Robertsbridge skipper Keith Pagan won another crucial toss and inserted Battle in bowler friendly conditions. With plenty of swing on offer the Battle openers Phil Harrod (20) and Laurnece Flint (48) worked hard to put on 86 for the opening wicket. However when Rob Geaney (17-4-51-5) made the breakthrough wickets began to fall in a cluster and Battle quickly found themselves 96-3, undoing the good work of the openers. Despite Tony Boardman (25) steadying the innings Battle were only able to post 164. By the time Robertsbridge came to bat the sun had dried the pitch into a batsmen's paradise, Keith Pagan (64no) and Martin Simms(83) took full advantage with a swashbuckling opening stand of 150. Simms was the only wicket to fall, stumped for 83 and Robertsbridge completed a 9 wicket win with nearly 20 overs to spare.
Cullingford Cup Final
Robertsbridge ran out winners of the 16 over a side Cullingford Cup under bizarre circumstances and conditions. The game against Mountfield started in bright sunshine with Mountfield batting well with Stainfield(34) and Marchant(24) being the main contributors with wickets spread amongst the bowlers but Josh Goodsell only conceding 11 from his three overs. With storm clouds looming Robertsbridge set about their target with great urgency. Richard Hawthorne(22), Adam Neill(20) and Jack Godden(26) took the score to 90 from just 10 overs and with the light unplayable and lightening close by Mountfield sensibly conceded the tie. Adam Neill received the trophy from George and Lottie Cullingford. The cup is given in memory of their father Giles who played many times for Mountfield and who George said would have appreciated the way this competition was played.