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10 May 2014 - Tom Parsons

On a dark day at Beckenham Tom Parsons won the toss for Sevenoaks Vine and elected to field on a day where there were certain to be rain delays due to a horrendous forecast over the south-east.

Things started well for the Vine as Miles Richardson knicked off Beckenham captain Chris Isles to Fabian Cowdrey at second slip. Tom Parsons then opened up his account for the season removing Senn to a good catch by Oliver Durell at point leaving the hosts on 5-2. Things continued to go well for the Vine as wickets continued to tumble at regular intervals on a pitch that aided the seamers. Richardson bowled a devastating first spell picking up 3 wickets and was ably supported by Parsons who finished with figures of 4-31. Parsons got the prize wicket of Kent star Alex Blake which lead to the Beckenham side collapsing to 88 all out with wickets for Howick and Blackaby along the way.

The Vine started off spritely with Bowden and Sale opening up and getting the Vineyard off to a solid start. Sale was the first to go only to be replaced by the Kent first team hopeful Fabian Cowdrey. After a short rain delay Bowden and Durell went quickly to some good seam bowling before a 40 run stand between Howick and Cowdrey gave Vine the victory.