This weekend seemed to be the start of the summer weather, as unusually there was no chance of rain affecting the matches. The 1st XI and 2nd XI took on Haywards Heath, while the 3rd XI were away against Portslade 2nd XI. For the first time this year the 1st team put themselves into the promotion zone with at home to Haywards while the 2nds and 3rds unfortunately lost their games.
With James Iago absent Jack Metters was given the captaincy for this week. He did the first bit very well as he won an important toss on a very slow and low wicket as he elected to bowl. Graham Manser opened from the Hill End taking 3-13 of 11 overs with Felix Jordan bowling pace from the Road End where he picked up 2 early wickets as the visitors were 20-5. Harry Metters then replaced Felix picking up 3 wickets with Sam Mannings grabbing 2 wickets as he replaced Manser. This led Haywards Heath to be 61 all out off 29 overs. Findon then went out to bat with no break for tea starting well with an opening partnership of 18 before Bradley Bridson was dismissed. Findon then got partnerships of around 10 each before reaching the target 5 wickets down as Dan Bridson finished on 16 not out. This victory has moved the 1st XI up to 2nd in the league joint on points with Goring. >>>> http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11362059
The 2nd XI bowled first away at Haywards Heath and restricted the visitors to 171-9 off their 53 overs. Gary Howell picked up 6-90 as he bowled 26 overs from one end. Ryan Meighan picked u 2 wickets with Jack Woods getting the other. Findon then scored just 124 all out in reply with Simon Legge (24) and Jason Nicholls (27) the only two batsman scoring above 20. >>>>>>>>>>> http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11362366
The 3rd XI lost away to Portslade 2nd XI despite an outstanding performance from young Jack Pierce. Findon were stuck in to bat and scored 144 all out of 44 overs with Jamie Lewis (25), John Cox (20) and Peter Hughes (21) being the main contributors. When Portslade were 65-0 it looked as if Findon may get heavily beaten however, Jack Pierce’s figures of 11 overs 7-20 made the game close as Portslade won by 2 wickets. The 3rd XI still however remain top of the league. >>>>>.http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11372382
The Sunday 2’s lost in a close game at home to West Chiltington & Thankeham CC sunday XI as Findon batted first scoring 180-6 of their 40 overs. Harry Metters scored 102 with Tom Lawson adding good support with 24. West Chilt then chased down the total in the last over with just 4 wickets down. >>>> http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11365444