Kent League Round-Up: Minster beat Hayes to go top

Monday 25th July 2022

Kent League Round-Up: Minster beat Hayes to go top

The Premier Division top of the table clash saw Minster (Sheppey), win by 18 runs away to Hayes, and establish an 11 point lead, after being one point behind their opponents going into the match.

Minster scored 285 for 6 from their 50 overs, Ed Moore 83, with 10 fours and two sixes, Essex Second team player, Aron Nijjar 77, Greg Lamb 51 not out. Former Kent Second XI player Will MacVicar then scored an excellent century, 115 not out, for the home side, with 12 fours and two sixes, and was in a 10th wicket partnership of 93 with last man, Stuart Eddicott, who made 42 but they were all out for 267.

In a low scoring match Bickley Park, were five wicket winners away to Bottom club Beckenham, who were bowled out for just 107, Dan Magin 4 for 19, Jason Benn 3 for 13. Park knocked the runs off in 32.4 overs, 109 for 5, Charlie Smith 30 not out, Dave Moody 3 for 31.

Former Kent all-rounder Adam Ball, was 72 not out for Bexley, in their winning 215 for 9, in a thrilling finish away at Sandwich, the home side failing by just two runs to beat their opponents 213 for 9 from their 50 overs.

Ball hit eight fours and two sixes, and Matt Stiddard scored 43. Former Kent Academy student, Jan Gray 3 for 39. Tom Burnap 67, and Zak Fagg 44 for Sandwich as they fell just short in their victory chase, Shaun Evans 3 for 47.

Kent Second XI batter Joe Gordon scored an excellent century for Lordswood, as they beat Tunbridge Wells, at home, by four wickets , a winning score of 232 for 6 from 48.1 overs, after Wells had reached 231 for 9, from their 50 overs.

Gordon hit 15 fours and a six in his innings, and Scottish international Calum MacLeod scored 62 for the home side. Chris Williams hit 60 for the visitors and Chris Davis 47, Moeez Raja 3 for 54, Jack Laraman 3 for 27.

Sevenoaks were convincing 70 run winners, away to Blackheath, skipper Luke Schlemmer, scoring his second century in successive matches, 101, with 13 fours in his sides 256 for 6, former Kent Academy student, and Cambridge University captain, Harry Houillon 68.

The home side were bundled out for 186, Ross Richardson 34, Matt Dalton 3 for 31, Sam Jones, 3 for 35.

St Lawrence and Highland Court lost top spot in Division One, after a surprise defeat away to Linden Park, and now find themselves two points behind Holmesdale, who were three wicket winners away at Folkestone.

The visitors, who included Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens, in their side were bowled out for 195, Harry Wren 52, Freddie Hulbert 4 for 28. Sadiq Hassan then scored a 30-ball innings of 71, with six fours and seven sixes, (66 of the runs in boundaries), as Park reached a winning 200 for 4 score in 29.2 overs, for a six wicket win, Paul Seldon 49, Charley Nash 4 for 57.

Folkestone scored a respectable 271 for 9, at home to Holmesdale, Shaheer Malik 60, Shahmeer Malik 52 but the visitors won by three wickets, 272 for 7, with two deliveries to spare, Rupert Harbig 73, Dom May 74 not out, Kane Wheeler 4 for 48.

The local derby between Bromley Common and Bromley ended in a three wicket win for the nearby visitors. Common scored 213 for 8 from their 50 overs, Nick Greenwood 50, but 44 from Stan Greenleaf helped Bromley to 217 for 7, with an over to spare in their victory.

Dartford won away at The Mote by six wickets, Ben Chapelhow scoring a century, 114, with 15 boundaries and a six, as they chased down a winning 275 for 4, replying to the home teams 272. Gary Cook scored 62 for The Darts and Ekansh Singh 50.

There was also a century maker in the home side’s innings, Michael Ruffell, 112, with 16 fours and two sixes, Phil Apps, 70, Gurveer Singh Saini 3 for 59, Ian Playford 3 for 28.

Old Wilsonians will be disappointed, after falling just short of victory, at home to Canterbury, losing by four runs. The visitors 255 for 9 with a century from Jarryd Taig 105, and then a century from Matt Golding 112, in Old Wilsonians innings as they reached 251 for 6, from their 50 overs, just short of their target, former Kent Seconds player Jarred Lysaught 3 for 47. In the Canterbury innings, Ishmail September took 3 for 60.

By Peter Burrowes

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