Weekly Report – 13th February 2011
Four closely contested games were played this week by the teams in the 2nd division, three going to the last over of the match.
Westbourne batted well in the first game to reach a respectable 127. L. Caruana top scored with 38. Brook also scored freely with B.Gipstone scoring 48 not out and winning the game in the last over.
In the second game Etchinghill struggled to 77 all out. Hawkinge lost 4 wickets and only secured victory in the last over once again. M.Jay top scored with 26 not out.
In game 3 New Romney totalled 95 all out in exactly 12 overs. S. Goss taking three wickets. Elham B were falling behind the rate when father and son -E.and J.Marden- came together. Joss Marden made a brilliant 38 n.o. and scored the winning runs off the last ball to secure victory.
Stowting got off to a slow start against Saltwood but due to knocks from D.Bland, J.Hill and C. Harding reached 130-3. Saltwood were going well with J Russell and B.Sharrock scoring 25s. However as wickets fell they were both quickly caught when they returned and Stowting ended up winning by 23 runs.
The 2nd division continues for the next 2 weeks to clear the back log caused by the poor weather before Christmas.
Thanks to Geoff Cooke for this report as Frank is away.