Bapchild Cricket Club

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Bapchild’s colts and senior teams completed a clean sweep over the weekend with some great games and performances.

The 1st XI entertained High Halstow in the weekend’s double header and on a damp pitch put the opposition into bat.  High Halstow’s opener looked in fine form scoring from the off but good bowling across the whole bowling unit meant wickets fell regularly at the other end.  Owen Harrison (2 for 50) and James Longhurst (2 for 40) broke through but it was Harry Mantle (4 for 31) and Matt Lewis (2 for 6) that removed the middle and tail order. When the opener was finally dismissed on 118, the visitors found themselves all out for 180 in the 36th over.

Rob Kennett (42) and Matt Lewis (48) got the team off to a great start and with support from Tom Carey (22) and Calum Leary (20) the team comfortably crossed the line with 5 wickets and 20 overs to spare

The 2nd XI headed to High Halstow’s ground  and was put into bat.  Dan Pumfrett (52) and Linc Bryden (74) did the damage supported by Ben Ryder (22) as the team reached 212 for 9 off their 46 overs.  The home team got off to a reasonable start but an important run out from Alan Hampton with some tight bowling (1 for 14) put the pressure on which Lee Cogger (2 for 22),  Ben Ryder (4 for 24) and Tyler Wassell (2 for 38) took advantage as High Halstow found themselves all out for 167 in the 43rd Over

The 3rd XI had a tight game at home to Gravesend who put our team into bat on a damp and slow pitch at Chapel Meadow. Chris Hogg (40) and Ian Hird (23) were the only two to reach double figures as the team reached 103 for 7 off their 40 overs.

After tea Shiv Patel (4 for 14) picked up 3 early wickets and combined with a run out and tight bowling from Ella Hadler (0 for 22)  it looked like the visitors would struggle.  The middle order rallied but Ian Hird  (2 for 17), Daniel Gunner (1 for 8) and Anthony Burbury (1 for 1) cleared up before Shiv Patel finished the game as Gravesend succumbed with only 63 runs on the board in the 31st over.

The U14 Bears and Barracudas were both in action at the weekend.  Under strength playing with 9 players each both put on great performances to win.  The Bears played Faversham and elected to field bowling out the opposition for 84 runs with Archie Covey and Simeon Laslett both picking up 3 wickets each. Fergie Conway retired on reaching 30 as the team reached the target in the 14th over with the loss of 4 wickets.

The Barracudas played Minster and in similar style bowled the opposition out for 82 with Ollie Julier taking 3 wickets while  Freddie Corner, Tom Gunner and Jacob Carter all picking up a brace.  Freddie Corner was back in the action scoring 30 as the team reached the target also in the 14th over for the loss of 6 wickets

Finally the U16 Bulldogs played on Monday against Upchurch.  The visitors batted first and was bowled out for 54 with the Bulldogs reaching the target for no loss of wicket (Christian Roberts 23, Ben Wiebe-Williams 22)

The U11 Bronco’s and Bees were due to play each other last Thursday but bad weather ensured the game was cancelled which meant no Bapchild team actually lost last week :)

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