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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.

Sunny and Henry see side home for 3rd win after spinners strike

1st. XI v. Moseley Ashfield

 

On Saturday 16th June, Kenilworth’s first team hosted Moseley Ashfield for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Kenilworth invited the visitors to bat first, and Steve Rhodes soon had the visitors one down, clean bowling Ward for 2, the visitors then began to dig in, opener Thomas and number three Jeffries put on a stand of 48, before both fell in quick succession, Thomas for 27 and Jeffries for 22, Pemberton made 14 and Qumor 36, but Ashfield struggled after they were out. The visitors unable to bat their fifty overs, all out for just 134 in the 41st over. Along with the wicket from Rhodes (1 for 28 from 7 overs), it was the spinning duo of Jorjeet Singh and Darius Potten Ravenshad who did all the damage, both bowlers taking four wickets each, Singh having outstanding figures of 4 for 19 from 8.1 overs and Potten Ravenshad with 4 for 31 from 12 tidy overs, two catches for Chris Prophet and a run from Adie Sellar, Kenilworth enjoyed a great day in the field.

Kenilworth had a terrible start in reply, losing Sellar without scoring, 0 for 1. When Chris Prophet fell for 5 Kenilworth were I trouble at 18 for 2, Sunny Ahmed and Tom Booker took the score to 44, before Booker fell for 10, the home sides innings in the balance at 44 for 3. Two more home wickets fell, Kenilworth now 71 for 5, but Ahmed was still at the crease, and was joined by Henry Curran, the adding a valuable partnership of 49 for the 6th wicket, Sunny Ahmed dismissed for a superb innings of 70, his innings having 8 x 4 and 2 x 6. That partnership almost getting the home side to victory at 120 for 6, one more wicket for the visitors, but Curran with a fine 31 not out saw his side home on 138 for 7 in the 37th over.

Kenilworth the winners by three wickets on a day that the Club hosted its Old Players’ Reunion and brought much added celebrations all round.

Jeffries with 4 for 40 from ten overs and Carey taking 2 for 41 off eleven the pick of the Ashfield bowling.
Kenilworth take 20 points for their third win in a row.

 

Back to back wins for the Firsts

1st XI v. Studley

Kenilworth made the trip to Studley on Saturday 9th June for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture, looking for back to back wins which they succeeded in achieving.

Home side Studley won the toss and asked Kenilworth to bat first. Adie Sellar and Pete Magafas put on 28 for the first wicket before Sellar was bowled for 12, when Chris Prophet was dismissed for 4, Kenilworth were 46 for 2, that became 67 for 3 when Magafas was dismissed for 31.

Two more wickets falling, Tom Booker for 9 and Henry Curran for 1, left the visitors in a bit of trouble at 96 for 6, this became 124 for 8 when Muhammed Nayeem was dismissed for 12 and Steve Rhodes for 1, Kenilworth now in a heap of trouble, but batting at 7 Pat Howard kept his nerve and along with number 10 Jorjeet Singh, they put on a superb partnership of 70 for the ninth wicket got their side to 194 for 9 in the 49th over, Singh falling for 26, Howard made a brilliant 62 not out, his innings having 6 x 4 and 1 x 6.

Kenilworth ended on 200 for 9 from their fifty overs. Rhodes with a fine 3 for 19 and Cole 3 for 35 both from twelve overs taking the bowling honours for the home side.

After the tea interval the home side looked to chase their target of 201 for victory, but the Kenilworth opening attack of Muhammad Nayeem and Steve Rhodes soon amongst the wickets, Nayeem sending the home sides openers Marks and Edwards back and Rhodes dismissing Perrins, leaving Studley In trouble on 19 for 3, another wicket for Naeem with the score on 19, Williams the man out. 19 for 4 soon became 31 for 6, Rhodes and Naeem causing mayhem, spinners Jorjeet Singh and Darius Potten-Ravenshad replaced the  opening pair, both were too amongst the wickets, Studley were now in big trouble at 62 for 8, only Rhodes with 22 and Cole 11 making double figures for the home side, as Studley were all out for just 88 in twenty nine overs, a fine all round bowling performance saw Kenilworth make it back to back wins. There were wickets for Muhammad Nayeem with 4 for 20, Steve Rhodes 3 for 33, Jorjeet Singh 2 for 11 and 1 for 6 for Darius Potten Ravenshad.

