Bapchild Cricket Club

Another Convincing Win for 1s


The 1st XI had a convincing win against Westgate at the weekend.

The 1st team travelled east to play Westgate and on winning the toss decided to bat. Adam Larking (83) and Simon Cosstick (78) got the team off to a dream start but four quick wickets looked like all the hard work could be undone.  However Callum Leary (61) supported by Matt Lewis (32) piled on more runs and the team reached 278 for 9 off their allotted 50 overs.

The home team’s top order scored steady but wickets fell regularly and pressure was maintained and once removed the remaining 7 players were dismissed for just 53 runs.   All out for 196 in the 42nd over the pick of the bowlers Adam Larking (3 for 14), Matt Lewis (3 for 37), Ricky Dale (2 for 47) and Owen Harrison (2 for 61).

The 2nd XI entertained Bromley Town and was put into bat by the visitors.  The top order played their role with Glenn Kennett (46), Adam Watson (43 no), James Weller (42) and John Heatley (34) all chipping and the score reached 200 for 4 at the end of their allotted 46 overs

Bromley Town never threatened to reach the target as wickets regularly fell and with 8 wickets down for 175 at the close of the innings the team had to settle for a winning draw.  Pick of the bowling Tyler Wassell (2 for 31) and Glenn Kennett (2 for 40)

The 3rd XI had a short journey to Rodmersham and when the Chairman finally arrived the game started with the team being put into bat by their 2nd XI.  With only 9 players the team conserved wickets and facing some good bowling struggled to 98 for 7 in their allotted 40 overs.

The team bowled and fielded well with Harry Mantle (2 for 24), Daniel Gunner (1 for 16) and the Chairman (2 for 24) all chipping in and for a short while looked to pulling off a good win.  Unfortunately the game slipped away and the home team reached the target in the 27th over for the loss of 5 wickets.

The Sunday XI travelled to Elham Valley and was put into bat.  Captain James Sutton went early but James Weller (18) and Ricky Dale (38) built a platform and Callum Leary (90) scored his second half century of the weekend missing out on his maiden ton for the club by just 10 runs.  The team reached 205 all out in the 38th over.

After tea the team never got a look in as the home team openers scored 114 and 78 respectively and with Robert Hawkes picking up the only wicket as the team used 9 bowlers trying to break through


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