The 1s moved to the top of the Kent Premier League having toppled the previous leaders, Sandwich Town on Saturday. Blackheath batted first on an indifferent wicket and were indebted to number 7 Mehdi Abbas, who made exactly 50, in a total of 130 all out. Wickets were shared around an attack augmented by Kent's Ivan Thomas (8.1-0-26-3) as Sandwich Town declined to 85 all out.
Three wins in the KRCL were led by the 4th XI who were too strong for Oakfield Warriors. Jared Knight took 5-29 and then hit 28* alongside Frederick Alden (48*) as the 4s ran home by 6 wickets. The 5s won a thriller in Charlton Park as Stuart Shanks (60*) struck the winning runs from the final ball after Blackheath had dismissed Wickham Park for 126. The 6s ran riot in Catford, amassing 211-7 in their 40 overs versus Beckenham. David Parker top scored with 55 before Kiran Pinto led the attack with the superb figures of 6-5-1-2.
In-form Mitu Ahmed struck 106 at the Rectory for the 2s. However, he found little support amongst the other batsman as the 2s were bowled out in the 47th over. Canterbury chased it down with 16 balls to spare.
On Sunday, the 1s beat Sussex Champions East Grindstead by 8 wickets. Dipayan Paul hit fifty whilst Tanweer Sikander made 75*. In the next round we play Roffey CC at home hoping to beat a fourth Sussex side in a row.
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Blackheath Cricket Club is one of the leading cricket clubs in London. Formed over one hundred and fifty years ago and sporting a colourful history, Blackheath fields 6 league teams every Saturday, up to 3 teams on a Sunday and also operates an extensive youth section.
The 1st XI play in the Premier Division of the Kent Cricket League, which is one of the strongest amateur cricket leagues in the UK. The Club’s 2nd and 4th XIs also play in the Kent League structure, while the 3rd, 5th and 6th XIs play in the Kent Regional League - often against the 1st or 2nd XIs of other clubs.
Since 1886, the Club's main ground has been the Rectory Field. The Club also has an attractive, high-quality second ground at the old Royal Military Academy in Woolwich.
The Club’s six Saturday XIs, Sunday teams, midweek programme, youth section and vibrant social scene mean there is a place for everyone from current internationals to the youngest colt.
We seek to enable all our members to play at the appropriate level of cricket for their ability, while enjoying the social and cricketing benefits of being part of a larger club.
Blackheath has one of the leading youth sections in the UK, regularly progressing to the latter stages of the ECB National U13 and U15 Cup competitions. As an ECB Focus Club with Clubmark accreditation and a wealth of experienced coaches, Blackheath provides an environment where young people can enjoy the game recreationally but also supports a steady stream of young people to access county age-group squads.
Blackheath Cricket Club is situated in the London Borough of Greenwich but serves much of central south and east London. As such, the Club prides itself on a diverse membership. We are proud that so many players - from all corners of the UK, and from all around the world - can call the Rectory Field "Home".