El­gar chips in with bat and ball as Wye keep up pres­sure

Kent Re­gional League Pic­tures: Paul Amos

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Joe El­gar’s ef­forts with bat and ball helped Wye com­plete a 82-run win over Rain­ham to stay third in Divi­sion 1A Cen­tral, two points be­hind lead­ers Hol­combe & Blue Bell Hill.

The Med­way side floun­dered af­ter a promis­ing start to be dis­missed for 132, El­gar fin­ish­ing with 4-21 as the Ash­ford vil­lagers recorded their 10th win in 13 starts.

Open­ers James

Cham­ber­lain

(41) and skip­per Stu­art Wise (40) led a solid bat­ting dis­play, with El­gar hit­ting 36 in a to­tal of 214.

Paul White con­trib­uted an im­pres­sive 96 but still fin­ished up on the los­ing side, as 1B East bot­tom side Willes­bor­ough went down to a 20-run de­feat at home to Salt­wood.

Only Matthew Nash (33) made any other no­table con­tri­bu­tion in a to­tal of 184, re­ply­ing to the Hythe vis­i­tors’ in­nings of 204.

Mer­sham Sports suf­fered a sur­prise seven-wicket de­feat at home against strug­glers Street End, who broke their sea­son’s duck in Cham­pi­onship East.

Ken­ning­ton con­ceded their 1A East game at Mar­gate.

Dave Jackson (cen­tre) who made his 1,000 ap­pear­ance for Stowt­ing is pic­tured re­ceiv­ing con­grat­u­la­tions from his team-mates (from left): Colin Keeler, Ryan Bent, son Mark, Troy Hard­ing, Louis Keeler, Clif­ford Ball, um­pire Mike Christie, Mor­gan Re­gard­soe and Sam Pep­per

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Ash­ford Town cen­tury maker Luke Reeves against Faver­sham

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