Prolific Paine plunders another century
Kent Village League
Mark Paine cracked 13 sixes and 10 fours in his second successive hundred as Woodchurch beat Saltwood by 179 runs in Division 3 Paine followed up his 105 against Aldington the previous week with 165 off 120 balls, sharing an opening stand of 134 with skipper brother Steve in a total of 295-8. Andy Lowe then took 4-53 to help bowl out Saltwood for only 116. Matt Ford hit 51 as Dymchurch (127) lost by 51 runs at Elham Valley (178-8). Aldington (102-3) beat Little Chart (101) by seven wickets. Ben Toseland, Robert Miller and Paul Rodway all claimed three wickets each, Neil Hardy then hit 31 not out as they got home inside 13 overs. Tahu Tippu hit 90 as Mersham- le-Hatch (178-5) won by five wickets at Bredgar (174). K Jenopan hit eight fours and a six in his 63 as Selsted (184) went down by five wickets at home to Division 1 leaders Street End. Julian Bashford hit 50 as Smarden (186-8) lost at Town Malling (208-6) by 22 runs Egerton 168-9 sneaked home with three balls to spare at home to Great Chart (166-9). Darren McGoldrick hit 68 for Chart. Luke Hardcourt (102) and Stuart Paine (89) shared an opening stand of 129 as Brookland racked up 237-3 in their 137-run Division 2 win at Challock (100). William Mills then took 4-11 in five overs to complete the win. A last-wicket stand of 26 by Neal Metcalf (41 not out) and Martin Goodwin (5 not out) batted 10-man Benenden (182-8) to victory at home to Wye (181-7) in Division 4. Opener Lee Bezuidenhout hit 58 while Wye’s Paul StonerLewis took three wickets in one over. Robert Banks made 91 in the visitors 181-7, Neal Metcalf finishing with 4-24, John Hill hit 88 not out as Stowting (195-5) beat Bilsington (193-7) by five wickets. Ben Ashton struck 70 for Bilsington, Alan Crush finishing with 4-54. Pluckley (117) went down by nine wickets at home to Selling (119-1). Mersham Sports trio James Fearne (3-15), Jack Kellam (2-7) and Benjamin Hoffman (2-10) helped dismiss Eastchurch for only 58 in Division 5. Sports then made 61-2 in 10 overs Great Chart (123-7) beat Harrietsham (122) by three wickets in Division 6 while Kingsnorth (169-7) lost by six wickets to Harbledown.
SOLID: Ben Ashton made 70 for Bilsington