Kent Cricket League Round-Up: Five wickets for Singh

Tuesday 15th June 2021

Kent Cricket League Round-Up: Five wickets for Singh

Kent Academy scholar Jas Singh took five wickets for 28 runs for Bexley in their Premier Division match against  Sandwich.

Without their former Kent players, Adam Ball and Adam Riley, who were both unavailable, the visitors crashed to 90 all out in 31.4 overs, replying to the home teams 177, Sandwich winning by 87 runs to maintain their one point advantage at the top of the table.

Alex Smith made 51 in the Sandwich innings, and when Bexley batted they were undone by the bowling of Matthew Van Poppel, 3 for 7, and Ben Smith 3 for 20.

Second in the table, Tunbridge Wells, crushed Blackheath, at the Rectory Field, by 105 runs after scoring 315 for 9 from their 50 overs, and then bowling the home side out for 210. Chris Williams scored an excellent century for Wells, 124, with sixteen boundaries and four sixes, and Sam Stickler hit 60 runs.

Kent’s young all-rounder Marcus O’Riordan contributed 25 to the visitors total and then took a wicket when Blackheath batted. There were two wickets apiece for Isaac Bepey, Alex Williams and Michael Waller. Rishy Roy-Mukherjee scored 74 for the home side.

There was a six wicket win for Sevenoaks Vine over Beckenham, with Harry Houllion scoring 43 in his sides 217 for 4, after the visitors had reached 215 for 7 in their innings, Alex Senn 50.

Elliot Hooper scored a half century for Bickley Park as they picked up a much needed win at home to Holmesdale, who made 213 for 5, Luke Blackaby 56, Anthony Blissett 52, and Kent Academy student Will Harby 41. Hoopers 50 saw Park to their winning score 214 for 7 with an over and a half to spare

Bottom of the division Bromley, lost at home by 85 runs to Lordswood,  being bowled out for 109 in reply to the visitors 194. Jos Mitchell scored 65 for Lordswood, Martel Evans 5 for 42 and Kent’s Hamid Qadri 1 for 36, who then scored 11, as the home side slumped to defeat. Tom Davis took 3 for 19 and Taylor Chandler 3 for 28.

In the First Division, Hayes, without Kent batter Alex Blake, crashed to an eight wicket defeat at home to the division leaders, Minster (Sheppey). Hayes were all out for 120, David Masters 5 for 50, and the visitors knocked off the winning total 124 for 2 in 32 overs.

The Mote were 47 run winners away to Sidcup, scoring 225 for 6, Chris Back 68. In reply the home side were all out for 178, with Matt Kilbey scoring 100 of them, his century including 10 fours and two sixes, with 23 the next highest score. Matthew Luksich 5 for 22.

St Lawrence and Highland Court had two century makers in their 301 for 3, against Folkestone who slumped to 112 all out, and a 189 run defeat. Matt Hammond got 111 and Will Hilton 100 for St Lawrence, and Thomas Copestake took 4 for 47 and Jamie Vant-Harrison 3 for 16, as Folkestone’s innings collapsed.

Linden Park beat HSBC (Kent) by 39 runs, Roshan Jayattisa having a brilliant all-round match for the visitors scoring 104 in his sides 255 for 6 and then taking 5 for 50 as the home side could only muster 216, Sam Perks top scored with 87.

Canterbury were 80 run winners at Bromley Common, scoring 322 and then bowling out the home side for 242. James Lilley made 80 for Canterbury, and Kent Second X1 players, Isaac Dilkes 66 and Jarred Lysaught 62. James Butterfill took 6 for 53 for the home side for whom Lee Walker scored 113 with sixteen fours and a six, and did not deserve to be on the losing side.

By Peter Burrowes