PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES took their seasonal tally to 17 wins from 20 games with a
PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES took their seasonal tally to 17 wins from 20 games with a last-over seven-wicket win against the KINGSBURY XI.
Played at Culham Court, the Kites made an early breakthrough when JP Brouard had Tom Hardy caught at third slip by Will Legg.
Jonathan Best and Adrian Grey rebuilt the innings before the former was dismissed by debutant Craig Anderson, and when the latter was bowled by Toby Kingsbury, his side were 68-3.
George Deeds and Leo Buscombe steadied the ship but a solid all-round bowling and fielding performance from the Kites saw Kingsbury close their 35 overs on 214-8, with the further wickets falling to Brett Everett, Neeraj Sharma, Legg and a sensational direct hit run out from the latter at backward point.
The Kites’ reply began in solid fashion as teenagers Legg and Fergus Nutt both made half centuries before retiring, while Kingsbury also ended his innings early having made 41.
The Kites were left needing 65 from the last 10 overs but Hamish Scott once again showed a maturity beyond his years, making an unbeaten 31 to take his side to the brink of victory.
Another Kites success was secured when Olly Nicholson smashed the second ball of the final over for a maximum.