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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.

 

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.