of innings, therefore only having ten fielders, but Kenilworth weren’t to be denied, as Booker and Magafas saw their side home in the 39th over, the pair adding an unbroken stand of 104 together, Booker 83 not out (14 x 4) and Magafas ending 45 not out. Kenilworth finished on 247 for 3 to win by an impressive 7 wickets, taking 20 points, six wins from seven games and seven games unbeaten keeps the promotion push well on track. 

Solihull Bloss’ last pair hang on

1st XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

 

Kenilworth hosted Solihull Blossomfield for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 30th June.

On another glorious June day, home skipper Pete Magafas won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Dave Edmunds and Adie Sellar got their side off to a fast start, the pair adding 83 for the first wicket before Sellar was dismissed for 17. Edmunds was joined by the in form Sunny Ahmed, these two continued to keep the scoreboard moving at a good pace, putting on 60 in twelve overs, before Edmunds was dismissed for a fine 79, his containing 13 x 4 and 1 x 6. Kenilworth 143 for 2 after 26 overs. Ahmed and next man in Pete Magafas continued to find runs easy to come by, putting 86 together for the third wicket, 229 for 3 at the fall of Ahmed’s wicket, he made yet another fifty, his 61 including 6 x 4 and 1 x 6. Magafas fell for 49, Matt Casey with 8 not out at the end, as Kenilworth posted a decent 277 for 7 from their fifty overs. For the visitors Blossomfield, Fetta took 3 for 60.

Steve Rhodes and Muhammad Nayeem opened up the bowling for the home side looking for early wickets, Clark fell for no score, the visitors 11 for 1. Thompson joined Bisheer, these two began to build a partnership, eventually putting on 91 for the second wicket, as Blossomfield looked to make a solid reply, 100 for 2 when Thompson was out for 23, Bisheer soon followed and the visitors were 105 for 3. Morgan and Khan then put on 83 for the third wicket, before both fell on 188,Morgan making 45 and Khan 36, Jorjeet Singh taking the wicket of both men, Blossomfield now 188 for 5. The left are spin of Singh was about to put his side in sight of an unlikely win, from 188 for 3, Blossomfield subsided to 196 for 8, Singh with outstanding figures of 6 for 42 from twelve overs, another wicket fell, now 202 for 9, Kenilworth had two overs to claim victory, but the last pair held on, Blossomfield ended on 202 for 9 from their fifty overs. Apart from Singh’s brilliant six wicket spell, Steve Rhodes with 1 for 28, Freddie Davies 1 for 28 and Muhammad Nayeem with 1 for 37 from twelve overs, Kenilworth claimed a winning draw, picking up 18 points, now five games unbeaten, and stay in sixth place, 31 points from the top.

1st. XI achieve their 4th. consecutive win

1st. XI v. Pak Shaheen

The Kenilworth 1’s travelled to Pak Shaheen in their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 match  and they came away achieving their 4th. consecutive win of the season that saw them move up the table with a good all round and satisfying performance.

The home side batted first, opener Shoab made 40 and Satza 30 from the number six position, but regular wickets from the visitors kept the home side in check from seamers Steve Rhodes with 2 for 56 from 12 overs, Muhammad Nayeem 2 for 37 from 11 excellent overs. Yet, it was left arm spinner Jorjeet Singh with a fine 4 for 26 from 10.3 overs who took the bowling honours for Kenilworth, wickets too for Sunny Ahmed 1 for 21 and Henry Curran 1 for 32 two catches for Steve Rhodes and Jono Sparks , Pak Shaheen were all out for 198 in the 47th over.

An opening stand of 42 between Ade Sellar (13) and Chris Prophet (39) got Kenilworth off to a solid start, Prophet fell with the on 59. Sunny Ahmed (34) and Henry Curran (18) took the score to 94 when Curran was out. Skipper Pete Magafas joined Ahmed, they put on 38 when Ahmed fell, the visitors now 147 for 5, Jono Sparks added (15), but Nayeem (18no) batting with Magafas, saw their side home with 16 overs remaining, ending on 199 for 5, Magafas unbeaten on 51. Kenilworth the winners by 5 wickets, collecting the full 24 points for the second  time this season and the side’s fourth win in a row.

As a result, Kenilworth move up to fourth in the table currently with one result in the Division still awaited between Earlswood and Highway Spartans and whoever wins that match will leap frog the Kenilworth 1st XI in a tight Division this season.

