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Sevenoaks Vine started the defence of their Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League Premier Division title by finishing on the wrong end of a winning draw at Beckenham on Saturday.

Captain Chris Isles (64), Alex Blake (46) and Will MacVicar (40) made the major contributions as the home side were all-out for 258. John Bowden finished with 3-35.

In reply, Vine were 75-5 at one stage before finishing on 168-7 with Anthony Shales top-scoring with 38 while Thomas Harvey made 35.

Elsewhere, all-rounder Tanweer Sikander starred with bat and ball as Blackheath beat Lordswood by 58 runs.

Sikander scored 106 as his side batted first and posted 249-8 from their 55 overs. Daljeet Singh (3-65) was the pick of the Lordswood bowlers.

Lordswood, after being 67-5 at one stage, were bowled out for 185 with Chris Piesley top-scoring with 58 as Sikander took 3-33.

Hugh Bernard bowling for Folkestone against Tunbridge Wells Picture: Gary Browne
Hugh Bernard bowling for Folkestone against Tunbridge Wells Picture: Gary Browne

Hartley won by seven-wickets at Bromley after restricting the home side to 197-9 with opener Richard Selvey-Clinton (80) and Miguel Barbosa (50) sharing a 97-run third-wicket partnership.

James Hockley (3-53) and Jack Laraman (3-41) did most of the damage with the ball.

Hockley (41) and opening partner Dan Stickels (71) put on 92 for the first wicket before Nick Hendrie (41 not out) and James Thompson (33 not out) guided Hartley home with nine overs to spare.

Sandwich lost at Bexley after being dismissed for 129 chasing 156 all-out.

Craig Spanton (3-53), Liam Evans (3-24) and Dan Evans (3-20) shared nine wickets between them for Sandwich as Jasdev Bassan hit an unbeaten 38 and opener Matthew Stiddard 37.

Captain Robert Goatham (40) and Vorster Maritz (37) led the reply before Jason Benn (4-24) and Adeel Malik (4-35) bowled their side to victory.

The final game of the round between the two newcomers, Folkestone and Tunbridge Wells, ended incomplete in a rain interrupted clash.

Michael Waller finished unbeaten on 102 while James Meddings hit 49 as Tunbridge Wells made 218-6.

In reply, Himanshu Waingankar (64), Sam Ireland (45) and Jon Smith (34) all made starts as their side closed on 170-8.

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