Robertsbridge finally got back to winning ways for the first time in over a month against bottom of the league Crowborough this week. Stand in captain Adam Neill won the toss and asked Crowborough to bat on a damp ground. They wasted no time in taking the first two wickets as openers Priddy (9-3-21-2) and Goodsell (5-1-18-1) reduced the opposition to 19-2. Crowborough pushed on and looked slightly more comfortable on 49-2 before the introduction of Geaney (8-3-30-6) who bowled a quite wonderful spell of spin bowling reduced them to 54-6. Crowborough opener Easton (60) who was still on 5 at this point, saw the need to push on and opened his shoulders and managed to drag his team to 122 all out from 26 overs with only two batsmen reaching double figures and 6 ducks. Despite having 67 overs in which to reach their target, Robertsbridge openers Savage (37 not out) and Priddy (67 not out) showed no desire to hang about as they rushed to their target in 18 overs, with the winning runs being a six from Priddy back over the bowlers head. Next week the first team face Newhaven at home.
Seaford won the toss and elected to put Robertsbridge into bat. Paul Brett(48) and Harry Mayhew(20) made a steady start against the tight bowling of Ben Harvey(9-2-30-1) and Steve Hearsay(10-0-32-2). Further contributions from Dean Chapman(25), Lewis Chapman(21) and Ed Flint(21) enabled a score of 178-9 to be posted from the full 50 overs. It was also a steady start for Seaford against Lewis Chapman(12-5-20-2) and the game was evenly poised when Seaford lost their 5th wicket in the 24th over with 83 on the board. Ed Flint(8-0-39-3) and Allan Hughes(13-1-51-3) kept up the pressure from the bowling side and Barney Pullinger(30) and Martin Edmunds(30) pushed their side to the position of needing 12 from the last over and six from the last ball but it was not to be and the game was drawn.
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