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Rhodes on song with the ball as side wins and batters in the runs

1st. XI .v. Fillongley

Kenilworth’s first team travelled to Fillongley looking to extend their unbeaten run in Warwickshire Cricket League Division One on Saturday 8th July.

Kenilworth won the toss and invited the home side to bat first. It looked like a great decision as Fillongley were soon in deep trouble at 18 for 3, with Steve Rhodes bowling with menace, removing two of the top three batters. Tregonning joined opener Carty and the pair began to rebuild their side’s innings. They were to add a strong partnership together, Tregonning was dismissed for exactly 50, Carty was joined by number six Bates, together they got their side to a decent total, Bates making 55 and Carty falling short of his century, finally being dismissed for a solid 90 as the hosts were bowled out for 226 in the 46th over of their fifty. After taking two early wickets, Rhodes was to return to finish the home sides innings which he quickly did to return with outstanding figures of 6 for 40 from ten overs. The other wicket takers were spinner Jorjeet Singh with 2 for 32 from eleven tidy overs and young seamer Freddie Davies with 1 for 42 off seven overs.

Kenilworth openers Adie Sellar and Pete Magafas made a strong start to their side’s pursuit of 227 as the pair went on post 87 in 16 overs for the first wicket. Magafas making 38 whilst Sellar went on make a fine 57, his innings containing 7 boundary fours. Chris Prophet made 19, before Tom Booker took over, batting at five, to put on steady partnerships with others. He went on to steer his side towards their target, Darius Potten-Ravenshad chipping in with 11, but Booker went on to make a match winning innings of 64 not – his innings contained 9 boundary fours and one six. The visitors finishing on 227 for 6 in the 46th over, Skelding with 2 for 17 and Gilder 2 for 31 were the most successful wicket takers for Fillongley.

Kenilworth the winners by four wickets and take 20 points home for another good team performance as results go their way with added confidence that has been found.


Edmunds & Booker guide the side to victory

1st. XI v. Moseley Ashfield


Kenilworth hosted high flying Moseley Ashfield on Saturday 24th June for their Warwickshire Division One fixture, looking for back to back wins.

The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first, opening bat Abdullah making 34 and number 4 Hussain also with 34 kept the scoreboard ticking over, but seamer Steve Rhodes bowled impressively, he removed four of the top six, his twelve overs rewarded with excellent figures of 4 for 35. Young seamer Freddie Davies continued his wicket taking in the first team with 1 for 45 from seven overs and there were wickets too for spinners Jorjeet Singh with an impressive 2 for 33 from twelve quality overs and Chris Prophet 1 for 23. Pervaiz top scoring for Moseley Ashfield with 42, as visitors finished on 219 for 8 from their fifty overs.
Kenilworth lost an early wicket, as Aussie Pete Magafas was dismissed for 10 but Henry Curran with 17 helped Adie Sellar add 52 for the second wicket, Sellar making 33. However, the side then slipped from 67 for 1 to 67 for 3. Chris Prophet (15) together with Dave Edmunds added 41 for the fourth wicket, When Prophet was out, Kenilworth’s innings was in the balance at 108 for 4, but Edmunds was joined by keeper batsman Tom Booker, the pair finding the boundary on regular occasions and started to take the game away from the visitors, Booker finished on a fine 46 not out, whilst Dave Edmunds ended the day agonisingly short of a deserved hundred as he finished on 96 not out, his innings containing 17 boundary fours but victory was more important.
Kenilworth finishing on 220 for 4, winning the game by four wickets and five overs to spare, whilst the wickets to fall were  shared between four bowlers for Ashfield.
Kenilworth recorded fine back to back wins and collected the maximum 24 points for their efforts.

At last the sun shines on the 1st XI side

1st. XI v. Bronze

On Saturday 17th June, the 1st. XI  were finally rewarded for their efforts when they headed to Bronze CC for their Warwickshire Cricket League  Division One fixture as they achieved their first win of the season with a fine team performance after their dreadful start to the League season.

