Ball hits ton in com­fort­able win

Ten­ter­den

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A hun­dred from Adam Ball led Ten­ter­den to a 72-run win over Hart­ley on Satur­day.

The Kent-all-rounder hit 106 – his first ton of the sea­son – in an im­pres­sive to­tal of 311-5, be­fore rain ar­rived at Morghew Park.

This trig­gered a de­lay, leav­ing the out-of-form de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons to chase a re­vised Duck­worth Lewis tar­get of 192 in 26 overs but they fell well short.

It was a re­turn to form for Ball, fol­low­ing a sec­ond-ball duck the pre­vi­ous week, as Ten­ter­den did the dou­ble over Hart­ley to move into fifth in the Pre­mier Divi­sion.

Ball’s knock, which in­cluded six sixes and six fours, was made off 108 balls and the only top flight cen­tury of the day in the rain-hit pro­gramme.

He was well sup­ported by South African all-rounder Leus du Plooy with 89 and 52 off 31 balls by Lin­den Lock­hart.

Hart­ley won the toss and put the hosts in, with du Plooy and Ball com­ing to­gether with the score 55-2, fol­low­ing the loss of Chris Ver­non (20) and skip­per Ben Price – first to go af­ter scor­ing 15 of the first 18 runs.

Ball and du Plooy shared a third-wicket stand of 161, tak­ing con­trol of the in­nings as the score moved past the 200 mark with 10 overs left.

Du Plooy, sec­ond top run scorer in the league with 634 – 23 be­hind Hart­ley’s Do­minic Hen­dricks – went for 89. Ball went on to reach three fig­ures, third out at 279, adding 53 with Lock­hart. B Price b Hock­ley..............................15 C Ver­non c Thomp­son b Red­wood.....18 J Du Plooy c Fat­tore b Mclean...........89 A Ball c Stick­els b Red­wood ............106 L Lock­hart b Red­wood ......................52 T Grif­fin not out ...................................7 J Drewe not out ..................................5 Ex­tras ...............................................19

The for­mer Lordswood cap­tain hit six fours and two sixes as Ten­ter­den went past 300.

Hart­ley’s at­tack suf­fered, three bowlers con­ced­ing 145 runs be­tween them off only 22 overs.

The vis­i­tors lost open­ers James Hock­ley and Richard Selvey-Clin­ton, to Tom Richards and Sam Weller re­spec­tively with only 17 on the board, be­fore the rain came at 44-2 af­ter eight overs.

When play re­sumed, they lost Hen­dricks and James Thomp­son in reach­ing 74.

There was then a flurry of wick­ets – three in the space of five runs – two for Ran­jit Singh and one for Ball, as Ten­ter­den T Sim­cock c A Car­ney b Thomas.......19 E Mar­shall b Thomas ........................15 L Mar­shall c Ay­lott b Thomas ..............7 S Kidd run out ...................................48 A Kidd lbw b A Car­ney ......................10 S Ed­wards c&b Gray .........................28 S Mur­ray c I Car­ney b Ay­lott ..............23 N Kraus not out ...................................8 S Ugarte not out..................................1 Ex­tras ...............................................11 eased to vic­tory.

Singh fin­ished with 3-9 from four overs.

The re­verse 2nd Xl fix­ture was aban­doned af­ter Hart­ley reached 188-9 in their 50 overs.

Mean­while, the club held their first spon­sors day on Satur­day.

Trea­surer Guy Day said: “We get huge sup­port from the lo­cal busi­ness com­mu­nity so we thought we would try host­ing it for the first time at the start of our cricket week.

“They saw a great game of cricket and ev­ery­body en­joyed them­selves.”

Ten­ter­den were beaten in the fi­nal of the Shep­herd Neame T20 com­pe­ti­tion by Tun­bridge Wells at Beck­en­ham the fol­low­ing day. Ben Price hit an un­beaten 75 in the semi-fi­nal win over Upchurch. A Ma­lik b English ................................3 M Nash c Bryant b J Bri­er­ley .............14 L Back not out ................................101 M Ban­ning c English b Bryant ...........16 J Thomas b Richards ..........................5 C Stuckey not out .............................19 Ex­tras ...............................................23 Gary Sut­ton hit 97 and guided Ash­ford Town 2nds to a ninewicket win at home to Offham on Satur­day. He dom­i­nated the run chase as Town reached 168-1, af­ter the

ASH­FORD TOWN:

