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Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League Premier Division wrap

02 June 2014
by Richard Harvey

Sandwich Town’s Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne fell 17 runs short of scoring his third consecutive century in the 54-run defeat against Sevenoaks Vine in the Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League Premier Division clash at The Butts on Saturday.

The former Queensland under-19 captain, who had scored 127 and 203 not out in his two previous innings, top-scored with 83 as his side were all-out for 224 in reply to the visitors' 278-9.

Nicholas Sale took 6-49 for Sevenoaks, including the wicket of Labuschagne, the leading run-scorer in the division.

Earlier, Sevenoaks opener John Bowden scored 78 off 88 balls including 13 fours and a six.

Kent paceman Matt Hunn bowls for Sandwich against Sevenoaks Vine at The Butts on Saturday. Photographer Fiona Stapley-Harding FM3217083

Kent paceman Matt Hunn bowls for Sandwich against Sevenoaks Vine at The Butts on Saturday. Photographer: Fiona Stapley-Harding FM3217083

Elsewhere, defending champions Hartley suffered a two-wicket defeat at home against Bexley - it was Hartley’s second consecutive loss.

Scott McKechine scored 88 not out as Hartley posted 240-7 off 55 overs.

Bexley replied with 241-8 in the 54th over. Sam Weller took 4-65.

Canterbury also lost by two-wickets at Bromley after Australian international all-rounder Dan Christian starred with the ball for the home side.

Captain Stuart Drakeley scored 64 as Canterbury were all-out for 205 after Christian captured 6-43 off 14.5 overs.

Christian, who is playing for Middlesex in the NatWest T20 Blast, then opened, scoring 26 as his side replied with 206-8.

Imran Quyyam took Christian’s wicket and finished with 4-59.

Kent batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond scored 56 to help Blackheath beat Bickley Park by 47 runs in a low-scoring affair.

Daniel Magin took 5-28 as Blackheath made 156 before Bickley could only manage 109 in reply.

Raza Ali Dar scored 108 for Beckenham in the winning draw against Lordswood.

Beckenham made 270-5 before Lordswood finished on 185-9.

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