Kent wicket-keeper Adam Rouse hit a brilliant 49-ball century for his club side Sevenoaks Vine on Saturday, in their four wicket Premier Division victory over Sandwich. Rouse scored 125 of the Sevenoaks total of 222 for 6 with 18 fours and four sixes off 67 deliveries, after Sandwich were bowled out for 219 in 46 overs.
Zak Fagg hit 52 and Alex Smith 51 for Sandwich, Tom Parsons taking 3 for 34 and Andrew Reid-Dick 3 for 28. Rouse then destroyed the Sandwich bowling with his devastating batting display with Kent Second XI player Jan Gray having respectable figures of 3 for 48 from his 10 overs of leg spin.
Premier Division leaders Beckenham were 28 run winners over Lordswood scoring 215 in 49.4 overs with the visitors all out for 187. Johan Malcolm scored 61, Chris Piesley taking 4 for 45. Kent batsman Alex Blake was dismissed for five. Kent’s Sean Dickson was out for 11 in the Lordswood innings and Kent Second XI all-rounder Will MacVicar took 3 for 29.
Bexley beat Blackheath by just three runs at the Rectory Field, with their Scottish international Calum Macleod scoring 78 in their total of 215 for 9. Blackheath reached 212 for 8, narrowly short of their winning target, Jaskaran Singh 3 for 36 and former Kent spin bowler Adam Riley picked up a wicket.
Bickley Park thrashed Canterbury by 159 runs bowling them out for just 110 after themselves scoring 269 for 6, Ranjit Singh hitting 81, Ben Cooper taking 3 for 36. Stuart Drakely scored 42 in Canterbury’s meagre total and there were three wickets apiece for Adeel Malik and Arafat Bhuiyan.
HSBC gained a rare victory beating Tunbridge Wells by 15 runs at The Nevill Ground but it was not enough to save them from relegation at the bottom of the Premier Division table. HSBC were all out for 153, Richard Golbourne 51, Matt Barber 6 for 27 and Wells were then dismissed for 130, Julian O’Riordan 50, Ishmail September 4 for 27.
Bromley, who include former Kent and Pakistan star Yasir Arafat in their side have been promoted from Division One into the Premier League and the star-studded Minster (Sheppey) team who boast former Hampshire all-rounder Sean Ervine and former Kent star Fabian Cowdrey in their ranks are the Division Two champions.