S Wel­lard c D An­nand b Hick­lin ...........1 R Sparks b Hick­lin ..............................4 A Pask c Ray b Harris........................88 A New­port b Hick­lin ............................6 L Man­gold c Harris b Hick­lin ...............2 N Hope c D An­nand b Harris..............33 T Berger b Harris ................................2 P Hope not out ..................................32 N Billing not out ................................16 Ex­tras ...............................................18 A English c A Clark b Ain­scough..........5 E Mar­den b Black­man .......................28 T Bri­er­ley run out ..............................23 T Davis not out..................................55 J Lowis c Campbell b Ain­scough .......36 A Sel­lars c&b Campbell.......................2 J Bri­er­ley c Barlow b Black­man ..........5 D Bryant c Campbell b J Clark ............3 H Filby-Bar­nett not out ........................1 Ex­tras ...............................................22 Maid­stone vil­lagers had made 166-6 in their 46 overs. Ben Perkins fin­ished with fig­ures of 3-46. Town’s first XI game at Sid­cup was aban­doned with­out a ball Z Foulds c No­den b Se­crett .................8 D Gibb c Ma­hade­va­iah b Se­crett .......15 A Marsh c Wise b Se­crett ....................1 P Moore c Web­ster b Cham­ber­lain ....54 O Schofield c&b Web­ster ....................0 M Duck c Web­ster b No­den...............17 S Kil­lip st Web­ster b Wise .................55 C Smith b Cham­ber­lain .......................3 M Har­ring­ton not out ...........................6 N Fran­cis st Web­ster b Cham­ber­lain ...3 S Mar­riott not out................................9 Ex­tras ...............................................11 bowled, both sides tak­ing eight points. They stay third in Divi­son 3, with games in­volv­ing top-two Harvel and Cat­ford & Cyphers also washed out. I Avery c&b Lau­rent ..........................11 M Wil­loughby b Lau­rent ....................23 P Povey b Cork ...................................0 H Webb c C Bow­man b Lau­rent.........23 J Grif­fiths c East­man b Wil­son.............1 N Grif­fiths run out ...............................7 J Wo­mak not out...............................14 J Ho­p­ley not out ..................................4 Ex­tras .................................................5

Beck­en­ham v Lordswood, Bex­ley v Sand­wich Town, Black­heath, Kent v Ten­ter­den, Sevenoaks Vine v Holmes­dale, Tun­bridge Wells v Hart­ley Coun­try Club.

Ash­ford Town v Harvel, Bex­ley­heath v Cat­ford Wan­der­ers, Cat­ford and Cyphers v Leeds & Broom­field, Hythe v Sid­cup, Old Elthami­ans v Or­p­ing­ton.

Folke­stone v Sevenoaks Vine, Hart­ley Coun­try Club v Tun­bridge Wells, Sand­wich Town v Bex­ley, Ten­ter­den v Dart­ford, Whit­stable v Beck­en­ham.

Hart­ley Coun­try Club 4ths v Brom­ley Town, Harvel v Ash­ford Town, H Hal­stow v Ton­bridge, Offham v Cob­ham, Shoot­ers Hill v Bapchild.

Bex­ley 3rds v Wick­ham, Brom­ley Town v Sta­ple­hurst, RACS v Mer­sham Sports, Rod­mer­sham v Black­heath Wan­der­ers, The Roe­bucks v Kings Hill.

Ash v Boughton & East­well, Borstal v Mil­stead, Cob­ham v Lit­tle­bourne, Nel­son v Hol­combe & Blue Bell Hill, St Mar­garet’s v Sand­wich Town 3rds.

Deal Vic­to­ria & Barns Close v Salt­wood, Rams­gate Corinthian v Mar­gate, Sel­sted v Wye, Worth v Can­ter­bury 3rds.

El­ham Val­ley v Folke­stone 3rds, Hythe Green v Min­ster, Mer­sham Sports 2nds v Dover Cos­mopoli­tans, Sturry v Hawkinge.

Ash­ford Town 3rds v Non­ing­ton 3rds, Boughton & East­well 2nds v Ash 2nds, Ex­iles at Stelling Min­nis v Nel­son 2nds, Gras­mere Park v Ten­ter­den 3rds.

Hol­combe & Blue Bell Hill 2nds v Old Wil­liamso­ni­ans 2ndsm, Leeds & Broom­field 2nds v East Lang­don, Lit­tle­bourne 2nds v Bette­shanger Col­liery Wel­fare 2nds, Sher­wood 2nds v Borstal 2nds, Walmer 2nd v West­gate-On-Sea 2nds.

Mar­gate 2nds v Whit­stable 3rds, North­down v Stowt­ing, Sand­wich Town 4ths v St Mar­garet’s 2nds, Street End, Deal Vic­to­ria & Barns Close 2nds.

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