Kent Cricket League Round-Up: Ball impresses for Bexley

Wednesday 7th July 2021

Kent Cricket League Round-Up: Ball impresses for Bexley

Former Kent all-rounder, Adam Ball, was in excellent form for Bexley, in their impressive 66 run victory, over Tunbridge Wells, at Manor Way.

He scored 36, in the home sides 231 for 6, and then took 3 for 23, as Wells slumped to 165 all out. Bexley skipper Matt Stiddard scored 44, and Shaun Evans 40.

Kent’s Second XI bowler, Bailey Wightman took 2 for 48 and Michael Waller 2 for 28. The visitors fell well short of their target despite 51 from Alex Williams. Shaun Evans also took three wickets in Bexley’s win.

There were two very low scoring games in the Premier Division, Bickley Park beating Beckenham at home by nine wickets, whilst Blackheath were seven wicket winners at The Rectory Field over Bromley.

Beckenham crashed to 53 all out in 24 overs, Alex Senn with 10 runs the only player to get into double figures, Jason Benn wrecking the innings with an impressive 5 for 11, for the home side who knocked off the winning runs 54 for 1 in the 11th over.

Blackheath bowler Arafat Briuyan took 4 for 10 and Harry Ledger 3 for 14, as Bromley slumped to 61 all out, and then raced to victory 62 for 3 in 13.2overs.

Holmesdale suffered a crushing 151 run defeat, away to Sevenoaks Vine, bowled out for just 106 replying to the home sides 257 for 5.

Miles Richardson wrecked the Holmesdale innings with figures of 6 for 22, Dom May scoring 41 of the visitors meagre total.

The Vine’s innings was based on a fine century by Luke Schlemmer, 117, with 11 boundaries, and four sixes, and Ben Price hit a half century, 50 runs.

Premier Division leaders, Sandwich were without a match, as their scheduled home fixture with Lordswood, had to be cancelled because of COVID issues.

In Division One, Rajat Sharma scored 60, in Bromley Common’s 147 for 4, as they beat The Mote by six wickets, after the visitors could only reach 137 for 8, the home side winning on an adjusted D/L target of 144.

Matt Luksich scored 40 for The Mote and Sharma followed up his batting success, with 3 for 14.

Minster (Sheppey) gained an impressive 86 run victory away at Folkestone, former Kent Second XI player Kai Appleby, hitting 59 runs in their 165 for 6, Kane Wheeler 2 for 23, Chris Jay 2 for 38.

They then bowled the home side out for just 79, Kent’s Second XI wicketkeeper, Jacob Miltz, top scoring with 34, Chris Piesley 2 for 16, Aamar Raza 2 for 18.

HSBC (Kent), lost by seven wickets away to Hayes, Alex Browne 50, in their 136 for 8, Grant Sheen 3 for 10, then Miguel Barbosa hit 46, as the home side won in the 32nd over, 139 for 3.

Bottom of the division, Sidcup, were defeated by 87 runs, in their visit to Polo Farm, to play Canterbury. The home side scored 261 for 8, Ben Rutherford 87, Jarrid Taig 70, Dan Corbett, 3 for 37, Luke Bates 3 for 42. The visitors struggled to 174 for 9, Josh Rodgers 43.

There was a five wicket victory for Linden Park, away to St Lawrence and Highland ,who made 151, James Speer 5 for 32. Max Campbell scored 44 in Parks winning score of 152 for 5.

By Peter Burrowes