Wise’s fire­works light up in­nings

Kent Re­gional League

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Wye turned in an im­pres­sive per­for­mance with a 50-run vic­tory in their 1A Cen­tral match against third-placed Borstal. Opener Daniel No­den (45) got the home team off to a good start and skip­per David Fletcher (42) con­tin­ued the good work. But Phil Wise’s score of 66 in­clud­ing 11 fours and 2 sixes was the de­ci­sive in­nings on the day bring­ing Wye’s to­tal to 232-7. Char­lie Wardzyn­ski top scored with 40 for the vis­i­tors but Borstal were bowled out for 182. Wye sit fourth. Sixth-placed Willes­bor­ough suf­fered a heavy away de­feat to 1A Cen­tral lead­ers Sher­wood. An­drew Fewtrell (118), Joe Parker (92) and Joe Hill (58) made life the most dif­fi­cult for the Willes­bor­ough bowlers set­ting a to­tal of 363-5 from their 46 overs. The Ash­ford team were bowled out for 95 leav­ing them 268 runs short. The only high­light came from Tim Luck­hurst who top scored with 33. Mer­sham Sports lost by 68 runs to sec­ond-placed Holling­bourne in Cham­pi­onship East. Ge­of­frey Fagg’s 5-50 in­clud­ing the wicket of top scorer Si­mon Ham­mond (77) re­stricted the vis­i­tors to 201-9 but fourth placed Mer­sham were un­able to chase the to­tal. They were all out for 133 with ex­tras (25) top scor­ing. Tom Butt (20) did best with the bat. Bot­tom of the ta­ble Ken­ning­ton pulled off a much-needed away vic­tory at St Mar­garet’s. Jamie Car­roll (3-57) was the pick of the bowlers and de­spite Ash­ley Birchenough’s score of 89, the home side were re­stricted to 233-7. Ken­ning­ton’s run-chase was aided by vi­tal con­tri­bu­tions from James Iles (51) and keeper Grant Lang­field (44) and Jeremy Grove (80 not out) saw his side home with one over to spare and four wick­ets re­main­ing. Daniel Ken­nett was St Mar­garet’s most ef­fec­tive bowler (4-52). Brook suf­fered a 49-run de­feat to Herne Bay in 1B East. Chas­ing 180 to win, open­ers Ab­dul Ma­lik and Sabeel Hus­sain both made 17 but there­after, only No.7 Ian Thomas (35) reached dou­ble fig­ures as they closed on 130-8. Thomas had ear­lier taken 3-35 in Bay’s 179-9. Open­ing part­ner Os­man Za­man chipped in with 2-38.

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