Weekly Newsletter - 18/06/18

First of all, thank you to everyone who entered our world cup competitions. Over 50 people have entered, so there will be a healthy prize pot. Paul Hewitt will be sending out updates throughout the tournament so keep an eye out for them. With some surprise results, I’d imagine there may be some low scores so far!

Saturday’s bonus ball winner was Darren Bazley with number 8.

Last week’s Friday Feature was with Geoffrey Cole. This can be read here.

This week’s player of the week can now be voted for on Twitter here.

On Saturday, the first team extended their lead at the top of the table after beating Broadwater by 2 wickets. Broadwater won the toss and batted first, scoring 217-7 off their 53 overs. Ryan Budd took 4-79 off 17 and James Askew 3-30 off 13. In reply, Tom Lee and Guy Souch put on 61 for the first wicket before Guy was LBW. A couple of quick wickets left the first team struggling at 81-3. Tom and Louis Paul rebuilt the innings to 138 before Louis was stumped. At 170-4 things were looking comfortable but 170-4 soon became 184-7. However, Tom was still in, and with quick runs from Chris Heberlein and Nathan Perry, helped the first team sneak over the line with 5 balls to spare. Tom carrying his bat for 111 not out, one of the best innings seen at The Sportsfield for some time. Full scorecard here.

The second team travelled to Crawley to face Ram 2’s. Ram batted first and scored 193-9 off their 49 overs. Stewart Mohsin took 3-42 and Amjad Mohsin 3-56. In reply, the second team lost early wickets and never really recovered despite good innings’ from Darren Bazley (43), Harry Standing (37) and Sophie Parnell (34*). The second team ended on 145-7 and the game was drawn. Full scorecard here.

The third team got back to winning ways at Lancing Manor. The third team batted first and scored 227 off their 40 overs. Dan Rive top scored with 68 off just 34 balls, and Sam Mellor scored a ‘classy’ 63. Tight bowling from openers Tim Peters (0-32) and Nick Larking (4-40) meant that Lancing Manor were always behind the rate. Eventually Lancing Manor finished on 189-7 off their 40 overs. Full scorecard here.

The fourth team hosted Middleton 3’s at Amberley. The fourth team batted first and scored 136. Zack Sanderson top scoring with 23. The fourth team took 2 early Middleton wickets but they were to no avail as Middleton smashed their way to the target in just 16 overs. Full scorecard here.

On Sunday, the Sunday side travelled to Ifield after Arundel’s late cancellation on Friday night. Ifield batted first and scored 201-5, with wickets being shared around. In reply, the Sunday side chased the target down with the loss of 4 wickets. Olly Hemsley scoring 114 not out and Sam Pannell 39.

Dates for your diaries:

Pool Tournament – Saturday 14th July

Quiz Night – Friday 20th July

Sponsors Day – Sunday 22nd July

Chinese Night @ Sponsors Chopsticks – Saturday 4th August

Darts Tournament – Saturday 18th August

Six a Side Tournament – Monday 27th August