Sunday 30th May 2004 Kempsey Cricket Club Vs E.E.M. Kent
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Kempsey Left to Right :-- Neil Webley, Eric Hall, Steve Robins, Dan Smith-Keitley, Gerald Chance, Gary Barrett, Mark Williams (Capt), Riaz, Will Smith, Rob Smith and Jagan
Kempsey won the toss in this friendly against E. E. M. from Kent touring Worcestershire for the Bank Holiday weekend and elected to bat with the weather bright and sunny and 12 players each side. The openers for Kempsey put on 87 before the loss of Steve Robins (28). Dipu Pillai (captain of EEM) put the brakes on Kempsey with only 4 runs coming off his first four over's but Dan Smith-Keitley had other ideas and soon knocked a quick 40 (including 6 fours) before being bowled by Dipu. Opener Mark Williams remained un-defeated at the end of his innings gaining his first century of his 15 year career and finished 117 not out including 17 fours. His partner at the end of the innings also un-defeated was Gary Barrett who has been waiting for 3 games to get a bat and finished on 20 with 2 fours and the only 6 of the game. Kempsey finishing on 225 for 2 with Dipu Pillai 68-1 and Dave Evans 42-1 the wicket takers for EEM.
In reply the openers for EEM put on 63 ( Keith Hutchinson 26, and John Killpartrick 34) before they were both out and a steady stream of wickets falling started. Malcolm Lee (16) and Tom O’Hara (13) the only other members to reach double figures with the innings finishing on 128 for 10. The wicket takers for Kempsey being Jagan (4 over's, 3 maidens, 2 runs, 1 wicket), Eric Hall (7-1-18-3), Mark Williams (4-1-6-2), Neil Webley (3-0-14-3) and Gerald Chance (2-0-15-1) making a good all-round performance by Kempsey winning by 97 runs.
A great day with friendly lads from Kent. Congratulations and thanks for a good game. Hope to see you again in the future.
Fives and Fifties
117 No Mark Williams Kempsey v EEM
EEM Back Row, Left to Right -- Tom O’Hara, John Evans, John Chester, John Whyman,
Pat Lee, Clive Carter, Gordon Higgins, Malcolm Lee
Front -- Mark Baker, Dave Evans, Dipu Pillai (capt), Jason Smith,
John Killpartrick, Keith Hutchinson
Man of match was declined by Mark Williams as captain and presented to Mat Bridgewater for his efforts throughout the day
Dipu Pillai (captain of EEM Kent) was presented with a trophy to mark the match from Kirsty, the licensee of the Anchor Inn, Kempsey
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