PICTURES: Burgess Hill enjoy emphatic 10-wicket win over Haywards Heath

Haywards Heath (fielding) v Burgess Hill.  Tom Trowbridge batting. SR1513517. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150615-122343001
Haywards Heath (fielding) v Burgess Hill. Tom Trowbridge batting. SR1513517. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150615-122343001
  • Haywards Heath CC - 1st XI 71-10 (23.5 overs)
  • Burgess Hill CC - 1st XI 73-0 (12 overs)
  • Peter Billinghay took 5-27 for Burgess Hill

Burgess Hill made it three wins on the bounce with an emphatic 10 wicket victory over local rivals Haywards Heath.

Haywards Heath won the toss and chose to bat on a worn but hard looking wicket . However they were soon in trouble when , in the fourth over Alex Crowther drove Peter Billinghay straight to mid-on where Dan Yates gratefully accepted the catch .

There was then something of a procession as Hannah Phelps , who had been batting carefully , lofted an off- drive to Tom Penfold off George Willett . Driving Billinghay proved to be a hazardous pursuit as Tashaffi Shams was the next to fall , caught by Nathan Cooper . Skipper Callum Smith got the ball of the day as he was bowled by Billinghay . Jack Simpson took over from Willett and took two wickets in his first over , with Ben Francis adjudged LBW and Dan Strange edging to Trowbridge at slip. Simpson then bowled Joel Newsome and James Austin hit straight to a grateful Karl Boffey at point. With a partnership of 31 Pete Dunk and Josh Menzies created a small revival before Penfold caught Josh Menzies and Simpson caught last man Everett.

Peter Billinghay took 5 for 27 and Simpson 4 for 19 as Heath were all out for just 71.

Burgess Hill’s openers , Trowbridge ( 27 no ) and Simpson ( 30 no) were rarely troubled in reply as they reached their target in the 12th over .

A fine win with the prospect of first-placed Bognor visiting Burgess Hill this Saturday.

Haywards Heath (fielding) v Burgess Hill.  Tom Trowbridge batting. SR1513525. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150615-122355001

Haywards Heath (fielding) v Burgess Hill. Tom Trowbridge batting. SR1513525. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150615-122355001

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Haywards Heath (fielding) v Burgess Hill. Jack Simpson batting. SR1513546. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150615-122406001

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Haywards Heath (fielding) v Burgess Hill.  Tom Trowbridge batting. SR1513494. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150615-122308001

Haywards Heath (fielding) v Burgess Hill. Tom Trowbridge batting. SR1513494. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150615-122308001

Haywards Heath (fielding) v Burgess Hill. Dan Strange. SR1513497. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150615-122319001

Haywards Heath (fielding) v Burgess Hill. Dan Strange. SR1513497. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150615-122319001

Haywards Heath (fielding) v Burgess Hill. SR1513502. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150615-122331001

Haywards Heath (fielding) v Burgess Hill. SR1513502. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150615-122331001