Pulborough need drastic turnaround to beat drop

JPCT 120714 S14290706x cricket: Sussex League Div 3, Pulborough v Crawley Eagles. Pulb batting,Saurabh Tiwari  -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140714-110849001
JPCT 120714 S14290706x cricket: Sussex League Div 3, Pulborough v Crawley Eagles. Pulb batting,Saurabh Tiwari -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140714-110849001
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Pulborough captain Lee Callagan has set his side a target of four wins from four games to stay in Division 3.

Direct relegation rivals Rottingdean opened up a sizeable points gap with a win on Saturday, as Pulborough slipped to a 49-run defeat at home to Glynde & Beddingham.

Saurabh Tiwari’s 82 wasn’t enough as Pulborough fell short of Glynde’s total of 219-9, eventually being bowled out for 170.

The defeat has left Callagan with a simple set of aims: “We’ve got to win four games. We’ve got to approach each game like we’re going to win it, that’s what we need really – 30-pointers.

“We’re quite capable of doing it - I’ve got faith that we can, it’s just that we need to get that win soon.

“Teams don’t seem to have to work too hard for our wickets - we’ve had a lot of games where we’ve given five or six of our wickets away, rather than them having to get us out by bowling good balls – that’s the frustrating thing.”