With the sun continuing to beat down, it was a slight surprise that the normally flat Bickley wicket was tinged with green when they welcomed Broadstairs for a top of the table clash.
Ultimately, losing the toss and bowling first, worked out perfectly for the home side, who had Broadstairs reeling at 24-4 inside 10 overs. Aimey bowled beautifully, taking 3 for 14 from his 10, and was well backed up by other opener Williams who picked up 2. Captain Bond and Frewin did rebuild well in the middle, until a late collapse again (orchestrated by Ramsey’s 3 wickets) saw Broadstairs post a below par 145 on a wicket that was certainly doing a bit, but with a rapid outfield.
In reply, Bickley made a solid start reaching 36 until the fall of the first wicket. Wickets continued to come regularly, however Bickley were always well ahead of the scoring rate, and useful cameos from Stafford, Patel and Howes set the game up for Ramsey to smash the winning runs. Danger man Frewin bowled well again taking 2 wickets, however a score of 145 was always going to be a tough ask- and so it proved.
So Bickley go back to the top of the table and welcome Old Colfes next week, whilst Broadstairs will be hoping to re-ignite their own promotions aspirations, when they face 2nd placed St Lawrence.
|14 July 2018||12:30 pm||Division II 2nd XI 2018||2018|