20th Nov, 2017

Mixed fortunes for Kenilworth in Warwickshire Cricket League

CRICKET: KENILWORTH’S Warwickshire Cricket League Division One campaign continued on Saturday afternoon with a home tie against Water Orton.

Asked to bat first, Kenilworth made a decent start to their innings as opening batsmen Adie Sellar and Pete Magafas put on 42 for the first wicket.

Two further wickets quickly followed to leave Kenilworth at 64/3.

Aussie Magafus kept his side’s innings together as he went on to hit a fine 65 – including six 4s and a pair of 6s.

Further contributions came from Tom Booker (22), Steve Rhodes (14), Freddie Davies (13) and number eleven Matt Casey with (12).

Kenilworth were bowled all out in the 50th over for 200, the home side’s total not helped by three run outs.

Water Orton’s reply was kept in check by Kenilworth’s opening bowling as the consistent Steve Rhodes and Jorjeet Singh opened the bowling.

Orton found scoring tough as only Louw (37) made an impact on the scoreboard.

Bejourd (33) tried to get his side moving, but Kenilworth kept chipping away as wickets continued to fall.

Darius Potten-Ravenshad (34/2) chipped in with a couple of wickets from ten overs while Steve Rhodes took three smart catches in the outfield as Water Orton finished on 171/9 from 50 overs to hang on for a losing draw.

2ND XI

KENILWORTH fell just short of earning a draw against Dunlop Stars.

Asked to bat first, Dunlop lost an early wicket though opener Asim (49) stood firm for the home side.

Geoff Edmunds (42/4) starred for the visiting side as Kenilworth looked to their skip to spearhead their bowling attack.

Irfan added 32 while a quick 30* from Kamram saw the Stars finish on 187 all out in the 48th over.

Chasing 188 to win, Kenilworth found batting just as tough in reply.

Opener Mark Stranks (14) made a steady start with partner Dan Horner (20).

But when they both fell, young batsman Elliott Sorrell starred for thevisitors by hitting 58.

Unfortunately, his knock was all in vain as Kenilworth were bowled out for 145 in the 49th over.

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