Weekend Preview – 25th May 2019
We are now entering the fourth week of the league season and we have five senior games and one colts’ game over the bank holiday weekend. The Sunday side host Walberton, and the under 14’s travel to West Chiltington on Monday. We are also hosting a club BBQ tonight (Friday). Food should be available from around 6.30pm. There will be burgers, veggie burgers, sausages, and some salad available. Cost will be £2 a burger and £1.50 a hot dog. Our pavilion bar will be open from 6pm and everyone is welcome. If we have any food left over we will run a BBQ on Saturday evening as well.
1st XI – Ansty (A) 12.30pm
The first team travel to Ansty and will be looking to make it two wins in a row after they picked up their maiden victory last week against Stirlands. Ansty are unknown territory and were in the premier division just two seasons ago. Ansty have won two of their three games, beating West Chiltington and Roffey 2’s, but they lost to current table toppers Steyning. Within their ranks they have Sydney fast bowler Jake Wilson who plays in the same club side as Steve Smith.
Ansty currently sit in 5th place. Their top run scorer is Harry Towler with 105 runs at an average of 35. Their leading wicket is Jake Wilson with 7 wickets at an average of 6.
Team News – The first team remain unchanged for the first time this season.
2nd XI – Slinfold (H) 1pm
The second team are still looking for their first win of the season after losing at Horsham last week. Skipper Darren Bazley saw his side bat well for the first time last week, so will be hoping for more of the same but with a better bowling performance to go with it. He has brought in the experienced Tim Nicholson to try and help him.
Slinfold 2’s have won two (one being a walkover against Horsham) and lost one. In the games Slinfold have played they have beaten Henfield and lost to Bognor.
Slinfold currently sit in 6th place. Their top run scorer is Roshan Gamage with 137 runs at an average of 68.50. Their leading wicket taker is Stuart Woodall at an average of 22.33.
Team News – Jordan Atkinson and Tim Nicholson return.
3rd XI – Pagham (A) 1pm
The third team travel to the small ground at Arundel to play basement side Pagham 3’s. Dan Rive will be desperate for his side to get back to winning ways after two losses on the bounce, the most recent one being a close defeat against Eastergate.
Pagham have played two, lost two. Their defeats have come against Clymping 2’s and Easterate 2’s.
Pagham currently sit in 9th place. Their top run scorer is Jasper Marshall with 80 runs at an average of 40. Their leading wicket taker is Bradley Young with 2 wickets at an average of 16.50.
Team News – Dan Clarke and Theo Hemsley are down from the second team, and Paul Hewitt is available again.
4th XI – Broadwater (A) 1pm
The fourth team travel to Hill Barn to play Broadwater 3’s. The fourth team have had a great start to the season, winning two, and currently sit in 3rd place.
Broadwater have played four, winning one, and losing three. Their one win was an impressive one last Saturday when they beat table toppers Chichester 4’s by one wicket.
Broadwater currently sit in 4th place. Their top run scorer is Mark Sinsbury with 206 runs at an average of 51.50. Their leading wicket taker is Mark Power with 5 wickets at an average of 19.20.
Team News – Availability hasn’t been kind to captain Tim Hemsley this week. He currently only has 9 so if you are now available please contact Tim ASAP.