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Robertsbridge I 156-3 Barcombe I 151
A good first win for the First team at The Clappers on Saturday where the home seam bowlers held sway for once on the usually batsman friendly ground. Skipper Paul Nice won the toss and decided to field and he soon had a hand in the first wicket catching Matt Cordwell(0) for a duck from the bowling of Darren Barlow(7-0-41-2).Barlow also removed top scorer Matthew Tucker(34) but it was the fine bowling of Robert Goodsell(9.5-2-32-2) and Neil Priddy(7-1-27-4) that knocked the heart out of the Barcombe innings and they were all out for 151 inside 34 overs. In reply both openers fell to Tucker(9-2-20-2) but Adam Neill(70no) shared partnerships of 59 with Pete Savage(22) and 67 with Neil Priddy(40no) with Priddy scoring the winning runs with his second maximum of the afternoon..
Ringmer II 283-2 Robertsbridge II 168-6 dec
Robertsbridge went to Ringmer and gained a draw in another high scoring match. Ringmer were asked to bat first and despite Tony Hagger(10-0-51-1) removing David Smith(10) they were on the wrong end of some fast scoring from Graham Pitts(89) and J Wynne(134no). The Robertsbridge innings did not start well with the loss of Martin Simms(0) to Ryan Packham(21-9-52-3). Captain Keith Pagan(68no) continued his good form and aided by contributions through the order was able to play out the draw..
Robertsbridge III 202-4 v Glynde & Beddingham III 89
For the second home match in a row the toss was lost by Captain Alastair Neill. His team were inevitably asked to bat and in contrast to their paltry 54 last time they were able to post 202-4 in their 50 overs. This was due in no small part to Peter Goodsell(84no) who batted through the innings. Paul Brett(25) and Alvin Atkins(23no) with some lusty blows, gave their team mate great support so that a good total was posted on a slow wicket. Glynde & Beddingham were soon in trouble as Lewis Chapman(8-2-26-3) removed both the openers. Young Daniel Head(19) put the bad ball away well but became one of five victims for Alvin Atkins(14-6-20-5). With Neil Honnor(1-0-8-1) filling the golden arm role it was left to Chapman to take the final wicket, the second of two catches for 'keeper Brett, and to secure a second victory for the Thirds.
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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