Cricket: Slinfold happy with mid-table finish

Slinfold CC skipper Steve Haines admitted his side were mentally finishing the Sussex League Division 3 West season after Saturday’s eight wicket thrashing by top of the table Middleton.

Although Haines’ side posted 187 – with Guy Thorne scoring 54 - Middleton had little trouble chasing it down and the Slinfold captain conceded they needed at least 100 runs more.

“It was a 300 run sort of wicket,” Haines said. “We are at the stage of the season where we cannot go down and we cannot challenge at the top. If we finish in sixth I would call it a successful season.”