Broadstairs Cricket Club


Under-strength 1st XI stumble to defeat away to Nonington


Another batting collapse put paid to Broadstairs' chances of chasing down a first innings score of 214 posted by hosts Nonington who exacted revenge after Broadstairs had been victorious in the pre-season friendly bewteen the two sides. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Nonington started slowly and at drinks were 61-2 with the opening bowling combination of Harry Carter and Bradley Ellison giving little away. The hosts raised the scoring rate in the second half of the innings reaching 215-6 with wickets shared amongst Carter (2-20), Nathan Fox (2-31), Chris Flint (1-14) and George Kidd (1-41). With some key batsmen missing from this week's Broadstairs side, the total was always going to be a tough challenge and after the loss of 6 wickets by the 22nd over, the match looked all but over. The only meaningful resistance was offered by Nathan Fox (36), Chris Kidd (36) and Matt Hardy (29) but when the final wicket fell, Broadstairs had posted just 144, losing by 70 runs.

Broadstairs will be keen to recpature their winning form with a full-strength side when they host Chestfield next week