Bapchild Cricket Club

Ones win tight game


The 1st XI won a tight game at home against Tonbridge CC 1st XI on Saturday in the Club’s double header

The visitors elected to bat and got off to a reasonable start before Ben Wiebe-Williams (1 for 29) broke the opening partnership.  Harry Mantle then removed the middle order with a fine display of bowling earning a very respectable 4 for 38 off his 10 overs.  Ricky Dale (2 for 31) dismissed the danger man and between him and Kesha Rajadurai (3 for 21) they cleared up the tail dismissing Tonbridge for 177 with just 4 balls of the innings left.

Captain Matt Lewis (30) and Tom Carey (50) started strongly putting on over 70 for the 1st wicket.   Ricky Dale went for 14 as Tonbridge put the pressure on with good bowling.  James Weller (27) and Cameron Archbold (15) batted steadily with the run rate never really going over 4 per over.   Three relatively quick wickets evened the match back up and it took Mike Willis (11 no) and Kesha (2 no) to see the team home with just 3 balls and 3 wickets to spare.


The 2nd XI travelled in the opposite direction and elected to field.   Unfortunately they came up against Tonbridge’s 1st team overseas player who was on fine form scoring 132 off just 112 balls.  He was ably supported by their number three who also scored a century.   The home team finished on 294 for 1 off their 45 overs with Lee Cogger (1 for 49) picking up the only wicket through a catch by Ashley Bax when the score was on 84.

Bapchild was always chasing the game and despite Joe Mills’ 62 not out the team fell 99 runs short of the total with two wickets remaining.


The 3rd XI did not have a game this week


The Sunday Team travelled to Smarden and was put in to bat on a very bowler friendly wicket. The team lost wickets from the outset and only the experienced Ricky Dale (29) supported by Dan Covey (11) managed to reach double figures as the team was bowled out for 80 in just under 22 overs.

Smarden who knew how to play on their own pitch knocked off the runs in 19 overs without losing a wicket.  Ben Wiebe-Williams returning 7 overs 3 maidens for 16 runs.


Colt games this week saw the U12 Bronco’s win their first match of the season off the last ball against Sherwood – Separate Match report available



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