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Bexley CC - 5th XI
Pembury CC - 2nd XI
Sat 24 Jun 13:30 - Kent Regional Cricket League - 1B - West Start time 13:30

Woodgate inspires thumping 5s victory

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Victory by 8 wickets sets up top of the table clash nicely

Having enjoyed their teas in recent seasons, the 5s were keen to see Pembury get back up and running after a few concessions this season. We were therefore delighted to see them back on their feet and the latest visitors to Loring Hall on Saturday.

With some rain potentially around and seamers Fred and Abdur in the side we were keen to have a bowl and the coin landed the right way for captain Shanks for a change. The visitors padded up and away we go.

The breakthrough came as early as the 3rd over with Fred producing an enormous off cutter that bowled the visitors skipper, and the number 3 followed 2 balls later. Abdur kept things tight at the other end as the remaining opener dug in and we put pressure on the other batsmen. The number 4 buckled and tried to hit Fred back over the top, where Mike Dixon took a great catch back peddling under a high ball.

The spinners entered the attack and Mike immediately bowled the number 5, before Abdur and Mike combined for a run out with the returning Seb Naylor doing the rest. Having kept things tight Ben Bleksley soon broke the resistance of the remaining opener who was well caught by Sam Hart and picked up a further wicket.

The Pembury player who was late batted 9 and he batted well to get 24*, but Ian Clark picked up a wicket and Fred returned to mop up the tail and complete a well deserved 5 for, with incredible figures of 5-13 off 9.4 overs. 8 of these runs came from edges to third man. Our visitors were dismissed for 97 in the final over of their 40.

Whilst confident, we knew that as the wicket settles the result was far from a foregone conclusion at Loring Hall, and this feeling was heightened when we lost Seb Naylor caught and bowled in the first over. Stephen Course and Liam Cook rebuilt and ran the visitors ragged between the wickets but a possible rain delay also began to threaten. Liam began to try and move the scoreboard along and was unfortunately plum LBW for a well worked 37. Sam Hart joined Coursey and was not in the mood to hang around and between them they saw the 5s home- Coursey finishing on 37* and Sam 13*.

A well deserved 20 points for the 5s who remain 2nd and travel to top of the league Swanscombe and Greenhithe next week.

Stephen Course

Scorecard

Bexley CC - 5th XI won the toss and elected to field

Pembury CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Andrew Dawes
ct. S Hart, b. B Bleksley
39
 
Richard Wright
b. F Woodgate
1
 
Ryan Baker
b. F Woodgate
0
 
Mahendrarajah Mahinthan
ct. M Dixon, b. F Woodgate
0
 
Nick Lamb
b. M Dixon
2
 
Mark Parsons
ro. M Dixon
8
 
Stephen Hawker
ct. D Dixon, b. I Clark
4
 
Grant Peters
b. B Bleksley
0
 
Sam Slack
Not Out
29
 
Joseph Smith
b. F Woodgate
2
 
Alan Hughes
b. F Woodgate
1
 
Extras
3w, 4b, 3lb, 1nb
11
Total
for 10 wickets 39.5 overs
97

Bexley CC - 5th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Abdur Rehman
7
2
23
0
3.3
Fred Woodgate
9.5
5
13
5
1.4
Mike Dixon
8
2
19
1
2.4
Ben Bleksley
10
3
20
2
2.0
Ian Clark
5
1
15
1
3.0

Bexley CC - 5th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Sebastian Naylor
ct. S Slack, b. S Slack
0
 
Stephen Course
Not Out
37
 
Liam Cook
lb. S Hawker
37
 
Samuel Hart
Not Out
13
 
Ian Shanks
Did Not Bat
 
Dave Dixon
Did Not Bat
 
Mike Dixon
Did Not Bat
 
Abdur Rehman
Did Not Bat
 
Ben Bleksley
Did Not Bat
 
Fred Woodgate
Did Not Bat
 
Ian Clark
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
8b, 1lb, 5nb
14
Total
for 2 wickets 19 overs
101

Pembury CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Sam Slack
5
0
20
1
4.0
Alan Hughes
6
0
20
0
3.3
Mahendrarajah Mahinthan
4
0
19
0
4.8
Stephen Hawker
3
0
21
1
7.0
Ryan Baker
1
0
12
0
12.0

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other 1B - West results

Belvedere CC, Kent - 2nd XI
W
L
Higham & Mockbeggar CC - Saturday XI
Orpington CC - 3rd XI
91/1
88
Bexley Park CC - 2nd XI

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League table

# Team Pts
1. Swanscombe & Greenhithe CC - 1st XI 191
2. Bexley CC - 5th XI 169
3. Orpington CC - 3rd XI 153
4. Belvedere CC, Kent - 2nd XI 101
5. Bexley Park CC - 2nd XI 64
6. Pembury CC - 2nd XI 54

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