Chanda brings contest to swift end
Three wickets in one over by Timir Chanda rushed Tenterden to a 89-run win over Bromley Common to lift them out of the bottom two in Shepherd Neame Kent League Division 1.
The Indian all-rounder polished off the tail in decisive fashion, earning his side 18 points in the first weekend of win/lose cricket, as the visitors, needing 236 to win, were dismissed for 146 with 12 overs to spare.
Chanda finished with 4-20 to cap a good afternoon after he had hit a rapid 37 with the bat.
The victory takes Tenterden nine points clear of Orpington and Crawford said: “Timir took three in four balls to wrap things up. It was a good all-round performance from the side.
“Bromley were still in the hunt for much of the game and the game was probably closer than it appears on paper.”
Visiting skipper Leigh Walker and former Kent man James Goodman both hit 52, the latter falling to an excellent catch in the deep by James Rand – again off Chanda.
Chris Vernon’s direct-hit ran out Ryan Price (130-5) and Goodman (52) was next to go, courtesy of an excellent catch in the deep by James Rand off Chanda. Ben Price’s excellent stumping sent back Jack Stephens before Chanda’s match-winning burst.
Crawford made 65 and Tyler Griffin 46 in Tenterden’s 235 all out before they lost three quick wickets at the end.
The skipper added: “Tyler has been short of runs recently so it was good to see him bat well again. I batted a lot more fluently than the week before but I was frustrated to get out when I did because I was eyeing the opportunity of getting a hundred.”
Skipper Tim Russell recorded his third successive halfcentury as Tenterden 2nds lost by six wickets at leaders Blackheath. He hit 77 and Jimmy Collins 54 in a total of 241-7 but the hosts’ Richard Fleming’s unbeaten 107 carried his side to victory with six overs to spare. Tenterden’s Nick Hall finished with 3-62.
STYLISH SHOT: Tenterden opener Dan McDonald picks up runs against Bromley Common