Keogh’s maiden cen­tury en­sures St Peter vic­tory

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Scor­ing his first cen­tury in any kind of cricket, Keogh even­tu­ally fin­ished on 110 not out, but they were not the only hot shots.

Put into bat, Chal­font lost a wicket in the first over, but Sam Sy­mons (56) and Mur­ray Scott (51) found the pitch and light­ning fast out­field to their lik­ing and put on 110 in 16 overs be­fore both fell to catches off Hare­field’s leg spin­ner.

Bat­ting at five, Keogh played sen­si­bly while main­tain­ing the scor­ing rate and was ably sup­ported by Justin Weller (23) and Steve Hold­ship (26 not out), and as a dec­la­ra­tion loomed, he ac­cel­er­ated to get to his cen­tury and cel­e­brated by hit­ting the last ball of the in­nings for six.

Chal­font de­clared on a for­mi­da­ble look­ing 284-5 and Hare­field were never in the run­ning.

All the bowlers chipped in, with leg spin­ner Joe Stokes-Neustadt re­turn­ing per­sonal best fig­ures of 3-34, while Sy­mons made the most of his one over, tak­ing two wick­ets in as many balls for no runs, as Hare­field suc­cumbed for 140.

But the ta­bles were turned in Di­vi­sion 5a, where Chal­font’s 1sts went down by eight wick­ets to Hare­field’s 3rds, de­spite knocks of 55 from Jerry Sewell and 43 from Saqib Ahmed.

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