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Nayeem’s all round skills sets up a crucial final match for the side

1st XI v. Fillongley

WIN!!

On Saturday 1st September, third placed Kenilworth travelled to second placed Fillongley for their penultimate Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture in a win/lose match of crucial importance for both sides.

Kenilworth came out winners and now move into the runners-up spot temporarily in the Division meaning that next week’s match against Nether Whitacre will determine whether they, Highway Spartans or Fillongley ultimately finish second in the Division.

Kenilworth won the toss and asked Fillongley to bat first, openers Carty with 19,and Revell 28, put on 50 for the first wicket, when Adie Sellar caught Carty off the bowling of Muhammad Nayeem. Three more wickets for the visitors, saw Fillongley on 91 for 4, the game well poised. Nayeem was wreaking havoc now, running through the home side’s batting, now they were 117 for 6, Kenilworth in control of the game. The home side rallied, as number three batsman kept his cool, along with number eight Hammond, began to get their side back in the game, they went on add 95 together for the seventh wicket, Hammond out for 42, Shelding finishing on 80 not out, Fillongley ending on 226 for 8 from their fifty overs.

The bowling honours for Kenilworth went to Muhammed Nayeem, who took a brilliant 6 for 45 from ten overs, there was also a wicket for Sunny Ahmed, taking 1 for 35.

Kenilworth had a disastrous start in their reply, 0 for 1, 9 for 2 then 15 for 3, as home bowler Gardener ripped out the Kenilworth top order. A fourth wicket falling with the score on 44, the visitors in a heap of trouble. Skipper Pete Magafas and seamer Nayeem began to repair the damage, the pair went on to add 79 together for the fifth wicket, when Nayeem was out for a blistering innings of 56 (10 x 4 & 2 x 6), the visitors now 123 for 5, the game in the balance, a lot now on skipper Magafas, but he held his nerve, along with Sunny Ahmed with 22,  hitting a fine 70 (9 x 4 & 2 x 6), when he was out, his side were almost home, Kenilworth 216 for 7, Jorjeet Singh (16 not out) and Steve Rhodes (6 not out) saw their side home with five overs to spare, Kenilworth ending on 227 for 7 in 45 overs.

The promotion race all to play for with one game to go, Kenilworth second after collecting 20 points.

 

1sts win by Duckworth Lewis method following rain spoiling the day’s play

1st XI v. Pak Shaheen

WIN!!!!!

Kenilworth hosted strugglers Pak Shaheen for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 25th August.

Rain had initially reduced the game to forty five overs per side and then there were further interruptions which meant that the Duckworth Lewis method came into operation and was to ultimately decide the outcome of match. 

Visitors Pak Shaheen were asked to bat first, opening bowlers Muhammad Nayeem and Steve Rhodes struck early, reducing the visitors to 4 for 2. Number three Rehman with 41 and Euaz batting at number five hit a fine 61 for his side, but with wickets falling, the visitors were unable to bat out their overs, all out for 201 inside 43 overs.

Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Joey Poole with a very decent 3 for 31 from nine overs, Muhammed Nayeem with 2 for 20 from nine hostile overs, Steve Rhodes 2 for 47 from nine overs and 1 for 37 for spinner Jorjeet Singh from eight overs.

The Kenilworth openers David Edmunds and Chris Prophet put on a solid 49 for the first wicket, Edmunds falling for 24, Adie Sellar joined Prophet, these two putting on 29 for the second wicket, Prophet out for 43, Kenilworth 78 for 2, Sellar fell for 5, the home side now 83 for 3. Skipper Pete Magafas and Tom Booker were now together at the crease, but Magafas fell for 13 with the score on 122. Henry Curran joined Booker, and with the home side Kenilworth on 153 for 4 after 33 overs, the rain returned, Booker unbeaten on 45 and Curran 5.

With the rain too heavy and time running out, the match ended, the home side running out the winners by 17 runs on the Duckworth Lewis system. Kenilworth take 20 points for the win, and stay fourth in the table with three matches remaining.

 

Solid batting performance brings win

Sunday XI v. Kenilworth Wardens II

 

WIN !!

On Sunday 5th August Kenilworth hosted neighbours Kenilworth Wardens in Division Three of the Arden Sunday League.

Wardens were asked to bat first, opening bowlers for the home side were Matt Dadswell from the pavilion end and Darius Potten-Ravenshad, and it was Ravenshad who struck first, Wardens 27 for 1 via the hands of Nathan Chant. Kenilworth reduced the visitors to 55 for 3, who then put a strong partnership together for the fourth wicket as Jacob and skipper Dipesh put on 90 together. Jacob was run out for 49 backing up off the bowling of Henry Curran.
Potten-Ravenshad returned at the pavilion end, after being hit for three huge sixes in one over, had his revenge in the next one, Dipesh out for a fine 85. A flurry of late wickets for Tom Skinner, saw the Wardens all out for 204 in the last of their forty overs. Skinner finishing with 4 for 31 from 7.3 overs, Potten-Ravenshad with 3 for 44 from eight overs and Henry Curran 1 for 51 from eight overs.

