Kent Spitfires moved 19 points clear at the top of the BCEW South & West Regional League after beating the Dorset Dolphins by 162 runs at Addington Village Cricket Club on Sunday.
What makes the emphatic win even more impressive is that with only one B1 player available for this match, Kent were restricted to fielding with just nine players.
Dorset won the toss and sent Kent in with openers Ray StCyr (52) and Charlton Davis (52*) both retiring under league regulations.
The runs did not stop flowing with Matthew Boulding (50*) and captain Tom Barton (50*) also retiring after reaching their half centuries.
With the retirees being able to return at the fall of all the wickets meant Kent technically had 13 batsmen and could push for a big score.
This they managed to do with Luke Boulding (17) and Drew Norris (25*) taking Kent to 285/5 before declaring after 26 overs.
After impressing with the bat, StCyr wasted little time in doing so with the ball.
The opener bowler struck twice to find himself on a hat-trick.
Kent’s bowling continued to keep Dorset under pressure and wickets fell regularly.
Total fielder Lexi Griffiths-Rayson excelled, taking two catches, including a no bounce one to remove the Dorset captain being the highlight.
Dorset were finally dismissed for 123 with Charlton Davis, who in just his second match, was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/8 off three overs.
With all other teams in the league only managing draws this puts Kent 19 points clear at the top of the BCEW South & West Regional League with one game to play.
Gloucestershire (Kent’s final opponents) remain with a game in hand having currently played one less.
Regional League South & West Title Race:
@KentCricketDis Played 5, Points 92
@GlosGrowlers Played 4, Points 73
Tom Barton – High Partial - Captain
Ray St Cyr - Low Partial
Luke Boulding - Mid Partial
Harry Lavender - Mid Partial
Jacob Hare - Mid Partial
Lexi Rayson-Griffiths - Total
Drew Norris - Mid Partial – Wicket Keeper
Charlton Davis – Mid Partial
Matthew Boulding – High Partial
12 th – Linda Boulding – Mid Partial
BCEW S&W Regional T20 Semi-Final
Kent Cricket Spitfires VI v Surrey VICC
Sunday 30 th July 2017, 1pm
Addington Village CC, West Malling, Kent