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Barcombe I 242 Robertsbridge I 133
After last week's win it was a disappointing result for the First team on Saturday. Neil Priddy asked Barcombe to bat on a lively wicket and they made steady progress. Josh Wheatley(49) batted well until becoming one of Ben Collins's(9-1-31-3) victims, indeed when Priddy(16-6-55-3) removed top scorer Allan Trower(57) with the score on 201-9 an achievable target looked on the cards. However Edward Cox(32no) pushed the home score on to 242. In reply the in form Pat Grace(48) was the only batsmen to make a significant score in an innings where only 3 batsmen made double figures. His partnership of 55 with Dane Capon(18), for the second wicket, did seem to be laying the foundation for at least a draw but Allan Trower(10-0-48-5) ripped the heart out of the middle order and the visitors were all out for a below par 133 in the 28th over.
Robertsbridge II 173 Ringmer II 237-9
After the overnight rain home skipper Keith Pagan was pleased to win the toss and put Ringmer in to bat. Ringmer started very quickily though with the home bowlers guilty of some short bowling that was easily despatched by Graham Pitts(30) and Bob Page(47). They were scoring at around seven an over when the first wicket was taken by Guillaume Green(8-0-46-3). Things started to go better for the hosts when Ben Keeley(15-1-48-5) was introduced as wickets fell and with it went the scoring rate. Martin Greenham(87) proved a middle order problem to the Robertsbridge bowlers batting safely and sensibly to push his team to maximum batting points and beyond. Martin Simms(27) and Keith Pagan(74) put on 45 for the first wicket and all the while Pagan was there it looked like the total could be reached especially as he found a steady partner in Josh Goodsell(26no) putting on 47 for the seventh wicket. Pagan was finally removed by Ollie Pugh(9-1-40-2) and Ryan Packham(16.4-3-69-6) cleaned up the tail to allow Ringmer a comfortable victory..
Glynde III 155-8 Robertsbridge III 154
The change of Captain did not mean that a toss was won so Robertsbridge had to bat on a damp wicket at Glynde. Paul Brett(18) and Kevin Burgess(54) put on 45 for the first wicket but with only Rob Spice(16) and Julian Moore(14) making double figures the 154 runs always looked a little light.For the second time this season Alvin Atkins(16.5-3-56-5) took a wicket with the first ball he bowled and at 66-6 the home side looked in some trouble. As so often happens in Division 10 a good batsman is the difference and Lewis Gimple(72no) batted extremely well to lead his side to victory inside 42 overs.
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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