 

Back to back wins for the Firsts

1st XI v. Studley

Kenilworth made the trip to Studley on Saturday 9th June for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture, looking for back to back wins which they succeeded in achieving.

Home side Studley won the toss and asked Kenilworth to bat first. Adie Sellar and Pete Magafas put on 28 for the first wicket before Sellar was bowled for 12, when Chris Prophet was dismissed for 4, Kenilworth were 46 for 2, that became 67 for 3 when Magafas was dismissed for 31.

Two more wickets falling, Tom Booker for 9 and Henry Curran for 1, left the visitors in a bit of trouble at 96 for 6, this became 124 for 8 when Muhammed Nayeem was dismissed for 12 and Steve Rhodes for 1, Kenilworth now in a heap of trouble, but batting at 7 Pat Howard kept his nerve and along with number 10 Jorjeet Singh, they put on a superb partnership of 70 for the ninth wicket got their side to 194 for 9 in the 49th over, Singh falling for 26, Howard made a brilliant 62 not out, his innings having 6 x 4 and 1 x 6.

Kenilworth ended on 200 for 9 from their fifty overs. Rhodes with a fine 3 for 19 and Cole 3 for 35 both from twelve overs taking the bowling honours for the home side.

After the tea interval the home side looked to chase their target of 201 for victory, but the Kenilworth opening attack of Muhammad Nayeem and Steve Rhodes soon amongst the wickets, Nayeem sending the home sides openers Marks and Edwards back and Rhodes dismissing Perrins, leaving Studley In trouble on 19 for 3, another wicket for Naeem with the score on 19, Williams the man out. 19 for 4 soon became 31 for 6, Rhodes and Naeem causing mayhem, spinners Jorjeet Singh and Darius Potten-Ravenshad replaced the  opening pair, both were too amongst the wickets, Studley were now in big trouble at 62 for 8, only Rhodes with 22 and Cole 11 making double figures for the home side, as Studley were all out for just 88 in twenty nine overs, a fine all round bowling performance saw Kenilworth make it back to back wins. There were wickets for Muhammad Nayeem with 4 for 20, Steve Rhodes 3 for 33, Jorjeet Singh 2 for 11 and 1 for 6 for Darius Potten Ravenshad.

Kenilworth the winners by a huge 112 runs, taking 24 points.

Debutant Sunny sees side home

1st XI v. RMCC

On Saturday 2nd June, Kenilworth’s first team travelled to RMCC for their Warwickshire  Cricket League Division One fixture.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked RMCC to bat first. Muhammed Nayeem and Ian Baker opened up for visitors Kenilworth, both bowlers getting early wickets, as the home side were in trouble at 35 for 3. RMCC continued to struggle against the visitors seam bowler’s, only Haque, who batted at three, who made 46 made. With the introduction of spin from both ends, Jorjeet Singh and Darius Potten-Ravenshad soon got amongst the wickets, as the home side were all out for 153 in the fiftieth over. Wickets were shared between the six bowlers used, Jorjeet Singh the star with 4 for 41 from twelve overs, Ian Baker with 2 for 17 from ten overs, Potten-Ravenshad 2 for 29 from eight overs and 2 for 41 for debutant Nayeem off 11.5 tidy overs.

After the tea interval, the Kenilworth opening pair of Dave Edmunds and Adie Sellar looked to make a positive start to their sides reply, both players looked comfortable against the RMCC bowling, putting on 47 for the first wicket, before Edmunds was dismissed for 25, debutant Sunny Ahmed joined Sellar, but Sellar fell with the score on 53, Sellar making 12. Ahmed started to make light of the home sides bowling, hitting thee big sixes, now batting with Henry Curran, the pair adding 41, before Curran was out for 9, Kenilworth now 94 for 3.

Skipper Pete Magafas joined Ahmed, as Kenilworth looked to reach their target, Ahmed was in fine form, finding the boundary boards six times, as the visitors got the required runs in the 38th over, Ahmed making a fine 66 not out on his debut, his innings including 6 x 4 and 3 x 6, skipper Magafas unbeaten on 23, Kenilworth finishing on 154 for 3 to win by seven wickets.

Kenilworth picking up their second win of the season after the last ball heartache of Bank Holiday Monday’s defeat against the same opponents