Knight lays the plat­form for win

Ten­ter­den

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Cricket -

Ten­ter­den sur­vived an­other tough ex­am­i­na­tion to record a 61-run win at Lordswood and move into sec­ond place in the Premier Di­vi­sion two points be­hind lead­ers Black­heath, the only team to beat them so far this sea­son.

Ben Knight’s 81 was the stand-out in­nings in the vis­i­tors’ to­tal of 206, af­ter be­ing put into bat, be­fore Sam Weller’s sec­ond spell pro­duced four wick­ets, ush­er­ing out the home tail, as the Med­way club were dis­missed for 145.

The game was de­layed by an hour and re­duced to 45 overs af­ter the um­pires were ap­par­ently un­happy with the state of the wicket – one side was wet, the other dry.

Skip­per Te­vis Knight said: “It was a great team per­for­mance, not ev­ery­body fired but peo­ple stood up.

“The way we are play­ing, we de­serve to be sec­ond and are putting for­ward a fair case that we are not just there to make up the num­bers.”

“Ben was su­perb – we said at A Craw­ford b Masters .........................7 C Ver­non c Lock­hart b Anyon ............17 B Po­pli run out ..................................10 A Ball b Lara­man ..............................26 B Price c Pies­ley b Khan ...................81 T Grif­fin lbw b Lara­man ......................5 T Knight Snr c Lock­hart b Lara­man .....0 A Neale c Lock­hart b Lara­man ............2 S Weller lbw b Khan..........................15 T Richards run out ............................12 T Curteis not out .................................5 Ex­tras ...............................................26 came back and bowled a great spell.”

Ali Neale made the break­through send­ing back Kent’s South African Sean Dick­son. Chris Ver­non then S Tay­lor run out ................................25 J Richard­son c Ham­mond b Em­mett ...6 S Ken­nett c Ham­mond b Richard­son ...5 P Shields run out ................................0 S An­stey not out .................................1 Ex­tras ...............................................22 M Draper c Cham­ber­lain b Lewis ........2 S Gould c Star­ley b Wise .................147 B Gould c Star­ley b Leclere .............173 G Gould c Shan­non b Wise ................13 T Beer c&b Shan­non ...........................0 J Gould not out .................................32 N Davey not out ..................................7 Ex­tras .................................................5 R Subra­money c Rus­sell b Bris­tow-Di­a­mond..3 H Tay­lor c Dewe b Knight ....................3 B Pursey c Dak­ing b Knight ...............13 A San­dalli not out................................8 R Humm b Knight ...............................4 Ex­tras .................................................7 M Gu­rung c Gar­ner b Ay­lott ...............28 R God­den c N Grif­fiths b Owens ..........4 B God­den c Gar­ner b Owens ...............1 N Thapa lbw b J Grif­fiths...................11 O Lud­lom b Ay­lott ...............................8 D Rus­ton b J Grif­fiths ..........................6 J Sea­grove c N Grif­fiths b Ay­lott ..........1 S In­gle­ston not out ..............................3 A Tom­lin­son run out............................0 Un­sure b Povey ...................................0 P John­son b Povey..............................0 Ex­tras ...............................................22 R Sparks c Ewart b Matthews .........116 L Man­gold lbw b Ewart .......................6 N Billing b Laslett..............................33 D Velvick not out .................................9 P Hope not out ....................................3 Ex­tras ...............................................18 S Free­man c Goss b Mar­den ...............3 A Walker b Bland ................................3 O Piper b Willem Gray .......................24 S Earle c Mor­phett b Mar­den ..............7 R Knight c Boughton b Willem Gray ....7 J Knight Jnr b Bland .........................27 G Wool­lett b Willem Gray.....................0 P Watcham b Mor­phett .....................14 M Rams­den c Risby b Bland ...............7 H Pelling-Smith c Bam­bridge b Bland .3 T Knight Snr not out ............................0 Ex­tras ...............................................16

Pic­ture: Steve Crispe FM4368186

Ten­ter­den lose a wicket to Lordswood bowler James Anyon

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