Posted by Tim Smith, Sunday, 17th July 2011 @ 11:48am
Travelling in the rain is no fun, but an essential part of cricket these days, or so it would seem.
Ready to start warm up at 11am, it pours down, various inspections take place, and both teams are hanging around (playing test match in the marquee, a bit of golf etc) taking tea at 2.30pm, with a view on another pitch inspection after. After a magnificent tea (tea of the year to date) an inspection is made, as it has now stopped raining. It is left to the last minute at 3.15pm, when a game of 20 overs a side is to take place starting at 4pm. Sibton are asked to bat.
A fantastic start at 74 for no wicket off 9 overs. The 10th over and a run out as Bej is left stranded half way down the pitch, for 16. Bish gets his 50 but is also run out with an excellent throw direct hit from the boundary. The rest as has happened all season, capitulate as Sibton see out the 20 overs but scored only 46 more in 11 overs for 9 wickets, finishing on 121.
A poor score in the end.
In reply, Sibton start OK and keep Bexley in check, however, another straight forward chance is put down in the 3rd over, one of Min Patel. So it proved an expensive drop, as Lodgey runs out overseas Greg Bains, Min Patel dictates to the bowlers and finishes the game in the 14th over for 74 not out, and another drop catch in the meantime, and Sibton are crushed.
Very very disappointing. Only 4 points, would have been 8 if abandoned, but that's the way Sibton are - they will play if at all possible.
A big game next week as Tunbridge Wells visit who are just above Sibton. It is a must win game for sure.
Posted by Tim Smith, Sunday, 10th July 2011 @ 10:49pm
So the power plays, free hit for front foot no balls started.
A damp, overcast start, saw Sibton in the field.
A good opening spell for Newman & Rowe saw Blackheath somewhat restricted as the dangerous George Wells got an under edge to give Newman the first wicket, and the stylish Zobie Shariff unusually quiet. Meersie as first change struck in his first over to dismiss Shariff with his first agressive shot for a few overs. Blackheath wickets started to tumble as the left armed old boy finally seems to have found some form (and the damper pitches currently) removed David Hammond with a gem, Warren Lee 2nd ball and later Aaron Alley, after they had got a start. Meanwhile Meersie got the dangerous Senn and AA picked up a wicket as Blackheath appeared struggling at 88 for 7. However, as discovered many times in this league, teams bat right down and Jahind Ahmed and Dipyan Paul put on 58 for the next wicket as Ahmed made a fine 42. Unfortunately Ahmed was dropped when on 30, and so it might prove costly later on, as Blackheath finished on a respectable but not insurmountable 185 all out.
All of the bowlers bowled well with the wickets shared.
In reply, Sibton got off well enough, but like many times had a flurry of wickets lost at they went from 43 without loss to 47 for 3 then 71 for 6, with the pattern as has happened all season so far repeating.
The two steve's, Hickmott and Rowe, then knuckled down and pushed the Blackheath bowlers as they moved Sibton back in to the frame before Rowe went for 24 leaving Sibton wanting 35 from 5 overs. Unfortunately Meersi failed but Newman stepped up crashing 15 before being caught going for a boundary.
Steve hickmott got yet another 50 as he had built himself yet another good innings & platform.
It came down to the last over requiring 10 from it. Unfortunately after scoring 1 off the first ball, a run out resulted in going for a run off the 2nd ball (well a poorly attempted run) and the game was over as Hickmott finished on a fine 67 not out. Again the Blackheath bowlers shared the wickets, with two run outs.
A good attempt by Sibton, but yet another game that should have been won and wasn't, with small silly things contributing to their downfall.
Bexley away next week in the next adventure, a tough ask but nothing is impossible (or is it imposible is nothing?? Addidas - that must be worth a few quid for mentioning it?)
Posted by Tim Smith, Monday, 4th July 2011 @ 10:27pm
Stand-in skipper Dave Palmer inserted Kennington on a blisteringly hot afternoon at the Park with the visitors somewhat belying their reputation for being a better bowling than batting side ! Kennington finally declared on a challenging total of 257, but we did not do ourselves justice with the ball, with by far too many short and wide deliveries, which were punished as you would expect them to be at this level. Josh was the pick of the bowlers with 2 for 58 of his 13 overs, with useful contributions also from Dave Palmer and Harry Noble.
A quick start to our innings was required and after the early loss of Eliot Page, Dennis and Josh put together a useful partnership. But with Dennis falling for a well-struck 43 and then Josh, a more measured 40, it was going to be left to the young middle order, to keep us up with the required rate - and they didn't let us down.
