Cricket club become English champions after 240 years

Nusrat Ghani
VICTORY: TWCC and some of their supporters

The Kent Cricket League Premier Division team beat Barnard Castle from the Darlington Building Society NYSD ECB Premier League by five wickets on Saturday [September 18].

The club, which plays its home games at the Nevill Ground in Tunbridge Wells, achieved their historic victory at Wantage Road, home of Northamptonshire County Cricket.

The game was won after Barnard Castle finished their innings on 125-5 from their allocated 20 overs.

While Tunbridge Wells lost opening and league-topping batsman Viraj Bhatia early on for just five runs, along with skipper Christopher Williams who was out for a duck, they soon begin scoring.

Alexander Williams hit 53 not out from 44 balls while Matthew Barker hit 35 not out from 18 balls before smashing a six and two fours off the first three balls of the 19th over to win the game. The final Tunbridge Wells score was 128-5.

Tweeting the morning after the victory, the Head Coach at Kent County Cricket, Matt Walker, said: “Yesterday was a truly special day. Immensely proud of the players, thrilled for everyone at Kent Cricket and so happy for all our amazing fans both at the ground or watching at home!”


Photo: © TWCC

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