Kent League Round-Up: Podmore returns from injury

Tuesday 9th August 2022

Kent League Round-Up: Podmore returns from injury

Several players associated with Kent Cricket were in action in the Kent Cricket Leagues over the past weekend.

Sevenoaks Vine’s captain & former Kent Second XI player, Luke Schlemmer, is in prime form this season, the batter scoring his fourth successive century, in his sides eight wicket victory over Minster (Sheppey), which knocked the Island side off the top of the table.

Minster had scored a respectable 313 for 6 from their 50 overs, but the home side reached a victory target 316 for 2 in 47.2 overs. Schlemmer’s innings, 144, included 13 boundaries and five sixes,  Evert Bekker made 77, and former Kent Second Eleven player and Cambridge University captain, Harry Houllion, was 46 not out. In the Minster innings, James Thompson scored an impressive 134, with six sixes and 13 fours, Ed Moore 74, Kent spin bowler James Logan took 3 for 51 for The Vine.

Hayes regained top spot, and now have a 13 point lead, after they beat Lordswood at home, by six wickets, former Kent Second XI player, Will MacVicar, with an unbeaten century 127 not out, with 16 fours, and Kent batter, Alex Blake 44, as the home side reached a winning 273 for 4 in 47 overs, after the visitors were 269 for 6, from their 50 overs, Kent Second Eleven batter, Joe Gordon 66, Scottish international, Calum McLeod 87.

Bexley beat bottom club, Beckenham by 89 runs, when they visited the strugglers, Aiden Griggs 67 and Shaun Evans 56, set up Bexley’s 235 for 8, David Moody  4 for 46, Rob Clemens 3 for 35, but the home side were bowled out for 146 in 42.3 overs, Junaid Nadir 48, Anish Patel 4 for 32.

There was another century maker, Blackheath’s George Wells, scoring exactly a 100, with 12 fours, in their 49 run victory, at home to Tunbridge Wells. He had a partnership of 175 with Dispayan Paul, 70, in their 265 for 6. Wells were all out for 216 in 46 overs, Chris Williams 50. Paul then excelled with the ball taking 4 for 52, Arafat Bhulyan 3 for 29.

In a low scoring match Sandwich won by six wickets, at home to Bickley Park, who made 167, Safwaan Imtiaz 44, David Grant 4 for 19. Sandwich knocked off the winning runs 170 for 4, in 36.4 overs, Alex Smith 44 not out, Rory Smith 43.

St Lawrence and Highland Court are back at the top of Division One, after their victory at Maidstone, against The Mote, with a nine point lead, over Holmesdale, who lost away to Dartford. There were two century makers in the St Lawrence score of 276 for 8, Charlie Nash with 111, including 16 fours, and Will Hilton 105, 11 fours and four sixes, Phil Apps 3 for 42, Jesse Christensen 3 for 56. All rounder Christensen then scored 85, Dan Mason 50 in The Mote’s reply 260 for 7. Making a return from injury, Kent bowler, Harry Podmore, took 2 for 58 for the visitors.

Holmesdale went down by three wickets at Hesketh Park. They were all out in 41.1 overs for 251, Will McDowall 96, with four sixes and 12 boundaries, Isaac Raj 4 for 59, Gurveer Singh Saina 3 for 48. Dartford won the match in 47.3 overs, 253 for 7, Elliot Algar 61, Kent Academy student Ekansh Singh 60, Ben Chapelow 59.

Canterbury were visitors to Bromley Common, and won by 43 runs, their 323 proving too many for the home side, who were all out for 280 in 48 overs. James Lilley 50, former Kent Second Eleven player Jarred Lysaught 51, Duncan Moore 53 for the visitors, Vidurr Goel 3 for 37, Harry Roberts 3 for 74. James Patterson scored 72 for The Common, James Lilley 3 for 41.

Folkestone were 18 run victors at home to Linden Park, scoring 223 for 8, Sadiq Hassan 3 for 36. Hassan then scored 48, and Roshan Jayattissa 50, as the visitors could only make 205, Chris Jay, 3 for 28.

In a low scoring encounter, Old Wilsonians prevailed at home to Bromley, winning by two wickets 139 for 8 after the visitors were 138 all out. Matt Golding scored 82 not out with nine fours and a six, in the Wilsonians innings, whilst for Bromley, Sam Gadfield made 46, Lewis Hickford 42, David Ellicott-White 3 for 28, Dan Simpson 3 for 33.

By Peter Burrowes

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