Robertsbridge I 107-5 Laughton I 105
The 1sts took on long standing Division 2 rivals Laughton last weekend with both teams looking to kick start what had been disappointing starts to their seasons. Things began well for the 'Bridge as they won the toss and asked Laughton to bat. An encouraging start saw Bridge remove both openers in the first 2 overs, with a wicket each for Alex Collins (10-4-21-2) and Rob Goodsell (9-1-45-1). There was a comeback of sorts as Richie Burleton(46) scored aggressively through point and midwicket. However, the introduction of Steve Ramsden(7-3-17-2) and Cameron Christie(8.2-3-12-5) saw a collapse that led Laughton to be bowled out for a below par 105. Christie in particular bowled brilliantly to record his first 5-fer of the season.
A low score had Robertsbridge in good spirits, but never ones to make things look easy they quickly lost wickets as they collapsed to 35-3, Dane Capon (13), Adam Neill (4) and Pat Grace (10) the dismissed batsmen. But a quick counter attack from Ben Collins (25) saw Bridge towards the line. Once he was removed the ship was safely guided home by captain Paul Nice (21 not out) and Electric Center man of the match Cameron Christie (17 not out). Next week Bridge are at home once again to Barcombe.
Lewes St Michael's II 64 Robertsbridge II 213-8
Robertsbridge put on a superb team effort to claim their first win of the season. Skipper Paul Johnson (35) made up for losing the toss by putting on a quick-fire 50 opening partnership with Kev Burgess (19). Robertsbridge were kept in check by the tight bowling of Steve Crowhurst (19-5-46-4) and the outswing of Sam Gander-Telford(13-1-59-3), but Josh Goodsell anchored the innings with a faultless 60, allowing Dean Chapman (22) and Tony Hagger (22) to hit Robertsbridge to 213 - a strong total on a pitch which offered help to the bowlers. Lewis Chapman then stepped up to take 2 wickets in his opening over on the way to career best figures of 7-2-15-6. He made the most of some variable bounce to clean bowl the top four - although his inability to hit off-stump was noted by the slip cordon. A spirited partnership between youngsters Freddie Jackson (16) and Tom Bradford (10) briefly kept the game alive, but Rob Geaney (4-2-2-3) cleaned up the tail and Robertsbridge claimed maximum points.
Bexhill V 193-7 Robertsbridge III 189
A splendid game of cricket was played at Catsfield on Saturday with Robertsbridge just coming up short. Bexhill batted consistently against some good bowling and catching from Barney Heasman(13-1-57-3) and Callum Nice(17-1-48-2). Harry Strugnell(33) played a true opener's anchor role with Abhilash Mathew(35) adding some quicker runs down the order. A total of 193 looked to be a good one and Robertsbridge began steadily. Grant Cooper(35) was top scorer with Ian Hirst(29) providing a valuable contribution. Father and son Richard(18) and Seb Stovell(13) kept up the momentum and with Callum Nice(9 not out) the target was almost reached but in the end was just a couple of good hits away.
Our 2017 Fixture Card for mobile is now available to download (4.2MB) - complete with links stats, live league tables and even our RCC kit shop.
Robertsbridge Fantasy League
This season we are doing a fantasy league. It is FREE to play, prizes are currently tbc.You can enter a team as long as you are a member of the club, you don't have to be a player. We hope you'll take the time to enter a team - there's no reason not to - and it'll be a bit of fun to discuss back at the club after Saturday matches!
After a brief break from cricket we are going to start outdoor training on Monday April 24th at 6.30-8pm at Robertsbridge Cricket Club. The very youngest group will finish at 7.30pm. The sessions will be for players in year 7 and under. We would ask older players to come to our Friday session-details below.
For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org 07415695379. If older players are happy to or would prefer to come to this session then there is no problem with this.
Membership will once again be £15 with the session costing £4.
Adult Net Sessions
As last year we will have a Friday night session for players of school year 8 and over and all ages upwards. These should start on April 21st but this is to be confirmed.
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