Hill and Ball com­bi­na­tion sees Stowt­ing home – just

Kent Re­gional League

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Strong bowl­ing spells from Jon Hill and Clif­ford Ball saw Stowt­ing se­cure a one-run vic­tory in a tight 1B East game at Sturry 1sts.

Stowt­ing elected to bat af­ter win­ning the toss and reached 105-8. Three Jack­sons starred with the bat. Cap­tain Mark Jack­son (22), wick­et­keeper David Jack­son (33 not out) and Mick Jack­son (27) held to­gether Stowt­ing’s in­nings.

The hosts made a few promis­ing starts in their in­nings but Hill (4-17) and Ball (3-17) took the fi­nal six wick­ets be­tween them and Sturry were bowled out just one run short of Stowt­ing’s to­tal.

In the 1A East derby be­tween Ken­ning­ton and Wye, it was the lat­ter who came out with the brag­ging rights.

Visi­tors Ken­ning­ton made 92 all out with only Joe Jolly (35) and Chris Drake­ley (31) mak­ing dou­ble fig­ures.

Mark Shan­non, Stu­art Wise and James Cham­ber­lain took three wick­ets apiece, while wick­et­keeper Raj Ma­hade­va­iah took four catches.

In re­ply, the hosts were dis­rupted by Ken­ning­ton’s Jeremy Grove, who took 4-29. But Matt Le­clere (47 not out) and James Cham­ber­lain (19 not out) saw Wye reach the tar­get af­ter 28 overs.

Boughton & East­well main­tained their pro­mo­tion charge with an eightwicket win at home to Can­ter­bury 3rds. Can­ter­bury were put in to bat by the hosts and were skit­tled for just 52 runs. Si­mon Ay­lott and An­drew Car­ney both took 3-15.

It took Boughton & East­well just 10 overs and one wicket to reach Can­ter­bury’s to­tal with open­ers Isaac Car­ney (17) and Ed Miller (26 not out) se­cur­ing the 20 points.

In 2B East, Willes­bor­ough won at Whit­stable 3rds to ce­ment their po­si­tion at the top of the ta­ble.

Cap­tain Cal­lum Stuckey took three wick­ets, while Sha­heer Ma­lik, Vishal Sa­jiku­mar and Lewis Back all took catches off their own bowl­ing as Whit­stable were dis­missed for 97.

The lead­ers se­cured an eight-wicket win with Sa­jiku­mar (63 not out) lead­ing the way.

Mer­sham 2nds lost at Walmer af­ter the hosts posted 292-2. Walmer man­aged to re­strict Mer­sham to 190-6 with James Foot scor­ing 50 not out.

Else­where, Boughton & East­well 2nds (107 all out) were un­able to re­strict Lit­tle­bourne 3rds, who won by seven wick­ets in 1C East.

Mer­sham 1sts and Ken­ning­ton 2nds had their matches against Black­heath Wan­der­ers and Herne Bay re­spec­tively, aban­doned with­out a ball be­ing bowled.

Pic­ture: Tony Flash­man FM4390309

Left, Stonein-Oxney’s Scott Free­man bowl­ing against Har­ble­down in the Kent Vil­lage League

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