With rain predicted for later in the day the match was cut down to 35 overs each form the start and Ramsgate got off to a good start by winning the toss and electing to bat first. A solid start by the openers before Tom Leaver took them both out (45-1 and 48-2) A steady middle order performance left Ramsgate on 157-6 off their 35 overs.
Saltwood veteran Jeremy Russell failed to keep his promise of not playing the cut shot before June and suffered the consequences, leaving Saltwood on 6-1. A flow of runs from G and low scores from the rest of the top order resulted in a below par 44-3. G partnered with the middle order trio of Tom Carr (25), Dan Rose (13) and Dan Cowell (21) to take SCC up to 146-6 and victory in sight. Unfortunately the tail failed to wag with the last 4 wickets going for 0 leaving G high and dry on 55 not out and Saltwood 3 runs short of victory. And everyone was happy.
Thanks for the Kent Regional League rules Saltwood escaped with a hat full of bonus points and a mid-table position.
|Dover Cosmopolitans CC||2||2||0||0||8||0||38|
|Hythe Green CC||2||1||0||1||4||0||29|
|Brook CC, Kent||2||1||1||0||6||0||21|
|Ramsgate Corinthian CC||1||1||0||0||5||0||20|
|Minster CC, Ramsgate||2||0||1||1||7||0||17|
|Herne Bay CC||1||0||0||1||0||0||10|
Stats from Play Cricket