Runs flow in fes­ti­val

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - -

Ten­ter­den had a Cricket Week to re­mem­ber, win­ning five of their seven matches with one aban­doned. The club also recorded a win dou­ble in the Shep­herd Neame Kent League on Satur­day (see sep­a­rate match re­port). Vic­tory against the Ex­iles last Fri­day came off the fi­nal ball, while Ben Price, first Xl skip­per An­drew Craw­ford and Rob Sparks hit hun­dreds dur­ing a week of high-scor­ing cricket. Price hit 174 and Mark Kokki­nos 51 not out, as Ten­ter­den (362-3) rounded things off last Sun­day, beat­ing Rory Sloan’s XI (266) by 96 runs. Tom Richards fin­ished with 5-36. Sparks, fol­lowed up his hun­dred against Sevenoaks Vine 2nds the pre­vi­ous week­end, with 135 as Ten­ter­den de­clared on 351-3 against Ex­iles, shar­ing in stands of 146 with 2nd XI cap­tain Tim Rus­sell(69) and 81 with Ab­dul­lah Adil (85 not out. Will Pillinger top scored for Ex­iles with 80, while Ryan Knight took 5-65 Craw­ford (136 not out) and Chris Ver­non (38 not out), bat­ted Ten­ter­den (281-5) to a five-wicket win over Longfel­lows on the Thurs­day. Lo­gan hit an im­pres­sive 163 out of the vis­i­tors’ to­tal of 277. Late order pair Mark Bar­ton (52) and Adil (44) helped Ten­ter­den re­cover from 199-7 to fin­ish on 324, in a 37-run de­feat by Jack Massey XI on the Wed­nes­day. Ver­non (52) and Pa­trick Collins had given the hosts a good start with an opend­ing stand of 97, be­fore wick­ets fell at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals. J Kil­ber (92), T Austin (82) and S Keen (77) all bat­ted well as Massey XI scored 361-8 de­clared. Worces­ter­shire tourists Bewd­ley (241-2) were eight wicket win­ners on the Tues­day, thanks to C Wil­son (75) and C Franklin (92 not out). Rus­sell (62 not out) and a sec­ond-wicket stand of 94 be­tween Price (74) and Kokki­nos (44) saw Ten­ter­den de­clare on 238-6. Ten­ter­den re­gained the Jack Ed­wards Tro­phy beat­ing Brom­ley vis­i­tors The Nod­dy­men by 29 runs on the Mon­day Hay­den Walsh (77), Ver­non (71) and Luke Man­gold (67) bat­ted the home side to 364, A Stick­els tak­ing 5-172 af­ter bowl­ing through­out the in­nings. Walsh and Richards then claimed three wick­ets each in Nod­dy­men’s to­tal of 335. The open­ing game, on the Sun­day – against Chris Lin­ton’s XI – was aban­doned due to rain, with the vis­i­tors 73-3 af­ter 15 overs. Grounds­man Bill Lacey and his band of helpers de­serve thanks for their hard work through­out the week.

Pic­ture: Chris Davey FM3323752


Mark Kokki­nos in ac­tion

dur­ing Ten­ter­den’s match with Bewd­ley at Morghew Park on Tues­day

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