Kent League Round-Up: Washouts aplenty in Premier Division

Monday 7th August 2023

Kent League Round-Up: Washouts aplenty in Premier Division

Virtually the whole of the Kent Cricket League programme, apart from a handful of games in the lower divisions, were lost to the weather at the weekend, with matches abandoned throughout the League, without a ball being bowled, the teams picking up nine points apiece.

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There are just four matches left of the current season for all the clubs, with promotion and relegation issues to be settled, and the players, officials and supporters, will be hoping for better weather conditions, for the remaining games.

With no play possible in the top divisions, positions are unchanged, Bexley leading the Premier, with a nine point lead over Lordswood. Third placed Tunbridge Wells, are 17 points off the top spot. Holmesdale, and Sevenoaks Vine, are in the relegation places, eight and ten points respectively behind Blackheath.

Canterbury Cricket Club top the Championship Division, with a nine point lead, over Bickley Park in the promotion places, with Bromley, third, 15 points adrift. OD CUACO and Dartford, are in the bottom two spots, with the Hesketh Park Club, just four points behind Folkestone, in the relegation survival battle.

Where play was possible, Rainham, lost at home by seven wickets, to Folkestone based, Sibton Park, in Division Five Hurrican. The match was reduced to 20 overs a side, Rainham made 162 for 9, Michael Tyrer 44, Miles Clayton 3 for 25. Park winning in 17.4 overs, 168 for 3, Steve Hickmott 98, with 14 fours and four sixes.

In Division Four High Halstow won away at Tonbridge, in a low scoring match, after the home side were all out for 86, the visitors were  seven wicket victors, 87 for 3.

By Peter Burrowes

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