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3rd XI - Match centre

Bexley CC - 3rd XI
Mersham Sports CC - 1st XI
Sat 17 Jun 13:00 - Kent Regional Cricket League - Premier Start time 13:00

The 3s Climb off the Bottom with First League Win.

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3rd XI

Saturday Saw the 3rd XI come up against fellow strugglers Mersham Sports in what was already a must win match and in footballing terms a 6pointer.

After winning the toss Bexley decided to bat on what was an exceptionally hot day. We started well getting to 28-0 in the 9th over unfortunately in the 12th over we were 28-3, losing both openers Rohan and Humza and then Abhishek first ball.

Newell and Stroudley picked up the pieces and started to steady the ship before Newell was out LBW sweeping; this meant Hathrill joint Stroudley at the crease and these two batted superbly before Hathrill was bowled trying to work the ball to leg for a well-made 37 and then Stroudley made it to another 50 before he was bowled by their left arm quick.

Nathan Harris was pushed up to seven and he hit two huge sixes, one straight down the ground and another on the pull over square leg, before falling on the last ball of the innings going for another maximum; Bexley ended on 190-8 on what looked a wicket that wasn’t the easiest to get in.

After a fantastic tea, Bexley took to the field. In the first over Mersham unfortunately lost one of their openers due to injury taking a quick single. Joe Russell bowling up the hill, was hitting fantastic areas and was letting the pitch do the work and removed the other opener who was attempting to go big downtown.

Unfortunately it wasn’t Mark’s day and Captain Lush took over from the top end and bowled tightly and runs were difficult to come by for Mersham and the pressure was certainly showing. Joe carried on taking wickets and took the big wicket of the Mersham captain A Cook. After 5 overs Lush was struggling with the heat and his long run, but managed to trap Fagg plumb LBW and ended up bowling 7 overs 1 for 17.

Somehow Russell was still bowling up the hill and was still picking up wickets, he finished his spell with 12 overs 5 for 37; an exceptional spell especially considering the heat. Abhishek took over from the top end and bowled tidily outside off and new boy Humza created problems bowling up the hill. Humza picked up one wicket whilst Abs picked up two to wrap up the tail.

A fantastic effort considering the importance of the match and we fielded the best so far this year, keeping superb concentration with the extreme heat.

Scorecard

Bexley CC - 3rd XI won the toss and elected to bat

Bexley CC - 3rd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Rohan Moon
ct. K McAlister, b. M Fagg
14
 
Humza Rafiq
ct. J Cox, b. M Gill
12
 
George Newell
lb. D Coulson
16
 
Abhishek Pradhan
ct. M Fagg, b. M Fagg
0
 
Nick Stroudley
b. A Cook
50
 
David Hathrill
b. M Fagg
37
 
Nathan Harris
ct. A Loynds, b. A Cook
31
 
George Lush
ct. L Stoner-Lewis, b. M Fagg
15
 
Ryan Saunders
Not Out
10
 
Joseph Russell
Did Not Bat
 
Mark Cryer
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
1w, 2b, 1lb, 1nb
5
Total
for 8 wickets 46 overs
190

Mersham Sports CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Matthew Fagg
12
4
45
4
3.8
Mark Gill
8
2
21
1
2.6
Luke Stoner-Lewis
8
0
21
0
2.6
Dan Coulson
8
1
27
1
3.4
Josh Cox
3
0
37
0
12.3
Ashley Cook
7
1
36
2
5.1

Mersham Sports CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Steve Edge
Retired Out
8
 
Kyle McAlister
ct. A Pradhan, b. J Russell
12
 
Dan Coulson
ct. D Hathrill, b. J Russell
0
 
Ashley Cook
ct. D Hathrill, b. J Russell
14
 
Matthew Fagg
lb. G Lush
12
 
Adam Loynds
ct. A Pradhan, b. J Russell
3
 
Abhi Panda
b. A Pradhan
5
 
Mark Gill
ct. R Moon, b. J Russell
11
 
Luke Stoner-Lewis
b. H Rafiq
15
 
Josh Cox
ct. D Hathrill, b. A Pradhan
2
 
Sam Hackney
Not Out
2
 
Extras
11w, 3b, 3lb, 1nb
18
Total
for 10 wickets 29.3 overs
102

Bexley CC - 3rd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Mark Cryer
4
0
28
0
7.0
Joseph Russell
12
0
37
5
3.1
George Lush
7
1
13
1
1.9
Abhishek Pradhan
4
0
14
2
3.5
Humza Rafiq
2.3
0
4
1
2.0

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Premier results

Rodmersham CC - 1st XI
158
209/7
Bromley Town CC - 1st XI
Kings Hill CC - Saturday 1st XI
186/9
186/5
Staplehurst CC - 1st XI
Wickham Park CC - 1st XI
160/6
157
Blackheath Wanderers CC - 1st XI

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# Team Pts
1. Staplehurst CC - 1st XI 263
2. Kings Hill CC - Saturday 1st XI 254
3. The Roebucks CC - 1st XI 245
4. Bromley Town CC - 1st XI 220
5. Blackheath Wanderers CC - 1st XI 200
6. Bexley CC - 3rd XI 198
7. Wickham Park CC - 1st XI 171

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