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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 scrape home by their fingernails to record 2nd win of the weekend

1st XI v. Studley

BANK HOLIDAY LEAGUE MATCH – 27.08.2018

WIN !!!!

The 1st XI nearly disastrously threw victory away after earlier bowling Studley out for 132 in their 50 overs a side Bank Holiday Monday Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 clash at the Warwick Road Ground on 27th August.

The side had seemingly been coasting with ease to the target as Tom Booker made 53 (6 x 4) as he shared in a 44 run 5th wicket partnership with young Henry Curran that had taken the side from 66-4 to 110-5.

However, after Booker departed the side wobbled to 124-6 with only 9 runs needed, then two wickets fell with the score on 127 and then to 131-9 with two runs still required, losing the last 4 wickets for 7 runs as Studley’s Jack Williams ran through the tail to set in some panic with a fine 4-9 off 4 overs with the last 3 batsmen out for nought. However, Curran had remained steadfast to hit a composed unbeaten 32 (4 x 4) and it was a wide that gave Kenilworth victory by the narrowest of margins in the 40th over of their innings much to the side’s relief. Rhodes chipped in with 2-23 and a wicket each for Regan and Moore for Studley.

Studley had had Williams who hit 68 earlier to thank for reaching their score as Taylor with 16 was their next highest score. Curran had taken 3-36, Jorjeet Singh 2-16 off 8 overs, Steve Rhodes 2-22. There was a wicket a piece for Jono Sparks and Joey Poole whilst Darius Potten-Ravenshad, although wicketless, only conceded 23 runs from his 10 overs spell. Keeper Booker took two catches behind the stumps.

The win currently moves the side into 3rd. place in the Division, 6 points ahead of 4th place and only 4 points behind Fillongley who are in 2nd. spot with only two win/lose games remaining and 40 points on offer. The runners up spot could be determined next weekend as both sides meet.

In brief, Studley 132-10 (5 points) Kenilworth 133-9 (20 points).

The latest WCL League tables can be found at http://www.warcricket.org/wcl2018/tables.php

 

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.

 

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).