Robertsbridge 2XI sealed promotion from East Sussex Division 7 with an authoritative 7 wicket win over Rottingdean 3XI. This win enable Robertsbridge to take third place by three points from their opponents. Rottingdean were asked to bat first and an excellent opening spell from Jake Lingard (8-0-30-2) left them in trouble at 39-3. A counter attacking 47 from Jack Cox seemed to be turning the game and taking it from Robertsbridge. However Nick McWilliams (9-3-43-4) ripped through the middle order and Robert Geaney (11-1-44-2) helped clear up the tail - making full use of the dipping full toss.This restricted the visitors to just 4 batting points. This meant that victory had to come with the loss of less than six wickets to be sure of third place and the Robertsbridge reply got off to a blistering start with Martin Simms (40) and captain Keith Pagan(68no) scoring 70 off the first 7 overs. However from 77-0 Robertsbridge were soon 83-3 as Jeyavel Paulraj (7-0-30-3) utilised the new ball to good effect - Tom Glenn's golden duck meant he made up none of the runs he owed the side from his dropped catch. However Dave Collins (22no) steadied the innings and a captains knock of 68 not out from Pagan took Robertsbridge to a well deserved victory and promotion.
With a third place in Division 11 already secured Robertsbridge took on the team in first place on a gloomy afternoon at Mountfield. They started steadily against some accurate bowling with Rahim Khan(8-4-8-0) especially difficult to get away. Alastair Neill(30) and Martin Green(30) put on 61 for the 2nd wicket which set the platform for Neil Honnor(44) to boost the score to 180-9 from the 50 overs. Denton also started steadily but had Pat McCaulgan(82no) to thank for seeing his team to this win. He mixed some fine offside shots with solid defence against Lewis Chapman(11-2-36-1) and Allan Hughes(12-2-42-3). This combined with the hard hitting of Sam Daly(47) and the dropped catches from both these batsmen meant that although it was an exciting finish, Denton won in the 42nd over. It has been a good season for the team and bodes well for 2015 whichever league they play in.