Kenilworth lost a wicket to the third ball of their reply, Pete Magafas caught behind off Dipesh. Nathan Chant was unluckily run out also backing up via the bowlers finger tips for 14. This bought the in form Chris Prophet to the crease, he soon found the boundary on a regular basis, the scoreboard was working overtime as Prophet soon bought up his fifty. After the third wicket fell, Henry Curran joined Prophet with his score on 143. Only young leg spinner Dhillon with 1 for 48 from eight overs bowled his allocation, Curran and Prophet soon got their side over the line, Curran hitting a six to win the game in Only 26 overs , Curran finished on 22 not out, but Prophet followed up his unbeaten 99 from the day before, with 84 not out, his innings having 14 x 4 and 1 x 6. Home side Kenilworth winning by seven wickets on 205 for 3.

Kenilworth collect 20 points for their efforts.

 

The Prophet is Divine!! ……….(with bat and ball)

1st. XI v. Fillongley

 

WIN !!

On Saturday 4th August, Kenilworth’s first team hosted Fillongley for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Kenilworth batted first, with openers Dave Edmunds and Chris Prophet soon had the scoreboard moving quickly, the pair rattled up an opening partnership of 62 in eight overs when Edmunds fell for 29. Two more quick wickets were taken by the visitors to leave Kenilworth at 85 for 3. Tom Booker joined Prophet, the pair added 52 together, Booker falling for 26. Fillongley struck twice more, the home side now 142 for 6, Dan Horner added 11 and Steve Rhodes batting at nine hit a decent 33, putting on 69 with opener Chris Prophet, who now was closing in on a hundred. Prophet was 98 not out facing his side’s last ball but only managed a single, finishing agonisingly short, ending on 99 not out – his innings containing 11 x 4. Kenilworth ending on 240 for 8 from their fifty overs, for Fillongley, Morgan and Jakeman taking three wickets each.

Fillongley soon lost early wickets in reply, falling to 26 for 3, with seamer Muhammad Nayeem doing the damage. A partnership of 52 between opener Carty and Jakeman steadied their side’s innings, until Carty fell for 35, but from 78 for 4, they slipped to 135 for 7 after Jakeman fell for a fine 51. Blackmore made the home side wait, but he was running out of partners, the visitors on the brink on 175 for 9, he was keeping his nerve. However, home skipper Pete Magafas turned to batting hero Chris Prophet to bowl the last over, Fillongley 196 for 9, but with Blackmore not on strike, the home side had six balls at the number eleven, it took just two, Prophet bowling the visitor’s number eleven with his second ball, sparking huge celebrations among the home side. Blackmore ending 41 not out.

Kenilworth the winners by 44 runs. Wicket takers for the home side were Muhammad Nayeem with 4 for 23 from twelve outstanding overs, Darius Potten-Ravenshad 2 for 45 off eleven overs, Henry Curran 2 for 52 from twelve overs, Ian Baker 1 for 23 and 1-0 for spinning man of the match Chris Prophet in the last over.

Kenilworth take the full 24 points, and up into second in the table of Warwickshire Division One.

Next week sees the return of the win/lose format for the final 6 League matches of the season which will be crucial to the side’s future to see where they are placed in the revised Warwickshire Cricket League Divisions for the 2019 season due to the ECB Blueprint and re-organization of Midlands cricket as the Birmingham & District Premier Cricket League is being reduced by 50% in size to 24 sides in 2 Divisions, meaning that there will be an influx of sides into the Warwickshire Cricket League, one of its feeder leagues.

However, the side move into second spot in Division 1 and one which will see a tight finish as there are only a few points  between several clubs who are all jockeying for positions for the 2019 season.

Current League tables can be found at:

http://www.warcricket.org/wcl2018/tables.php

 

Sunny’s efforts dampened by the rain.

1st. XI v. Nether Whitacre

 

MATCH ABANDONED

On Saturday 28th July, Kenilworth travelled to Nether Whitacre for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Nether Whitacre batted first and the home side’s opening pair got their side off to a solid start putting on 67 for the first wicket that was a taken by Sunny Ahmed taking the first wicket and  he struck again reducing the home side to 74 for 2, by dismissing opener Titmus  after he made a decent 50. A partnership of 82 between Greaves and Knight got their side to 178, before Ahmed dismissed both players, Greaves for 36 and Knight 48, the home sides innings ended by the weather on 221 for 5 from 41.5 overs, as the players were forced off, the rain too heavy to continue. Sunny Ahmed taking a superb 5 for 34 from twelve overs.

After tea and the rain stopping, a revised target for Kenilworth was  set -124 off 24 overs for winning draw and 175 for outright win off 24 overs. Openers Dave Edmunds and Chris Prophet looked to make a fast start to beat the weather, but the rain returned to end the game after only 7.5 overs, Kenilworth ending on 66 for 2, Dave Edmunds 22, Sunny Ahmed 6 the men out, Chris Prophet 23 not out and skipper Pete Magafas not out 15 when rain came and set in.

Kenilworth take 6 points from the abandoned game, when the weather had the final word.

Nether Whitacre 221-5 (8 points) Kenilworth 66-2 (6 points)

 

http://www.warcricket.org/wcl2018/tables.php

(Division 1)