Kent League Round-Up: Blackheath beat Hayes

Tuesday 21st June 2022

Kent League Round-Up: Blackheath beat Hayes

Kent’s opening batter Daniel Bell-Drummond played for his club side Blackheath in their Premier Division match at home to Hayes and helped them inflict a first defeat on the leaders, the Rectory Field club gaining an emphatic 88 run victory.

Bell-Drummond scored 28 in Blackheath’s 234 for 9 from their 50 overs, Tanweer Sikanda 63, Ross Richardson 40, Beau Couldrey 4 for 41. They then bowled the visitors out for 146 in 32.4 overs, Tom Gallagher 40. Jahid Ahmed 3 for 25.

There was a thrilling finish in the match between Sevenoaks Vine and Lordswood, which ended in a tie. The visitors scored a formidable 279 for 8, with Kent Second XI batter, Joe Gordon hitting an excellent century, 103 with nine boundaries and a six, and Scottish international Calum MacLeod contributed 54.

Then Chris Vernon also scored 103 for The Vine, Evert Bekker 54, and Kent spinner James Logan was unbeaten on 68, as the home side equalled their opponents score 279 for 5. Kent’s in form batter Ben Compton scored just two in the Vine innings.

Minster (Sheppey) were five wicket winners at home to Tunbridge Wells. Joe Parry featured with the bat and ball scoring 49 not out in their winning score of 132 for 5, Ryan O’Bierne 4 for 41, having taken 3 for 24 as the visitors had been bowled out for 130, Will Stickler 29 not out, Kent all-rounder Marcus O’Riordan 22.

Bickley Park were 18 run winners away at Bexley, Krishna Padmanabhan scoring 71 in their 209 all out. The home side were then dismissed for 191 in 48 overs, Kent Academy scholar Harry Turner 61, Michael Ridley 3 for 22. Bexley’s all-rounder Shaun Evans dislocated a finger whilst fielding but after a hospital visit returned to continue playing.

Beckenham won their second match of the season, with a nine wicket success at home to Sandwich in a low scoring encounter which saw the visitors slump to 74 all out in 34.1 overs, Junaid Nadir 3 for 18. The home side coasted to victory in just 15 overs 75 for 1, Alex Senn 22 not out, James Fear 21 not out.

There was a close finish at Polo Farm in Division One where the home side, Canterbury lost by nine runs to visitors Bromley, who scored 252 for 9, Jack Edwards 52, Jam Ali 50, George Jackson 49, Euen Munday 3 for 26, Lloyd Pope 3 for 36. Despite 51 from James Lilley, Canterbury fell short of their winning chase, all out for 243 in 49.2 overs, Muhammed Anis 3 for 39, Krishnan Daniel 3 for 41.

Folkestone gained a much needed victory, by one wicket, away to The Mote, thanks to a fine century by Leon Morgan 115, with 12 fours and a six in their 276 for 9, Shahab Sheik 76.  replying to the home sides challenging total of 275 for 5, Michael Ruffell 64, Chris Back 54 Matt White 63.

Holmesdale inflicted a second successive defeat on division leaders St Lawrence and Highland winning at home by 37 runs. Kent Academy student, Will Harby scored 50 in their 287 for 7, Anthony Bissett was 94 not out, with eight boundaries and four sixes, and Carlos Maynard hit 69, Charlie Nash 4 for 62. In reply the visitors were all out for 250, Michael Edwards 66, Matt Hammond 60, Ben Fawcitt 5 for 33.

Old Wilsonians went down to a three wicket defeat away at Bromley Common. They scored 203 for 9, Matt Golding 65, Michael Mitchell 40. Common reached their winning total 205 for 7 in 48.3 overs, Sam Clarkson 79 not out, Ishmail September 4 for 24.

Linden Park  beat Dartford away by 45 runs, 216 for 9 Freddie Hulbert 50, Alex Cullingham 4 for 32. In reply the home side out for 171, Cullingham 50, James Speer 3 for 27.

By Peter Burrowes

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