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Eastbourne 3rd XI* 314-4 (42.1 overs) Vs. Lewes St Michaels 2nd XI 60 (all out, 20 overs).
Early season blues for Saints, who had to take to the field with nine men against a very strong Eastbourne side. Opener Jason tibble hit a massive 200 not out, which will no doubt see a healthy batting average. Harry Jackson bowled well taking 2-40, and brother Freddie took 1-50, Stuart Purdie with the other wicket. Stuart Purdie also top scored with 17. Stewart Hunt was out in unfortunate fashion at the non-stikers end, with the ball smacked back over the bowler’s head, who flicked the ball with his finger tips attempting a catch, only for the ball to land straight down on the bails with Shunt backing up outside his crease. One of those days!
Mayfield 3rd XI 300-3 (dec., 41 overs) Vs. Lewes St Michaels 2nd XI* 189 (all out, 37.1 overs)
St Michaels 2s came up against a fine batting display from Mayfield with Tim Robertson hitting 42 and and James Dadswell making an unbeaten 106. Sam Telford took two wickets before Mayfield declared on the 300 mark, perhaps somewhat unfairly on Charlie Watson who was left not out on 97. Despite the daunting total, Saint Michaels fought back well, with Stuart Purdie (28), Stewart Hunt (28), Sam Telford (64) and Ben Gardener (30) all hitting runs to make a respectable total, albeit not enough on the day against a strong opposition.
St Peters 3rd XI* 206 (all out, 40 overs) Vs. Lewes St Michaels 2nd XI 47 (all out, 23 overs)
St Michaels 2s put in a much a much improved bowling performance to bowl out St Peters at Preston Park, denying them full batting points. Dan Hermitage returned to action taking an outstanding 5-for-28 from 11 overs. All other bowlers chipped in with a wicket each. Thomas Rutherford top-scored for the hosts with 69. Despite their strong performance with the bat the previous week, Saints struggled with this game and were all out cheaply, despite a few dogged innings.
Hadlow Down 1st XI 232-9 (48 overs) Vs. Lewes St Michaels 2nd XI* 73 (all out, 29.3 overs)
Saint Michaels’ Second XI were beaten at home by Hadlow Down, despite starting brightly with the ball. The visitors won the toss and batted first. Barry South bowled a great spell of 4/44, while skipper Steve Crowhurst took 3/96 from a mammoth 24 over spell, which displaced the top order. Peter Smyth (43) and Will Roberts (42) helped move the score along nicely for Hadlow Down though, and the visiting side reached full batting points by the end of their 48 overs. Freddie Jackson chipped in with a further wicket, but Saints were unable to take the final tenth scalp. In reply, opener Stuart Purdie hit an unbeaten 42, batting through the innings, but lacked a solid partnership as others fell cheaply. Dave McGeown was the pick of the Hadlow Down bowlers, taking 4/20, as they bowled the hosts all out.
Blackboys 1st XI* 160-7 (48 overs) Vs. Lewes St Michaels 2nd XI 67 (all out, 32.1 overs)
Lewes St Michaels 2s restricted Division 6 league-leaders Blackboys to just 160 from their allotted innings, after an excellent bowling performance and some sharp fielding, but could not match the total after some fine bowling from the home side. Captain Steve Crowhurst took 4/32 for the Lewes side, with Dan Hermitage, Barry South and Freddy Jackson all chipping in with one each, including some tight bowling. Mark Murphy top scored for Blackboys with 35. In reply Simon Fox hit 16 and Liam Quinn hit a late 25, but two fine spells of effective bowling from John Britton (4/9) and Colin Eade (3/23) won the game for the hosts, who remain atop of the perch in the league.
Robertsbridge 2nd XI 213-8 (48 overs) Vs Lewes St Michaels 2nd XI 68 (all out, 20 overs)
Saints performed well with the ball, taking eight wickets, with Sam Gander-Telford taking 3-59 and Skipper Crowy taking 4-46, but struggled with the bat once again. Freddie Jackson (16) top scored with a classy knock and Tom Bradford was 10 not out.
Lewes St Michaels 2nd XI 64 (all out, 19.3 overs) Vs. Selmeston and Alciston 1st XI 66-2 (13.0 overs)
Saints 2s were bowled out cheaply in wet conditions at the Convent Field, with only Sam Gander-Telford (23) making any runs of note. Alister Deighton took 4/6 for the visitors. In replay Matthew Jackson (19) and Charlie Branch (21 not out) made the total in the 13th over, but not before Tim Masson chipped in with two wickets in a spell of 2/3 from 3 overs for Saints.
Lewes St Michaels 2nd XI 109 (all out, 33.3 overs) Vs. Willingdon 2nd XI* 112-7 (36.1 overs)
Saints 2s fought back well with the ball to produce a tight finish, but lost away at Willingon. Saints batted first, with Sam Gander-Telford top-scoring with 28 and Tom Harris making 22 not out on his first game of the season. The final total was low to defend though, but Saints set about the home side early on with the ball, with Harry Jackson producing a fine spell of 4/17 and Sam Gander-Telford taking a well-deserved 3/31. The hosts edged towards the total though, and Saints were three wickets short of making a fantastic comeback.
Lewes St Michaels 2nd XI 84 (all out, 24.4 overs) Vs. Mayfield 3rdXI* 87-4 (17.5 overs)
Simon Fox hit 30 and Pratik Patel made 21. Dec Rowell made 10 on his debut. Pratik took 2/33 and Harry Jackson and Tim Masson took a wicket each.