Slinfold celebrate seasons’ success

Slinfold CC's Tim Coghill and Sean Overton

Slinfold CC's Tim Coghill and Sean Overton

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Slinfold Cricket Club toasted a successful year for two of their leading performers at the end-of-season celebrations.

Survival in the Sussex League was Slinfold’s first XI’s main priority, and with that secured by August, Steve Haines’ side went on to finish seventh in Division 3 West.

And there was success on an individual level too, Tim Coghill became the first non-overseas player since the 1970s to score more than 1,000 runs, hitting 1,028, while 16-year-old Sean Overton was the first bowler to take more 50 wickets since the turn of the century, with 51 victims.

The other major league success was the introduction of a Development XI, made up of coaches and older colts, which competed in the Village Cricket League Division 2 and finished fifth of ten teams.

Other individual successes include two centuries for Dave Wilding, 15-year-old Dan Grayson scored a total of 573 runs, Stuart Woodall achieved a career best 8-61, and Harrison Webb, in his first season bowling spin having switched from pace, took 29 league wickets for the first team.