Bexley’s batsmen fail again as Beckenham win

PUBLISHED: 11:25 23 June 2014

Adeel Malik

Adeel Malik


Bexley’s miserable run continued as they lost by 20 runs to Beckenham in the Shepheard Neame Kent Cricket League on Saturday at Manor Way.

The home side headed into the game having won just once this season, but were looking to add to that success and lift themselves out of the relegation zone.

After losing the toss, Bexley’s bowling attack refused to shirk the challenge.

Despite the run-rate ticking along at more than 4 per over, Beckenham lost wickets regularly. But for a sumptuous 100 from Kent batsman, Alex Blake, the visitors would have had a complete collapse. As it was, they set Bexley exactly 200 to win. The pick of the bowlers once again was Adeel Malik, taking 5 for 57.

The hosts’ batsmen have been struggling for runs all season, and to their frustration, that trend continued.

The top six managed just 50 between them, with George Wells scoring 33. Fortunes looked like they might be about to turn when Benn joined a freely scoring Malik at the crease, the pair adding 43 for the ninth wicket. However, Beckenham eventually claimed the last two wickets with Bexley all out for 179.

Malik succumbed in the end for a superb 76 from just 54 balls.

Fellow strugglers, Canterbury, are the next opposition to visit Manor Way in what looks a must-win game for Bexley.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bexley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bexley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bexley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Bexley news

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Police are investigating after a woman and a two-year-old girl were hit by a car which broke free while being towed in Bexleyheath yesterday.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Controversial plans to open an African restaurant for 18 hours a day next to retirement homes have been refused by councillors.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Jamie Brown of Archant Local Impact explains how you can build brand awareness.

Friday, October 19, 2018

A Welling church was delighted to present representatives from the emergency services with cheques totalling an amazing £6,054 after its annual teddy bear charity appeal.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Following the incredible sell-out stage success of Not Dead Enough, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the number one best-selling author Peter James is back with a spine-tingling new world premiere play, The House On Cold Hill, coming to the Orchard Theatre in January.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

A police officer based in Bexley has been served a final warning after he allegedly placed a man in a choke hold during a fight.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Bexley’s NHS services will receive more than £900,000 of extra funding this winter to help alleviate growing pressures on our hospitals, the Department for Health announced yesterday (Wednesday, October 17).

Most read news

Digital Edition

Read the Bexley Times e-edition today

Newsletter Sign Up

Bexley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24