Top five all fail as Town have off day

Ash­ford Town

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Cap­tain Liam Tegg crit­i­cised Ash­ford Town’s bat­ting fol­low­ing a ninewicket de­feat at Non­ing­ton in Di­vi­sion 2 of the Shep­herd Neame Kent League.

Town slumped to 115 all out af­ter the top five were dis­missed in sin­gle fig­ures, in­clud­ing a duck for Tegg.

Overseas player Saul An­stey made 31 not out at No.9 but, in the main, it was a day to for­get.

Tegg said: “We just weren’t very good. We didn’t bat well enough. The wicket did a bit early on but it was still no ex­cuse for some of the dis­missals.

“It sets a trend when you lose early wick­ets. You’re fight­ing a los­ing bat­tle and we weren’t able to build any part­ner­ships. It killed us.

“The top three, me, Luke Reeves and Tim Ham­bridge, couldn’t do a lot, but there were some give­aways from a few of the lads.

“If we’d got 160/170 it might have been a dif­fer­ent game but 150 is never enough. Saul bat­ted nicely, though. He just walked out and had his tim­ing from ball one.” C Wil­liams c Price b Weller ...............19 T Luck­hurst c Price b Weller ...............0 W Stick­ler c Price b Richards ..............4 A Wil­liams c Po­pli b Curteis...............54 J Baldwin lbw b Weller .......................0 D Smith c Price b Ver­non ..................16 S Grif­fin c Craw­ford b Ver­non ............10 W Bryce-Borth­wick c Ball b Curteis .....1 T Bur­ley c Ball b Curteis ......................0 P Sadler c Ver­non b Weller ..................5 F Florry not out ...................................1 Ex­tras ...............................................12

Si­mon Tay­lor took the only Non­ing­ton wicket to fall as the hosts com­pleted vic­tory in­side 20 overs.

Tegg added: “It was a warm day and with the sun on the wicket, it flat­tened out.

“It didn’t do any­thing when we bowled, although we didn’t bowl well ei­ther.”

De­feat saw Ash­ford drop to third­bot­tom, a point clear of the rel­e­ga­tion zone. They host Gravesend on Satur­day. Tegg said: “I think we’ll be all right this sea­son. The league is so close.

“Win two games and you’re up to third.”

Gary Sut­ton made 137 not out for Ash­ford Town 2nds in a Di­vi­sion 5 win­ning draw against Offham.

Sut­ton led Ash­ford to 237-2 in 46 overs.

Offham closed on 157-7 in re­ply, Ty­ron Beech with 3-23. L Tegg b Betts ....................................0 L Reeves b Betts .................................4 T Ham­bridge c Lewis b Sadler ............3 S Tay­lor c Bur­rett b Betts ....................7 J Richard­son c Birch b Sadler .............4 A Crouch c Lewis b Knowles .............11 S Ken­nett c Betts b Knowles .............16 C Calvert b McHugh ............................9 S An­stey not out ...............................31 L Perkins c McHugh b Tut­ton ..............5 P Shields c Bur­rett b Lewis ...............11 Ex­tras ...............................................14 D By­grave b Cook ...............................0 J Kel­lett c Cook b Fagg .......................0 S Har­man b McAlis­ter .......................35 C Pooley b Cook ..................................0 O Wi­je­siri­war­dana lbw b Cook...........16 D Franklin c Colthup b Cook ................0 P El­lis c Colthup b McAlis­ter..............16 A Barker not out................................41 K Cullern b Cook ...............................13 G Wood b McAlis­ter ..........................24 K Deane b McAlis­ter ...........................0 Ex­tras ...............................................19 Matt Barnes led Wye to vic­tory over Deal Vic­to­ria scor­ing 78 be­fore tak­ing three wick­ets in a 78-run win in 1A East. Af­ter win­ning the toss and bat­ting, the hosts made 237-8 in 40 overs with Barnes sup­ported by Steve Dagys (56), Stu­art Wise (36) and Matt Le­clere (30). Barnes (3-30) snared opener Sam Kil­lip in the first over with Le­clere tak­ing the catch at first slip. Deal were strug­gling at 26-2 when rain stopped play for more than an hour. But Wye took quick wick­ets af­ter play re­sumed, with Wise (2-23), Mark Shan­non (1-21), John Web­ster (1-26) and James Cham­ber­lain (1-21) shar­ing the spoils. Only a late resur­gence from Peter Moore (47 not out) and 32 from Nick Fran­cis got Deal Vic­to­ria to 159 all out with two balls re­main­ing, as Wye took full points. J Smith c Town­ley b Cadd ................50 A Dunn c Gar­rett b Town­ley ..............12 S Drake­ley c&b Pic­ton ......................14 D Matthews b Gar­rett........................54 J Stevens lbw b Gar­rett.....................52 T Mitchell c&b Gar­rett .......................17 M Far­rer c Gar­rett b Straw ..................1 D Stub­bings b Straw .........................28 E Laslett b Straw.................................4 C Lloyd-Hughes b W Ains­ley .............11 T Smith not out ...................................0 Ex­tras ...............................................16 R Boyns c Black­man b Lewis ............12 M Glad­well b Camp­bell .....................25 L Wels­man c Cot­ter b Lewis..............13 N Pres­neill b Barnes ...........................0 D Houghton-Judge not out ................10 J Knowler b Camp­bell .........................0 M Har­ris b Camp­bell ...........................9 Ex­tras .................................................9 D Payne b Jes­sop ...............................9 W Berry b Jes­sop................................0 R Tur­ney c&b Bar­ton .........................18 J Bash­ford c M Paine b Se­na­p­athi.....78 A Un­der­down b B Sar­gent ...................2 W Jarvis c Wil­lis b G Sar­gent ............17 J Phipps not out ................................19 T Phipps c Wil­lis b Bar­ton ...................5 T Cr­is­ford not out ................................2 Ex­tras ...............................................21 D Reed c Black b Smith ......................2 M Davies c Fagg b Smith ..................20 J Dall’Occo c Fagg b Smith .................6 P Dall’Occo c Fagg b Smith .................0 T Ford c Fagg b O Pugh ....................10 S Waite c&b Wise .............................10 S Carey c D Pugh b Wise ..................11 G Mills b O Pugh .................................0 A Collins b Wise ..................................1 Ex­tras .................................................4 S Wise c Kil­lip b McNa­mara ..............38 S Dagys c McNa­mara b Tay­lor ..........56 M Barnes c Court b Cum­ing ..............78 M Le­clere c Marsh b Fran­cis .............30 L Star­ley b Cum­ing .............................2 J Web­ster b Cum­ing ...........................5 J Kel­lam run out .................................0 J Cham­ber­lain not out.......................12 W Spain run out ..................................3 R Ma­hade­va­iah not out .......................1 Ex­tras ...............................................12 Mark Jack­son lbw b Hogg.................41 D Jack­son b Smith............................11 C Ball lbw b Stokes .............................3 M Christie b D Palmer .......................14 G Sheen b Hogg ..................................4 M Cox run out ...................................40 S Far­brace b Stokes............................6 D Gib­son b Stokes ..............................1 T Hard­ing b Stokes ...........................28 C Jack­son not out ...............................0 Ex­tras ...............................................24

