GOING past the halfway point in this season’s indoor league, there are new leaders.
For the first time ever, Lewes Priory 2s top the table thanks to two pretty dominant performances last Sunday. Playing in the first game against Glynde, Priory got the ideal start in the field with a run out in the first over. Glynde never recovered with more sharp fielding, backed up with some good bowling from Adam Stapleton, Sam Telford and Richard Eborn seeing Glynde bowled out for 38 off of seven overs.
In reply, Eborn and Nick Seager (24*) polished off the required runs in three overs.
Then staying on, Priory had an even better start against Lewes St Michaels, with two wickets in the first over, both run outs! Jack Alsobrook battled manfully for 21, but had no real support and Saints were dismissed for 41 off of eight overs. Seager (30*) and Eborn again saw off the required runs in three overs, with Seager finishing matters with a six.
In the third game, the leaders going into the set of matches, Uckfield Anderida, ran riot against Glynde, with Kevin Morton (34) Chris Brady (32) and Matt Tomsett (23) all scoring well in a total of 125. In reply, Glynde were never really up with the chase, Connor Davies (18) and Andy Cramp (20) at least giving some respectability to the reply, but it fell well short on 56.
In the final game, Uckfield batted first again, but found the going more challenging against St Michaels. Tomsett (31) looks a very good player coming into the Uckfield side now, and Geoff Carter (24) also scored well with Chris Brady (20*) again chipping in, but Uckfield weren’t able to really get away from the bowling, and 15 penalty runs reduced their total to 93.
Then, taking the ball, Uckfield had one of those bowling games that they will want to firget, bowling a massive 18 additional balls in wides and no balls. This meant that Joe Whiting (25*) and Alsobrook (30*) were not put under pressure in the chase, which they reached in the last over without losing a wicket to shock Uckfield and knock them off the top of the table.