GLYNDE are set to meet Rottingdean in the Sussex Final of the Persimmon Village Cup after the two teams navigated their way past Newick and Findon respectively on Sunday.
Glynde responded to hosts Newick’s 221-8 in their 40 overs by reaching 223-7 in 35.4 overs.
Newick won the toss and elected to bat, on an excellent cricket wicket at Newick. The hosts started well, despite losing an early wicket, with Chris Murphy’s excellent 90 being the highlight of the innings, and Sam Carter 24 lending excellent support.
Further good knocks from Mark Symonds (33) and David Shutt (23), enabled Newick to reach a fine position and at the end of the 35th over, they were on 190-4 and looking like getting close to 250.
However, a late burst of hostile bowling from Glynde skipper Dominic Shepheard (4-37), enabled Glynde to drag the innings back and Newick finished on a very respectable 221-8.
Glynde’s ground fielding was well below par, but the comeback effort from their skipper meant that the visitors would have to score at 5.55 runs an over to win. Glynde openers Joe Adams (50) and in form batsmen Ollie Bailey (60) got Glynde off to a cracking start with an opening patnership of 103 at nearly a run a ball.
After that Robbie Mouland held the middle order batting together with a very solid 39, but wickets fell regularly at the other end – and when Mouland departed with the score on 189, the game could have gone either way, However, an excecellent unbroken eighth wicket partnership of 34 between Mike Warren (23 not out) and Jack Fingerneissl (19 not out) got Glynde over the line with four overs to spare. Newick’s bowling was led by Sam Carter (3-27), Cameron Jones (2-47), and Chris Murphy (2-57) .
Glynde are now away to Rottingdean in the Sussex Final of the Persimmon Cup on Sunday, June 12.
An opening partnership of 130 between Jamil and Henry Ledden set the basis for a good total as Rottingdean made 183-8 in their Sussex semi-final against Findon. Jamil scored 67, Ledden 44 and Simon Clarke 28, while Graham Manser took 4-44 and Tom Blake 2-41. Findon came close in reply, falling short by three runs at 180-7. Jamil took a superb 4-41.