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Horsmonden CC - 3rd XI
Farningham CC - 2nd XI
Sat 21 May 13:30 - Kent County Village League - Division 6 Start time 13:30

2nd XI vs Horsmonden 3rd XI

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Young Guns come to the fore!

The 2's made the long trip Kilndown & Lamberhurst CC, home ground to Horsmonden 3rd XI, with 5 enforced changes from last week.

On a damp and greenish looking wicket we were hoping to call correctly and have a bowl. Sadly the coin came down the wrong side and we were unsurprisingly asked to bat first.

A succession of batsmen came and went all of whom struggled to time the ball on a surface which lacked pace but had plenty of inconsistent bounce. Only Graham Freedman and Matt Bowles in the top 5 managed to get to double figures but it was John Rose with a patient and dogged 26 in the middle order that held the innings together. Our total was boosted by Ryan Maddox and his customary lusty blows at the end and we went to tea at 131 for 9.

Despite our low total we still felt that it was a competitive score given the nature of the wicket and so this proved to be correct. After a slow but wicketless start the home side had advanced to 32 until John Rose struck as the opener finally lost patience and lofted an attempted drive high to Alan Freedman at gully who took a good catch. This created the opening we needed, Dave Ward was finally rewarded with his first wicket of the season with another lofted drive straight to John Rose at mid off. John finished his 9 overs with 1 for 13 and Dave 1 for 27 from his 9.Then enter the young guns, Brad Deamer and Ryan Maddox, both bowled great spells with Ryan finishing with 3 for 15 off his 9 overs and Brad 4 for 36 from his 9 overs. With these two in tandem the opposition were reduced to 69 for 9 and victory was within our grasp, however two dropped catches and some frantic running between the wickets brought the home side closer to the required total but they finished just short to hand us the spoils. A great performance in the field not only from a wicket taking perspective but our ground fielding was excellent restricting the home side to just 8 boundaries in their 40 overs, if we had taken our catches we could have been in the pub an hour earlier!

Big game next week against the unbeaten leaders, Betsham, at home.

Scorecard

Horsmonden CC - 3rd XI won the toss and elected to field

Farningham CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Simon Evans
ct. T Warner, b. R Henderson
5
 
Alan Freedman
b. B Sargent
8
 
Graham Freedman
b. M Knapp
19
 
Matthew Bowles
b. B Sargent
14
 
Brad Deamer
b. T Warner
5
 
John Rose
b. R Henderson
26
 
James Barker
ct. T Warner, b. F Gedney
6
 
James Brightman
st. T Ford, b. T Warner
4
 
Ryan Maddox
Not Out
15
 
Finnian Clarke
b. R Henderson
0
 
Dave Ward
Not Out
5
 
Extras
10w, 3b, 2lb, 4nb
24
Total
for 9 wickets 40 overs
131

Horsmonden CC - 3rd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
David White
9
0
21
0
2.3
Rob Henderson
7
1
24
3
3.4
Matthew Knapp
7
0
23
1
3.3
Ben Sargent
3
0
21
2
7.0
Tom Warner
8
1
18
2
2.3
Freddie Gedney
6
1
14
1
2.3

Horsmonden CC - 3rd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Gary Sargent
ct. G Freedman, b. J Rose
6
 
Mark Davies
ct. J Rose, b. D Ward
25
4
 
Matt LeMoine
lb. B Deamer
25
1
 
Freddie Gedney
ct. J Barker, b. R Maddox
3
 
Paul Dall'Occo
b. B Deamer
4
 
Tony Ford
ct. G Freedman, b. B Deamer
0
 
Ben Sargent
ct. G Freedman, b. R Maddox
1
 
Matthew Knapp
ct. R Maddox, b. B Deamer
0
 
Tom Warner
b. R Maddox
0
 
Rob Henderson
Not Out
31
1
1
 
David White
Not Out
20
 
Extras
4w, 1b, 2lb, 3nb
10
Total
for 9 wickets 40 overs
125

Farningham CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
John Rose
9
2
13
1
1.4
Dave Ward
9
1
27
1
3.0
Ryan Maddox
9
1
15
3
1.7
Brad Deamer
9
0
36
4
4.0
James Barker
2
0
18
0
9.0
Finnian Clarke
2
0
13
0
6.5

Team selection

League round up

Other Division 6 results

Betsham CC - 1st XI
135/1
131
Speldhurst CC - 2nd XI
Southborough CC - 2nd XI
167/5
166/9
West Farleigh CC - 1st XI
Outwood CC - 2nd XI
L
W
Cudham Wyse CC - 2nd XI
128/1
124/8
Leigh CC, Kent - 2nd XI

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# Team Pts
1. Betsham CC - 1st XI 317
2. Locksbottom CC - 2nd XI 271
3. Cudham Wyse CC - 2nd XI 243
4. Outwood CC - 2nd XI 219
5. Horsmonden CC - 3rd XI 216
6. Southborough CC - 2nd XI 200
7. Farningham CC - 2nd XI 189

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