Kent League Round-Up: Another win for Lordswood

Monday 27th May 2024

Kent Cricket

Kent League Round-Up: Another win for Lordswood

Kent Cricket League champions, Lordswood, have started the new season in top form, winning their first three matches, and already moving to the top of the Premier Division, with an 11 point lead.

Their latest victory, however, was by just four runs, away to St Lawrence and Highland Court, who fell just short of beating the high fliers.

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Lordswood scored 252 for 4, from their 50 overs, with Kent Second Eleven batter, Joe Gordon, scoring 63, Matt Wood 70, Thando Ntini 40 not out. Kent Academy student, Oliver Curtiss 2 for 46. The youngster then scored 69, for the home side, as they fell just short, on 248 for 9, from their 50 overs, Jack Laraman 3 for 38.

Bexley moved into second spot in the division, at this early stage of the season, with a six wicket win at home to Canterbury. The visitors were bowled out for 178 in 44 overs, Anthony Mosca 64, Freddie Foster 3 for 33, Kent paceman, Jas Singh, 2 for 45. Aiden Griggs scored 59, as Bexley reached their winning total, 179 for 4, in the 48th over, Mosca 2 for 21.

Blackheath, were 61 run winners, over Hayes, at The Rectory Field, George Wells 57, in their 190 for 9. They then bowled the visitors out, for just 129, Scott Gallagher 47, former Kent batter, Alex Blake 25, Matthew Golding 3 for 17.

Minster (Sheppey), at home to Sandwich, were beaten by 71 runs, all out for 130 in 40 overs, in reply to the visitors 201, Quinn Sundy top scored for Minster, with 40, Alex Smith 3 for 20, Rory Smith 3 for 28. Ryan Davies scored 61, in the winning Sandwich innings, Tom Chapman 42. Some fine bowling from Bill Prideaux, 6 for 28, to be on the losing side.

Bickley Park were three wicket winners away at Tunbridge Wells, reaching their winning target, 179 for 7, after the home side were all out for 176, despite 61, from Sahil Shah, Ranjit Singh 4 for 26. Parks all-rounder, and former Kent McSpitfire, Elliot Hooper 66, Michael Mitchell 48, Matt Barker 4 for 16.

Kent Second Eleven batter, Will Harby, scored 91 not out, with 13 fours and a six, for Holmesdale, in their crushing nine wicket victory, away to Beckenham, in the Championship Division. After bowling out the home side for 129, Ross Piller 34, Callum Gallagher 4 for 24, Anthony Bissett 3 for 12, the visitors raced to victory, 133 for 1, in 26.4 overs.

Kent batter, Tawanda Muyeye, top scored for Bromley, with 41 runs, but found himself on the losing side, as visitors The Mote, gained an 81 run victory. They scored 216 for 8, Michael Ruffell 68, Kent Academy student, Vish Parakarama 3 for 16. Matthew Luksich then took 6 for 22 for the visitors as Bromley slid to 135 all out .There were plenty of runs, in the match between Leeds and Broomfield, and visitors Sevenoaks Vine, who won by five wickets, thanks to a fine century, from Brad Hope, 140, with eight sixes and 13 fours, in their 303 winning total, Ed Scrivens 2 for 58, after the home side had posted 299 for 9, with Scrivens, also scoring a century, 121, with 13 boundaries, and seven sixes, George Davis 57, Luke Schlemmer 3 for 46, Andrew Reid Dick 3 for 48.

There was a comfortable 122 run victory, for Broadstairs, away to Linden Park. The visitors scored 247 for 9, Jake Benfield 69, Matt Hardy 80, but the hosts were dismissed for 125, George Kidd 3 for 36.

Whitstable, beat Dartford, at home, by five wickets. The visitors were all out for 179, Elliot Algar 51, Ethan Saggers, son of the former Kent fast bowler, and now International umpire, Martin Saggers, 3 for 21. Sam Denly, father of Kent’s Rookie all-rounder, Jaydn Denly, 53, Mid Nipo 3 for 31, in their winning 185 for 5 total.

Broadstairs and The Mote, lead the Championship table, after three matches, both with a 14 point lead over third placed, Whitstable.

By Peter Burrowes

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