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A winning draw in the rain!

1st XI v. Dunlop Stars

 

WINNING DRAW!

Rain affected.

On Saturday 11th August, Kenilworth travelled to play Dunlop Stars for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.  It was the end of the win/draw/lose format for the season before it moves onto crucial win/lose format for the reminder of the season. However, the match was rain affected and the match ended early due to the weather as a draw, although Kenilworth came away with the majority of the points and retains second spot in the Division as a result.

Kenilworth were in to bat first, openers Dave Edmunds and Chris Prophet got their side off to solid start, the pair putting on 66 for the first wicket before Prophet was dismissed for 29. Kenilworth lost their second wicket with the score on 93, before Sunny Ahmed and Edmunds put on 28 for the third wicket, Edmunds the third wicket to fall, now 121 for 3. Edmunds made a fine 62, his innings containing (3 x 6 and 8 x 4). Ahmed was dismissed for 29, late innings cameos from Muhammed Nayeem with 26, youngsters Henry Curran 22 not out and Dan Horner 20 not out got their side to a decent 241 for 6 from their fifty overs. Amish taking 3 for 29 for the Stars.

Two early wickets for Kenilworth from Sunny Ahmed reduced the home side to 17 for 2, a wicket too for Muhammad Nayeem, had the home side in deep trouble on 18 for 3. Stars opener Barbar stood firm, but when he was dismissed for 35 by Jorjeet Singh, Dunlop now 79 for 4.

Unfortunately rain was to have the final say with the game poised for a good finish, number five Mansoor with a fine 54 not out and number six Aslim with 25 not out as they had progressed to 139 for 4 from 33 overs when the players were forced off, not to return. Ahmed with 2 for 18, Jorjeet Singh 1 for 21 and Muhammad Nayeem with 1 for 24, the wicket takers for Kenilworth. Kenilworth taking 15 points for a winning draw, Dunlop Stars 5 points.

There are now 5 win/lose matches of the League season remaining.

The League tables can be found by clicking on the below link:

http://www.warcricket.org/wcl2018/tables.php

 

Sunny’s efforts dampened by the rain.

1st. XI v. Nether Whitacre

 

MATCH ABANDONED

On Saturday 28th July, Kenilworth travelled to Nether Whitacre for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Nether Whitacre batted first and the home side’s opening pair got their side off to a solid start putting on 67 for the first wicket that was a taken by Sunny Ahmed taking the first wicket and  he struck again reducing the home side to 74 for 2, by dismissing opener Titmus  after he made a decent 50. A partnership of 82 between Greaves and Knight got their side to 178, before Ahmed dismissed both players, Greaves for 36 and Knight 48, the home sides innings ended by the weather on 221 for 5 from 41.5 overs, as the players were forced off, the rain too heavy to continue. Sunny Ahmed taking a superb 5 for 34 from twelve overs.

After tea and the rain stopping, a revised target for Kenilworth was  set -124 off 24 overs for winning draw and 175 for outright win off 24 overs. Openers Dave Edmunds and Chris Prophet looked to make a fast start to beat the weather, but the rain returned to end the game after only 7.5 overs, Kenilworth ending on 66 for 2, Dave Edmunds 22, Sunny Ahmed 6 the men out, Chris Prophet 23 not out and skipper Pete Magafas not out 15 when rain came and set in.

Kenilworth take 6 points from the abandoned game, when the weather had the final word.

Nether Whitacre 221-5 (8 points) Kenilworth 66-2 (6 points)

 

http://www.warcricket.org/wcl2018/tables.php

(Division 1)

 

Tail wags three times as 1st XI record their 7th. win of the season after Ahmed’s 68

1st XI v. Weoley Hill

 

WIN!

On Saturday 14th. July, the side travelled to Weoley Hill for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division 1 match and came out as winners bagging 20 points that sees them move into 4th. place one point behind 3rd spot and 19 from heading the Division.

The side won the match on the penultimate ball in a tense affair with the last pair of Jorjeet Singh, at number 9, 18* and Darius Potten-Ravenshad, at number 11, 2* holding their nerves to see the side home after number 10, Dan Horner had made 25.

Weoley Hill had posted a challenging 261-6 from their 50 overs with McCoughlin at 4 hitting an impressive 85, opener Graham 50 and number 6, Garghan 40. There were wickets for Muhammed Nayeem with 2-39 from his 12 tidy overs but the bowler on form was Potten-Ravenshad who snapped up 4-36. In the field, Nayeem and Horner took two catches each.

Chasing, the 1st XI were indebted to Adie Sellar who made 29, Nayeem 30 and Sunny Ahmed with a splendid 68 to get the side close to the set target. Sellar and Ahmed put on a 82 run partnership for the second wicket.  A minor mid-order collapse followed and it was left to the tail trio of Singh, Horner and Potten-Ravenshad to guide the side to victory by the narrowest of margins as they reached 262-9 in 49.5 overs, in a very tense and nervy finish. For Weoley Hill, Chadwick, Donovan and Ahmed took a brace of wickets each.

 

Weoley Hill  261-10            (8 points)          1st XI   262-9                     (20 points)    

 

 

Warwickshire Cricket League website:

http://www.warcricket.org/wcl2018/tables.php

 

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.