Burgess Hill Cricket Club
5 September 2017
First XI – ended what was ultimately a disappointing season on high note with a 30 point win over division leaders Haywards Heath and in turn preventing them winning the league. Batting first Haywards Heath scored 160 all out in the 44th over. Peter Billinghay took 3-27 from 9 overs. In reply Trowbridge and Kevin Ramsay scored 21 and 20 respectively but it was Tom Penfold’s 24 and 20 not out from Luke Vick that got Hill over the line at the end 161-7 with 9 balls to spare. Results did not go Hill’s way on the day as they end the year 10th but their fourth and most impressive win of the season leaves them with plenty of optimism for a better year next season. It shows what this group of players is capable of with better consistency. Report.
Second XI – lost to their division winners Rottingdean by five wickets. Bobby Barnes hit 46 batting at 10 to help Hill to 145 all out. It wasn’t enough as Rottingdean scored quickly to win inside 23 overs despite losing five wickets. Hill end the season in fourth place which is pretty credible given the amount of young players brought in this season, the lack of a settled side and the changes that have taken place.
Third XI – ended the season with a loss at East Grinstead III. Given East Grinstead have the best first XI in the county there is certainly no shame in defeat to their thirds who themselves won Mid Sussex Div 2. Paul Elphick scored 49 and Niall Murphy 16 as Hill set 120 all out. Niall then took the only two wickets to fall in the EG innings, taking 2-38.
So all in, three matches against would be champions, the First XI were the only team of the day to deny their opposition winning their respective division!
Boys Under 11 – were frustrated as the rain got the better of their game with Ansty. Batting first Hill were really well placed at 125-4 after 32 overs. No one was more frustrated than Tom Broughton who had already brilliantly carried his bat for 48 not out when the game was abandoned.
Off the pitch
Awards Dinner – will be held at Mid Sussex Golf Club on Saturday 14th October. Tickets include a three course meal, awards presentation, live music and plenty of dancing! They are just £30 for adults and £20 for juniors and can be reserved through either Geoff Brailey or Matt Charman and are limited in number so get in there quick! All members, parents and friends are welcome!
St Peter and St James Hospice – On 26 October our Chairman Mike Trowbridge and daughter Naomi are trekking India in memory of Bryony Trowbridge and in aid of St Peter and St James Hospice. They will be trekking the foothills of the Himalayan mountains for five days reaching altitudes of 3500 metres and spending four nights wild camping. It’s a trip they are self funding so every single penny raised will go to St Peter and St James Hospice. If you would like to help support the charity by sponsoring Mike and Naomi you can do so here.
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