Bapchild Cricket Club

378, 146, 5, 4, 3


The first team scored a magnificent 378 in 50 overs at the weekend – Ricky Dale hit a superb 146 – Matt Lewis picks up five – Rob Kennett, Adam Larking, James Sutton and Calum Leary all hit half centuries and all three Saturday teams won

The 1st XI entertained bottom of the table Chislehurst and West Kent at the weekend. Electing to bat Matt Lewis and Adam Larking opened the batting. Matt fell with the score on 33 and Adam was joined in the middle by Captain Ricky Dale.   Together they quickly put on a 121 run partnership before Adam was unlucky with a superb run-out by the opposition when he was going well on 76. Ricky proceeded to take the bowing apart supported by Chris Knope (45) but missed out on a well-deserved 150 by just 4 runs as the two of them put on a 153 run stand. This left Cameron Archbold (39 no) and Calumn Leary (30) to complete the innings with the team posting a massive 378 for 4 in their allotted 50 overs.

Owen Harrison (1 for 31) and Tyler Wassell (3 for 31) picked up early wickets and after a short stand by the middle order it took Matt Lewis, after missing out on the batting, to pick up 5 for 26 as the opposition found themselves bowled out for 160 at the end of the 35th over


The 2nd XI found themselves away to Harvel and were putting into bat by the opposition.

The team lost two early wickets but Rob Kennett (83) and Nick Page (33) put on a superb partnership and was followed up with a 60 from James Sutton meant the team reached 239 for 6 in their allotted overs

After tea some good bowling from Ethan Collier (4 for 40) and well supported by the other bowlers meant the home team came up 24 runs at the end off their allotted overs with 3 wickets remaining


The 3rds travelled to Rainham and elected to field. Daniel Gunner (2 for 27) picked up an early wicket. Good bowling from Ian Hird (7 overs 1 for 25), Tony Hadfield (2 for 49) Steve Pumfrett (1 for 50) and Brian Carey (0 for 13) all played their part and once Dan returned to pick up the danger man Rainham found themselves reaching only 169 for 6 in their allotted overs

Nathan Glazier (21) and James Elkin (34) got the team off to a good start and while things slowed in the middle overs it looked like the team may fall short requiring 70 runs off the last 10 overs. However, it took Ian Hird (44) and Tony Hadfield (32) not out to step up to the plate as they crossed the line with 10 balls and 4 wickets to spare


The Sunday XI did not have a game this week


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