Shepherd Neame Kent Premier League, week 14 review

Monday 6th August 2018

Shepherd Neame Kent Premier League, week 14 review

Pakistan international Shahzaib Hassan showed his pedigree with a superb 176 to maintain Blackheath’s grip on top spot in the Shepherd Neame Premier League.

The 28-year-old smashed 20 fours and four sixes as the leaders posted 315-6 against Sandwich Town at Rectory Field.

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Sandwich skipper Matt van Poppel (4/49) restricted the hosts from an even bigger total on the way to a 171-run defeat as Jahid Ahmed and James Hands each took three wickets on the way to maximum points.

Kent wicketkeeper Ollie Robinson starred with a superb century as relegation battlers Beckenham won at second-placed Tunbridge Wells.

The England Under-19 star hit twelve fours and a six in a mature knock as the visitors posted 253-7 at The Nevill Ground.

Alex Blake (38) played second fiddle with a watchful contribution to a 87-run stand with the teenager as Ari Karvelas and Michael Churchill each struck twice.

In reply, new-ball duo Asad Ali (3/38) and Will MacVicar (4/51) shared seven wickets as Wells managed just 222 with former Kent scholar Marcus O’Riordan top-scoring with 71.

Third-placed Bexley failed to close the gap on the leaders with a home defeat against Lordswood.

The visitors opted to bat first with Indian all-rounder Chaitanya Bishnoi continuing his fine form with a fluent 90 off 85 balls and skipper Chris Piesley’s 49 helping Lordswood to 226.

Bexley fell 47 runs short with opener Calum Basey making 48 as Bishnoi (2/19) and Piesley (3/31) doing damage again.

Sevenoak Vine won a low-scoring affair at Tenterden as Tom Coldman took 3/16 in ten overs to dismiss the hosts for just 122.

The visitors chased the target with six wicket and 17.1 overs to spare as the hosts dropped into the relegation zone.

Bottom side Bromley Common boosted their slim hopes of survival with a superb 111-run home win against Bickley Park.

Several batsman got starts with Matt Taylor top-scoring with 51 as the hosts posted 264 before dismantling Bickley for 153.

Freddie Foster (4/47) and two wickets each for Lee Hall and Sam Clarkson sealed a superb win.

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