Kent Premier League draws to a close
Kent Premier League draws to a close

Although the Kent Cricket League Premier Division championship had already been decided, there were still three games left to be played.

Already guaranteed runners up Sandwich Town finished their season with a resounding victory against bottom club Bromley. The visitors elected to bat first but were held to 203 for 9. Lewis Hickford scored 63 and Sam Smith 47. Matthew Frewin took 3 for 36.

Zach Fagg struck a superb 100 and Tom Burnap scored 61 not out as Sandwich cruised to victory by eight wickets with fifteen overs to spare.

Sevenoaks Vine took the honours for the battle for fourth place with victory at Bickley Park. The hosts were invited to bat first and were dismissed for 193. All five bowlers were in the wickets with Karl Pearson taking 3 for 42. No Bickley batsman managed to reach thirty.

In reply Sevenoaks eased their way to victory by three wickets and with twenty-eight balls remaining. Openers Chris Vernon with 31 and Harry Houillon’s 30 put them on the way but with Elliot Hooper (3 for 40) causing problems in the middle order, it took a good 76 from Michael Cowdrey to see them home 

Lordswood won at Beckenham in the remaining match to allow them to leapfrog their hosts into seventh place. Max Wood’s 43 and Joseph Mitchell’s 39 were the major contributions for the visitors but both were out stumped by James Balmforth as they stumbled to 193 all out. Ishan Sabharwal took 3 for 31 and Jahid Ahmed 3 for 45.

That total proved to be more than enough as Beckenham were dismissed for 120. Touseeq Shah took 4 for 18 and Hugh Scott 4 for 24 as only opener Finnan Bryan with 30 put up any real resistance.