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Kent League Round-Up: Minster win a thriller

Tuesday 25th June 2024

Kent Cricket

Kent Cricket League Premier Division leaders, Minster (Sheppey), won a thrilling two run victory, away to Tunbridge Wells, at the Nevill Ground, as the home side were beaten, with just one delivery left of their 50 over innings.

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Dan Stickels 56 and David Masters 40, helped see Minster to 236 for 8, Sam Huggett 3 for 16. Wells were all out for for 234, in 49.5 overs, as they juist failed to get over the winning line, Sahil Shah 63, Sam Smith 56, Dan Masters 4 for 40.

Kent Second Eleven player, Gareth Severin, scored and excellent century, 113, with 13 fours and a six, as Hayes won away by 48 runs, against St Lawrence and Highland Court. The visitors made 275 for 5, in a match reduced to 45 overs a side, Finnan Bryan 53, John Grewer 3 for 62. Set a revised D/L target of 292 in their 45 overs, the home side were bowled out for 243, in 40,3 overs, Jason Sangha 78, Scott Gallagher 3 for 58.

A big win for Sandwich, by 140 runs, at home to Bickley Park, who were dismissed for 139, after the home side had posted 279 for 8, Zak Fagg 94, with four sixes, and nine fours, Jason Benn 2 for 45, former Kent McSpitfire, Elliot Hooper 2 for 39, who then went on to score 40 for the visitors in their low score reply, Ben Smith 3 for 39, Fagg 3 for 17.

Blackheath, won away at Bexley, by 34 runs, bowling the home side out for just 123, in reply to their 157, in which Matt Golding scored 53, Freddie Foster 3 for 33. Former Kent Second Eleven wicket-keeper Ben Aldred, 25, an excellent spe4ll of bowling from Riley Ayre, 5 for 25.

Kent Second Eleven player, Joe Gordon, took 4 for 43, and Adel Hussain 3 for 24, as Canterbury were all out for 153, away to Lordswood, the home side winning by four wickets, 157 for 6, skipper, and Scottish international, Callum MacLeod, 70, with 11 fours and three sixes, Ben Rutherford 2 for 33.

Kent Academy Scholar, Vish Parakirama scored a century, 101, with 11 boundaries, and three sixes, in Bromley’s 229 for 2, Henry Raiz 71 not out, as they won their local derby Championship Division match, against Beckenham, by eight wickets, after the visitors made 226 for 8, Gethin Roberts 66, Marcus Lilley 4 for 41.

A comfortable 81 run success for The Mote, away to Dartford, at Hesketh Park, Tom Harvey 61, Phil Apps 54, in their 236 for 7, before bowling out the home side for 155, Elliot Alger 71, Matt Luksich 4 for 28.

Whitstable were thrashed at home by Holmesdale, losing by 173 runs, after the visitors had posted 309 for 9, and they slumped to 136 all out in reply. Leo Carter hit 97, with four sixes, and nine fours, and a half century for Dom May, exactly 50, Elliot Lewis 3 for 39. Some fine bowling from Ben Fawcitt, 5 for 52, and Jack Hulston 3 for 36, as the home sides innings collapsed.

A seven wicket win for Sevenoaks Vine, away at Broadstairs, 194 for 3 in 38.5 overs, in a revised D/L score in a 42 over target, after the home side scored 169 for 7,  skipper, Luke Schlemmer 97, with a six, and 14 boundaries, Ben Price 62, Nathan Fox 2 for 36. Matt Frewin 73 for the home side, Bradley Hope 3 for 34.

Leeds and Broomfield, with a seven wicket victory, at home to Linden Park, reaching their winning target 191 for 3, after the visitors were all out for 188. For Park, Atif Khan made 52, Pieto Swart 3 for 29, Max Aitken 3 for 25. Ed Scrivens 62, Aitken 53 for Leeds, in their victory, Carlin Tapp 3 for 16.

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