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James Hockley starred with bat and ball as champions Hartley won the Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League Premier Division clash at Bickley Park by three wickets on Saturday.
Hockley took 3-66 as the home side scored 256-7 off 55 overs.
The opener then top scored with 79 off 67 balls, while Shanon Fattore hit 50 and Jake Hutson an unbeaten 44, as Hartley replied with 261-7.
Sevenoaks Vine stay second, three points behind leaders Blackheath after a 95-run win at Canterbury.
Oliver Howick finished unbeaten on 109 as Sevenoaks posted a mammoth 305-5.
Lorne Burns took 4-24 and Tom Coldman 4-30 as Canterbury were bowled out for 210 in reply. Graeme Francis scored 51 of them.
Australian Marnus Labuschagne top scored with 73 but it wasn’t enough to prevent Sandwich from losing by 88 runs at Blackheath.
Callum Haggett (75) and Charlie-Sid Speller (74) guided Blackheath to 275-9. Kent quick Matthew Hunn took 3-73. Sandwich were all-out for 187 reply.
Alex Blake scored 100 as Beckenham won by 20 runs at Bexley.
Beckenham were all-out for 199 with Adeel Malik (4-57) the pick of the bowlers.
Malik then smashed 76 off 54 balls before his side were dismissed 179.
Mohamad Rushan Jaleel took 6-54, including the wicket of Australian international Dan Christian (55), as Lordswood (274-7) beat Bromley by 137 runs.
Chris Piesley scored 78 for Lordswood.
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