Villagers claim T20 crown
Mersham Sports rounded off a successful summer by winning the Dyno Plumbing Kent T20 title at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on Saturday.
The Ashford villagers, who clinched the Kent Regional League Championship East title earlier this month, beat defending champions Frindsbury by 59 runs in the final.
Skipper Darren Pugh said: “It was a great way to end the season and a great day for everyone – the players and supporters.
“Everyone contributed to our league success and it was the same story on Saturday, not just down to one individual.”
Pugh received the trophy from Kent head coach Jimmy Adams and the sponsors’ Kent director Richard Read.
Kyle McAllister hit 43 and Tom Butt
Mersham Sports’ Tom Butt in action against Roan & Lambethans in the county T20 cricket competition semi-final at the St Lawrence Ground on Saturday morning. Left. Mersham’s Matt Fagg bowls to Roan & Lambethans,
right 33 as Mersham made 161.
Then Matthew Fagg (3-18) and skipper Pugh (2-18) ripped out the Frindsbury top order as they slipped to 36-6, before D Coyle held up their victory charge, blasting 38, before being bowled by Ashley Cook, as the Medway side finished on 102-8.
Mersham beat Kent Metropolitan side Roan & Lambethans by six wickets in the semi-finals.
Pugh (2-24) and Alan Stevens (3-16) restricted Roan to 97-7 from 18 overs.
Cook then hit 35 not out off 43 balls, with Pugh chipping in with an unbeaten 38 from 23 deliveries in a total of 98-4. Frindsbury beat Shooters Hill by 65 runs in the other semi-final.