Kent League Round-Up: Bexley go top of Premier Division

Monday 10th July 2023

Kent League Round-Up: Bexley go top of Premier Division

There are new leaders of the Premier Division of the Kent Cricket League, Bexley moving into top spot, after their away victory, against St Lawrence and Highland, taking over, with a seven point lead, from Tunbridge Wells, who were beaten away to Lordswood.

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The weather, with rain showers, affected a number of matches, that were decided with new target winning scores, under the D/L system.

Bexley made 253 for 8 from their 50 overs, Calum Basey, 62, Aiden Griggs 47, Oliver Curtiss 3 for 33. In reply the home side could only reach 230 for 9, John Grewer 50, Will Hilton 55, Michael Hales 47, Kent captain Jack Leaning 19 – a 23 run victory for the visitors.

Tunbridge Wells were beaten by 93 runs away, to Lordswood, all out for 187, replying to the home sides 256 for 6. Former Kent Second Eleven player, Joe Gordon scored 86, with 10 boundaries and two sixes, for the home side, and Scottish international, Calum MacLeod 44, Chris Williams 3 for 38. Kent Second Eleven player, Sam Smith, hit 43 for Wells, and Michael Waller 42, Jack Laraman 3 for 37.

Bottom club Holmesdale, got a much needed massive 121 run victory at home to Sandwich. Anthony Bissett 74, Rupert Harbig 45, in their 258 for 7, Zak Fagg 3 for 45. The visitors all out 137, Tom Burnap 45, Mike Bryant 3 for 2O.

Blackheath were 30 run winners away to Minster. They were all out for 219, but the home side were dismissed for 189 in reply. For the visitors, Tanweer Sikander scored 89, with nine boundaries and a six, Ross Richardson 46, Matt Golding 45, Max Luckett 3 for 29, Essex player, Aron Nijjar 56 for the home side, Jas Bassan 3 for 32.

Kent’s Alex Blake was in top form for his club side Hayes, as they won away at Sevenoaks Vine, by 33 runs. He made 85, with seven fours and three sixes, in his sides 266 for 6, with Kent Second Eleven player, Gareth Severin scoring 58 runs, Chris Vernon 3 for 49. Blake then took 3 for 40, and Will MacVicar 3 for 54, as Vine could only reach 235 for 8 in reply, Luke Schlemmer 94, Kent’s James Logan 46, Michael Cowdrey 40.

The two top sides in the Championship Division, Bickley Park and Canterbury, met with the visitors winning by four wickets to narrow the gap at the top to just one point lead for Park. Canterbury made 233 for 6, Jarryd Taig 70, Jack Wheeler 50. In reply the home side 216 for 4, Safwaan Imitiaz 105, with one six and 11 fours, Sachin Mevada 44.

Bromley beat Whitstable by seven wickets, after bowling out the visitors for 101, in 29.5 overs, they were set a revised target of 90 for victory in 38 overs, and were comfortable winners 90 for 3 from 28.2 overs. For Whitstable, Byron Gould scored 24, Krishen Daniel 4 for 28, Marcus Lilley 3 for 6. Stan Greenleaf 21 for the home side, Stuart Drakeley 2 for 7.

Folkestone, lost at home to Linden Park, by 41 runs, the visitors 259 for 9, Matt White 73, Atif Khan 78, former Kent bowler, James Tredwell 4 for 25. In reply Folkestone 218 all out, Shahab Sheik 50, Max Campbell 3 for 25, Sadiq Hassan 3 for 26.

OD CUACO were all out for 137, at home replying to Dartfords 181 for 8, the visitors winning by 62 runs, John Smyth 45, Andrew Ainger 4 for 24. James Sims 37 for CUACO, Gurveer Singh Saini 3 for 27.

The Mote were 60 run home winners, against Beckenham, after posting 214 for 9, Chris Back 64. The visitors 152 all out, James Balmforth 33, Matt Sadler and Matt Luksich with identical bowling figures 3 for 34.

By Peter Burrowes

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