Bapchild Cricket Club

2nd Team Summary – 2016 Season

Bapchild CC had two teams in the Kent League for the first time in over 10 years as the 2nd XI had been promoted as Champions the previous season from the Kent Regional.

The second team’s first match was away to High Halstow and having being put into the field bowled the home team out for 73 with Glenn Kennett picking up 4 for 5 and well supported by Matt Lewis 3 for 9. The runs were knocked off for just the loss of 2 wickets. The following week they entertain Bromley Town and scored 205 for 6 with captain Nick Page 91 not out while Glenn (5 for 41) and Matt (3 for 55) again picking up wickets with the visitors being bowled out for 166.

Losing to Hartley by 4 wicket the following week and to Cowdrey (Glenn Kennett 54) the week after by 2 wickets put a dent in any promotion challenge but away to Offham put themselves in good position scoring 248 (Thomas Carey 92 no, James Sutton 64 and Matt Lewis 50). However, the home decided the total was too high and played for a draw at the outset. The following week against Shooters Hill only the weather won. Ashford Town was bowled out for 111 and 20 pts looked certain until the team collapsed after Steve Pumfrett’s (62) wicket fell and the game end in a tie. The weather won again against Chislehurst and a draw at Bettshangar (James Sutton 62) brought the fist half of the season to a close with the team mid-table

Losses against High Halstow and Bromley Town were frustrating as were the winning draws against Hartley (Steve Pumfrett 80) and Cowdrey (James Weller 57).   The following week Offham put the team into field and a superb spell from Glenn Kennett (6 for 13) saw the visitors bowled out for 98. Simon Cosstick (50 no) supported by James Sutton (36 no) knocked off the runs with 9 wickets to spare. A loss to Shooters Hill (Glenn Kennett 5 for 42, Simon Cosstick 50) then a winning draw against Ashford Town and a loss to Chislehurst (Glenn Kennett 4 for 47) saw the team travel to Bettshanger for the last game of the season unable to seek promotion. However they finished well keeping the home team down to 167 (Glenn Kennett 4 for 34) before knocking off the runs with 7 wickets to spare (Simon Cosstick 51, Nathan Glazier 46) and leaving them in a very respectable 4th place in their first year back.

We were extremely proud of Glenn Kennett who won Division 5’s 2nd XI Bowling Award with 42 wickets.