Lewes St Michaels' positive Pevensey performace

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Lewes St Michaels took on Pevensey in a competitive friendly before the Sussex Cricket league starts next Saturday

Lewes St Michaels 196/9 vs

Pevensey 172 all out (40 overs)

Lewes St Michaels were put into bat on a glorious sunny day, but on an understandably soft wicket. Shrey Nilvarna and Naimat Zafary put on 45 in 9 overs before Naimat was dismissed by Cottingham(3-31).

Nilvarna facing at the Convent Field LewesNilvarna facing at the Convent Field Lewes
Nilvarna facing at the Convent Field Lewes

Naveed Zafary didn't last long, belting a full toss straight at extra cover. Captain Pratik Patel scored a fine 55, sharing good partnerships with Shrey, who was pinned lbw agonisingly on 49, and the returning Simon Bomford (26), who hit some well struck boundaries.

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In the last ten overs the innings fell away somewhat, the extra slow bowling of Biddle(2-13) and Burridge proving difficult to get away on a slow pitch.

Following an excellent tea (provided by The Brewers arms) Matt Piller and Naveed opened the bowling taking a wicket each and bowling tightly.

However Danny Long strode out at Number 4 and proceeded to strike several straight sixes, including one onto the mound. Naimat bowled him out for 34 and Pevensey declined to 104 for 7, with Patel taking 3-29 and steady bowling from Sam Barnett and George Scott.

A Spirited innings of 44 from Cottington kept things interesting, but eventually Pevensey were all out for 172. It was good to be playing again in a competitive game before the league starts again next week at Heathfield