We made it! After a period of will we?…won’t we? and a lot of hard work by KCVL we managed to start the season on last Saturday in July when everything was washed out.
So our first matches were on 1st August and thereafter we put out four teams every Saturday and on Sunday mostly two, with games during the week. No mean feat so well done to everyone involved in BCC.Under the amended structure the 1st XI beat Bearsted in final of Division 1. The 2nd XI’s first year in Division 2 lost to Horsmonden in the final.
The move by our 3rd and 4th teams to Vizards was successful. The bonus was the greatest practice facilities. Initially booked for one evening a week, this was increased to two with Monday and Thursday becoming practice evening sessions for juniors and seniors. A meeting point for all ages. It augers well for a normal season. We admit coping with government regulations wasn’t easy but we managed.
Finally it was remarkable coincidence that on the same day that the 1st XI won the title, in the morning at the ANG our u11’s won their title with a 10 wicket victory over Tonbridge. A NOTABLE DOUBLE.
Photocredit: Rebecca Pate Photography
The date for our annual PRESIDENTS MATCH is on 14TH SEPTEMBER at the Arthur Nicholson Grounds
Congratulation to Balders and 1st XI on winning the First Division title for the third consecutive season.
2nd XI in a cliff hanger won by 1 run against Kemsing, so with the last game of the season next Saturday against Ightham at home the winner gets promoted to Division 2.
Agony for 3rd XI who looked to be winning against Southborough but managed only lose by 4 runs, it needs a miracle to avoid relegation.
The 4th XI continue their winning ways under stand-in skipper Aussie Rick.
BCC golf day at Sweetwoods was a great success thanks to Rodger Poulsom and Chris Wallington. Some record scores on the day, so many prizes and a fixture for next year.
On the cricket front, the clubs future assured with Under 11 and 15 winning their respective Invicta Leagues. Another good day on Saturday 17th. 1st XI extend their lead at top with 3 games to go. Outwood failing for the second week running! The 2nd XI in contention for promotion….Good win for 4th’s……The only cloud in the sky is that the 3rd XI is in the relegation zone.
BIG BASH – Note for the diary BIG BASH Monday 26th August at 10o/c venue Stonewall Park BBQ/BAR
Two weeks ago Outwood our closest rivals completed, because of the weather, the only game out of 37 matches to overtake us at the top of Division 1. Meaning we cannot have any further slip-ups during the rest of season. So when Shipbourne were bowled out for 111, it all looked rather easy. But it changed very quickly with 6 wickets falling for 54… step forward Stu Pinchin on his first game of the season, to the rescue, enabling us to win by 3 wickets. Additional good news Outwood lost so we are now top by 8.
Despite the outcome it seemed almost every regular player was on holiday, yet we still managed to field 4 sides with 3 winning.
In the 2nd XI, a remarkable achievement with an opening stand of 137 with Harry Dix -Perkins and Miga Steyn . Harry finished with 116 out of 283-5 ensuring a win by 58. Another of our young players Mark Mingard in the 4th XI reached 106.
We are producing some very good players long may it continue.