Jordan Laing batted beautifully, striking the ball cleanly to all parts - and was soon joined by Harry Noble. I am sure that when Harry came to the crease, Jordan advised him to just take a look for a couple of balls. But all of us who have come to know Harry, knew that was not going to happen and he smashed his first ball to mid-on and nearly knocked the fielder clean off his feet ! Harry and Jordan kept us in the game until the final few overs, with Harry out stumped for 40 ( which included a beautifully struck straight 6 hit on the up, back over the bowlers head ) and Jordan finishing unbeaten on 78.
We finished on 232 for 7, which was a great effort and everybody enjoyed the game. Next time, if we bowl a little better, we wont have as many runs to chase !
Posted by Tim Smith, Sunday, 3rd July 2011 @ 1:20pm
So half way, and the Lordswoods boys arrive.
It was dark, overcast, slightly humid.
Sibton win the toss and decide to field.
A brilliant start, as Lordswood are reeling at 9 for 4 as Newman rips through them with a brilliant spell picking up 2, an injured Rowe picks up one bowling under PAR, and a run out by Bish.
Still grinding away Lordswood were still in danger at 45 for 7, as Newman took another 2 wickets, but Lockhart and Greenwood were both put down with regulation catches.
An expensive mistake as Lockhart pushed on to 50 and with Dan Masters on 25, pushed the score up to 112 before the next wicket.
Another straight forward catch was put down as Lordwood pushed on and Lockhart eventually was dismissed for a good 93, as Newman picked up his well deserved 5 wicket after a really good bowling spell, and AA picked up 2 wickets as Lordswood finished on an under PAR but respectable 195, on what was a good batting pitch.
In reply Bish and AA got off to a good start, cruising as 40 for 0 after 8 overs.
The wheels well and truly came off as the Sibton batters tumbled one after the other as only Bish & AA got in to double figures and Sibton crumbled to a poor 89 all out, as Kev Masters picked up 5 wickets, and the other Lordwswood bowlers bowling well with aggresion and some hostile bowling, all within 25 overs!!
Very very disappointing from Sibton, but has been a feature of the batting a lot of the season, with 6 people getting bowled in the match which tells its own story.
Next week the exciting stuff starts with 50 over win/lose cricket, power plays etc.
Blackheath visit Sibton, looking for revenge no doubt after they were one of Sibton's 2 victories in the first half of the season.
Meanwhile the 2's visited Hythe. A good decent betting display saw Hythe reach 215 as Sean Carey picked up 3 wickets and Tugboat 2.
In reply Sibton fell just short as they clung on for a draw at 193 for 9, with only Miersy pushing on with a good 67, a few others getting starts.
The 2's up & down season continues.
Posted by Tim Smith, Sunday, 26th June 2011 @ 11:10pm
A wet start to Saturday morning and a half hour delayed start to let the outfield dry up a bit, on an excellent looking Mote pitch & ground - probably the best Sibton have played on all season so far.
In a kind of a battle at the bottom to not lose touch, without Rowey this week due to a calf problem, time for the other bowlers to step up, and an anticipated toss win to bowl on a damp one, was lost as Sibton batted first.
Bish went early in the 3rd over, meanwhile AA was enjoying himself, teeing off slightly, but scoring quickly, was dropped at slip. Meanwhile wickets tumbled the other end as people got themselves in and quickly got themselves out. Meanwhile AA passed 50 and in a difficult passage of play trying to stop the wickets tumbling, Sibton were also not scoring. AA finally wnet for 71, but Hickers took over for a well played 45, ably assisted by SK and skipper Hobo playing nicely at the end, as Sibton batted all their overs and finished on 223 - which to be fair was probably 40 runs under PAR on a good pitch.
In reply The Mote got off to a good start with both openers looking comfortable, Tom Harvey in particular, going at 4 an over without trying.
As the ball got older, and in the humid air, it started to swing. Newman struck first with a good catch by Payno, then AA came on & replaced him, and also got in the action with two quick wickets including Harvey who had been restricted and bogged down slightly. Some tight bowling from the other old fellah at the other end, and a wicket with a 'pffffftttttttttt' celebration, soon had The Mote struggling for runs.
AA continued to take wickets, and Newman came back to pick up two more as he finished with 3. The Mote still only needed 8 an over with 12 overs to spare, and had two competent batters in, but AA then tidied up and finished with 6 fer as The Mote were dismissed for 169 in the 47th over.
