Rotherfield register second consecutive victory

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East Sussex Cricket League Division Five – Lewes St Michaels 2nd XI 201 Rotherfield* 202-6

ROTHERFIELD registered a second consecutive league win on Saturday. Inserting visitors Lewes St Michaels 2nd XI, they soon had them 20-4 before fine attacking innings by Steve Williams (57) and Steve Oliver (83) boosted the total to 201 all out.

Kevin Simmonds claimed 5-37 and Ian Hartland 3-32.

In reply, the hosts’ top five all got themselves in, opener Richie Arnold assuming the anchor role with 44. Lewis Hartland contributed a quick 35 before younger brother Ian guided Rotherfield to a four-wicket victory with an undefeated 61. Paul Fielding took 3-28.

OTHER RESULTS: Fletching 2nd XI 223-8 dec (48 ov) drew away to Buxted Park 2nd XI 131-8 (45 ov; Jim Billings 47, Keiran Dawkins 45). Willingdon 2nd XI 205-7 (49.5 ov) lost b6 7 wickets away to DPB (Eastbourne) 210-3 (37 ov). Maresfield 134-8 (50 ov) won by 22 runs at home to Hastings Priory 3rd XI (37.2 ov; Matthew Bennett 4-24). Pett 136 (33.2 ov) lost by 5 wickets at home to Newick 2nd XI 138-5 (33.5 ov; Louis Ramsey 56*).