Bapchild Cricket Club

Two’s win again and 3s just miss out


The 2nd XI won their second game in a row at the weekend while the 1st clashed against the top of the table and the 3rd XI  just miss out.


The 1st XI travelled to top of the table Catford & Cyphers and chose to field first.  Catford got off to a strong start reaching 92 for 2 at the half way stage with Harry Mantle (2 for  47) and Ben Wiebe-Williams (1 for 58) taking the wickets.   The home team middle order pushed on and despite a stumping from Mike Willis off Tom Carey who also picked up a caught and bowled (2 for 67) they were unable to stop Catford  reaching 271 for 5 off their 50 overs.  Ricky Dale returned good figures going for just 24 runs off his 10 overs

Matt Lewis (36) and Tom Carey (26) got Bapchild off to a good start scoring a 65 partnership before Matt was caught in the 12th over.  Tom was out shortly afterwards a good 3rd wick stand from Ricky Dale (59) and James Weller (44) of 95 put the team in a good position requiring 93 runs off the last 14 overs with 8 wickets standing.   Unfortunately James came out shortly after Ricky and unfortunately 5 wickets for 14 runs saw any chance of winning slip away.  Mike Willis (24) was last man standing as the team was bowled out for 226 in the 49th over


The 2nd XI entertained Bromley Town who put Bapchild into bat.  Openers Rob Kennet (24) and Simon Cosstick (45) got the team off to a good start and was ably supported by Nick Page (20) and captain James Sutton (29).  Alan Hampton was not out on 60 at the end of the innings as the team reached 206 for 7 off their 45 overs.

Adam Rayner (3 for 37) removed the top three early on but Bromley’s middle order dug in until Tony Hadfield (1 for 33) and Alan Hampton (4 for 30) removed the danger men with two good catches from Dan Covey.  Dan then picked up 2 for 13 with a stumping from James Sutton and Alan Hampton returning the favour with a catch.   Alan and Dan moped up the tail taking the last 5 batsman only scoring 6 runs between them as the visitors found themselves all out and 40 run short at the end of the 44th over.


The 3rd XI had a close run game as they played Minster at home. Put into bat Patrick Hogben scored his highest senior runs with a 38 supported by Yuvraj Rajgor (12).  Anthony Burbury chipped in with 29 but as wickets fell it took captain Linc Bryden to score his second half century (50) of the campaign to get the team to 160 before being bowled out with 3.4 overs to go

Ollie Julier (2 for 37) picked up an early caught and bowled and wickets fell regularly there after.  Chloe William (1 for 22) picked up her first Senior Wicket and Patrick Hogben got a run out.  Anthony Burbury took 3 for 37 and William Surridge (2 for 16) picked up wickets at the end.  Unfortunately 47 extras during the innings gave Minster a 12th man as they crossed the line with just 1 wicket and 4 balls to spare.


Colts Cricket this week saw the U12 Bronco’s narrowly lose to Faversham



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