First XI – lost away to Brighton & Hove by three wickets. Batting first Hill were pegged back at 38-5 thanks to five wickets from First team regulars Simon Hetherton and Chris Atherton. Joe Maskell countered and his 36 and Luke Vick’s 25 got Hill to a total of 130-9 from 41 overs. In reply Atherton top scored for B&H who were never really in trouble. They timed their chase well to win by three wickets with 8 balls spare. Report.
Second XI – lost by eight wickets to Crowhurst Park. Not the result or performance they had hoped for however the match was notable for the quite fantastic innings of 12 year-old Jack Smart who top scored by some margin in Hill’s innings, scoring 46 of Hill’s 100 runs all out. Early wickets from Bobby Barnes and Tom McCreadie gave Hill a glimmer of hope but it was quickly extinguished as Park raced to 101-2.
Third XI – lost by seven wickets to Lindfield. Bowled out for just 91, Alec Hepburn top scored with 27, closely followed by Harvey Towler’s 26. Thanvi Choudhury took a phenomenal 9-32 for Lindfield. Charley Hepburn took 2-26 but Lindfield were too strong ending 92-3.
Sunday Select XI – fell to a four wicket loss at the hands of The Con Club. Kev Ramsay scored 41 in Hill’s 142 all out. Jon Wright then scored 24, Akeem Ifill 65 not out and N. Marple 33 for the Con Club who won in the 23rd over.
Boys Under 16 – lost to a very strong Eastbourne side yesterday evening. A very young Hill side took to the field and struggled against experienced Eastbourne batsmen who declared at 309-1. Martyn Box then scored a credible 56 but he only found support from Toby Lewis (26) as Hill were bowled out for 124.
Boys Under 13 – lost to Steyning by only two wickets on Wednesday. Hill made 106 all out thanks in no small part to Freddie Fortune’s 40 from 37 balls. Steyning then wobbled having been 99-5 to get over the line at 107-8. The wickets were shared around the Hill bowling attack.
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Off the pitch
President’s Day – Our annual President’s Day takes place on Sunday 27th August. There will be games of cricket for both youth and adults, coaching sessions for the youth who are not taking part in the games, the bar will be open all day and there will be a barbeque with tea and coffee also available. The main event will see a Burgess Hill XI taking on a West Indies Select XI in a T20 game starting at 1pm. The West Indian team is set to feature a host of players who have represented Barbados, one the son of a former West Indian international. Come along and see if you can guess who! The youth cricket starts from 10.30 am. Find out more