Kent League Round-Up: Lordswood pick up another win

Monday 20th May 2024

Kent Cricket

Kent League Round-Up: Lordswood pick up another win

Kent League champions Lordswood continued their winning start to the season in the Premier Division, with a three wicket victory away to Bickley Park.

Kent Second XI player Joe Gordon scored 34 in their 204 for 7, after the home side could only reach 202 for 9 from their 50 overs. Max Wood 37, Owen Palmer 35, Kent McSpitfire Elliot Hooper took 3 for 42. All-rounder Hooper scored 83, with eight fours, and a six, in the Park innings, Thando Ntini 4 for 48.

In the City local derby, between Canterbury, and St Lawrence and Highland Court at Polo Farm, the visitors won by two wickets. The home side were all out for 203, with four deliveries of their innings remaining, Lewis White 51, former Kent all-rounder, Darren Stevens 3 for 33. St Lawrence reached their winning total, 204 for 8, thanks to 97, with 12 fours and two sixes from Australian Jason Sangha, Jarred Lysaught 4 for 31, Syan Bulathsinhala 4 for 48.

Tunbridge Wells fell to a second successive defeat, losing by four wickets, away to Hayes, Viraj Bhatia scored 59, in their 177 all out  in 41 overs, Alfie Peck 4 for 35. Kent Second XI batter, Gareth Severin scored 40, and Will MacVicar 32, as the home side reached a winning 178 for 6 total, Dileepa Jayalath 2 for 49.

Minster (Sheppey) beat Bexley, by 45 runs, in their home fixture, David Masters scored 60 and Kai Appleby 53 in their 242 for 9, Jack Sinfield 3 for 43, Kent paceman, Jas Singh 2 for 22. In reply Bexley all out for 197, in 45.3 overs, Matthew Stiddard 46, former Essex bowler, Aron Nijjar 4 for 57.

A 19 run victory for Blackheath, away at Sandwich, Matt Golding 55, Siraj Sajid 41, in their 198 for 8, Alex Smith 4 for 26. Smith then made 47, as the home side could only reach 179 for 8 from their 50 overs, Golding 3 for 39.

In the Championship Division, Leo Carter scored a century, 107, with 11 fours and six sixes, for Holmesdale, but found himself on the losing side, as visitors Leeds and Broomfield, gained a narrow two run victory. They scored 211, from 47.1 overs, Max Aitken 57, Ben Fawcitt 3 for 48, but despite Carter’s innings, Holmesdale fell just short of victory, 209 all out, Kent Second XI batter, Will Harby 21, Neil Dibben 3 for 40.

Will House scored 63 not out, for Sevenoaks Vine, in their 158 score, which proved a winning one against visitors Dartford, all out 140, to give the home side an 18 run win, Amril Ryatt 3 for 45, Ritchie Hartley 3 for 38. Ryatt scored 47 not out for Dartford, when they batted, Andrew Reid-Dick 4 for 22.

There was a five wicket home victory for The Mote, against Whitstable, who could only muster 158 replying to the Maidstone based sides 160 for 5. In the Mote innings, Michael Ruffell made 66, young Kent all-rounder, Jaydn Denly 2 for 19. Denly then made 48 for Whitstable, Matt Luksich 4 for 35.

Broadstairs beat Beckenham, by six wickets at home, chasing down a 143 for 4 winning total, after bowling out their visitors for 140, for whom Rithik Hare made 51, Matt Frewin 4 for 14, Miland Mondal 3 for 12.. In the Broadstairs innings, Alex Hogben 59, Jake Benfield 47 not out, Malise Sobolo 3 for12.

There was disappointment for the players, in the Championship match between Linden Park and Bromley, with the game being abandoned, without a ball being bowled, after an overnight thunderstorm, in the Tunbridge Wells area, made the ground unfit for play, because of the wet conditions.

By Peter Burrowes


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