Greenham takes six for Ringmer II as they draw with St Peters

Sudantha DeSilva bowled by Greenham. Picture by Danny Simpson
Sudantha DeSilva bowled by Greenham. Picture by Danny Simpson

Ringmer’s Martin Greenham took 6-66 as they drew with St Peters II in divison five of the East Sussex League.

Ringmer batted first and suffered an early loss with the dismissal of David Smith, bowled by Antony Rowland for a duck.

From there, they steadied and began to build a solid score.

There were contributions from most of the middle order batsmen.

Chris Knight and Anthony Brooke top scored, each making 46. Max Oliver made 38 and Martin Greenham added 38, with 3 sixes. After their allotted 50 overs, Ringmer had posted 222 for 6, which looked fairly challenging.

The pick of the St. Peter’s bowlers was Anthony Rowland with 4 for 57. Richard Tongue and Jack Lloyd accounted for the remaining two wickets.

St. Peter’s went out with the intention of being positive and scored several boundaries, but their attacking style was to cost them with and they were soon reduced to 15 for 3.

Richard Tongue and Antony Rowland settled down and put on 49 for the fourth wicket before both batsman fell with the score on 64, Tongue for 31 and Rowland for 17.

From there the task was to bat out the overs and, whilst opportunities to score were taken, the batting was more cautious.

Dan Coomber made 20 and Jack Leach added 24, but with the loss of Sudantha Desilva for 17, St. Peter’s had only two wickets in hand.

The loss of Jack Lloyd brought number 11, Peter Szypulski to the crease to survive the last few overs. James Brooklyn (20 not out) farmed the strike and successfully negotiated the remaining overs to draw the match with St. Peter’s on 148 for 9.

The bowling highlight for Ringmer was Martin Greenham, who took 6 for 66.

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