This was a fine victory indeed, and was celebrated in style with a very heavy night out in Maidstone (for Hicker's Stag do)
A good effort without our leading wicket taker, certainly should spur Sibton on, leaving just two wins (in theory if no one got any points) between second from bottom and top.
Half way next week, and Sibton entertain a tough Lordswood side who are having a good season so far.
Meanwhile the 2's got a good whacking from The Mote.
A poor batting display saw Sibton limp to 133 in the 50th over. Table toppers Mote, whisked past their target in 39overs for the loss of 4 wickets.
Disaapointing for the boys but they still sit 4th in the table, so much to do.
Posted by Tim Smith, Thursday, 23rd June 2011 @ 6:12pm
On a wet day, Sibton made the effort and dried everything as best as poss. (Including using the newly aquired BowDry which was excellent) So it was a late start 2.15 (!!) on reduced overs, 35.
A great start saw Bromley rocking at 56 for 7, however good hitting by Ricaldo Anderson and steady play from Barbosa steered Bromley to 155 all out in the 35 over. A little chaotic by the Sibton bowlers/fielders in the middle, that should have made sure Bromley got no more than 100.
Like last season the Sibton batters got to the same sort of start as they have all season, but unlike 2010 it's been very poor. Like Bromley at 77 for 7 could the lower order batters do it! In short - No. Avoiding another defeat only Bish made runs with 53 and Knighty finished on a well played 27 not out as the rest crumbled.
Still a draw rather than a loss, and 2 points less if it had been called off, but we'd still rather of played than do the easy thing and just call the game off. Bromley weren't too happy at how it ended, but up until the 9th wicket we were still going for it.
The 2's travelled to Harvel, got called off after 10 overs, and still had a bit of argy bargy with Harvel.
Sunday saw a poor turn out in the EKL V Margate, as Bej's army were halted. With only 9 players, Sibton started Ok but crumpled to 75 all out after Hickers got 41. In reply the visitors lost 4 wickets but looked comfortable. Margate bowled very well and caught well, so fair play to them.
The development team, with a full compliment of players, unfortunately also lost at Elham. Then forgot to pay the tea money. Naughty naughty, best this gets sorted ASAP!!!
Posted by Tim Smith, Wednesday, 15th June 2011 @ 11:12pm
As the season rolls on, we must be mindful of and be grateful too our kind sponsors and funders, let's be honest without their help & genoristy, we would be finding life that little bit more difficult, behind the scenes in particular, with groundworks & preparation, practice facilities and playing, from which every part of the club benefits and in the local community too.
Most sponsors/funders can be found on the front page of the website, so to those people & bodies we thank you.
The Roger De Haan Trust
Lyminge Parish Council
Shepway Community Chest
David Payne Carpets
Red Dragon IT
Our VP's & life members
Players & members
Posted by Tim Smith, Sunday, 12th June 2011 @ 11:40pm
Well a pattern is emerging I'm afraid.
An all important toss, unfortunately lost.
So batting first Sibton didn't have much fun. Only AA with 31 had some success, Bej 21, Bish 12 and the rest were blasted away as a paltry 96 was the result in 31.1 overs. As usual Andrew Tutt got a strangle hold on the Sibton batters with 3 for 24 and James Thompson 4 for 19 off just 8 overs.
However, this cricket can be a funny old game and after a 2pm tea (!!!!) Hartley were in a spot of bother as Rowey struck second ball and then as the rain poured down, Hartley were 44 for 4 as Rowey picked up another 2 quick wickets and Newman 1.
A 2 hour wait in the rain before the game resumed, needing only 53 to win, and as Sibton are finding out now most weeks teams bat a long way down, Dan Stickells and Scott Mckechnie with one eye on the rain, quickly blasted the last runs in a few overs to bring Hartley over the line.
Another heavy defeat I'm afraid. Some serious work for the batters to do and improve ASAP which they are all more than capable of, just need to get back to basics and build build build.
Next week the visitors to Sibton are Bromley.
Meanwhile away at Hartley the 2's experienced a similar feeling batting. After getting stuck in the traffic jam on the M20 for 3 hours, the game started late at 2.30, reduced to 40 overs. Hartley were most gracious & patient waiting.
Stuck in to bat, Miersy got to 61 before being caught. At 108 for 2 Sibton were in a strong position with 10 overs to go. A most bizarre batting display then saw Sibton 120 all out with 6 overs to spare. Young leg spinner Rhys Morgan finished with 6 wickets.
