Chanda brings con­test to swift end


Kentish Express Ashford & District - - -

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.

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM2693287

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