There’s no stopping Graham
ALL-ROUNDER HITS ANOTHER TON AS STOwTINg TRIUMPH Kent Regional League
Nobody is enjoying the summer more than Stuart Graham.
The Stowting all-rounder hammered 13 fours and five sixes in his latest century, a 55ball unbeaten 101 – 83 of them came in a match-winning stand with skipper Craig Harding (18 not out).
It was Graham’s eighth hundred of the season in all games for the club this season.
Stowting needed only 19 overs to reach a victory target of 152, in a six-wicket 2B East win over Whitstable 3rds.
Graham (pictured) had earlier taken 2-5 in the visitors’ total of 151-9.
Skipper Craig Mannering’s unbeaten 47 set up Boughton & Eastwell’s first Championship East win of the season.
Needing 128 to end an eightmatch losing streak, the Ashford villagers suffered a dramatic collapse, dipping from 62-1 to 69-7 against Sandwich Town 3rds, before Mannering and Chris Wills (15 not out) finished the job with an unbeaten stand of 61 to see their side home by three wickets.
Isaac Carney (26) and Gray (22) earlier added 50 for the second wicket, before wickets tumbled quickly.
Wills (3-14) and Andrew Carney (3-12 in 10 overs) were the pick of the B&E bowlers.
David Gray and wicket-keeper Edward Schryver claimed two catches apiece.
Openers Stuart Wise and John Webster guided Wye to a 10-wicket win at home to Canterbury 3rds in 1A East.
Webster hit 10 fours in his 48 from 95 balls, while Wise made an unbeaten 44 off 86 deliveries, including seven boundaries, in a stand of 120 spanning 29 overs.
Alex Watson (4-30) and Mark Shannon (3-25) spearheaded the Wye attack, helping bowl out Canterbury for only 119.
Lewis Back (95 not out) and Matthew Nash (51) featured in Willesborough’s 72-run win over Folkestone 3rds in 1B East.
They were the major Left, Stowting’s Stuart Graham – has scored eight centuries for the club so far this season contributors in a total of 235-5, before Martin Banning’s 3-30 helped restrict the visitors to 163-6.
Tenterden 3rds pair Oliver Potter (3-8) and Luke Mangold (3-15) played a big part in bowling out Boughton & Eastwell 2nds for only 94 in a 79-run win in 1C East.
Henry Pelling Smith hit 51 in Tenterden’s 172-7.
Dan Lett (74 not out) and Luke Andrews with 52 just failed to get Ashford Town 3rds (185-9) home.
The visitors lost by three runs at Littlebourne 3rds (1884). Only two other batsman making double figures proved Town’s downfall.
Tenterden 3rds’ Luke Mangold looks back but the ball didnt carry to Boughton & Eastwell 2nds’ keeper James Womack
Left, Tenterden 3rds’ Luke Mangold. Above, Boughton & Eastwell 2nds’ John Hopley bowling against Tenterden 3rds