26 June 2017
Tables – Fixtures
First XI – played out an entertaining draw at Bexhill 2nd XI. After losing 23 overs to rain Bexhill were asked to bat and scored a competative 180-8 from 41 overs. Joe Maskell taking 4-65 from 16 overs and Peter Billinghay 2-49 also from 16 overs. Hill were always behind the required pace until 62 quick runs from Ben Hopkins gave them hope. When he was out Hill settled for a draw and blocked the last two overs on 149-9. Report.
Second XI – won again this time over Hellingly II. Hill bowled first limiting Hellingly to 165 all out, all 10 wickets share equally among five bowlers. The returning Ian Plummer taking 2-33 and Dan Maskell 2-24. From there Hill won by just two wickets thanks to 43 from Luke Vick and contributions from Phil Wickwar (28) and Matt Charman (30). Report.
Third XI – finally notched their first win of the season against fierce rivals Lindfield III. Ryan Jackson took four wickets in Lindfield’s 208-8 declared. Lindfield obviously felt they had more than enough but they didn’t count on veteran Paul Elphick who scored 81, Jack Cooper 32 and 39 not out from Mason Foley who steered Hill to comfortable six wicket win. Report.
Fourth XI – claimed a notable victory over league leaders Ansty IV. Ollie Read scored 38 not out supported by Geoff Brailey’s 27 not out as Hill set Ansty 111 to win. Despite the small total Hill won by 23 runs as Toby Wardrobe excelled with 4-11 and Adam Hughes took 3-22 and Joe Hartley 2-27. Report.
Midweek T20 – won their final game of the group stage, beating Ditchling at a canter. Ditchling batted first but could not handle any of the Hill bowlers as they fell to 60 all out. In response Kev Ramsay and Matt Charman scored 57 before Charman fell and it was left to Kirk Proto to hit the winning runs. Hill now play Steyning tomorrow night at SJP in the semi-finals, 6pm start. Please come down to support the team if you can!
Ladies XI – a threadbare ladies squad made the trip to an unusually warm Brighton & Hove and claimed a thrilling and unexpected win. Batting first, B&H made 115-2, Emily Goss the pick of the bowlers with 2-14. Hill chased down the target with three balls to spare thanks to a fantastic knock of 49* from Charley Hepburn and 15* from Mia Pordage in just her second hardball match. The team had four debutants, including two U12s and 2 U13s.