1st XI – won their fifth straight game to go 37 points clear at the top of the division. Jack Simpson took 3-11 and then scored 67 not out as Hill chased down Crowhurst Park’s 110 all out inside 16 overs. Report.
2nd XI – lost to Crowhurst Park 2nd XI by eight wickets. After getting into trouble early Matt Charman’s 74 got Hill to 175 all out. Crowhurst had little difficulty chasing it down, doing so for the loss of only two wickets in 26 overs. Report.
3rd XI – moved within two points of the top of the division with a four wicket win over Lingfield III. A Bobby Barnes hatrick set-up the win as he took 5-42 and Dan Rapson 4-33 in Lingfield’s innings of 105 all out. Runs were shared as Hill chased inside 27 overs. Scorecard.
4th XI – lost by 80 runs to Keymer and Hassocks III. K&H scored 195-5, Tom McCreadie taking 1-9 in five overs and Lewis Mamoany 2-41. In reply Hill were all out 115 with Ryan Jackson scoring 35, Toby Wardrobe 27 and Tom Booth 23. Scorecard.
Boys Under 14 – had a sensational 21 run victory over Horsham in the Festival Bowl. Joe Smith scored 27 and Zak Smith-Phillips scored 22 from number 10 to help Hill out of a hole and total 101 all out. Lewis Mamoany then bowled Hill to the win with 6-13 in 8 wonderful overs. Scorecard.
Boys Under 12 – season finished with a full week of Festival cricket. After a glorious day one victory over Lingfield, Hill went on to finish with a record of one win and four defeats but there was much to be encouraged by and to look forward to in the Under 13 season next year. All the games are individually reported on and you game find them here – Game 1 – Game 2 – Game 3 – Game 4 – Game 5
Girls Under 11 – beat Ansty by 25 runs last Thursday. Ansty batted first and scored 65-3 (net 250) but a great team effort from all the Hill batswomen took Hill to victory as they scored 90-3 (net 275). Scorecard.
Off the pitch
Sussex Premier Cricket League restructure – some of you may be aware of the plans to restructure the leagues for next season which would in effect see our 2nd XI drop down into the West Sussex Invitation League and form part of a ladder in which First, Second and Third XIs play together in a free flowing environment. This decision has been postponed now until next season after more than 20 of the SPCL’s member clubs called for a Special General Meeting on the subject. From next season the SPCL will continue to make the shift to a ladder system with First and Second XIs competing together, however all 80 teams will remain with Divisions 5 and 6 comprising of East and West divisions (8 divisions in total).
Help needed – is anyone willing to help assist either with scoring or umpiring in the U11’s Festival fixture against St James on Thursday 25th August? Due to work commitments manager Andy Cobham is very short of helpers. It would be during the day and the game is away at St James. Thank you in advance.
Thank you – to local Burgess Hill company In Your Own Words for their support at the Youth Presentation evening. In Your Own Words create fully customisable personalised framed prints and we were fortunate to have their support for our Youth Presentation evening. They have a website www.iyowprints.co.uk and a Facebook page where you can find out more and even make an order. You never know, you might find a gift for someone or even a frame for yourself. Please check them out!
Thank you also to all our sponsors on the day which also included KJ Thorne Butchers in Burgess Hill who supplied the food and match day and kit sponsors CNC for their continued support. Find out more about our sponsors here.
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