Five-star Folke­stone en­joy best ever sea­son


Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Classified -

FOLKE­STONE Cricket Club cel­e­brated their most suc­cess­ful in­door sea­son ever by bag­ging five ti­tles. The se­nior teams topped Divi­sion 1 and 2 of the Folke­stone League, as well as winning the Dover League and Folke­stone League cup com­pe­ti­tions. The Dover Cup was clinched with victory over Bette­shanger A in the fi­nal at Can­ter­bury, be­fore they beat Sibton Park A in the Folke­stone fi­nal. The un­der-15s were also in fine form, tak­ing the Saxon Shore League crown af­ter winning a thrilling de­cider against St Lawrence by four wick­ets. Peter Turn­bull (28) and Rus­sell Green­hill (25) steered them home, af­ter they had re­duced St Lawrence to 61 all out. The un­der-15s squad in­cluded cap­tain Barry Good­sell, Green­hill, Dom La­grue, El­liot Paige, Joe Payne and Biff Shar­rock. Club chair­man John God­den said: “In all my many years of cricket at Folke­stone I can­not re­mem­ber a more suc­cess­ful win­ter cam­paign.”

Fifty youngsters took part in the KCB Ash­ford District In­door Cricket Tour­na­ment at the Stour Cen­tre. Eight teams played a round robin com­pe­ti­tion to find four semi-fi­nal­ists, which in turn pro­duced two fi­nal­ists, the Roy­als and the Cru­saders. Bat­ting first in the fi­nal, the Roy­als made 224-5 from their six overs, but it wasn’t enough as the Cru­saders re­sponded with 248-1 to win by 24 runs.

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