Kent League round-up

Monday 5th August 2019

Kent League round-up

Kent paceman Harry Podmore took a wicket for his club side Lordswood on Saturday alongside Sean Dickson, in their Kent League Premier Division victory over bottom club HSBC.

HSBC were bowled out for 206 in 49.2 overs, Podmore taking 1 for 19 and Jack Laraman 3 for 29. Lordswood were comfortable seven wicket winners, Chris Piesley was 95 not out and Linden Lockhart 67 not out in their 209 for 3 from 32.4 overs.

Bexley were knocked off the top of the table, suffering a surprise 67 run defeat by struggling Canterbury, who deserved their victory. Justin MacVicar scored 46 and Ben Rutherford 44 in the visitors’ 199 all out, with former Kent spinner Adam Riley taking 4 for 28.

Riley then top scored with 32 as Bexley were all out for 132 in 44.5 overs, Stuart Drakeley taking 3 for 11, McVicar 3 for 22 and Jamuel Cabey 3 for 43.

Second-placed Beckenham also lost, going down by 11 runs to a Sevenoaks Vine side that included Kent wicketkeeper Adam Rouse. Vine were 189 all out in 41.3 overs with Evert Bekker scoring 102, Stuart Binny taking 5 for 27.

Beckenham could only reach 178 for 8 in pursuit of victory, Andrew Reid-Dick taking 4 for 27.

Tunbridge Wells were 44 run winners over Blackheath. They scored 193 and then bowled out the home side for only 149 runs. Alex Williams scored 57 for Wells, Tanweer Sikanda taking 4 for 39 and Sikanda then scoring 47, as Blackheath fell well short of victory, Mick Wallis taking 2 for 5.

Kent Second XI player Jan Gray took 1 for 54 and scored 54 for Sandwich but could not save them from a 68 run defeat against Bickley Park, who scored 236/6, former Kent player Warren Lee hitting 63. Lee then took 2 for 25 as Sandwich finished on 168/9 from their 50 overs.

Former Kent star Fabian Cowdrey, opening the innings for Division Two side Minster (Sheppey) carried his bat for an unbeaten 117 as his side beat Old Wilsonians by 19 runs.

Peter Burrowes

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