Mike Norris returns to Roffey Cricket Club

JPCT 010613 S13230454x CRICKET Roffey v Worthing. Darrel Rebbetts batsman for Worthing, Davies bowling -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT 010613 S13230454x CRICKET Roffey v Worthing. Darrel Rebbetts batsman for Worthing, Davies bowling -photo by Steve Cobb

Roffey captain Josh Fleming hopes his side have turned a corner after their dramatic final ball win over Worthing on Saturday.

Fleming’s side have struggled with the bat so far and while admitting Saturday’s thrilling win was far from the perfect performance again, he hopes after lifting off the foot of the Sussex Premier table they can go on to enjoy a strong season.

And former skipper Mike Norris has returned to the club having played only a handful of games at Ifield and should be back for this weekend’s double header.

“To win off the last ball when you need eight off the last two is always a good feeling,” said Fleming after Dan Smith hit a six with the penultimate ball before running up the two they needed to clinch the narrowest of victories.

“After last week (loss to Horsham) it’s a big lift for the boys so hopefully we can push on. We’ve got two league games next week with the Academy on Sunday so it’s a massive weekend for us. Hopefully the weather stays good and we can get some points out of those games.”

But adding a note of caution he said: “It wasn’t a perfect performance. Our batting does need to start firing and we should be chasing 230 against their attack every day of the week.

“We’re working hard on it and hopefully the results will come.”

On Sunday the side crashed out of the ECB National Club Championships with a five-run home defeat to Havant.

The visitors won the toss and chose to bat, making 181-9 from their 45 overs, and in reply Roffey were bowled out for 176 in their final over.