Hill Get Home In Low Scoring Battle

Senior cricket


1st XI – are now 22 points clear at the top of the table after a low scoring win over second place Chichester. Peter Billinghay took 5-42 as Chichester were rolled out for only 81. In response Hill didn’t find batting much easier and a vital 31 run seventh wicket partnership from Luke Vick (19) and Tom Penfold (11*) guided Hill to victory by three wickets. Report.

2nd XI – chased a large total again to win for the second successive week. This time they followed up Seaford’s 220-7 with 221-4 on a very flat Salts Rec track. Shaun Kevern (36), Dan Yates (56) and Aaron Barnes (60*) with the bulk of the runs. Report.

3rd XI – were frustrated against bottom of the table Balcombe III. Hill set 181 all out, Ryan Box (47) and Paul Elphick (40) the top scorers. In reply Balcombe shut up shop at 142-9 and Hill were unable to get the final wicket they deserved. Scorecard.

4th XIalso came agonisingly close to victory as they lost by only 10 runs to Forest Row III. Ben McNiven and Lewis Mamoany shared seven wickets as Forest Row set 151 all out. Hill fell to 141 all out in the 33rd over despite 43 from Mason Foley. Scorecard.

Youth cricket

Boys Under 16 – beat Ditchling by 14 runs. Hill set Ditchling 125-4 thanks to retirements from Dan Austin and Curly Pummell. Lewis Mamoany and Euan McLaren also scored 19* each. Wickets were shared around at Ditchling scored 111-9.  Report.

Boys Under 14 – match against Southwick was cancelled.

Boys Under 14b – match against Keymer and Hassocks was cancelled.

Girls Under 13 – won their first proper hard ball game with a three wicket win over Brighton and Hove. B&H set 36-7 with the wickets spread around and Hill chased in under 10 overs for the loss of four wickets. Louise McLaren the stand out performer with the bat scoring 16 not out. Report

Boys Under 12 – tied with Palmers as summer finally arrived. Hill kept their dignity, playing in the spirit of cricket, with the game finishing in a tie. Hill set 92 on a good grass wicket and after some wickets (but over generous with extras) the team gave themselves a chance to win. A very tight game right to the final ball. Report to follow.

Girls Under 11 – first beat Brighton and Hove by a huge 85 runs, scoring 117-1 (net 312) after B&H had set 77-10 (net 227) as Amelie Palmer-Brown took a fantastic 3-4 in three overs and then took the points against West Chiltington and Thakeham as the opposition conceded. Report.

Boys Under 11were beaten by 57 runs on Sunday away to Henfield. The home team set a very tough target of 147-4 (net 327) and despite Hill’s best batting performance of the season they fell short on 110-8 (net 270). Report.

Boys Under 10 – won by one run in a thriller away at Poynings. Poynings batted first and scored 94-5 (net 269) and in reply Hill’s innings started slowly but ended with them needing 5 to win from 3 balls. Jack Macdonald hit the winning runs and Conor Ward blocked the final ball to bring home victory. Report.

Boys Under 9 – beat Rottingdean by 13 runs in their final game of the year. Rottingdean set 76-4 (net 256), Finley Brown taking three wickets in two overs. Hill’s response was to score 94-5 (net 269) thanks to a superb 25 runs from George Kaye and some stoic defensive work from the middle order and tail. Report.

Off the pitch


Youth Presentation Evening – just a reminder that this will be held this Friday the 22nd July, starting at 4.15pm. The evening will be a Festival of Cricket, with games, prize giving, a raffle and a barbeque. Full details of the evening can be found here. Any help from parents with donating raffle prizes and helping on the evening with the barbeque and the bar would be greatly appreciated. Please let us know if you can assist us. Thank you to those parents who have already offered assistance.


Sussex CCC Roadshow – Last year the Sussex CCC Roadshow was so successful, with over 30 children attending, that the club are running it again this season. It will take place on Monday 25th July in St John’s Park from 10am to 3pm. A fantastic day of fun filled cricket games and adventure for girls and boys ages 7 – 12. You can secure your child’s place by booking on line here. SCCC and BHCC bring fun filled activities to SJP, led by fully qualified Sussex Cricket coaches and brand new inflatable equipment, to ensure the event will be even better than last year’s holiday camp.

EasyFundraising – This is an easy straightforward way to raise funds for our club at absolutely no cost to any member. When shopping online, by accessing a retailers site through EasyFundraising, the club receive donations. Rye Cricket Club have raised over £6,000 in the last two years through this means. Travel, Holidays, Insurance, Clothes, Furniture and for those with businesses, items such as stationery can be purchased through mainstream retailers such as M&S, Thomas Cook, Next, Amazon, Tesco with the Club receiving commission retrospectively. The price of items to the members remains exactly the same

Club members please visit the link below, sign up for FREE and start collecting donations for the club straight away.


If you have a smart phone or tablet, you can download the FREE easyfundraising app from the App Store or Google Play Store and follow the instructions on how to sign up. You can also download the Donation Reminder on a laptop or PC so you will never forget to collect a FREE donation. In addition as BHCC is a CASC that means that we are able to claim back Gift Aid on these donations so don’t forget to sign up for that as well.

If anyone has any questions or concerns please email burgesshillcc@gmail.com


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