Robertsbridge I 86-3 Bells Yew Green I 85
Robertsbridge took their destiny in Division Two back into their own hands with this remarkable victory on Saturday. Winning the toss was the first priority and then some superb bowling from James Pexton(12.5-5-20-5) and Robert Goodsell(15-3-31-4) reduced the previously unbeaten visitors to 85 all out. It was not just the bowling but also a smart leg side stumping from David Neill and excellent catches from Peter Capon and Peter Savage that capped the fielding display. Anyone who has followed the First team this season would not expect the run chase to be straightforward but Adam Neill(33) and Dane Capon(33) made sure that there was no mistake this time with victory coming in the 21st over. Fletching lost on the last ball in their match so this leaves a cushion of 13 points to take into the final round of games next week.
Newhaven II 99 Robertsbridge II 297-6 dec
Tom Glenn won the toss and decided to bat against a weakened Newhaven team. While this might not have been the most popular decision he led the way hitting 143 and with Martin Green(56) also scoring freely he was able to declare after just 43 overs with 297 on the board. In the Newhaven reply only Adrian Cooper(24) made any headway with Guillaume Green(8.5-1-35-5) taking his first five wicket haul, and Allan Hughes(4-2-8-4) continuing his comeback from injury with a hat-trick making sure that a huge victory margin was achieved.
Robertsbridge III 160 Wadhurst II 168
Thanks to the incorrect call from Wadhurst captain Iain Bell home skipper Alastair Neill had the choice to insert the visitors at a damp Mountfield. Bell(43) and Rob Lucas(36) were the mainstays of the Wadhurst innnings as they made steady, sensible progress against some tight bowling and fielding and a slow outfield. Ed Flint(17.2-3-42-5) and Rhys Rich-Drury(7-1-36-3) were the wicket takers as Wadhurst reached 168 all out in the 50th over. The reply started well enough with Kevin Burgess(69) hitting the ball particularly well. He was bowled by Josh Kemp(12-3-36-4) and after that wickets fell steadily especially to the tight bowling of Iain Bell(20-2-70-5). George Eastoe(22) hit three huge sixes to keep his side in the hunt but when he was last out they finished just 9 runs short of their target.
Congratulations to the Stoolball Club for their victory over the Football club. Well done to all who took part and helped to make this such a successful tournament and Finals Day.
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