El­ham Val­ley v Dover Cos­mopoli­tans, Hawkinge v East Lang­don, Hythe Green v Rams­gate Corinthian, Street End v Sel­sted, Sturry v Stowt­ing.

Ash 2nds v Mar­gate 2nds, Ken­ning­ton 2nds v Herne Bay, Sand­wich Town 4ths v Nel­son 2nds, Whit­stable 3rds v Willes­bor­ough.

Folke­stone 4ths v Ex­iles at Stelling Min­nis, Lit­tle­bourne 3rds v Boughton & East­well 2nds, Non­ing­ton 3rds v St Mar­garet’s 2nds.

Eger­ton v Wing­ham, El­ham Val­ley v Leeds & Broom­field, Great Chart v Lit­tle­bourne, Har­ble­down v Stone-in-Oxney, Sheld­wich v Harvel, Street End v Bapchild.

Chal­lock v Worth, Dym­church v Smar­den, Hol­bor­ough An­cho­ri­ans v Lin­ton Park, Ley­bourne v Tyler Hill, Meopham v Detling Mer­sham Le Hatch v Sell­ing, Wood­church v Wye.

Ad­ding­ton Vil­lage v Borstal, Bearsted v Upchurch, Brook­land v Sta­ple­hurst, Frinds­bury v Pluck­ley, Sel­sted v Hol­combe & BBH, Stowt­ing v Bredgar, Town Malling v Ald­ing­ton.

Blue House v Ex­iles at Stelling Min­nis, Har­ri­et­sham v Salt­wood, Higham & Mock­beg­gar v Nor­ton Sports, Hun­ton Wan­der­ers v Bor­den, Mer­sham Sports v Hor­ton Kirby, Te­ston v Kingsnorth, Wing­ham 2nds v Char­ing.

Bils­ing­ton v Boughto­nun­der-Blean, Eastchurch v High Hal­stow, Kings Hill v Har­ble­down 2nds, Lin­ton Park 2nds v Rol­ven­den, Lit­tle­bourne 2nds v Great Chart 2nds, Lit­tle Chart v St Ni­cholas and Sarre, New Ifield v Bob­bing Court and Lower Hal­stow.

Borstal 2nds v Stock­bury, Ch­est­field v Wood­coombe, Frit­ten­den v Sher­wood, Hor­ton Kirby 2nds v Pett, Hythe Green v Ken­ning­ton, Sturry v Hol­bor­ough An­cho­ri­ans 2nds, Tel­ston & Mere­worth v Loose & Leeds.

Wye’s Matt Barnes on his way to 78 against Deal Vics

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