Brook are undone by Ealham
BROOK’S young side were hustled out for just 18 on their way to a 75run defeat by Ashford in Division 1 of the KCB Ashford & District Indoor Cricket League. Replying to the Ashford total of 93, Brook lasted just 4.2 overs, with the eight runs from the bat all coming in singles. Shannon Fattore (2-5 in one over) and Ben Ealham (2-6 in two) did most of the damage, and Ealham’s effort completed a good day for him after he had made 25 coming in last for Ashford. Charlie Thompson (3-29) and George Wall (2-16) did best with the ball for Brook. Ashford now have a semi-final tie on Sunday against Division 2 Stone, for whom opener Tevis Knight hit an unbeaten 46 as they compiled a total of 99-5 against Ashford 2nds. David Player chipped in with 23 and in reply Ashford closed on 76-3, Neil Tegg finishing unbeaten on 25. Chris Vernon (46) and Dan MacDonald (36) led the way as Bethersden scored 133-3 against Division 1 rivals Boughton & Eastwell, who rallied from 58-4 at halfway to reach 94 in reply. James Rand (32) and Dan Chadwick (22) led the Boughton recovery while Richard Williams claimed 2-30 for Bethersden. The day’s sole Division 3 match saw Elvington overcome Headcorn by 15 runs, helped by 26 wides. A similar score from the bat of John Martin helped Elvington to a total of 104 and in reply Headcorn were 89 all out, having laboured to 38-2 after six overs. The match was held up for 15 minutes when Elvington wicketkeeper Duncan Payne sustained a dislocated shoulder.
FIXTURES in the Jimmy Goddensponsored KCB Folkestone League featured matches in Division 2 and no team was able to reach the par score of 110. Selsted batted first against Elham Valley B in the opening match and reached 107-4, with 39 from Neil Bristow and 26 from Chris Green. Tim Goss took 2-25. In reply, Elham’s two openers Kavan Risby and Alex Feaver retired with 25, followed by Ollie Boughton. His quarter century only took five scoring shots as the Valley cruised home with two overs to spare. In game two, five-man Saltwood batted first against Hawkinge and scored 100-3 with Jeremy Russell and Adam Lewsey the main contributors. Liam Clark was the pick of the bowlers (2-14). Hawkinge scored 90 all out in reply with Joe Payne scoring 27. Game three saw Etchinghill bat first against a much-improved Westbourne side and they scored 95-5. James Glover scored 34 runs and John Mortimer took 2-12. Westbourne also had two overs to spare when they reached their target with John Bispham scoring 25 and Dave Clipstone 23.