Robertsbridge I 207 Firle I 265-8 dec
Robertsbridge earned 17 points on a hot sunny afternoon at the Bridge. Winning the toss, Robertsbridge choose to bowl on what turned out to be a spin friendly pitch at the Clappers. Early wickets for Lee Mardell (7-0-2-40) and Alex Collins (8-3-1-23) gave some hope to the bowling attack, however when Karoki Lewis (69) was joined by Neil Trott(75) the Firle innings got going as they put on 147 for the third wicket. Tony Hagger(8.4-0-56-5) made the breakthrough and utilised the facilities well to end with 5 wickets. The Firle line up continued to score runs with Peter Warman(31) and Rico Parkinson(20) posting a fifty partnership enabling them to declare on 265-8.
With 50 overs to bat the home reply got off to a slow start. Losing 3 early wickets, some gritty batting from Pat Grace(23), after being hit on the elbow kept the score ticking along.Andy Bird(12-1-46-5) was the chief wicket-taker with Ned Wyndham(8.2-1-26-3) making a good contribution too. Some low order runs from Lee Mardell (58) and Alex Collins (39) supported by Robert Geaney(6 not out) and Darren Barlow(9) managed to get the Robertsbridge up to a respectful 207 all out.
Bexhill IV 83 Robertsbridge II 84-2
Captain Paul Johnson won the toss and had no hesitation in batting at Bexhill Down on Saturday. In good playing conditions Lewis Chapman(10.1-5-9-2) was near unplayable as he bowled with pace and accuracy. His opening bowling partner Ben Lingard(17-5-38-8) took on the role of chief wicket-taker as the Bexhill side, with the exception of Matt Byford(32), failed to cope with his bowling and they were all out in the 37th over. Martin Simms(22) and Tom Glenn(16) fell in the run chase but Dean Chapman(26) pushed on to the total and debutant Jake Saxton(8) was left to hit the winning runs.
Little Common III 174 Robertsbridge III 175-2
Winning the toss for the first time this season, skipper Alastair Neill chose to bowl. The home team started steadily with Stephen Richardson(5) and James Brightman(38) hitting the bad balls to the boundary and defending the good. Eventually both were out to Fabian Dahms(8-0-34-2) Richardson was unlucky to hit the ball onto his stumps and Brightman fell to a top edge. The young middle order batted very sensibly each making good runs. Gradually the Robertsbridge attack dismissed them including one great catch from debutant Harry Wills. However the outstanding performance was down to another youngster as Taw Ainslie(3-0-10-4) cleared up the tail with a controlled display of seam bowling and earned the Electric Center Man of the Match Award. After tea Neil Honnor(79 not out) batted steadily to lead the way to victory. He lost two younger partners but was joined by Grant Cooper(50 not out) and they were able to achieve the target with 10 overs to spare.
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