Slinfold made to wait after Henfield defeat

Cricket. Sussex  League Division 4''Slinfold V Glynde'Action from the match'Bowling for Slinfold is Guy Thorne'Picture: Liz Pearce'06/08/2016''LP1600391 SUS-160708-000634008
Cricket. Sussex League Division 4''Slinfold V Glynde'Action from the match'Bowling for Slinfold is Guy Thorne'Picture: Liz Pearce'06/08/2016''LP1600391 SUS-160708-000634008

Despite a loss in a wet T20 format on Saturday it proved to be a great weekend for Slinfold with second place Stirlands drawing with Rottingdean.

Skipper Guy Thorne said: “A big performance on Saturday can see us lift the title and our seasons’s efforts will deserve that, it won’t come easy though.”

Saturday’s game was reduced to a T20 because of the weather and Henfield took full advantage batting first scoring 189-2 from their 20 overs.

Tom Paine hit 87 with ten 4s and three 6s while skipper Jack Parsons also three 6s in his unbeaten 54.

Steven Haines and Tom Filby took the only wickets for Slinfold.

In reply Slinfold were never really in it as they lost wickets at regular intervals and ended 115 all out.

Ethan Ansell top-scored with 34 not out.

Craig Scott, Mark Hopgood, Brighton Mugochi and William Culver took two wickets each.

Thorne said: “It was a frustrating day all round.

“Waiting three hours for a T20 is never ideal, but it gave everyone some cricket. Henfield batted well first up, and conditions certainly made it hard to bowl and field, but they fully deserved their win.

“It was like batting on a different wicket 2nd time round, and we found it tough, combined with some tight bowling on their side, but we’ll take the 10 points at this stage of the season.

“The real action will be next weekend, and we knew that, and we’ll be looking forward to going to Stirlands for a good game.

“It’s been a long hard season, and sides at top and bottom are winning games. It’s also so close at the bottom, it’s too close to call.

“Both Henfield and Southwater have too much quality to go down, but It’s been a very tough league this year, and that will be a massive game for both sides next week, it would be great if they could both stay up, they are both great clubs.”

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