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Forest Row I 166 Robertsbridge I 248-6 dec
A big win and a hugely improved performance saw the 1sts skipper walk away much happier this week. After losing the toss and being asked to bat it seemed business as usual as the Bridge lost Sam Collins(0), their first wicket in the first over without a run being scored. Adam Neill (22) and Pat Grace (51) set about rebuilding until Neill fell with the score on 53 and the situation still looking pretty precarious. However, Grace pushed on and stylish fifties from Peter Savage (51) and Neil Priddy (51) and a quick cameo from Dane Capon (36) saw Robertsbridge rush towards an imposing total of 248-6 declared, giving themselves an extra 2 overs at the Forest Row batsmen. In the end they only needed 31 overs with the main resistance coming from Steve Wright(68). Smiles all round!.
Robertsbridge II 212-3 Hastings and St Leonards Priory III 209
Stand in captain Tom Glenn won the toss and sent the visitors into bat on a warm afternoon at The Clappers. Ariana Dowse(60) top scored for her team with her skipper Joe Sargent(32) providing support down the order. They both fell victim to the spin of Ben Keeley(17-3-60-6) with two stumped by Paul Johnson. This was one of the lower first innings totals at Robertsbridge this season and Tom Glenn(112no) led his team to a relatively comfortable win in 37 overs with Dom Whittaker(43) sharing in a stand of 85..
Denton II 251-4 Robertsbridge III 250-8
Robertsbridge came up short in terms of the result and players on Saturday. Asked to bat on a pitch known for it's uneven bounce they scored a season high 250. Paul Brett(69) top scored with useful contributions all the way down the order with our own version of Ben Stokes(minus the red hair), Lewis Chapman(45) following up his fifty of last week with another hard hitting knock. The Denton bowlers stuck to their task well with the ever smiling Dilip Pereerra(12-0-47-3) backing up his bowling with some spectacular dives in the field-mostly after the ball had gone past him. There were early wickets for Alvin Atkins(10-1-46-1) and Lewis Chapman(9-0-45-2) but the fast outfield and lack of fielders allowed Pereerra(75no) and Matt Atkins(55no) to knock off the runs by over 34. .
New for 2015: Club Night!
In 2015, we'll be holding Club Nights on Fridays - the perfect opportunity to get in some practise in the nets or on the outfield before game day (or pay a visit to the Clappers Bar).
The first date for this will depend on the weather and ground conditions - we'll keep you posted!
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