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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.

 

Firsts continue to fail to register their first win/lose win

1st XI v. Bronze

Kenilworth hosted bottom side Bronze for a crucial Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture on Saturday 19th August.

Asked to bat first, visitors Bronze made a steady start with the opening pair putting on 44 for the first wicket. Handyman falling just short of a fifty when he was dismissed for 47. After 29 overs the visitors were well placed at 108 for 2 but two quick wickets tipped the balance of the game back towards the hosts, as Bronze were reduced to 110 for 4.

With nine overs left, the visitors were  156 for 7, Kenilworth took the final three wickets soon after as Bronze were all out for 186 in the 48th over. Coley also adding 39 for the visitors.

Wicket takers for home side were the consistent Steve Rhodes with 4 for 54 from ten overs, Pat Howard 2 for 30 off ten overs, spinners Jorjeet Singh 2 for 41 also off ten overs and Darius Potten-Ravenshad with a miserly 1 for 9 off ten accurate overs and finally 1 for 29 off five overs from young seamer Freddie Davies.

Kenilworth were in a hurry to chase down the runs in their reply, opening pair Adie Sellar and Pete Magafas putting on 82 for the first wicket in only 18 overs, Sellar making 31 and Magafas 23, together with several extras, the home side making a strong start.

However, once the openers were out, the home side then collapsed from 82 for 0 to 105 for 6 after thirty overs. Then with two more wickets falling, at 136 for 8, Kenilworth were on the brink of a disappointing defeat as the batters threw their wickets away giving easy catching practice for the visitors and so it was all over very quickly after, Kenilworth all out for a disappointing 138 inside only 41 overs. Other double figure scores were Ben Whidborne with 15, Jorjeet Singh also 15 – unlucky to have been caught on the ropes  to a brilliant take and Steve Rhodes with 16. Wicket takers for Bronze were Freeman with 4 for 18 from ten overs and Handyman with. 2 for 22.

Bronze the winners by a comfortable 48 runs in a low scoring game, that leaves Kenilworth teetering one place above the relegation spots as they took 5 points from the match.

 

Booker’s efforts are in vain after a top knock

1st. XI v. Weoley Hill

On Saturday 12th August Kenilworth hosted Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

With games now back to the win or lose format, Kenilworth won the toss and invited the visitors Weoley Hill to bat first.

The visitors made a solid start to their innings, after Kenilworth struck the first blow, as Weoley Hill number three McLaughlin began to impose himself on the home sides bowling, together with Morley – the pair were starting to build a solid platform, McLaughlin went on to make a fine 73 and Morley hitting 52, but when the pair were dismissed, Kenilworth began to drag things back with impressive bowling spells from Jorjeet Singh, who bowled an outstanding spell of 3 for 21 off nine overs and from young Freddie Davies, who took 3 for 47 off ten overs. Other wicket takers for Kenilworth side were Steve Rhodes 1 for 45 off nine overs, Dave Edmunds 1 for 34 from eight overs and Chris Prophet with a late 2 for 24 as Weoley Hill were all out for 223 in the 49th over,

In reply, Kenilworth lost two early wickets, as they slumped to 3 for 2, but captain and opening bat Pete Magafas steadied his side’s reply with 39 and when he was out, number six Tom Booker was to be the key for the home side, with good support from Jorjeet Singh who made 17 . They got their side to 150 for 5 with 20 overs left. After Singh was dismissed, Booker passed his fifty, but with overs and wickets running out, when the ninth wicket fell, the home side needed 18 runs with four overs remaining. Booker was to finish unbeaten on a fine 81 when the last man was run out attempting a second run and were Kenilworth all out for 208 in the 48th over, visiting side Weoley Hill running out winners by 15 runs in a game that the home side will feel could easily have gone the other way. There were two wickets each for McConvery, Ahmed and Hawkins for the visitors.

Kenilworth take 8 points from the match as other results went their way and which gives them a few more points space from the bottom two in the relegation spots in what is going to be a very tight finish to the season to avoid the drop into Division 2 for next year. There are 5 more win/lose matches of the season remaining.

 

Firsts outplayed

1st XI v. King’s Heath

On Saturday 5th August Kenilworth travelled to Birmingham side King’s Heath for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

After rain and hail forced the game to have a delayed start, the match reduced to 42 overs per side, King’s Heath won the toss and Kenilworth were asked to bat first. They lost an early wicket and their second wicket fell with the score on 36. However, Chris Prophet with 28 and Dave Edmunds 23 put on 36 together for the third wicket but runs were proved hard to come by, the home side were on top. Kenilworth slipped further to 89 for 5 then 117 for 7. Other double figure scores for the side were Pete Magafas with 20, Tom Booker 14 and Ben Whidborne 12 but Kenilworth were all out for just 130 in the 41st over. Warden with 3 for 10 and Khan 2 for 26 doing the most damage with the ball for King’s Heath.

The home side lost further overs after another rain delay, and had 26 overs to reach the target. Opening batsmen McKeaver and Baker put on a strong partnership of 71 for the first wicket in quick time, before McKeaver was dismissed for 28, Baker went on to make 47, despite the home side slipping from 71 for 1 to 96 for 4. However, a stand of 30 saw King’s Heath to verge of victory, which they duly achieved with two overs to spare as they reached the winning line on 131 for 5. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were the reliable Steve Rhodes with 2 for 21, Chris Prophet 1 for 24, Dave Edmunds 1 for 26 and Darius Potten-Ravenshad 1 for 27.

Kenilworth take 3 points, as their unbeaten run of seven games came to an end.

Next week sees the return of win lose cricket for the final 6 matches of the League season for the 1sts.

 

1sts move out of the relegation spots with a good all round performance

1st. XI v. Pak Shaheen

Kenilworth hosted Pak Shaheen for their Warwickshire Division One fixture at their Warwick Road ground on Saturday 29th July.

Asked to bat first, the Kenilworth openers Dave Edmunds and Pete Magafas soon had the scoreboard moving, the pair putting on 67 when Edmunds was out for 30. Magafas was to put on another important partnership with keeper Tom Booker, the pair added a superb 86 for the third wicket before skipper Magafas was dismissed for an excellent 84, his innings having six fours and one six, Booker went on to finish unbeaten on 59 with five fours and one six, along with 18 from Christian Hose, home side Kenilworth finished on a very decent 245 for 5 from their fifty overs. Wickets shared between five bowlers for Pak Shaheen.

In their reply, the visitors slipped from 29 for no wicket to 29 for 3, as seamer Steve Rhodes made two early breakthroughs.

Pak Shaheen were in deep trouble at 62 for 5 then 94 for 7 as two wickets each for seamers Ian Baker with 2 for 17 and Matt Casey with 2 for 32, when the eighth fell at 101, Kenilworth could sense that victory was only a matter of time.

A wicket each for spinners Jorjeet Singh with 1 for 17 from seven tidy overs and Darius Potten-Ravenshad chipping In with 1 for 32, also off seven overs. It was to be the return of opening bowler Steve Rhodes who came back on from the Leek Wootton end to take the final two wickets, Zaman top scorer for Pak Shaheen with 40 was the last wicket to fall thanks to a fine catch behind by Tom Booker. Rhodes ending with great figures of 4 for 33 off ten overs.

The visitors all out for 136 in the 36th over, with Kenilworth just beating the rain to win by the big margin of 109 runs and take the full 24 points for a fine team display to keep their impressive unbeaten run going.