STOOLBALL: Weatherwise, we managed to play both our games this week. Away to Wivelsfield Green who scored 85 for 9. Barcombe 119 for 8. Angharad Hills 6 for 41. We won against Isfield at home, one of our highest scores, Barcombe 260 for 2. Nic Keysell 178 no and seven catches were held when fielding. Isfield 124 for 8.
BOWLS: The home evening game against Uckfield was cancelled due to heavy rain during the day. However the game against Newhaven on Tuesday June 9 went ahead but unfortunately Barcombe lost 60-80. Club competitions are now underway with the Wednesday Cup being won by Tony Smith, runner up was Ann Hills.
CRICKET: Barcombe hosted Laughton on a warm but blustery afternoon. The game was being played at Plumpton College as the BRG was unavailable due to pitch related issues. No batsman seemed to stand out and Barcombe were finally bowled out for 121, a score that was competitive but possibly under par.
After tea Barcombe knew that early wickets and accurate bowling would put Laughton immediately under pressure. Joe Wheatley sent down the first over and from ball one was quick. Brother Josh couldn’t hang on to a tough chance at slip off only the third ball but fortunately for him it didn’t cost many runs. Wheatley clean bowled the other opener and Laughton found themselves 5-2. After 10 overs they were 7-2, Wheatley and Trower regularly beating the bat and not giving anything away. After 20 overs Laughton were just 39-4, testament to how well Barcombe’s opening pair had bowled. Wickets continued to fall as Laughton struggled to come to terms with the quality of the bowling attack and it was fitting that Joe Wheatley returned to the attack to polish off the tail and bowl them out for 80.
It was a huge result for Barcombe who needed to win the game to stay close to the pack in division two and there are only 20 points separating third place with the relegation spots.
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