The weather made things last week a little tricky, but we managed to get a number of matches completed.
Match of the week had to be the U11 Hurricanes’ nailbiting one-run win over Plaxtol. It was a seesaw game and Kings Hill’s players all contributed to getting the victory. Well done to the team and thanks to the supporters who came along to enjoy it.
The 1st XI were at home to Old Colfeians and managed to get their match completed late in the day after the rain kept the players off through the afternoon. KHCC posted 169/4 in a shortened innings, Ross Allen top scoring with 40. After the rain, the captains agreed the revised playing conditions and Kings Hill managed to pick up the wickets we needed to get the victory within the agreed time. Ross again starred with 4/11, supported by skipper Shaun McMurray’s burst of 3 wickets in 9 balls to finish things off.
The Sunday XI had the best of the weather but were not quite able to chase down an imposing 248/5 by visitors Exiles at Bishopsbourne, including 135 by their very classy number 3. Graham Hutchins (91) and Neil Taylor (42) stood out for KHCC, putting on 119 for the second wicket. But the score proved too much in the end, with Kings ending on a respectable 191/9 in our 40 overs.
The U15 Hurricanes had a very good win against Town Malling. Great bowling by Ben Rayner (4/11) and Joe Clapham (2/7) restricted Town Malling to 58. Kings Hill knocked off the runs without losing a wicket, with Josh Fawell unbeaten on 27 and Adam Jackson on 17.
The U13 Hurricanes lost a close game against Tonbridge by 11 runs. For KHCC, Harrison Scott with 3/7 and Hannah Kruger with 2/2 stood out amongst the bowlers. Ben Taylor batted well to top score with 22 in our chase.
The U11 Mustangs took on the Defiants in an all Kings Hill affair, with the Defiants coming out on top. For a number of the players, it was their first taste of hard-ball cricket and it was great to see their enthusiasm at commitment. Both teams bowled and fielded well, and some fine batting from Jenson Clarke and Lucas Sutton was the difference. A good start and lots to build on for the rest of the season.