Weekly Newsletter - 4/06/18

Another busy weekend is over at LCC. It was great to see so many ex-players return on Saturday for the reunion day. They watched the first team beat Henfield by 75 runs. The first team posted 246-6. Ally James leading the way with 75 and captain James Askew chipping in with 55. Early wickets meant Henfield never really got going in their chase, and Chris Heberlein and Andy Greig finished the job by cleaning up the tail, both taking 3 wickets each. The win keeps the first team at the top of the table. Full scorecard here.

The second team travelled to Henfield and batted first. They were struggling at 51-5 but 45 from Olly Hemsley and runs from the lower order meant the second team finished on 175-7. Unfortunately the wicket got easier as the day went on and Henfield chased the total down with 8 balls to spare. Full scorecard here.

The third team travelled to Fernhurst for the ‘Fernhurst derby’ against Goring. The third team batted first and set Goring 169 to win, thanks to Darin Birds 54 and regular contributions throughout the order. Goring’s chase got off to the worst possible start with Tim Peters ripping through the top order and they never recovered as they were bowled out for 106. The win moves the third team up to 3rd. Full scorecard here.

The fourth team hosted Bognor at Amberley. Batting first the fourth team posted 125, Phil Merritt scoring 42 not out. In reply, Bognor chased the total down with 11 overs to go. Jake Howson picked up another 2 wickets to move him into the top 10 wicket takers in division 11. Full scorecard here.

On Sunday, the under 14’s celebrated their first win of the season against Midhurst but the Sunday side were comfortably beaten by Bognor.

Race night is this Saturday. The first race will be around 8pm. There will be 6 races. This is one of our main fundraisers during the season so please come and have a bet or two. Everyone welcome.

May’s 100 club draw was drawn live on Facebook last week. The winners can be found here.

This week’s player of the week poll is now on Twitter here.

There’s 9 days left for you to enter our World Cup predictions competition. The form can be downloaded here or you can get a copy in the pavilion. 

Will Kitchen was last week's Friday Feature and this can be read here

This summer, all over the county, Sussex CCC are inviting women to come along and #HaveAHit. This is an opportunity like never before for women to try something new. It does not matter if you have never played cricket, just come along and have a go. Sussex CCC would like to invite the women involved with our club, including partners, mums, sisters and friends of existing players to a Womens Softball cricket event at Arundel Castle Cricket Club on Sunday 24th June, 10-12pm. Sign up here

On the same day as the women’s cricket festival, it is also Ed Joyce’s testimonial match at Arundel Castle. See the Sussex Sharks take on Ireland, in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. Tickets are available from www.edjoyce2018.co.uk. All Stars participants who wear their All Stars Cricket Shirt will get FREE entry for the match!