Kenilworth the winners by a huge 112 runs, taking 24 points.

No joy for the 1sts at Highway

1st. XI v. Highway Spartans

On Saturday 19th May, Kenilworth made the short trip to play Highway Spartans, looking for back to back wins in Warwickshire Cricket League Division One.

Highway won the toss and chose to bat first, opener Ivory got his side off to a solid start, making 34, at the fall of the first wicket, lvory was joined by Abbey who made a brisk 40. Highway maintained a decent flow to their innings, built around a solid 57 not out from Hallat, batting at number five. Highway finishing on a competitive 243 for 8 from their fifty over allocation. Wicket takers for Kenilworth were, spinners Jorjeet Singh with 3 for 32 from ten tidy overs, Henry Curran 2 for 42 from ten overs and seamers Steve Rhodes with 2 for 61 off ten overs and Freddie Davies 1 for 32 off seven overs, Rhodes taking two catches, Tom Booker a catch and a stumping.

After the tea interval, openers Dave Edmunds and Pete Magafas went about the task of chasing down the target, the pair put on 32 for the first wicket, before Edmunds was dismissed for 17, Henry Curran joined skipper Magafas, but Curran fell for 11, Magafas was to top score for the visitors with 31, as wickets began to fall, home spinner McCarthy wreaking havoc, taking 5 for just 15 in eight overs and Bains with 4 for 42 doing the damage, as Kenilworth subsided to be all out for just 110 inside 27 overs. Tom Booker with 16, Jono Sparks 12 and Jorjeet Singh with 10 the only other double figure scores, as Kenilworth crumbled in the sunshine.

Highway Spartans the winners by a huge 133 runs, Kenilworth taking three points for their efforts.

 

 

Baker causes mayhem with the ball after Magafas’ and Booker’s fine knocks

1st XI v. Weoley Hill

Kenilworth finally got their delayed Warwickshire Cricket League Division one season underway as they hosted Birmingham outfit Weoley Hill on Saturday 12th May and ran out easy winners .

Kenilworth batting first, openers Dave Edmunds and Pete Magafas putting on 36 for first wicket, before Edmunds was dismissed for 9, Henry Curran joined Magafas, the pair added a solid 54 together for the second wicket, Curran out for 13.

Greek-Australian Magafas was going well, bringing up his fifty, together with Tom Booker, the home side began to get the scoreboard moving, the pair putting on a fine partnership of 89 for the fifth wicket, Magafas falling just short of a deserved hundred, falling for 96, his innings containing eleven fine boundary fours. Booker also made a fine half century, finishing on 69 not out (1 x 6 and 7 x 4), adding an unbroken 37 with Steve Rhodes (13no) for the seventh wicket, Kenilworth ending their innings with a decent 226 for 6 from their fifty overs. For visitors Weoley Hill, Donovan with 2 for 31 and Graham 2 for 39, being the most successful of the Hills bowling attack.

Steve Rhodes and Ian Baker opened up bowling for Kenilworth, the pacemen soon had Weoley Hill in all sorts of trouble, the first wicket falling at seven, then absolute chaos in the visitors dressing room, with batsmen scrambling to find their pads, Hill in total disarray at 9 for 4 in only four overs. The fifth wicket left the visitors 11 for 5, then on the brink at 25 for 7. Only the Weoley Hill number eight Ahmed with 20 and number nine Donovan 12 making double figures. When they were out, the visitors succumbed for just 59 on the 22nd over.

The bowling honours went to Ian Baker with a brilliant 5 for 16 from eight overs, Matt Casey 2 for 15 from six overs, Jono Sparks 2 for 16 and 1 for 11 for Steve Rhodes.

Kenilworth the winners by a massive 167 runs, to start the season in fine style with a great team performance as they WON their Win/lose League Match with ease. 

KCC 226-6 (Pete Magafas 96, Tom Booker 69*) Weoley Hill 55-10 (Ian Baker 8-4-16-5)

Well done lads.