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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

 

Jorjeet’s efforts in vain as side lose 8 match unbeaten streak

1st. XI v. Highway Spartans

 

LOSE

The 1st XI’s eight match unbeaten run in the Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 came to an abrupt end with a 5 wicket defeat at the hands of local rivals Highway Spartans at the Warwick Road Ground on Saturday 21st. July.

The side had started well with openers Dave Edmunds, 24 and Adie Sellar 28 putting on 40 for the first wicket. Edmunds’ knock saw him hit 4 boundaries and a six whilst Sellar hit 4 x 4. However, the side proceeded to devastatingly collapse to 93-7 inside 21 overs due to some accurate Spartans bowling. Yet, the side managed to reach 183-9 following some obdurate batting by the tail enders.

Muhammed Nayeem hit 18 as he shared in a 31 run 8th wicket partnership with number 9 Jorjeet Singh who then put on a further 42 runs for the 9th wicket with Darius Potten-Ravenshad who made 20. Singh was unbeaten at the close with an impressive 38 not out that included 3 boundaries. The Spartans’ bowling plaudits were taken by Yardley with 3-49 from his 12 overs and 3-31 from Bains.

In reply, Spartans kept the scoreboard ticking over with relative ease and they reached the winning post ending on 186-5 inside 46 overs and claim maximum points as McCarthy made 49, Miller 50* and Yardley 22* guided the side to victory despite the best efforts of Muhammed Nayeem who took 3-44 from 10.2 overs, Steve Rhodes 1-62 from 12 whilst Kenilworth’s player of the day, Singh, took 1-28 from 11 fine overs. Keeper Tom Booker bagged two catches behind the sticks.

The victory saw Spartans move into 4th place in the Division, 2 points ahead of Kenilworth.

Highway (24 points) and leap frog  Kenilworth (4 points).

 

Half centuries from Dan and Elliott see side to victory

Sunday XI v. Highway Spartans II

On Sunday 8th July, Kenilworth finally played a home Arden Sunday League Division Three fixture against Highway Spartans.

Visitors Highway won the toss and decided to bat first. Opening bowlers Matt Dadswell and Jorjeet Singh looked for early wickets, but Dadswell went for ten in the first over, but Singh struck in the second, bowling Yardley third ball for no score, 10 for 1. Young Dadswell soon got amongst the wickets, having Moynihan caught behind by skipper Dan Horner for 3, Spartans 23 for 2. Max Howard replaced Dadswell from the pavilion end and he struck quickly, bowling Iqbal for 6, now 41 for 3 became 45 for 4 when Jorjeet Singh bowled Granaghan for 1.

Auguste joined opener Ivory, together the pair added 41 for the third wicket, Charlie Stranks replaced Singh from the Leek Wootton end he had Auguste caught by Steve Rhodes for 26, Highway 86 for 5. Stranks then had Ivory caught behind by Dan Horner for 46, 93 for 6 became 107 for 7 when Patel was bowled by the returning Matt Dadswell for 2, two more wickets for Charlie Stranks and a run out from Stranks saw Spartans all out for 146 in 36 overs of their forty, Dyal batting at eight held his side together, ending 44 not out. Wickets for Charlie Stranks 4 for 26 off 6 overs, Jorjeet Singh with 2 for 20 off 8 overs, Matt Dadswell 2 for 39 off 8 overs and a wicket for Max Howard 1 for 26 off 6 overs.

Kenilworth openers Dan Horner and Andy Dadswell looked to make a solid start, but Dadswell was out for 7, chopping on to Johnson with the score on 20, Elliott Haynes-Sorrell joined Horner, both batsmen looked to score quickly, the odd run out scare, but the pair added 95 together before Horner was caught and bowled by Yardley for a fine 58 (10 x 4), Kenilworth 115 for 2. Steve Rhodes joined Sorrell, Rhodes smashed two sixes in two balls, then holed out attempting a third off the bowling of Ivory, Rhodes making 12. Sorrell bought up yet another fifty for himself, finishing on 52 not out, along with Jorjeet Singh 4 not out, as Kenilworth cruised home on 147 for 3 in the 29th over, winning by seven wickets, collecting the full 24 points for the win.

 

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.