Bapchild Cricket Club

111 Not Out


2nd team captain James Sutton lead his team to 9 wicket victory with an unbeaten 111 not out against Bromley Town at the weekend

Visitors Bromley Town elected to bat and looked to be on the back foot as opener Ethan Collier (3 for 40) struck three time early in the innings supported well by Ashley Bax (25 for 0 off 9 overs).  The oppositions middle order dug in and were difficult to shift as they reached 241 for the loss of just two further wickets.

After tea the team lost an early wicket but this brought James to join Chris Knope in the centre. Together they put on a partnership of 229 with James scoring the first century for the club this season with 111 not out.  Chris supported with an excellent knock of 89 not out as they powered over the line with 9 wickets and 6.3 overs to spare.

 The 2nd XI remain top of league by 19 pts

The 1st team picked up 8 valuable points at the weekend against promotion chasers Staplehurst

The home team elected to put Bapchild into the field. Owen Harrison (2 for 64) picked up an early wicket with Will Cosstick (2 for 62) getting the second but the middle order were strong and although James Longhurst (3 for 56) and Ben Ryder (2 for 36) picked up wickets the home team scored 358 for 9 off their allotted 50 overs.

Wickets fell regularly after tea but a fine 67 not out from James Longhurst support at the end by Will Cosstick (29) meant the team reached the important 200 run mark to pick up their 8th bonus point of the day before the team was all out for 213 in the last over.  The team has now climbed out of the relegation zone.

The 3rd XI travelled just up the road to play Rodmersham.  Bapchild decided to field and bowled well but after an early wicket Rodmersham fought back scoring 227 for 5 off their 40 overs. Pick of the bowlers Toby Heather (3 for 26) and Shiv Patel (2 for 43)

After tea wickets fell regularly and the team found themselves all out for 76 with top score coming from Freddie Corner (24)

The Sunday team entertained Chesterfield on Sunday in their KVL league match. Put into the field the team bowled well using 8 bowlers. Daniel Gunner (2 for 15) and  Will Cosstick (2 for 18) both picked up a brace while 5 others picked up a wicket a piece and a runout from Ella Hadler saw the visitors all out for 221 in the 35th over.

Tom Carey (51) and Matt Lewis (35) got the team off to a good start. Linc Bryden (40) and Ricky Dale (50) carried on the attack wickets fell meaning the team ended up just 14 runs short at the close of play.

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