Inserted into bat, Meopham were given a great foundation by Ben Stanley (34) and Gavin Tovey (49), with the score on 94 Alex 'the Reverend' Bryant came together with Mick Clark and these two put on a partnership of 165 at nearly 8 runs per over. Bryant, on return from university, hit a masterful 82 not out and Clark retired hurt late in the innings on 68. Meopham closed on 269-2.
Early wickets were taken in the Locksbottom reply, Ben Stanley holding on to a steepler and Pete Howard rolling back the years with a great diving effort. Jamie English offered some strong resistance for the visitors but Meopham duly wrapped up victory in the 36th over with wickets shared by all the bowlers, Dan Plumb returning the best figures with 3-17.
Updated 12:34 - 26 Jun 2017 by Tony PEARCE