Kent Village League
Two centuries saw Mersham Sports ease to a 233run victory over Blue House in Division 4. Abhi Panda and Darren Pugh both scored 108 to take Mersham’s total to 297-5. Panda hit 10 fours, while Pugh smashed 16 fours and four sixes. Alan Smith (4-37) and captain Josh Wise (3-14) then skittled Blue House for 64 to maintain pressure on top-of-the-table Charing. The league leaders beat Norton at home by 10 wickets when openers Tom Lee (70) and Les Milton (78) surpassed their total of 160-8. Wye recorded a fourth straight win in Division 2 with a 136-run success over Linton Park. The Ashford villagers made 246-4 in their 40 overs, with Max Campbell (82) and Neil Williams (76 not out) making the stand-out contributions. The hosts then took control with the ball, Ian Lewis (444) claiming both openers in his first two overs. Fellow opener Matt Barnes then ripped through the top order to leave Linton Park 66-7. They were dismissed for 110. Egerton lost by nine wickets against Elham Valley which leaves them just above the relegation places in Division 1. Only openers Steve Wellard (25) and Ben Daking (12) were able to make it into double figures as the hosts bowled them out for 74. Great Chart could not leapfrog Egerton and move out of the relegation places as they lost to secondplaced Ash by 136 runs. Harrison Straw and Duncan Garrett took three wickets apiece but Great Chart struggled to contain the visitors who reached 259 all out. The hosts could only muster 123 all out in reply with captain Gavin Hope leading by example with a top-score of 42. Elsewhere, Rolvenden skittled Harbledown 2nds for 70 in Division 5. After setting a target of 134-5 the visitors bowled Harbledown out with Gary Willis taking 4-13. Little Chart (111) were not able to catch Littlebourne 2nds (235-6) and are still looking for their first point of the season.