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No joy for the 1sts at Highway

1st. XI v. Highway Spartans

On Saturday 19th May, Kenilworth made the short trip to play Highway Spartans, looking for back to back wins in Warwickshire Cricket League Division One.

Highway won the toss and chose to bat first, opener Ivory got his side off to a solid start, making 34, at the fall of the first wicket, lvory was joined by Abbey who made a brisk 40. Highway maintained a decent flow to their innings, built around a solid 57 not out from Hallat, batting at number five. Highway finishing on a competitive 243 for 8 from their fifty over allocation. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were, spinners Jorjeet Singh with 3 for 32 from ten tidy overs, Henry Curran 2 for 42 from ten overs and seamers Steve Rhodes with 2 for 61 off ten overs and Freddie Davies 1 for 32 off seven overs, Rhodes taking two catches, Tom Booker a catch and a stumping.

After the tea interval, openers Dave Edmunds and Pete Magafas went about the task of chasing down the target, the pair put on 32 for the first wicket, before Edmunds was dismissed for 17, Henry Curran joined skipper Magafas, but Curran fell for 11, Magafas was to top score for the visitors with 31, as wickets began to fall, home spinner McCarthy wreaking havoc, taking 5 for just 15 in eight overs and Bains with 4 for 42 doing the damage, as Kenilworth subsided to be all out for just 110 inside 27 overs. Tom Booker with 16, Jono Sparks 12 and Jorjeet Singh with 10 the only other double figure scores, as Kenilworth crumbled in the sunshine.

Highway Spartans the winners by a huge 133 runs, Kenilworth taking three points for their efforts.

 

 

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.

 

Sunday XI toil in the sun

Sunday XI v. Wanderers

On a glorious sunny Sunday afternoon, Kenilworth hosted frequent visitors Wanderers at their picturesque Warwick Road ground.
 
Choosing to bat first, Kenilworth found batting a difficult task, opening pair Dave Edmunds and Danny Boneham struggled against a useful and accurate Wanderers attack. Boneham was first to fall with the score on eleven, Edmunds fell with the score on twenty eight. Elliott Haynes Sorrell put on 34 with Chris Prophet for the third wicket, before Prophet was dismissed for 31 off 46 balls. Batting was no easier with a change of bowling, further wickets fell, leaving the home side on 88 for 6 after 30 overs. Young all-rounder Will Machin joined Sorrell, the pair were to bat through to the end of their sides forty over allocation. The pair adding an unbeaten stand of 36 for the seventh wicket, but Kenilworth could only manage 124 for 6, Machin unbeaten on 10, but Haynes Sorrell completed his first home fifty in the last over, ending on exactly 50 not out, his innings including 2 x 4 and 1 x 6 off 76 balls. Spinners Kangsagara with 2 for 20 and Vala with 2  for 21 doing the damage with the ball for the visitors.
 
After the tea interval, Kenilworth took to the field looking to take early wickets, young Matthew Dadswell opened the bowling from the pavilion end, although only going for eight runs from his five over spell, he was unable to make any breakthrough. From the Leek Wootton end it was the left arm spin of Geoff Edmunds, he also was bowling a tight line, he made the first breakthrough, having Tahir caught on the leg side boundary by Dave Edmunds for 11. Spinner Edmunds struck again, reducing the visitors to 34 for 2 thanks to a catch by Pete Magafas. Wood joined opener Sandu, together the pair put on a match winning partnership of 55 for the third wicket, Sandu was bowled by Matthew Dadswell, returning for his second spell from the pavilion end, Wanderers now 89 for 3. Overs from spinner Andy Smith and young seamer Will Machin were unable to make a breakthrough on the middle overs, occasional bowler Danny Boneham replaced Machin from the Leek Wootton end, he was claim his first wicket of the season in his second over, bowling Wood for 22. Khan replaced Wood, he played big shots from ball one, clearing the boundary four times on his way to 32 not out off only fourteen balls, as the visitors won with ten overs to spare, finishing on 125 for 4, Wanderers the winners by six wickets.
 
Wicket takers for Kenilworth were, Geoff Edmunds with 2 for 15 off eight tidy overs, Matthew Dadswell with 1 for 20 from seven overs and Danny Boneham 1 for 26 off 2.5 overs.

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.

 

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.