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The wait for a win/lose win continues

1st XI v. Moseley Ashfield

Kenilworth travelled to Moseley Ashfield for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 26th August.

Home side Ashfield batted first, opening pair Abdullah with 57 and Thomas who made 31, put on a half century opening stand together.

But after the opening pair had put on a solid start, it was Pemberton, batting at four took his side to 246 for 9 from their fifty overs, Pemberton making a fine 77.

Darius Potten-Ravenshad was the star performer with the ball for the visitors Kenilworth, taking a fine 4 for 42 from ten overs. Other wicket takers were Ian Baker with 2 for 46 off ten overs, Phil Edmonds 1 for 29 off ten overs, Steve Rhodes 1 for 39 off nine overs and 1 for 40 from nine overs for seamer Matt Casey, there was also three catches for Ben Whidborne.

Kenilworth had a disastrous start in their pursuit of 247 to win, soon in huge trouble at 1 for 2 and with the third wicket falling with the score on 35, the visitors in big trouble.

Two more wickets falling left Kenilworth on 87 for 5 but Chris Prophet was standing firm, he was the player to get to grips with the Ashfield bowling, he went on to score an impressive innings of 77,  hitting eight boundary fours in his innings.

Only Adie Sellar with 29 and Phil Edmonds 16 making any other score of note, as Kenilworth were all out for just 145 in the 38th over.

Doing the damage with the ball for Moseley Ashfield were Wadling with 4 for 24 and 3 for 21 for Carey, Ashfield running out comfortable winners by 101 runs, leaving Kenilworth just above the relegation spots. However, with only three more games to go of the League season, the 5 points they earned has given them a 24 point buffer from the drop in what will be a nail biting finale to the season.

 

More woe for the Firsts

1st XI v. Weoley Hill

Kenilworth travelled to Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 10th June and probably wished they hadn’t.

Home side Weoley Hill batted first, Homer was in fine form for the hosts, as he went on to smash a hard hitting 84. He was backed up by number five Graham who made 48 and Garghan with 25 as Weoley Hill finished their innings on a decent 265 for 7 from their fifty overs.
 
Wicket takers for Kenilworth were Jorjeet Singh with a very good 3 for 39 from twelve overs, Dave Edmunds 1 for 49, whilst youngsters Freddie Davies took 2 for 55 from twelve overs and Jono Sparks 1 for 63.
 
Kenilworth made a disastrous start in their reply, losing the first wicket the score at only 2 on the board and slumped to 21 for 3 which soon became 49 for 6 in only the thirteenth over. Wickets continued to fall as the Kenilworth side capitulated from 60 for 7 to 60 all out soon after in 21 overs. Kenilworth had had no answer to the Weoley Hill bowling, with Chadwick taking an unbelievable 5 for 7 and Donovan 3 for 7, together blowing the visitors batting apart.
 
Only opener Phil Edmonds with 21 and Dave Edmunds with 23 gave the side any glimmer of hope and showed any sign of resistance scoring 44 out of their side’s poor total of 60.
 
The side have now played eight, lost eight so far and the search goes on for a better and more competitive performance.
 

The wait continues for the 1st XI

1st XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

On Saturday 3rd June, Kenilworth hosted Solihull Blossomfield in Division One of the Warwickshire Cricket League.

Kenilworth were put into bat and a familiar story unfolded, the home side were in early trouble at 12 for 2 in the fourth over. At 44 for 4, Kenilworth’s innings continued to look in trouble but Chris Prophet with 26 and Tom Booker 47 began a rebuild of their sides inning’s and together the pair put on 66 for the fifth wicket. Australian Pete Magafas ,on debut, made 21 but Kenilworth were bowled out for a below par score of 142 inside forty two overs. For Solihull, Thompson with a tidy 4 for 35 , Sutherwaite 2 for 22 and Myres 2 for 29 doing the damage with the ball.
 
Visitors, Solihull Blossomfield made a strong response with their openers racing to 120 in only twenty overs, as both batsmen completed a half century, Seifas with 50 and his partner Morgan 61 made batting look easy. After the pair were dismissed, it was left to Bashir with 23 not out to hit the winning runs for his side as Solihull Blossomfield finished on 145 for 2 and cruising to an eight wicket win in only twenty five overs.
 
Wicket takers were Jono Sparks 1 for 31 and Phil Edmonds 1 for 8.
 
Kenilworth take just the single point for their efforts and remain rooted to the bottom of the Division.

 

Firsts still in search of first win of the season

1st. XI v. Fillongley

Kenilworth hosted Fillongley on Saturday 6th May for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One match.
 
On a cool grey day, Fillongley were asked to bat first and they were soon in trouble as seamers Matt Casey (2 for 44) and Ian Baker (1 for 25) had them  teetering at 18 for 3 and then 33 for 4 in only seven overs. However, an innings of 27 from Stelding helped his side recover to 106 for 6, along with number eight Tregonning with 29 not out. Fillongley were all out in only 38 overs for 148.
 
There were wickets too for Ed Ruswa 3 for 13, Jorjeet Singh 1 for 12 and Phil Edmonds 1 for 21 whilst Darius Potten-Ravenshad, Matt Casey took two smart catches in the outfield.
 
Kenilworth made a disastrous start in reply slipping to 14 for 2 and then  61 for 6 and found themselves teetering on the brink at 94 for 8 until an innings of 43 from Christian Hose made any impact on the Fillongley bowling. Both Jorjeet Singh and Tom Booker made 19, but only three home batsmen made a double figure score, as Kenilworth were bowled out for only 121 in 42 overs.
 
Gardner with 4 for 21 and Sayed 3 for 23 proving to be too good, Fillongley the winners by 27 runs, Kenilworth take three points, as the search for the first win of the season goes on.
 
 

Ramblers edge it

Sunday XI v. Coventry Ramblers

The Sunday XI hosted Coventry Ramblers in a 40 overs a side friendly and had to settle for second best after being bowled out for 117 despite a super 58 from Pat Howard who hit 11 boundaries, 2 sixes whilst only running a solitary 2 in his knock. Phil Edmonds added 24 but the pair were the only ones to reach double figures as Glendining took 3-13, Poonia 3-22, Sharma 2-15 and Mountfield 2-27 for the Ramblers.

Sharma led the Ramblers to victory with an unbeaten 59 as they reached 118-7, recovering from 14-4 after young seamer Ryan Bull had taken out the top 4 batsmen to end on 4-12 from his 6 overs (and rounding off a fine weekend with wickets both days). Sharma remained steadfast whilst Martin McKenna, Ali Peebles and Liam Cottle took the other wickets to fall.