Saturday did not turn out to be a great day for all 3 sides however, sunday included a compressive Village Knockout victory and monday witnessed a solid under 18s victory at the Longfurlong. The 1st XI will now play Rottingdean in the West Sussex Village Knockout final on 17th of June. We will be looking to get revenge on last years finalist who knockout us out last year, so mark it in your diaries and come a give your support.
On saturday, the 1st XI went into a tough fixture away at Cuckfield 1st XI after a narrow win against Ifield, however were without key players James Iago, Jack Metters and Mickey Demetriou. Cuckfield won the toss and decided to bowl on a very flat wicket with 200 being a minimum score required to make a decent game of it. However this was not the case with Findon being bowled out for just 114, picking up no batting points, as their opening bowler Nick Patterson picked up 9 wickets. Tom Blake made a good start to the second innings, picking up a wicket in his first over of the afternoon, however after this the strong batting pair were comfortable against our steady bowling attack putting on a partnership of over 100. Findon then picked up 2 consolation wickets before they reached the target. scorecard >>>>>>>>> http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11362038
The 2nd were at home to Roffey 2nd XI, where they also lost the toss and were stuck in to bat. Findon scored a good score of 209-7 off their 53 overs with Andy Boxall scoring 53 and Mark Judges hitting 45 not out. Unfortunately Findon’s bowling attack wasn’t quite strong enough for a good Roffey batting line up with Roffey winning by 6 wickets with 4 overs to spare. Scorecard>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11362344
The 3rd XI were at Hillbarn against Himani 1st XI were they also lost the toss, however Himani decided to bat. They did this very well, scoring 287-5 off 43 overs before they declared. Findon gave the run chase a good effort scoring 244-9 off their 51 overs which meant the game resulted in a draw. Jason Nicholls hit 82, Jack Woods 51, debutant William Somerset 22 and South African James Henman hitting a game saving 35 not out. Scorecard>>>>>>>>>>> http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11372350
On Sunday the Ist XI played the area semi final of the Village Knockout against Poynings. Findon won the toss and decided to bowl. Poynings were all out for 120 in their 36 over with Mickey Demetriou bowling very sharp, picking up 4 wickets for just 26 runs off 9 overs, on his return to the team. Felix Jordan also bowled a solid spell with 2 wickets for 4 runs of his 4 overs, aswell as producing a suberb run out. Harry Metters also grabbed 3 wickets for 16 runs. Findon chased down the target in just 13 overs with Bradley Bridson hitting 85* off just 39 balls with 7 sixes and 8 fours!!! Dan Bridson scored 14, whilst the youngest brother Glen ended on 19*. Scorecard>>>>>>>>>>>>>> http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11482535
Monday saw, last years under 18 county champions (Findon) take on Worthing under 18s at Long Furlong. With only Sam Mannings, Nick White and Alex Caughlin becoming too old, the team from last year is very similiar. Findon lost the toss and went put int to bat. Findon scored a solid 187-7 from their 40 overs with Glen Bridson scoring 61, Harry Metters 38 and Bradley Beale 36. Findon then started off well in the second innings with Sam Dunkley picking up an early wicket and Bradley Beale grabbing a run out. From this strong start Findon were always in control and Worthing finished off scoring 130, which meant Findon won by 57 runs. Sam Dunkley and Harry Metters both finished with 3 wickets for 16 runs off their 8 overs. The next Under 18s fixture is on Sunday 10th June at home to Eastergate. All support is apprecciated. Scorecard>>>>>>> http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11465554