Ford lays the foun­da­tion for vic­tory

Kent Vil­lage League

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Matt Ford hit 121 to help Brook­land main­tain their Divi­sion 4 ti­tle chal­lenge with a 161-run win over Wing­ham 2nds. He led his side to an im­pres­sive to­tal of 281-3 in 40 overs, with Bradley Harper mak­ing 76. Jack Sav­age took 3-23 in Wing­ham’s 120 all-out. David Har­man was an­other cen­tury maker with 111 (15 fours and a six) as Mer­sham Sports (249-3) beat Hor­ton Kirby (187) by 62 runs. Skip­per Luke Laws made an un­beaten ton (16 fours) as Kingsnorth (162-0) won by 10-wick­ets at home to Te­ston (160-9). John Hughes fin­ished on 53 not out. Skip­per Owen Piper hit 30 off 27 balls as Stone-in-Oxney (89-8) edged home by two wick­ets (88) in Divi­sion 1 against Har­ble­down. The Can­ter­bury side had been re­duced to 37-6 at one stage. Scott Free­man (4-23) and Henry Pelling-Smith (3-12) were among the wick­ets for Stone-in­Oxney. Ben Dak­ing (44) top scored for Eger­ton (seven fours and a six off 49 balls) in their 145-9 but the vis­i­tors lost by seven wick­ets at Wing­ham (149-3). Skip­per Mark Paine hit 40 as Wood­church (101) lost by 55 runs at Lit­tle­bourne (156). Matt Barnes made 71 as Wye (200) lost by 35 runs at Ash (235). For­mer Kent and Eng­land wick­et­keeper Geraint Jones hit 45 and took two wick­ets for the home side. Daniel Bland hit 11 fours in his 54 as El­ham Val­ley (193-9) lost by six wick­ets at Leeds & Broom­field (200-4). Stephen Jack­son hit eight fours and three sixes in 63 off 47 balls as Divi­sion 2 lead­ers Stowt­ing (212) beat Mer­sham Le Hatch (203-9) by nine runs. Craig Hard­ing struck seven fours and a six in his run-a-ball 50. David Khan top scored for Mer­sham with 50 (five fours and three sixes). Daniel Peach took 5-39 for Chal­lock (94), who lost by 43 runs at Worth (137). Ja­son Wall made 67 as Sel­sted (176-8) went down by seven wick­ets at home to Borstal (177-3). Gary Sut­ton hit eight fours in his 33 not out as Pluck­ley (143-3) beat Frinds­bury (138) by seven wick­ets in Divi­sion 3. Opener Les Mil­ton (41) and No.10 bat Dave Ri­ley (40) led Char­ing’s scor­ing in a to­tal of 193, as they lost to Sta­ple­hurst (304-6) by 111 runs. Skip­per Ben Moyle made 38 for Great Chart (143) in their 62-run de­feat at Bredgar. In Divi­sion 5, Trevelyan Ni­cholas (96, with nine fours and three sixes) and Will Bur­ton (87 not out, with eight fours and five sixes) saw Bils­ing­ton (252-5) home by five-wick­ets at Boughton-un­der­Blean (249-9). Lit­tle Chart’s Craig Taylor (4-15) and Har­ri­son Pack (4-28) helped bowl out St Ni­cholas & Sarre for only 46. Chart strug­gled for runs as well, fin­ish­ing on 50-5. Rol­ven­den (188-7) lost by seven wick­ets at Ex­iles at Stelling Min­nis (192-7).

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Wye’s Matt Barnes – scored 22 and took 4-14 against Rams­gate Corinthi­ans

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