Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League, week 12

Saturday 21st July 2018

Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League, week 12

Reigning champions Beckenham plunged further into a relegation battle with a record low score of 18 all out against Bexley in the Shepherd Neame Premier League.

Scotland international all-rounder Calum MacLeod, fresh from a T20 century for Derbyshire, took 6/5 in a superb six-over spell.

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Jason Benn at the other end, grabbed 4/12, to blow away much of the top order as Beckenham lost nine wickets for nine runs as they were bundled out in 11.2 overs.

Seventh-placed Bexley chased the meagre target in 21 balls to seal a 10-wicket win.

Leaders Blackheath maintained their grip on top spot with a narrow win at home to Bickley Park.

Tanweer Sikandar top-scored with 112 as they posted 229 at Rectory Field before the visitors fell just five runs short.

Daniel Magin (71) gave the visitors hope after they slipped to 50-4 before former Kent Cricket Academy scholar Alex Moen (24) and Gordon Darroch (23) dug in to take it to the final over before a run-out off the penultimate ball ended the chase.

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Second-placed Tunbridge Wells kept themselves in the title race with a four-wicket win at Tenterden.

Skipper Ben Price (43) provided the main resistance as the hosts posted 201 with former Kent scholar Marcus O’Riordan taking 4/25.

In reply, Wells captain Chris Williams and brother Alex hit half-centuries although Tenterden took regular wickets to keep the game in the balance.

Sandwich Town claimed a comfortable eight-wicket win against Bromley Common to stay in third place.

Ashleigh Cox took 4/16 as Common were dismissed for 191 before unbeaten half-centuries from Zimbabwe international Regis Chakabva (72*) and Kent scholar Jordan Cox (53*) saw Sandwich home.

Lordswood defeated Sevenoaks Vine in a low-scoring contest in Medway.

Tom Coldman (3/29) and Michael Thompson (4/45) were the pick of the Vine attack with Linden Lockhart’s 56 the highlight of their total of 210.

In reply, Vine lost regular wickets with Michael Barber (85) running out of partners as they fell 15 runs short in the final over.

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