Star performers who lit up the season
WITH the Lords East Kent Cricket League season done and dusted despite the summer pattern of wet and dull weather, there was keen and competitive cricket played.
Whitstable were crowned champions with Canterbury two points behind. Ashford Town though finished a creditable third after leading for a long period and only falling away in the latter stages.
Overseas player, Caiden Lang (Canterbury) led the batting charts with 697 runs at an average of 99.57. The performance was a great effort with 10 innings consisting of eight half centuries and one short of a century (99 runs) when victory was gained against Ashford Town.
Other batsmen topping the 500 run mark included home talent Liam Tegg (Ashford Town); West Indian Leon Johnson (Sandwich) and Australian Kyle McAlister (Mersham Sports).
McAlister also scored 155 runs in one innings but was surpassed by Ciaran Morgan (St Lawrence and Highland Court), striking 162 versus Rainham.
Josh Gould of Whitstable recorded the best bowling analysis with six for 29 against Deal Victoria and Barns Close and for the season took 20 scalps.
Close behind on 19 came Leon Johnson (Sandwich); James Rand 16 (Ashford Town); Scott McNamara (Deal Victoria and Barns Close) and Ben Dwyer (Hythe) were next in line with 15 wickets apiece.
There were also eight individuals taking five wicket hauls. Leading the way was Rand (Ashford Town) achieving five for five against Broadstairs and spinner Vishaul Singh (Sandwich) five
for seven versus Nonington.