Bapchild Cricket Club



The 3rd XI won their second game at the weekend by seven wickets.   Entertaining The Mote CC 4th XI they put the visitors into bat.   Ollie Julier (1 for 10) picked up an early wicket with a catch from captain Lincoln Bryden and was well supported by Patrick Hogben (0 for 20). Wickets fell regularly afterwards with Tom Gunner taking 2 for 17 while three run outs from debutant Ayaan Wadoo, Tom and Patrick had Mote struggling.  Ayaan (2 for 0) and Tony Hadfield (2 for 10) finished off the tail end as the visitors were bowled out for just 60 runs at he start of the 21st over.

Bapchild then took just 12 overs to knock off the runs for the loss of just three wickets. Ayaan Wadoo and Jacob Carter 16 and 13 not out respectively.


The 1st XI travelled to High Halstow and were put into the field by the home team.  Tyler Wassell picked up an early wicket but the top order the proved resilient reaching 297 for 4 off their allotted 50 overs.  Tyler Wassell pick of the bowling with  three for 45 and Adam Rayner pick up the other wicket (1 for 9)

Openers Matt Lewis (15) and Tom Carey (23) got the team off to a steady star.    Ricky Dale chipped in with 26 before being caught as was James Weller for 12.  Cameron Archbold batted well for his 40 and supported well by Michael Willis (33).  Unfortunately no one got to kick on and the tea found themselves all out on the last ball of the innings for 194.


The 2nd XI were at home to Kings Hill and was put into bat by the visitors.  Alan Hampton (2 for 27) picked up an early wicket as did Ashley Bax but the other opener proved tough to remove and was ably supported by the oppositions middle order.  Lee Cogger and Daniel Gunner chipped in with a wicket each and Ashley Bax (3 for 45) finally removed the opener and with William Cosstick taking 2 for 43 saw Kings Hill reach 191 for 9 off their 45 overs.

Wickets tumbled after tea with none of the top six reaching double figures.   A fine 65 from James Sutton supported by Lee Taylor (19) tried to turn the game but the team found themselves all out for 143 in the 41st over.


The Sunday XI were at home to High Halstow in their Kent Village League game.  Electing to bat captain Tom Carey (59) and James Weller (32) got the team off to a great start.   Anthony Burbury (21), Oscar Hird (16) and a fine knock from Ben Wiebe-Williams who unfortunately fell just one short of his half century all chipped in.  The tail were unable to push on with the last five players scoring 15 between them as the team were bowled out in the 39th over for a very respectable 220.

Wickets came from Daniel Gunner (1 for 34), Tom Gunner (2 for 19) and Oscar Hird (2 for 41) as the team used 8 bowlers to try and remove the opposition.   Unfortunately they crossed the line with 2 overs and 5 wickets to spare.


Junior cricket this week both U12 teams lose but the U14 Bears beat Faversham by 19 runs and the U16s tie their match against High Halstow with both teams scoring 150 runs in their allotted 20 overs.




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