Keymer and Hassocks suffer first league defeat of the season


Keymer and Hassocks 1st XI suffered their first defeat in the East Sussex League courtesy of Bells Yew Green CC on Saturday at Adastra Park.

As conditions improved the reply was looking like it should be relatively straight forward for the visitors who got off to a flyer. However, with a few wickets falling a possible upset looked on the cards. But the Bells Yew Green batsman saw their side home losing just 4 wickets.

Keymer 2nd XI travelled to Polegate & Stone Cross CC on Saturday for their East Sussex Cricket League Division 5 clash. Keymer won the toss and elected to field and Matt Porter was the pick of the bowlers picking up 5-43 in his 12 overs as Polegate posted 157-9. Keymer’s reply got off to the worst possible start as they soon found themselves 8 for 3 and stating down the barrel of a defeat. But steady innings from Simon McNiff, Jamie Carter and Skipper Patrick Corrigan managed to solidify the side who finished on 106-9 with the match ending drawn.

Keymer and Hassocks 3rd XI travelled to Smallfield Manor CC on Saturday looking to bounce back from a defeat the previous week. Having won the toss the visitors chose to bat first and got off to a great start with skipper Ross Watkins posting 78 runs and a maiden league 50 (55) for young talent Nick Kitchen along with a solid 37 from fellow youngster Michael Dillon. Keymer managed to rack up a promising 213-7. However this didn’t prove to be enough as the Smallfield Manor batsmen Geralnd Smith (87) and Shan Aroos (48) plundered runs seeing the side home for the loss of just 2 wickets.

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