GLYNDE travel to Rottingdean this Sunday for the Sussex Final of the Persimmon Village Cup.
Glynde have already negotiated three East Sussex League sides on the way to the final, having beaten Mayfield, Plumpton and Newick.Last season Glynde beat Rottingdean at the semi-final stage of the Sussex group and ’Dean reached this year’s final with a narrow three-run win over Findon.
This season, Glynde are in fine fettle and are playing well in the Sussex Cricket League Division 2, having won three games from six.
However, Rottingdean are going to be quite a hard side to beat on their own ground and Glynde will be without opening batsmen Joe Adams who is away.
Glynde, though, have got into a winning habit and will be at full strength, apart from their talisman opener. Bowling has been Glynde’s strength in their league games this season and they have bowled five sides out in the Sussex League.
In the Village Cup, however, Glynde have already struggled to overcome both Plumpton and Newick in previous rounds of this year’s competition, seeming to do nothing easily but managing to get over the winning line, each time.
Dale Tranter has missed all Glynde’s Village Cup games but is likely to play on Sunday and that will be a big boost to the bowling attack.
Captain Dominic Shepheard is also bowling well and he is lucky in that most of his side can bowl, so he has many choices, if things aren’t going well.
The winners of this Game will be at home to either Reed or North Mymms from Bedfordshire.