An­other Gra­ham ton earns vic­tory

Kent Re­gional Lge

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Cricket -

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.

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4860408

Ten­ter­den’s Leus du Plooy on his way to 89 against Hart­ley in the Kent League, Pre­mier Divi­sion

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