Posted by Tim Smith, Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 @ 12:15pm
An encouraging weekend but not the results.
At home the 2nd XI beat Deal Vics 1st XI convincingly, thanks to 70 from Tugboat. In reply Deal fell 40 runs short of SPCC's 195, with the wickets shared round.
The 1st XI were away to Ashstead in the National Knockout. An average total of 192 in the 44th over saw only Bej progress with a well played 68, and an good knock from Osborne with 31. A couple of 24's from Lodgey & Payno assisted. Ashstead provided decent & quick bowling attack in Marlon Cornelius & Dave Burton. In reply, despite some early wickets, Ashstead got home fairly comfortably at the end of the 42nd over.
Sunday saw a good game for the Development training sides, with 121 from Jordan Andesron-Laing and 57 from Josh Woodward, both very good knocks. Some decent bowling performances from all the youngsters, with everyone making mini contributions all round.
Monday saw the 1's play there first Premier League game V Tunbridge Wells.
Good support from the Sibton supporters, approx 20, saw a superb knock by Tim Bishop of 140, in Sibton's competitive total of 232. Unfortunately no one else was able to stick around with him on a flat batting track which had little for the bowlers. Only Bej with 26 looked promising, with others on 10's!!! A wag of the tail delayed & frustrated the Tunbridge bowlers before being all out in the 54th over.
In reply Tunbridge Wells got off to a reasonable start, despite the brilliant early run out of Mark Aleaxnder by Tim Bishop. The bowlers kept tight lines, but the the one 4 ball an over kept the Wells within touching distance. A good knock from Alex Williams of 92 got Tunbridge close, unfortunately being dropped on 42. A few misfields and a bit of tiredness crept in with a few rare mistakes in the field saw Tunbridge creep nearer the total, still needing 5 an over. Gareth Meers bowled well taking 3 quick wickets, on a hat-trick at one point. Unfortunately the Tunbridge Wells batters were resolute and made it home in the 53rd over.
A disappointing start in a game that probably should have been won. The bowlers bowled well enough but the flat low pitch made it easier for the batters, with little movement.
Lessons learnt from this game I reckon, with everyone able to give more in all aspects.
Blackheath away next week, so an adjustment necessary from the disappointment of Tunbridge Wells game.
Posted by Tim Smith, Monday, 25th April 2011 @ 5:58pm
A fair start to the season.
Saturday saw 1's & 2's entertain Bexhill.
At Bexhill the 1's scored 193 for 6 (or 7??) with Hobo top scoring with 40, and the rest chipped in with 20's. On a typical coast pitch which flattened out second up the home side saw batters 5 & 6 steer them home for the loss of only 4 wickets with 4 overs to spare in a 45 over match.
With 3 or 4 potential 1's players missing, this was an encouraging start.
At home the 2's also failed to get on the right side of a result. Again on a slow, low pitch, Bexhill made 183. In reply the 2's limped to 140 for 9, but with some encouraging bowling & batting performances.
Sunday saw the first EKL match V Mersham, with only 10 players, Sibton restricted the visitors to 161 (which was probably 30/40 more than it should have been) with an excellent spell from Rhino Meers picking up 4 wickets. Hickmott got 3 wickets too, but thats enough of that old nonsense!!
In reply the two Sibton Aussies put it to all parts with Bish getting the first ton of the season, 110 not out and Miersy 52 not out, in 23 overs. All done by 5.30pm, for the players and crowd to enjoy the rest of the evening sunshine.
Next week the 2's entertain Deal Vic 1's at home on Saturday, the 1's are away V Ashstead in the National Knockout, Sunday is a trial game for the Development squad and Monday the 1st KL game of the season for the 1's, away to Tunbridge Wells.
Posted by Tim Smith, Sunday, 17th April 2011 @ 7:54pm
A glorius day for a walk through some beautiful countryside, a chance to raise some much needed funds, and a lot of good company.
Unfortunately it wasn't as well supported as it should have been, but those that were there enjoyed it immensely.
Everyone returned to the Club for Adrienne's bangers and mash which went down very well with a few cold ones.
Much thanks must go to the Elham Valley & Wye Lions Club for a well organised and laid out event on a superb day.
Can't help thinking it was a big missed oppertunity but I guess people had better things to do!!!
Posted by Tim Smith, Sunday, 17th April 2011 @ 7:46pm
9th April was the day.
A successful and well supported event, 95% of the jobs were done, the ground looked fantastic, the new sight screens looked top and Chairman of Lyminge Parish council, Mr Chubb, came down and said a few kind words on our club & community, which were appreciated.
Thanks to Hickers, the ground staff and Adgie for their input/hard work.
And you haven't filled out the online broadband survey form yet, you're an idiot!
We have a chance of getting a fibre optic upgrade which will evaporate if we don't get 300+ signups. So if you haven't done so, do it now and please and make sure your friends and relations in the village have also done it.
It'll take less than 2 minutes and if we get a fibre optic unit at the exchange we'll all enjoy probably the best broadband link in the country and be able to buy those Internet tellies that are just now arriving in John Lewis.