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Sunday XI claim their first win

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The Sunday XI won their first match of their 2017 campaign

Playing at home against Street End the team batted first with openers Robert Kennett (68) and James Weller  (34) getting the team off to a solid start.  Ricky Dale (34) and Tom Carey (43) added to the total and by the close of the innings 239 runs had been scored for the loss of 6 wickets.

Street End got off to a good start before Ben Cooper (2 for 40) broke the opening partnership.  Ricky Dale (1 for 50) picked up the other opener but the visitors continued to score freely until Owen Harrison (2 for 45) returned to the attack picking up two valuable wickets.  However, with the strike bowlers out of overs William Cosstick bowled superbly (3 for 15)  supported by Ben Cooper and the opposition fell 7 runs short with two wickets standing at the end of their 40 overs.

The first team travelled to High Halstow who were sitting one place ahead in the league.   Electing to bat James Weller (38) batted well and supported by Matt Lewis (20), Cameron Archbald (18), John Heatley (20) and Alan Hampton (22) but none could convert and the team found themselves all out for 194 in the 47th over

Owen Harrison (1 for 38) and Alan Hampton (2 for 40) picked up early wickets and despite wickets from Matt Lewis (2 for 19) and Ricky Dale (2 for 48) the home team reached the target in the 38th over with just three wickets remaining

 

The 2nd XI were at home in the double header against High Halstow. The visitors elected to bat and opening bowler Michael Willis (2 for 27) was in the wickets early on.   Tyler Wassell (2 for 23) and Michael Neame (2 for 46) supported well but another four wicket haul from Lee Cogger (4 for 40) did the damage and High Halstow found themselves all out for 178 in the 46th over

Michael Willis (63), Nathan Glazier (27), Tom Carey (41 no) and Joe Mills (30 no) saw off the attack reaching the target in the 37th over with the loss of just 3 wickets

 

The 3rd XI entertained Faversham 2nd XI and decided to bat.  A fine opening innings of 46 form Brian Carey supported by Steve Pumfrett (22) built a steady platform.  William Cosstick was unlucky to be triggered by the Chairman on 49 but he had helped the home team to reach 202 at the close of the innings.

Faversham got off to a good start but some good bowling from Brian Carey (3 for 33) Willam Cosstick (3 for 32) and the Chairman (2 for 30) saw the visitors all out in the 32nd over

 

AND FINALLY …..

Big shout out to Mrs Chairman who answered two emergency calls from her forgetful husband who was in desperate need for his cricket pants and sun tan lotion.   Mrs Chairman gave up an afternoon in front of the telly watching Wimbledon to sitting and watching her husband go for three fours in three balls.   As he walked back to the boundary at the end of the over Mrs Chairman was heard to say in her normal supportive way “Time to change the bowling …. if you can call it that??”

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