Findon 1st remained in the promotion zone in Division 2, after a completing the double over Ifield 1st XI this season, picking up 26 points in the process. The 2nd Xi also won at home to Ifield 2nd XI with the 3rd XI remaining at the top of Invitation Division 5, despite unfortunately losing to Horsham Trinity 2nd XI. On Sunday the Under 18’s continued their succes by thrashing Eastergate.
Findon 1st XI were again skippered by Jack Metters as James Iago was absent. Ifield won the toss and elected to bat. Graham Manser and Gary Howell bowled very economically at the start with as Ifield were just 9-1 off 7 overs. Gary was unlucky not to pick up a few more wickets as a couple of tough catching chances were put down off his bowling. Findon were made to regret these missed opportunities as their opening overseas batsman scored 124 after his slow start. Ifield declared on 203-6 off 50 overs. Findon replied very well as Bradley Bridson (39) and jack Metters (38) had an opening stand of 61. Glen Bridson (52) and Daniel Bridson (28) then put us into a very good position as we needed around 45 runs to win with 10 overs and 6 wickers remaining. Graham Manser then saw Findon over the line in the final over as he hit an unbeaten 28* off 26 balls. Scorecard >>>>>>>>>>. http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=1136212045
The 2nd XI lost the toss and also bowled first. Ifield were bowled out for just 128 with Curtis Howell and Sam Dunkley bowling economically at the top of the order before Mark Judges and Simon Legge ripped though the opposition’s side. Mark Judges end up outstanding figures of 13 overs 6 maidens 6 wickets for just 17 runs, whilst Simon Legge went for just 33 runs for his 3 wickets. Findon then chased down the total relatively comfortably, as Curtis Howell once again got in and failed to convert with 37 including a six. Mark Judges (21) and Chris Smith (20) did the rest in the middle order. Scorecard> http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11362342
The 3rd XI lost the toss and once again ended up bowling first. Horsham Trinity 2nd XI made 208 all out as Matt Spokes, Alex Norman and Peter Hughes took 2 wickets each and Bradley Beale took 3 catches. Findon then got 164-9 in reply as Nigel Botting (51) and Bradley Beale (42) were by far the main contributors. Scorecard >>>>>>>http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11372351
The Under 18’s picked up the second victory in as many games on sunday as they beat Eastergate away from home. Findon batted first and the top/middle order did not set the platform they would have liked as they were around 100-7 with 13 overs to go. However Glen Bridson (67) once again held their innings together scoring his sixth consecutive Under 18’s fifty as they finished on 163 all out. Matt Spokes (14) and Carrig Conelly (8*) provided good support for Bridson late on. Findon then responded to a disappointing batting performance with a brilliant bowling performance lead by Jack Woods and Matt Spokes. Matt Spokes went for just 11 runs off his 7 overs before Curtis Howell (5-14) then picked up his first career five wicket haul as he destroyed Eastergates reply. Carrig Conelly also picked up 2 wickets. http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11465550