Wye take ti­tle with em­phatic vic­tory

Kent Vil­lage Lge

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Wye won the Di­vi­sion 3 ti­tle in style with a 120-run win against vis­it­ing Bearsted on the fi­nal day of the sea­son.

Opener Matt Barnes scored an un­beaten 108 as Wye made 270-2 off their 40 overs.

He shared a sec­ond­wicket stand of 146 with Matt Le­clere (66), be­fore Steve Knighton ham­mered an un­beaten 50 off 31 balls, reach­ing his half-cen­tury with a six off the fi­nal ball of the in­nings.

Bearsted were 63-5 at one stage be­fore fi­nally be­ing dis­missed for 150 with Ian Lewis tak­ing 4-32.

Else­where in the di­vi­sion, Stowt­ing’s and Pluck­ley’s cam­paigns both ended in de­feat.

Stowt­ing suf­fered a nine-wicket loss at Bredgar af­ter scor­ing 175-6 with opener Jon Hill fin­ish­ing 92 not out.

Pluck­ley were dis­missed for 98 by Selling with Robert Hills top scor­ing with 33.

The visi­tors replied with 101-2 in only the 17th over.

There was no re­sult in Ald­ing­ton’s home clash with Tyler Hill.

In Di­vi­sion 1, Stone-in­Oxney lost by 118 runs at Har­ble­down af­ter be­ing dis­missed for 94 in pur­suit of 212-6.

Pa­trick Watcham took 4-44 for Stone, while James Nor­ton (29) was the only bats­man to make it into dou­ble fig­ures in the run chase.

Rob Sparks made 112 not out, while Ben Dak­ing scored 50 as Eger­ton posted 236-4 at Wing­ham.

Wil­liam Fen­wick then took 4-50 as the home side were bowled out for 143.

Great Chart will make the move up to the top flight af­ter fin­ish­ing sec­ond in Di­vi­sion 2.

Dun­can Gar­rett fin­ished with 382 runs at an im­pres­sive av­er­age of 76.40.

Brook­land con­ceded against Wood­church, while Chal­lock lost by eight wick­ets at Worth.

El­liot Inch (46 not out) and Matthew Richard­son (45 not out) took Chal­lock to 143-3 be­fore Worth made 146-2 in re­ply.

Lit­tle Chart fin­ished bot­tom of Di­vi­sion 4 af­ter a 94-run loss at Nor­ton Sports.

Mattew Ec­cles took 3-24 as Nor­ton were dis­missed for 135. Lit­tle Chart could only make 41 in re­ply, with no-one in dou­ble fig­ures.

Mer­sham Sports bowled Hor­ton Kirby out for 122 with Kevin Wise tak­ing 4-29.

Opener Matthew Fagg (60) led the suc­cess­ful run chase as his side made 123-7.

Great Chart won the Di­vi­sion 5 clash against Lit­tle­bourne by six wick­ets af­ter chas­ing down 158-9 with Stu­art Young fin­ish­ing un­beaten on 51.

Chris Gower took 4-33 for Kingsnorth at Har­ble­down but it wasn’t enough to pre­vent his team from los­ing by 68 runs.

The home side made 191-7 be­fore Kingsnorth were dis­missed for 123 with Luke Laws mak­ing 35 of them and Dan Atkin­son 26.

Rol­ven­den fin­ished top of Di­vi­sion 6, de­spite a 35-run loss against the other pro­moted side, Kings Hill.

Kings Hill made 185-8 with Ross An­trem tak­ing 4-27.

An­trem then led the way with the bat, top scor­ing with an un­beaten 57 as his side closed on 150-8.

Above, Di­vi­sion 3 cham­pi­ons Wye. Be­low, Eger­ton who played Wing­ham in the Kent Vil­lage League on Sun­day

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