After leading Kent to victory against Durham in the Second XI Trophy, Adam Rouse was in action for his club Sevenoaks Vine at the weekend, scoring a solid 40 runs in their 87 run Premier League win over Canterbury.
Sevenoaks knocked up 280/9 from their 50 0vers, with Michael Barber scoring 84. ‘The Vine’ then bowled Canterbury out for 193 in 47.5 overs, Isaac Dilkes, a Kent Academy scholar hitting 45 for the visitors.
Andrew Reid-Dick took 4/46 for The Vine and slow left-armer Freddie Young, Kent Cricket’s Cricket Operations Executive, took 1/26 in 8.5 overs on first-team debut. Rouse also bowled, taking 2/23.
Kent star Alex Blake just missed out on a century for Beckenham, scoring 98 in their total of 240/6 against HSBC, who were bundled out for just 59 runs.
Another member of Kent’s Second XI Trophy winning side, Will MacVicar, scored 72 and then took 5/25 as as bottom-placed HSBC crashed to their measly score, losing by 181 runs.
Sandwich were seven wicket winners at Blackheath who scored 224/9 from their 50 overs, with Tanweer Sikander scoring 48. The visitors knocked the runs off in 46.2 overs to reach 225 for 3, Zak Fagg (78).
Top of the table Bexley had a comfortable six wicket victory over Lordswood who were bowled out for 178 in 49.3 overs, Scottish international Calum MacLeod took 2/43. The home side reached their victory target off 38.3 overs reaching 181/4, MacLeod with 56 and Shaun Evans 40.
Bickley Park crashed to 71 all out in 33.1 overs away to Tunbridge Wells at The Nevill Ground, Kent Second XI paceman Ari Karvelas taking 3/12 and former Academy student Marcus O’Riordan 2/18.
Wells knocked the required runs off inside 11 overs, 74 for 1, Chris Williams scoring 35, to win by nine wickets.