Slinfold told to finish on a high

Slinfold captain Steve Haines
Slinfold captain Steve Haines

Slinfold CC have been urged to finish their Sussex League Division 3 West season in style on Saturday.

Following last week’s disappointing batting display in a seven wicket defeat to Pagham, captain Steve Haines is eager to end the season on a high against Steyning.

Against Pagham, Slinfold were in trouble early on, but Jon Hughes (29) helped stand-in skipper Guy Thorne (38) stage a recovery, and Waseem Ul-Haq took up the baton with a bright innings of 49, which featuired three sixes.

But the Slinfold tail failed to fire and Wayne Green returned figures of 6-66 as Pagham dismissed their visitors for 157.

Early wickets for Richard Harris and Hayden McIntyre raised Slinfold’s hopes of defending that total, but Kejel Tyson’s unbeaten 52, plus a boundary-laden 74 from Green took the game away from them.

“We want to hold on to sixth place,” Haines said. “That should be a good game to finish the season.

“It was our batting which let us down again, it has been the story of our season really. It’s been a stop-start year, the wickets have been green and we have not been able to practise as much as we would like.”