Match Report: Kent Second XI vs. Hong Kong

Match Report: Kent Second XI vs. Hong Kong

Kent’s Second XI batters were in devastating form against Hong Kong at The County Ground, Beckenham in a 244-run victory.

View full scorecard

They smashed 385/5 in their innings, and then bowled their opponents out for just 141.

Wicketkeeper Billy Mead scored exactly a ton, 100, off 105 deliveries, with 12 boundaries, skipper Alex Blake 83, with seven fours and four sixes, and trialist, Zain ul-Hassan, playing his second match in the team, was 70 not out, a knock which included four boundaries and five sixes.

Amidst the mayhem, Aizez Khan took 3 for 70 for Hong Kong.

Facing such a big total, the visitors were always under pressure, and their top scorers were Kinchit Shah, who made 40 and Ehsen Khan 34. Their top hitter Babar Hayat, was out for just 18.

Australian paceman, Mickey Edwards, who plays for St Lawrence and Highland Court in the Kent League, took 3 for 30 for Kent.

Hong Kong have been using the excellent facilities at the Metropolian Kent venue as a ten-day training camp, which included two matches.

Their previous game, against the Club Cricket Conference, they lost by 11 runs, Hayat scoring 141, but finishing up on the losing side. They are preparing for their International Cricket Conference Challenger League B Third Round match against Jersey, on the Island.

Hong Kong are currently second in their ICC Group, which also includes leaders, Uganda, Italy, Bermuda and Kenya.

View full scorecard

There is no Second XI cricket being played for three weeks, whilst county first teams are involved in the Royal London Cup.

Kent Second XI have four more championship matches to play before the end of the season, two at home and two away.

The next match starts on Monday 22 August, away to Leicestershire Second XI at Kibworth.

The home matches are against Hampshire Seconds, at Folkestone, starting on Monday 5 September, and Gloucestershire Seconds, at Polo Farm, Canterbury, commencing on Monday 12 September

The Seconds’ final game of the season is away to Yorkshire Seconds, starting on Monday 19 September

By Peter Burrowes

The Royal London Cup returns next month

Support your Spitfires this August during the Summer Holidays

Buy tickets now