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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.

1st. XI achieve their 4th. consecutive win

1st. XI v. Pak Shaheen

The Kenilworth 1’s travelled to Pak Shaheen in their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 match  and they came away achieving their 4th. consecutive win of the season that saw them move up the table with a good all round and satisfying performance.

The home side batted first, opener Shoab made 40 and Satza 30 from the number six position, but regular wickets from the visitors kept the home side in check from seamers Steve Rhodes with 2 for 56 from 12 overs, Muhammad Nayeem 2 for 37 from 11 excellent overs. Yet, it was left arm spinner Jorjeet Singh with a fine 4 for 26 from 10.3 overs who took the bowling honours for Kenilworth, wickets too for Sunny Ahmed 1 for 21 and Henry Curran 1 for 32 two catches for Steve Rhodes and Jono Sparks , Pak Shaheen were all out for 198 in the 47th over.

An opening stand of 42 between Ade Sellar (13) and Chris Prophet (39) got Kenilworth off to a solid start, Prophet fell with the on 59. Sunny Ahmed (34) and Henry Curran (18) took the score to 94 when Curran was out. Skipper Pete Magafas joined Ahmed, they put on 38 when Ahmed fell, the visitors now 147 for 5, Jono Sparks added (15), but Nayeem (18no) batting with Magafas, saw their side home with 16 overs remaining, ending on 199 for 5, Magafas unbeaten on 51. Kenilworth the winners by 5 wickets, collecting the full 24 points for the second  time this season and the side’s fourth win in a row.

As a result, Kenilworth move up to fourth in the table currently with one result in the Division still awaited between Earlswood and Highway Spartans and whoever wins that match will leap frog the Kenilworth 1st XI in a tight Division this season.

 

One loss, one win in T20 day.

Arden Sunday League T20 day

 

The Sunday XI had an entertaining day at Birmingham League Knowle & Dorridge’s ground as they participated in a triangular round of T20 matches between them, K & D and Midland Lankans in the Arden Sunday Cricket League T20 competition.

Underdogs, the Sunday XI lost against K & D but ended the day with a very good win over the Midland Lankans.

Sunday XI v. Knowle & Dorridge

K & D batted first and reached a very stiff 209-8 from their 20 overs as opener Janjua hit a blistering 111 as he and fellow opener, Murrow, 32 put on 131 for the 1st. wicket, the side’s only scores of note. The Kenilworth bowlers settled down into a good rhythm once the pair were out and wickets started to fall with Darius Potten-Ravenshad picking up 3-30 from his 4 overs and fellow spinner Jorjeet Singh 3-35 from his. There was a wicket a piece for Pat Howard and Henry Curran, whilst keeper Tom Booker took 3 catches behind the stumps.

Undaunted with the K & D total, the Kenilworth batsmen stayed positive throughout their innings as Chris Prophet and Booker put on 86 for the 1st wicket. After Prophet departed for 31, Booker continued on his way to a fine half century making 59 before he fell. However, K &D remained on top but Pat Howard was in dangerous form. However, in the last over the side needed 29 and this proved too much. Howard hit 3 sixes and ended the day unbeaten on 55 but his efforts were in vain as the Kenilworth side ended on 200-6 to lose by 9 runs.

 

Sunday XI v. Midland Lankans

In their second match of the day, the Sunday XI restricted Midland Lankans to 115-9 in their 20 over allocation as the side’s bowlers were on top throughout the innings. Only Joy at 8 made any contribution of note as he made 28 not out for the Lankans. Good bowling saw Steve Rhodes take 2-28, Matt Casey 2-14, Charlie Stranks 2-18, Potten-Ravenshad 2-13 and Henry Curran 1-23.

Booker then led the Kenilworth side to victory as they reached 117-5 in 18.1 overs to cap off a fine day for him as he hit his second half century of the day making a fine 67 not out. Curran chipped in with 16 and Prophet 12 in the side’s win as Lankans’ Saliya and Pasan both took 2-23 each and Arsha 1-19 to cap off a good and positive day for the Sunday XI.