Bapchild Cricket Club

1s win against Rainham


The 1st XI picked up a good win against Rainham on Saturday.  Having lost heavily to Rainham on the  first  game of the league season the team were up for the rematch

Rainham decided to bat and struggled from the outset as opening bowlers Jake Mitchell (10 overs 2 wickets for 28), Tyler Wassell kept it tight.  Ricky Dale (10 overs, 1 wicket, 21 runs) and Lee Cogger (10 overs for 39) also bowled well and the opposition found themselves on just 120 after 42 overs.  Some need aggressive batting followed allowing Tyler (1 for 50) and Tom Carey (3 for 40) to pick up wickets but Rainham managed to reach 186 for 7 at the close of their innings.  The team fielded well throughout and special mention goes to colt Tom Gunner who volunteered to play up from the 3rd XI as a fielder and did not let himself down with excellent fielding throughout.

Captain Matt Lewis (15) and Tom Carey started solidly reaching 50 before Matt was bowled.  Ricky Dale (36) joined Tom and they continued playing solidly as the team reached  98 for 1 at the halfway stage.  Ricky fell shortly afterwards as did Tom Carey who scored a very mature 72.  Will Cosstick was given out LBW without adding to the score and Rainham tail came up as they sensed a potential collapse.  James Weller (23 no) and Chris Hogg (18 no) had other ideas and steered the home team to victory 2 ½ overs and 6 wickets to spare.


The 2nd XI travelled Chislehurst with a thrown together team and births, work and illness hit the senior squad.  Chilslehurst elected to bat and were on the back foot early doors as Ben Wiebe-Williams (2 for 36) who had travelled down from University to play picked up two early wickets.   Archie Covey (2 for 43) and Adam Rayner (1 for 46) supported well but the middle order proved stubbon as the home team reached  238 for 6 off their allotted 45 overs.   Bapchild could not respond being bowled out for just 61 in the 23rd overs with only Chris Knope (24) and Adam Rayner (12) making double figures.


The 3rd XI entertained a well organised and focused Leeds & Broomfield.   Captain Lin Bryden elected to field and opened the bowling picking up an early wicket and going for just 17 runs in his 7 over spell.  Lincoln was supported well by Ollie Julier who’s  2 for 27 off 7 overs was very impressive against good opposition.   Will Surridge (1 for 19) picked up his first senior wicket and Brian Carey also picked up a wicket during his spell.  Ella Hadler, Celeb Deveson and Anthony Burbury all chipped in as the visitors were held to 200 for 5 off their 40 overs.

Unfortunately Leeds & Broomfield had a strong bowling attack (and some interesting shot selections) saw the team at 16 for 6.  Anthony Burbury (14) and Lincoln (18) stopped the slump but wickets continued to fall. An outstanding 31 from Ben Gunner at number 10 combined with good keeping in the first innings saw him deservedly receive the oppositions “player of the match” as the team just missed out on a battin gpoint as they found themselves all out for 98 in the 27th over.


The Sunday XI travelled to Bearsted and elected to bat.  Tom Carey continued his fine run of form reaching 101 supported well by James Weller and Ricky Dale who both scored 46 a piece as the team reached an impressive 248 for 6 off their allotted 40 overs.

Unfortunately Bearsted were up for the chase crossing the line with just over 10 overs and seven wickets to spare.  Ricky Dale, Caleb Deveson and UNSURE picking up a wicket each


JUNIOR Cricket this week saw U14 Bears beat Rodmersham by 43 runs.  U12 Bees lost to Minster and U16 Bulldogs beat High Halstow by 7 wickets with Ed Louden (42 retired), Patrick Hogben (28) and Tom Gunner (14) getting the majority of the runs.  Jack Louden (2 for 18) Archie Covey (2 for 19) pickes up a brace each and Ollie  Julier (1 for 8) and Patrick Hogben (1 for 10) getting one a piece in the first innings.



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