However in recent weeks low scores, the Sibton lads felt confident if they got early wickets. A run out in the the first over by Miersy started it off. Some tight bowling soon left Hartley reeling at 23 for 4. Some further bizarre running whilst hitting the ball straight to fielders resulted in another 3 run outs, some more tight bowling then saw Hartley limp to 100 for 9. At the end of the 37th over Hartly were all out for 108, and the Sibton lads landed another 20 points.
A great result again, but there will be a time when the low scores and not so tight bowling will be a problem, but all the same a good display.
Meanwhile in the EKL, Bej's army marches on as Canterbury were on the end of a massive 292 thanks to Tommy Payne 127, Bish 68, Miersy 41 and Bej 37.
In reply, all Canterbury could muster was 87 as Graham Bingham ripped out the middle, Grovesy tidied up, with Philly, Bej and AK picking up a wicket a piece (and a Bejam run out too).
Good work by the EKL guys, especially well done to Philly and Thomas.
Posted by Tim Smith, Sunday, 5th June 2011 @ 7:24pm
Hmmm, well it was a simple story really.
After another lively trip up to Bickley in the Chucklebus, Sibton won the toss & elected to bat on a decent looking wicket.
Quickly staring down the barrel at 92 for 8, it wasn't looking good. However, thanks to bats 9, 10 & 11, some poor fielding and not so good bowling, Sibton scrambled to 151 in the 49 th over, mainly thanks to Meersies couragous 31 red, with only Bish 21 and Payno 25 making the 20's. This was a top effort from the lower order, but where was everyone else?
Anyway, despite Newman taking the new ball and getting a wicket with his 4th ball, that's basically where it ended as the stylish Clinton skillfully guided Bickley to a win, with 64 not out after Phil Browning biffed his way to 66 before falling to Meersie, in the 28th over.
Very disappoinitng in all - A good trip home stopping off at the Ramblers on the way, and lots of cricket whys & wherefores on the journey back.
Meanwhile at home news of the 2's were that they were struggling, as Lodgey 24, Joey 20 & power hitting Jordan A-L 22 helped the score along whilst Frankie Gush top scored with 32 batting at 9, as the 2nd team limped like the 1st team to 150 all out in the 46th over.
In reply St Lawrence were contained by spin twins Tugboat 4 fer and Miersy 3 fer, as they eventually crumpled to 137 all out in the 44th over as Muwwell & Sean Carey finished them up.
A great win for the 2's keeping there and there abouts in their league.
Posted by Tim Smith, Monday, 30th May 2011 @ 8:02pm
So another week, and another chance unfortunately passed.
In overcast weather the visitors asked Sibton to bat.
Bish once again lokked in nick but was nicked off for 15 shortly followed by AA for 7.
Bej & Payno hung around for 31 and 26 respectively but couldn't build on their good work and also were dismissed.
Hickers held his end up and once again got to a good 50 but was removed by Pearson, shortly followed by Simon Knight for 24.
Now looking like Sibton weren't going to make 200, an excellent knock by skipper Hobo 41 and a late blast for 27 from Rowey frustrated the Vine bowlers as they looked in slight anguish as Sibton accumalated perhaps more than they should have. The Vine's Pearson finished with 5 wickets, as Sibton completed their first 55 overs, batting wise, for a decent 255 for 9.
In reply the dangerous John Bowden helped himself to some friendly bowling from the Pavillion end as The Vine raced away to a good start. As one opener was removed chasing a wide one, Rowey toiled at the other end severely hampered by a back problem. 3 or 4 decent chances were unusually put down and the Vine were up with the run rate with some ease. Sam Newman bowled an excellent spell dismissing the dangerous Griffin and even more dangerous Bowden for a good 76.
Another quick wicket to the spin of AA and Sibton were right back in it, now starting to restrict the Vine batting more. However, an excellent knock from Shales who eventually went for 40 and Lorne Burns kept the Vine in touch. A few more half chances passed, ones perhaps would have been taken in 2010, saw Burns 55 & Howick 32 see the Vine home at the end of the 54th over.
A valliant effort by Sibton, as they are in improving, the batting was much better, however too many loose four balls, some missed chances, some easier than others, and a unusually ordinary performance in the field made it easier for The Vine to accomplish their task. The noticeable difference even from Division 1 to Premier is that so far all teams bat right down rather than to number 6, 7 or 8, the accuracy of the bowling of the opposition giving little, and the more severe punishment of any loose ball by the opposition batters.
More pleasing though was that some points were accumalated on the way.
Next week the Sibton will be looking for another improved all round performance.