Bronze won the toss and decided to bat first on a steaming hot summer day putting the Kenilworth players in the field and sun. Opening bowler Jono Sparks (1 for 8) made an early breakthrough for the visitors but Coley with 39 and number five Freeman with 41 began to get their side back on track. However, the Kenilworth bowlers kept chipping away and were rewarded for their efforts in the field on a hot day. After Coley and Freeman were dismissed, Bronze were struggling at 107 for 7 until a late cameo of 55 not out from number nine Foster got his side to a total of 187 all out in the 48th over. Wickets were shared all around, Darius Potten-Ravenshad with 3 for 48, young Freddie Davies 2 for 15, Ed Ruswa 1 for 15, Matt Casey 1 for 41 and Chris Prophet 1 for 39.
Kenilworth’s opening pair Pete Magafas and Adie Sellar put on 51 for the first wicket, as the side made a strong start in their reply. Sellar was first out for 18, and Magafas fell just short of a deserved fifty, making a fine 45. There were further useful partnerships that enabled Kenilworth to edge closer to their target. Chris Prophet with 33, 21 from Tom Booker, 15 from Henry Curran but it was Darius Potten-Ravenshad who kept his nerve with 32 not out and it was fitting he went on to hit the winning runs, Kenilworth finishing on 188 for 7 with over five overs to spare. Wood with 3 for 32 and Freeman 2 for 42 were the pick of the Bronze bowling.
Kenilworth finally getting their first win of the season, collecting the full 24 points for a fine team performance.
Bronze 187-10 Kenilworth 188-7.

The wait continues for the 1st XI

1st XI v. Solihull Blossomfield

On Saturday 3rd June, Kenilworth hosted Solihull Blossomfield in Division One of the Warwickshire Cricket League.

Kenilworth were put into bat and a familiar story unfolded, the home side were in early trouble at 12 for 2 in the fourth over. At 44 for 4, Kenilworth’s innings continued to look in trouble but Chris Prophet with 26 and Tom Booker 47 began a rebuild of their sides inning’s and together the pair put on 66 for the fifth wicket. Australian Pete Magafas ,on debut, made 21 but Kenilworth were bowled out for a below par score of 142 inside forty two overs. For Solihull, Thompson with a tidy 4 for 35 , Sutherwaite 2 for 22 and Myres 2 for 29 doing the damage with the ball.
Visitors, Solihull Blossomfield made a strong response with their openers racing to 120 in only twenty overs, as both batsmen completed a half century, Seifas with 50 and his partner Morgan 61 made batting look easy. After the pair were dismissed, it was left to Bashir with 23 not out to hit the winning runs for his side as Solihull Blossomfield finished on 145 for 2 and cruising to an eight wicket win in only twenty five overs.
Wicket takers were Jono Sparks 1 for 31 and Phil Edmonds 1 for 8.
Kenilworth take just the single point for their efforts and remain rooted to the bottom of the Division.


The Firsts still waiting for their first win of the season.

1st XI v. Ambleside

On Saturday 20th May Kenilworth hosted Ambleside for their Warwickshire Cricket League Division One fixture.

Because of the morning rain,  the match was reduced to 37 overs a side game. Kenilworth were asked to bat first and were soon struggling at 39 for 2 in the 14th over. Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals, and the side slipped further to 68 for 5 then 87 for 7. Only opening bat Adie Sellar with 39 and Tom Booker with 28 not out made any score of note, as Kenilworth only managed to post 112 for 7 from their 37 overs. Healey with 2 for 10, Kalifay 2 for 19 and Davies 2 for 20 restricted the home side to their below par total.
Ambleside made a strong start to their reply, moving to 76 for 1, but four quick wickets reduced the visitors to 87 for 5, as seamer Ian Baker with 3 for 27 briefly gave the home side hope. However, Ambleside knocked off the remaining runs required with out further loss, finishing on 115 for 5 to win by five wickets and eleven overs to spare.
Other wicket takers for Kenilworth were Jorjeet Singh 1 for 12 and Chris Prophet with 1 for 43,Stevens with 28 top scoring for the visitors.
Kenilworth ‘s sorry start to the season continues, played five lost five.