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7 valuable points in defeat

1st XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

On a hot Bank Holiday Monday, Kenilworth’s First Team travelled to Solihull Blossomfield for their important Warwickshire Cricket League Division One win/lose fixture.

The home side decided to bat first, as opening bat Sciras began to get the scoreboard moving, making a solid 41 for the home side. There were further decent contributions from Satterthwaite and Thompson with 30, kept their side’s decent start going.

Solid cameos down the order, and 41 extras, including 29 wides, got Blossomfield to a very decent 241 all out in the last of their fifty overs. The visitors bowlers gave everything in the cause, with left arm spinner Jorjeet Singh taking 4 for 42 from 9.3 overs, seamer Steve Rhodes 2 for 50 from ten overs, Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 1 for 30 from ten tidy overs, 1 for 43 for Charlie Stranks and Matt Casey with 1 for 41 from nine overs. Keeper Tom Booker took two catches and one smart stumping behind the wickets.

Kenilworth didn’t have a great start to their reply, losing two quick wickets, slipping to 19 for 2, two more wickets were soon to follow, leaving the visitors in danger at 39 for 4.

The top order making starts, with Jorjeet Singh with 22, Pete Magafas 21 and Tom Booker with 29 batting at number six, but with no one going on to make that telling score, Kenilworth needed a partnership to get themselves back into the game.

At 94 for 7, the visitors were staring defeat in the face, but Steve Rhodes and young Matt Casey began to fight back, the pair putting on 62 for the eighth wicket, but when Rhodes fell for 42 and Casey for 21, the game was up, Darius Potten-Ravenshad made an unbeaten 15 at number ten, but Kenilworth were to be bowled out for 191 in the last over.

Solihull Blossomfield winning by 50 runs.

Despite losing, the side picked up 7 crucial points to give them a bit more breathing space from the drop into Division 2 with only 2 more win/lose games of the season remaining. They are 31 points ahead of relegation threatened, Ambleside, with just 40 points available in the last two matches for both sides.

 

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.

 

Last pair frustrate the 1sts.

1st. XI v. Water Orton