top of page

27/05/23 - 3rd XI v Dartford 3rd XI

The Vine 3s playing Dartford 3s at Otford won the toss and skipper Hugo Tudor wasted no time in electing to bat. He was quickly questioning this decision as the innings resembled a procession with what should be a strong batting line up misfiring horribly. Andy Akerman, Pulkit Verma, Ben Harvey , Henry Smith and Jack Masding all fell before the score reached 40. Hilton Henderson and Will Peters then steadied the ship as the 3s reached 80-5 at drinks. After much chat about batting til 30 overs Hilton fell second ball after drinks and skipper Hugo Tudor joined Will Peters. These two added 39 before Peters missed a straight one as Peters departed for a well made 42. Ryan Gavin was next up and after a somewhat jittery start played some good shots and Tudor and Gavin added 34 before Tudor miscued and was out for 31. A few more lusty blows followed and the Vine closed on 165 all out. The score felt a few short but the Vine were definitely in the game.

The Dartford openers then came out and played some very good attacking cricket and got off to a flyer. The very first ball from Ryan Gavin was lent on and went straight down the ground for 4 - an ominous sign. The bowlers were rapidly rotated trying to find a way to get a foothold in the game and eventually Ben Harvey got the breakthrough as Henderson held on to a catch off a terrible long hop. Dartford were way ahead of the run rate and drinks were taken early as they needed only 45 off 22 overs. Despite Harvey picking up 2 further wickets and bowling an excellent spell of leg spin with 3-33 off his 9 overs, the Vine were finished off in the 30th over and lost by 6 wickets. A fine performance by Dartford 3s.

34 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

27/05/23 - 2nd XI v Bromley Town 1st XI

The lads arrived at a sunny Bromley Town in high spirits, looking to replicate the win against Tunbridge Wells the week before. Soon after Gus lost the toss and we were sent in on a slow, green deck.

27/05/23 - 1st XI v Tunbridge Wells 1st XI

The Vine welcomed the ‘old nemesis’ Tunbridge Wells on a glorious early summers day. Winning the toss on a good looking wicket, the Vine started well, with openers Chris Vernon and Cyrus White taking

27/05/23 - 4th XI v Dartford 4th XI

The Vine 4th XI travelled to Dartford to play their 4th XI. The toss was lost and Vine were asked to bat first. Will Deacon & Mark Poole opened the batting and made steady progress against an all spin

Comments


bottom of page