St.Andrews’ struggles in the West Sussex Invitation League Division 1 contiuned with defeat at Arundel on Saturday.
St.Andrews, who sit bottom of the table, travelled to league leaders knowing they would have to be at their best if they were to have any chance of an unlikely success.
However, the result went with the form book and St.Andrews fell to their eighth loss in 13 league matches.
Arundel were put into bat after losing the toss at home to St.Andrews and finished their 49 overs on 202-7, before they bowled their visitors out for just 82 in 28.2 overs.
Joel Crook and captain Joe Bain shared a 38-run opening stand, before three wickets fell for 15 runs to leave the hosts 53-3.
Bain (20) and Kieran Hornsby (four) both fell to Daniel Nichols, while Mark Barry (four) was bowled by Nick Elkins.
Lloyd Rowlatt added 31 for the fourth wicket with Crook, before he was bowled by James Hayden-Smith for 13.
Crook then put on 85 for the fifth wicket with Matthew Reynolds, before he was caught by Alex Elliss off Oliver Brookes’ bowling for 82, after striking 11 fours and two sixes from 135 balls.
Reynolds finished the innings unbeaten on 46, after hitting seven fours from 61 deliveries, as Arundel finished on 202-7.
Brookes claimed 3-44 from 12 overs for St Andrews and Nichols picked up 2-49.
Arundel made immediate inroads into St Andrews batting line-up as Adam Chilcott (five) and Scott Lonsdale (nought) were both dismissed by Sean Twine with the score on five.
Nick Elkins was caught by Crook off Jacob Temple for eight, with the score on 17, before Alex Ellis and Iain Murray shared the highest stand of the innings, with 21.
Ellis was the first of Reynolds’ five wickets when he was caught by Temple for 21, before four wickets then fell for ten runs to leave St Andrews 59-8.
Reynolds claimed his fifth wicket when he had Ryan Blake lbw for nought with the score on 67, before Nichols was the last man out when he was caught by Neil Chitty off Hornsby for five with the score on 82.
Reynolds finished with 5-26 from eight overs, Twine took 2-11 off six overs, while Temple, Zac Hodson and Hornsby all took one wicket.
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