Another Graham ton earns victory
Kent Regional Lge
Stuart Graham cracked his 10th hundred of the season as 2B East leaders Stowting beat Margate by 79 runs.
He hit 16 fours and five sixes, making 153 out of the hosts’ total of 209, the next highest scorers being 12.
The Thanet side struggled for runs, making 130-9 in reply.
Chris Watts’ hundred was the stand-out innings for Kennington but he still finished on the losing side in a three-wicket home defeat by Worth in 1A East.
His 101 included 13 fours and a six. He dominated the innings, before being seventh out at 178, in a total of 188-9.
Opener Muhammad Qamar hit 73 in Worth’s 191-7.
Wye narrowly missed out on toppling in-form Deal Vics, losing by one run in an exciting finish.
They needed six off the last ball for victory but only managed four byes, with Will Spain left unbeaten on 53.
Mark Webster made 57 in Wye’s total of 182-9.
Keith Secrett’s threewicket burst put Vics on the back foot early on, slipping to 77-5 at one stage, before two half-centuries saw them make 182-9.
Leaders 20 points Ramsgate conceded.
Lewis Back’s 101 not out led Willesborough to a six-wicket win over Elham Valley in Saltwood earned after opponents Corinthians 1B East. A combination of big hitting and good luck – he was dropped four times – enabled Back, supported by Callum Stuckey (19) and Martin Banning (16) to guide Willesborough to 181-4 and a victory with more than 10 overs to spare.
Tim Brierley hit 61 for Elham before a mid-innings collapse saw them dismissed for 178.
Mersham Sports 2nds (87) lost by eight wickets at Hawkinge (91-2).
Ed Miller’s half-century helped turn the Championship East table as second-bottom Boughton & Eastwell upset top-two side Cobham by four wickets.
Miller hit 57, including 12 fours, in B&E’s total of 174-6.
He received good support from fellow opener Isaac Carney with a run-a-ball 37 (including nine fours) in an opening stand of 50 and skipper Craig Mannering (26 not out).
Ian Thomas dismissed Cobham’s top-three before middle-order resistance held them at bay, the visitors finishing on 170-7.
Skipper Ashley Cook top- scored with 39 as Mersham Sports (161) went down by eight wickets at home to Bromley Town (162-2).
Skipper Daryl Carter (63) and Luke Mangold (55) top scored for Tenterden 3rds (218-9) as they suffered their first 1C defeat, losing by 62 runs at Stelling Minnis (280-7).
Ashford Town 3rds (131) beat Nelson (115-9) by 16 runs.
Tenterden’s Leus du Plooy on his way to 89 against Hartley in the Kent League, Premier Division