Wye take title with emphatic victory
Kent Village Lge
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