Cartwright and Cilliers ensure Plaxtol prevail
ROB Cartwright's 84 not out laid the foundation as Plaxtol racked up 156-3 in their Division One clash with Four Elms.
In reply, Four Elms began well through Robert Hall (28), before he was lbw, Clive Grierson (23) and Greg Langridge (21), but thereafter only Robert Richards (39) delayed the end, which came on 143 in 36.5 overs.
The best bowler for Plaxtol was Francois Cilliers (4-36).
In Division Two, Chiddingstone decided to bowl first against Shoreham. Both openers were out for a total of 13. A flurry of runs came at the end from Richard Breden (14) and Brad Sims (13), but 124-9 from their 40 overs was not enough.
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Chiddingstone's John Balean and Doug Gower got two wickets each.
In reply, Chiddingstone raced to 125-7 off 32.4 overs, Geoff Streatfeild 21 and Robert Littler 27.
St Lawrence decided to bat against hosts Flimwell, reaching 163-5 from their 40 overs. Flimwell were all out for 151.
Leigh batted against Ightham and were indebted to Sam Stolton (51) and Luke Grayland (33) for 137ao in 37.4 overs, but their tail-enders failed against clean-up artist Richard Bridge (5-23).
Ightham (140-8) raced through the runs, but lost eight wickets on the way with Sean Benwell (32no) top-scoring, Andrew Moodie (28). Chief among the Flimwell bowlers was Mark Hollands (3-25).
Weald played Knockholt and chose to bat, but only hit 107ao, Ryan Addison 31.
Stuart Thresher took 3-9 and Eddy Reeman 3-15 for Knockholt (112-2), who reached their target through Dave Thresher (59no) and Duncan Sinclair (35).
Division Three Plaxtol II travelled to Farningham, who won after bowling first. Plaxtol made 145-8 off their 40 overs, thanks to 76no from Tony Baldwin, Ian Midgely 27. They faced eight bowlers for Farningham , for whom Peter Sutton took 3-23 and Paul Fensom 2-18.In reply, Farningham reached 151-5 after 33.5 overs, George Hutchins (67) top-scoring before being caught Benjamin Cox, who also caught opener Simon Evans (23). Steven Smith took two wickets for Plaxtol. A rapid 88no from vice-captain Mansoor Hafeez was the highlight as Cudham Wyse chased 204 to win at Otford.
Captain Brockett inserted the home side, but opposing skipper Peter Richardson (74) put 70 on the board in the first 10 overs.
Only when Wyse switched to medium pace duo Tameem Shaik (2-38) and Anand Venkataraman (3-33) was control asserted.
After Tom Carter caught Richardson, Wyse restrained the run rate and took wickets.
With 204 looking gettable, Andy Hemmings (46) joined Hafeez at 60-2. Hemmings stroked eight fours, but was eclipsed by Hafeez's 49-ball 88no, featuring seven sixes and seven fours. The target was reached with almost 10 overs to spare.
In Division Four, Chevening Amblers batted against Southborough II and reached 223-4, Simon Smithers 59 and Mark Burkitt 47. Paul McLeod took 3-43 for Southborough, who resisted through Steven Reader (50) and (McLeod (37), but were out for 153.
Sennocke, bowling first, lost against Horsmonden II (181-5), when all out at 146.
Locksbottom ran up 215-6 against Underriver, who are finding it difficult in this division and were all out for 94.