Bapchild Cricket Club

Captain see 1s home for close win

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1st Team Matt Lewis carried his bat to ensure a well earned victory against Downham & Bellingham at the weekend.

After electing to bat the visitors lost an early wicket to Ben Wiebe-Williams (for 11) before the top order steadied themselves before Kesha Rajadurai (2 for 30), Ricky Dale (1 for 45) and Harry Mantle (1 for 34) removed the danger men.  Runs dried up and Tom Carey took two wickets for 13 and combined with Tyler Wassell who went for just 29 in his 9 overs Downham found themselves restricted to 168 for 8 off their allotted 50 overs.

Early wickets put the team under pressure from the start but Matt batted sensibly as wickets fell around him.  Small partnerships with James Weller (18), Kesha (11) and others meant the team continued to hedge towards the total.  Mike Willis looked good until a mid wicket collision with Matt meant they found themselves both heaped on the floor resulting  Mike being the run out.  Matt crossed the line supported by Tyler Wassell with just under 5 overs and 2 wickets to spare.

The 2nd XI travelled in the opposite direction to play Downham & Bellingham’s 2nd XI and were put into the field.  The home team got off to a good start with the team find it had to break through.   Lee Cogger (2 for 41) and Jacob Carter (1 for 35) stemmed the flow and managed to pick up wickets and a fine spell an injured Adam Rayner (4 for 33) who was forced to bowl spin helped but the platform had been built and the home team ended up on 274 for 7 off their 45 overs.

Simon Cosstick went early but a good stand between James Sutton (23)  and Nick Page (53) put the team back on track. Patrick Hogben (20), Adam Rayner (26), Linc Bryden (18), Tom Gunner (20) all chipped in but no one managed to kick on as the team found themselves all out for 195 in the 41st over.

 

The 3rd XI unfortunately had to concede its game against Gravesend CC due to a lack of availability across the Club this weekend.

 

The Sunday XI did not have a match

 

Other results during the week saw the U14 Bears win by 110 runs against Rodmersham

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