Meanwhile Sibton 2's are having a real yo-yo time of it currently getting crushed by The Vine at Sevenoaks.
AThe Sibton bowlers toiled to restrict the Vine to 233 for 6 from 50, with young Frankie Gush bowling a good, quick opening spell.
Unfortunately in reply the Sibton batters weren't with it this week as they were skittled for a paltry 146 in 40 overs.
Meanwhile the Bej's EKL truck keeps rolling on as an away visit to Rainham saw the boys amass a large 278 for 7 in 40 overs, with 40's from Bish & Miersy, in form Bej 53 and that man Hickmott 48 not out at the end.
In reply Rainham were dismissed for 147 with good bowling figures from young Rhino Meers 2 fer, Graham Bingham 2 fer, Bej 2 fer & the pick, Jeddy Gore 3 fer.
EKL leading wicket taker Hickers mopped up!!!
In the revised development game V Sandwich (unfortunately the game against Bishopsbourne couldn't go ahead due to their availability - we've all been there!!)
The Development X1 finally got their season under way yesterday against a strong Sandwich side which had been bolstered by the cancellation of their EKL game earlier in the day.
Skipper Oz won the toss and elected to bat, which should have played to the strength of this side, but the early losses of Dennis, Cammy and Dave Palmer meant that batting the full 40 overs would be an achievement in itself.
When Oz, Harry Noble and Chris Bambridge all fell for single figure scores, it was left to Josh to steer the side to a half decent score, which he did with the help of a useful cameo from Nigel Arnold, who struck the ball cleanly in his 21.
Josh batted very maturely against a fine Sandwich attack, who rarely bowled a bad ball -- and his 32 n.o helped the Park reach 103 all out after 37 overs.
With a young and in-experienced opening attack in operation, there was a feeling that this match could be over very early indeed, especially when Kevin Beaumont took a liking to some early half-trackers. But Oz managed to get Michael to pitch the ball up a bit -- and at the other end, Bradley, who has developed a wonderfully economical action, started to cause some very experienced batsmen, some serious problems and was quite rightly rewarded with the first 2 wickets to fall.
The scoreboard continued to tick over nicely though for the visitors, but the brakes were put firmly on when Oz brought on Dave Palmer and Josh, for what turned out to be a couple of excellent spells of bowling. Josh was expensive in his first over, but he wheeled away for 8 overs, taking 1 for 29, which could have been a lot better if catches had gone to hand.
Dave P bowled just short of a length and frustrated the Sandwich batsmen and finished with excellent figures of 3 for 12 off 8 overs. In this part of the innings, the fielding was superb and the batsmen suddenly found it very difficult to get the ball away. The pressure was being applied and it was a shame that we hadn't scored another 25-30 runs, because although they eventually passed our score with a few overs to spare, for the loss of 6 wickets, this was a closer match than the score represents.
So a pleasing start, with a number of excellent performances from the youngsters. A special mention for Jacob, who after being run-out ( you must back - up Orange ! ), without facing a ball, kept wicket very tidily indeed.
(Devpt report By Paul Woodward)
Thursday sees the next round of the Godden cup as Sibton are visitors to the strong Folkestone Ferrets.
Posted by Tim Smith, Sunday, 22nd May 2011 @ 10:13pm
No game but an enjoyable day watching the 2's.
20/20 time on Tuesday V Ashford, a good side & looking to go further than Round 2 for the first time if possible.
Meanwhile at home;
Lodgey helped himself to a big 112 red and get himself amongst some rare legends on the 100 board. Marty 48, and Osborne 72 red as Sibton amassed a large 257 on a flat flat batting pitch.
In reply, Frankie Gush removed bats 2 & 3 early and only the Gore Court skipper Geary 41 & Muirhead 64 hung around before Tugboat spun his way for 4 good wickets, Marty 1, Joey 1 and Gushy returned to pick up his third, before Tugboat was denighed his 5th as the hero with the bat finished it up with his 4th bowl to wrap the Gore Court innings up on 158 in the 44th over.
A great win for the boys, who'll be looking to take this forward now for the remainder of the season.
Back to the 1's, after all the other Prem sides have now caught up, and being left 3rd from bottom - Sevenoaks Vine are the tricky visitors who are also down there. The 1's are looking for a marked improvement after the Bexley affair/lesson and must look to bat the overs, score a total and get some points.
I know I'm confident we can do it, are you?
Posted by Tim Smith, Sunday, 15th May 2011 @ 10:21pm
Headlines of a different nature this week I'm afraid.
