Cel­e­bra­tions fol­low fi­nal-day washout

Kent Re­gional League

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Mer­sham were crowned Cham­pi­onship East cham­pi­ons on Satur­day even though their fi­nal fix­ture, at home to St Mar­garet’s, was aban­doned.

The visi­tors were 17-2 from seven overs when the rain came but the 10 points gained by Mer­sham proved enough to give them the ti­tle, two clear of Kings Hill.

Mer­sham fin­ished with 14 wins from their 18 matches – los­ing just three times – and will play in the Premier Di­vi­sion next sea­son.

Boughton and East­well rounded off their Cen­tral Di­vi­sion 1A pro­gramme with a 79-run vic­tory over Head­corn.

Ed Miller (52), Dave Gray (49) and Isaac Car­ney (37) top scored in Boughton’s 181-4 and in re­ply, Head­corn were dis­missed for 102.

Dave Gray took 5-39 and Si­mon Ay­lott 2-9 as Boughton fin­ished the sea­son sec­ond, 27 points be­hind cham­pi­ons Borstal.

Opener Stu­art Wise hit 187 as Wye scored a match-win­ning to­tal of 320-6 in 43.5 overs against Frids­bury.

Matt Barnes (35) and Matt Le­clere (34) were the other main con­trib­u­tors and de­spite 97 from opener Jor­dan White, Frinds­bury closed on 229-7, giv­ing Wye – who used eight bowlers – vic­tory by 91 runs.

They fin­ished fifth in the ta­ble. Ken­ning­ton’s fi­nal match in 1A East against Mar­gate was aban­doned with­out a ball be­ing bowled. Both sides took 10 points leav­ing Ken­ning­ton sev­enth.

Ken­ning­ton 2nds fin­ished as cham­pi­ons of 1C East af­ter beat­ing 10-man Folke­stone 4ths by six wick­ets.

With five bowlers shar­ing the wick­ets, Folke­stone were re­duced to 48 all out in 20 overs with a key mo­ment be­ing the run-out of Folke­stone cap­tain John Niewoudt by Ken­ning­ton’s Peter Moss.

Some good bowl­ing and field­ing by Folke­stone saw Ken­ning­ton re­duced to 25-4 but with rain threat­en­ing, a part­ner­ship of 26 by Rob Beale (17 not out) and Kieran Nash (6 not out) saw them home – to pip Whit­stable 3rds to the ti­tle by one point.

Tony Adams took 3-15 and John Har­man 3-29 as Mer­sham 2nds bowled out Hol­bor­ough 2nds for 99 in 2A East.

Mer­sham lost seven wick­ets in pur­suit of their tar­get with opener Abhi Panda (37) the lynch­pin. They fin­ished the sea­son fifth.

Willes­bor­ough fin­ished fourth in 2B East af­ter their fi­nal game, against cham­pi­ons Sturry, was aban­doned.

Ken­ning­ton 2nds, who beat Folke­stone 4ths to clinch pro­mo­tion

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