Kent Cricket League Round Up
Kent Cricket League Round Up

Catch up with all the latest from the Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League from the weekend.

SHEPHERD NEAME KENT CRICKET LEAGUE PREMIER LEAGUE

 

WEEK 12 – 22 July 2017

 

Holmesdale v Blackheath 108-2 match abandoned

Lordswood 173-10 lost to Bexley 126-3 by 7 wickets Duckworth Lewis

Sandwich Town 230-7 beat Sevenoaks Vine 214-10 by 16 runs

Tenterden 311-5 beat Hartley 120-8 by 72 runs Duckworth Lewis

Tunbridge Wells 171-2 v Beckenham match abandoned

 

 

A lightly curtailed report today due in part to the weather and the proximity of the Twenty/20 Finals day today.

 

The lead at the top is reduced to two points as Bexley and Sandwich were able to complete their matches in the central and Eastern parts of the County, whilst Beckenham were rained out at Tunbridge Wells.

 

Bexley travelled to Lordswood to see the home side win the toss and elect to bat. Angus Dalgleish (4-22) and Jasdev Bassan (4-39) especially made Lordswood struggle for runs. Only Zahmeer Khan 65 and Chris Piesley 40 made significant contributions as Lordswood somewhat limped to 173-10 off 43.4 overs. The rain intervened and 20 overs were lost leaving Bexley a target of 122 from 30. Despite the early loss of both openers, Aryan Jain scored 20 and an unbeaten 48 by Matt Cross supported by Jack Bell 23 not out saw the home comfortably with just over two overs remaining.

 

Sandwich Town entertained Sevenoaks Vine who were much in need of a win to try and move up from ninth place in the table. The home side won the toss and chose to bat. The two openers Zack Fagg and Jordan Cox made 45 and 40 respectively and set the home side off to a steady start. The Sandwich innings was steady throughout and 69 by Kai Appleby and an unbeaten 30 by Ashleigh Cox took them to 230-7 at the half way stage. Harrison Smyth 49 and Max Aitken 44 in the middle order set a platform for the Vine but wickets were falling at the other end. At 106-5 the game was in the balance when Anthony Shales arrived in the middle and began to offer the Vine some hope. He made a useful unbeaten 56 but he was running out of partners at the other end. The tenth wicket fell with the Vine just 16 short and three overs to go as Tom Parsons was run out trying to give Shales the strike. Ashleigh Cox took 4-42 and Alex Smith 3-36 as Sandwich maintain their challenge for the title.

 

Adam Ball hit the only century of the day as Tenterden demolished a currently out of form Hartley side at Morghew Park. Ball made an excellent 106 and ably supported by 89 from Jacobus du Plooy and 52 posted by Linden Lockhart saw Tenterden to a decent total of 311-5. The rain arrived and Duckworth Lewis prescribed that Hartley would lose 26 overs and require 192 for a win at eight an over. This was always going to be a tough ask and Hartley lost wickets in so trying. James Thompson top scored with 40 but Hartley closed on 120-8, 72 runs short. Ranjit Singh ended with 3-9 from his four overs.

 

Chris Williams scored 75 for Tunbridge Wells but with their score on 171-2 off 37.1 against League leaders Beckenham, the rain fell and no further play was possible.

 

Similarly, Blackheath reached 108-2 at Holmesdale, Charlie-Sid Speller making 47, when the match was abandoned.

 

It’s very close at the top; Beckenham 192, Bexley 190, Sandwich181.


 
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