Impressive Dorking ruin Kings' weekend
Ryman Surrey Championship Division Five
Dorking won by three wickets
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DORKING inflicted a first defeat of the season on Kingstonian to lift themselves into the early season promotion picture in the Surrey Championship Division Five.
Captain Ben Overton was faultless with the coin toss once again and decided that the home team should have a bowl on a brilliant-looking track.
Jordan Rollins opened the bowling with a very hostile spell getting the Kings batsmen in all sorts of trouble early doors and ending up with two wickets. He was backed up brilliantly by young Kamau Leverock, who bowled with much control and pace.
Francis Chadwick was the first change and came in with brilliant figures of 3-35 off his 11 overs, while Verun Sethi also bowled with control and picked up a great wicket to help Dorking close in on bowling Kings out for a low score on the flat track.
Overton (2-2) and Costello (1-7) finished off the lower order quickly and cheaply, only going for eight runs from their combined five overs, as the previously unbeaten Kingstonian finished with a well below par score of 167.
Dorking set about their chase with Overton and Rollins (48) looking to taking it to the Kings bowlers, but Overton fell cheaply.
Rob Chave (21) and Rollins scored at a rate that looked like the game would be done and dusted in about an hour until Chave fell, closely followed by Rollins.
Nick Lee (27) and Lewis Davies set about re-building the Dorking innings. More wickets fell in the low-scoring game until Leverock (36no) and Costello (12no) saw the home side home in 33.3 overs.
The result sees Dorking take a massive 13 points off the former league leaders and they will be looking to get on a winning roll now and take their form into this week's game at Mitcham.