Weekend 7th September

In the last hurrah of the season:

The 1s traveled to Bexley - after much too & froing, rejecting, no response and some generally all round shlokes, the 1s had 10 at Bexley!
An early wicket was ideal however, Bexley scored fairly freely. At 166 for 8 Bexley looked like they would be well below 200. However having Min Patel at number 9 is fairly handy as he quickly scored 50 and put on a partnership of 87 in 9 overs with  No 10 Henry Pickering.
At the end of the 50 overs Bexley had 253 without really trying. Some dropped catches and a few misfields didn't help things either.
In reply Sibton quickly slumped to 57 for 4, and it was apparent end of season had set in at the 10 men were dismissed for 102 in the 36th over. 
Very disappointing for skipper Simon Knight who has had a tough season in all.


Meanwhile the 2s at home took on St Lawrence.
Batting first, Sibton got off to a decent start with Summit Solanki smacking 30 quickly. Unfortunately no one else fired as only Martin Wren got a score of note with an excellent 62, as Sibton were all out for a mediocre 178.
In reply St Lawrence lost early wickets. St Lawrence open Paul ~Reynolds steadied the ship but unfortunately too many other batsman got in and got out the other end. In a tight game, it was spin twins and look-a-likes Tim Wren and Ryan Currie who did the damage. Mike James took an outstanding catch off Ryan Currie to dismiss the dangerous Reynolds for 79, and then Currie himself,earlier, took a magnificent one handed catch at slip to get rid of Tyron Beech. With 8 required for St Lawrence to win and one wicket left, Currie wrapped the game up at the end of the 49th over for the Sibton win, as he finished with figures of 4 for 48, Tim Wren 4 for 42 and skipper Trevor Lewis and Mike James 1 each.
A good win to end the season, it again what was a very tough, straining, stressful and difficult season for skipper Trevor Lewis.


So that's it for another season - the 1st XI will play Division 1 cricket with Hayes & Upchurch coming up from Division 2, and Whitstable down with Sibton.
Meanwhile the 2nd XI drop to Division 2 for the first time in a good few years - disappointing but such is life.

The end of season party & presentation evening will be held on the 28th September at the club. Details will follow on the event.
Likewise details will be posted on the grand 'putting away all the stuff' for the closed season.

See you all soon - keep looking here for news.

Sibton Park Cricket Club

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