At Sibton, the 1's took on a tricky Bexley side.
A little scratchy and somewhat in awe of Adam Ball & Min Patel by some so it seemed, what a tremondous start we got off to after winning the toss and batting.
Bish put fast bowler Jason Been to the sword as we raced to 32 for 0 off 4 overs.
Looking comfortable against Ball, Bish was unfortunate to see a guarded ball back spin and take off a bail. After a valiant attempt by AA and a good knock by Hickers for 43, the rest fell by the way side with Bej kicking the ball to run himself out capping it off. Min Patel finished with the ridiculous figures of 4 for 1 off of 8, bowling tight lines, quickly turning and bowling again. Food for thought their. The Bexley bowlers bowled well enough and kept a nice line & length. Another pointed area for us too.
A quick turn round and Bexley were off to a flying start, with Bexleys Greg Bain biffing it to all parts, some flaying and some good shots, but chasing a low total you get away with it more. Unfortunately the Sibton bowlers couldn't stem the flow of one or two four bowls (or 6 in some cases) an over with only Rowey picking up the two wickets to try & stem the flow, but it was all over by the 21st over as Bain finished 76 not out, and from the beggining of the Bexley innings Sibton heads were well & truely down.
Major lessons to be taken from this by all, a must for us to take notice and a wake up call. So far there's certainly nothing to be scared of in the Prem, and nor should we be intimidated by players reputation, and we need to wake up to the fact we won't have any easy games in this league. Pick up, dust down, train hard and if we play like we have been we can easily compete at this level. http://kcl.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11153328
Better news on Sunday as the EKL boys march on, as Whitstable scored a decent 170 with Wrenny taking 2 wickets and Hickers 3 wickets (OMG) In reply AA knocked 81, and Bej 20, to finish the game in style for Sibton. A win.
No 1st team game next week and the 2's are at home in an important game V Gore Court.
Posted by Tim Smith, Sunday, 8th May 2011 @ 10:38pm
Wheyyyy, what a weekend.
The 1's travelled to Blackheath in the chuckle bus.
Hobo won the toss and decided to bat. This was looking like a bad decision as the Unicorn Jahid Ahmed ripped through the Sibton top order leaving them reeling at 36-5, 50-6, 82-7. Rowey and Gazza Meers come to the wicket. Rowey then played an amazing knock in the the context of the game, as the ex Kent pro Warren Lee put some effort in to remove him, was unlucky but got put to the fence too regularly. Meanwhile Meersey worked round Rowe, for 16, and then Newman for 6, as Rowester was finally out for a fine 74. The Sibton innings finished in the 54th over for 162 which was a low total indeed, but on a difficult pitch if you bowled in the right areas. Jahid finished with a well deserved 5 for 26 off 12, after an excellent spell of bowling.
In reply, Blackheath were off to just a bad a start, as the dangerous Zobie Shariff & keeper Alex Hammond were quickly back in the pavillion at 13 for 2, Rowey picking up both. At 78 for 5 Blackheath were struggling as Rowey picked up a 3rd wicket and the young left armer picked up 2 after a tight spell. George Wells was by now, very much in and looked comfortable, ably assisted by Dipayan Paul, also looking comfortable. Wells passed his 50 in a classy knock, but a rush of blood saw Paul dismissed as Rowey returned. Rowe then trapped Wells for a good 69, and then the rest crumbled after some excellent bowling, with Meersy picking up Warren Lee.
It was all over in the 33rd over to much elation of the away team, in an amazing game.
The ride home in the chucklebus was interesting as you can imagine.
Meanwhile at home, the 2's took on a young Holmsdale.
A great effort as Osborne made 91 not out, JK freshly back and looking fresh, 72 and Willy P a fine 48 not out, as Sibtom amassed a large 272 for 3.
In reply, Frankie Gush ripped out the top order, along with a Joey Fowler run out, and soon Holmsdale were all out for 95 in the 45th over, after a valliant effort by No 11 Moody. A good victory. Two wickets each for Tugboat and Joey, with Frankie picking up 4 for his efforts. (A good effort indeed)
So 20 big ones each for both teams.
Might be worth takinga picture of the 1's league table as it may be the only time you see it!!! (Maybe..)
On Sunday in the EKL, Sandwich were the visitors. Sibton batted first and made a good 259 for 5 with Bej top scoring on 68.
In reply, Sandwich amassed 259 for 4 - A tie for goodness sake!!
That man Vishual Singh top scored for Sandwich with 114, a classy player.