Slinfold gather momentum ahead of tough run-in against top four

JPCT 290613 Cricket - Slinfold v Henfield. Guy Thorne bowling for Slinfold. Photo by Derek Martin ENGPPP00420130629232150
JPCT 290613 Cricket - Slinfold v Henfield. Guy Thorne bowling for Slinfold. Photo by Derek Martin ENGPPP00420130629232150

A cohesive team performance saw Slinfold take a well-earned win over Crawley on Saturday afternoon.

Bowling first on a good surface, Slinfold never let the visitors settle, and no batsman breached 35 runs as Crawley were all out for a respectable, but attainable 186 runs.

Akeem Jordan wasn’t feeling his best, but still took 4-72 across his short spells.

Harrison Webb contributed a useful 3-27, whilst Tom Filby took 1-15 from nine overs.

In reply, Jordan batted steadily to 43 before falling to Harry Chaudhary (4-56), who also removed Daniel Graycon (24) and Tim Coghill (25).

Slinfold would’ve been wary of a potential collapse with five wickets lost and 87 runs still to chase, but captain Guy Thorne (who’d already acquired figures of 2-35) calmed the innings, hitting 49 not out.

After Filby’s dismissal for 18, Jonathan Hughes joined Thorne at the crease to see the game out, hitting an unbeaten ten as Slinfold reached 188-6 in 43.4 overs.

Thorne said: “That’s two wins from our last three games now, and we are getting back to some of our good habits, it’s also been nice to win a couple of tosses along the way and enforce our game plans on the opposition.”

Slinfold’s final games see them face each of the top four teams in Division 4.