Published: 09:40, 14 July 2014
Sevenoaks Vine moved 16 points clear at the top of the Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League Premier Division after beating Beckenham by 66 runs in the first round of the win/lose matches on Saturday.
Vine recovered from 69-7 to post 144-8 in a match reduced to 30 overs a side after Friday’s heavy rain.
Lorne Burns top scored for the hosts with an unbeaten 43.
Beckenham were all out for 78 in reply with Tom Parsons, Tom Coldman and Luke Blackaby all taking two wickets.
Champions Hartley moved second after beating Blackheath by 10 wickets.
Blackheath were dismissed for only 84 in the 25th over with Tanweer Sikandar (23) and Warren Lee (23) the only batsmen to reach double figures.
All-rounder James Hockley, who had earlier taken 2-13, then smashed an unbeaten 62, including 15 fours, off only 26 balls as Hartley wrapped up the win in the ninth over.
Australian international Dan Christian scored an unbeaten 104 as Bromley beat relegation haunted Bickley Park by 138 runs.
Bromley made 219-8 before Robert McNeill took 4-30 as Bickley Park crashed to be all out for 81.
Lordswood beat Canterbury by 63 runs after posting an impressive 318-6 thanks to Lyndon Lockhart (64), Matt Greenwood (60), Chris Piesley (50) and Amjad Khan (50 not out).
Opener James Lilley hit an unbeaten 137 in reply as Canterbury closed on 255-8.
Bexley won by 36 runs at Sandwich after defending 251-8. Adeel Malik scored 81.
Young Australian opener Marnus Labuschagne (66) and Robert Gotham (59) led the Sandwich reply, sharing a 115-run second wicket partnership before their side slipped to 215 all out.
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