Little Chart took on the country lanes to find its way to Belmont House, whose private ground is hired out. The home of the late Lord Harris, 4th Baron, famous cricketer, Kent Captain and England Test player and influential member of MCC was busy with a film crew and all its caravans when we arrived.
Batting first, Little Chart put on the massive total of 260 in their 30 overs, with Harrison Pack scoring his maiden century and Matt Hall putting on 100+ as well. Rain threatened almost throughout the innings, and at tea time we were treated to a a few claps of thunder and a downpour.
The clouds passed over, and the sun shone intemittently as Eastling took the field. A promising opening partnership was broken by Roger Pinnock, who took two in his 6 overs. Richard Irv took one before the Craiginator came on to bowl – 4 more to his season’s tally. Lewis Terry joined the fun with a double bouncer, before Matt Hall finished the job with the help of two catches from Quentin Tanton. Eastling all out 88.
Then off to the Carpenter’s Arms for a well deserved pint – to find a free hog roast in progress. Brilliant!