Broadstairs Cricket Club


1st XI away to Tenterden Saturday 16th July 2022

Broadstairs travelled to bottom of the league Tenterden this weekend. Matt Hardy losing the toss and inevitably on the scorching hot day Broadstairs were asked to field.

Brad Ellison and George Kidd shared the new ball and it was Ellison who struck first, trapping the left handed overseas in front and the umpire raised his finger, Kidd struck the very next over, Tom Marshall taking the catch.

At 17-2 Broadstairs were guilty of thinking that the home side would roll over but with a lightning outfield and a third wicket stand of 52 Tenterden, had other ideas. It was Kidd senior who finally broke the partnership, caught by Alex Hogben however Tenterden had another stand of 52 for the fourth wicket before the batsmen took on Farjad Yasir on his return from sunny Spain and the comfortable run out was accepted by the Seasiders.

It was the breakthrough Broadstairs were after as there was a real prospect of them having to chase 200+, Matt Hardy then took a catch via his chest (he has the bruise to prove it), Ellison returned to the attack and had Richards caught by Yasir for 5 and with 9 overs to go and 147 on the board Broadstairs were now hoping to wrap the innings up.

The Kidds had seen enough, first of all Chris removing Crombie for 56, then George picking up 2 more, the first caught by Hardy and the second LBW, before Chris finished up by clean bowling Woolett.

Certainly not the best fielding display, quite a few dropped catches, mis-fields and too many wides from the bowlers but a nice chaseable total.

Bradley Ellison – 10-2-30-2

George Kidd – 8-0-36-3

Nathan Fox – 7-0-32-0

Chris Kidd – 8.2-2-16-3

Jay Basu – 10-0-32-1

Matt Hardy – 3-1-11-0

Alex and Nathan once again opened up at the restart, knowing that a bowler as good as Tom Richards could run through a bating line up. They were both watchful and after 10 overs we were 30-0. The first and second change bowlers were easier to get away, but Hogben fell in the 16th over for 18, sweeping, the ball hit his pad, caught the back of the bat and was taken by slip. Nathan carried on, playing plenty of nice cover drives and using his sweep more than he has done all season. Bailey was adjudged LBW in the 20th over for 9, the returning Richards then had Jay LBW for 8 and Nathan after being struck by one that veered of a length had his stumps demolished the very next ball for a classy 62; we had reached 117-4 at the half way stage.

Hardy was next to fall for 12, trapped LBW and it was down to George (37*) and Tom (12*) to try and see us home. George batted with authority, dominating the bowlers, walking down the track to Richards to throw the bowler off his length. Tom was very watchful at the other end and the pair batted superbly to see us home in the 35th over

A good win chasing, one that we could potentially have lost but we showed some spirit in the field and with the bat.

Away to Whitstable next week, a huge game in our hunt for promotion.