Steyning smash lowly Lewes to stay top of Division Four

Top of the table verses bottom proved a mismatch as Steyning thrashed lowly Lewes Priory to make it four wins from four matches.

Monday, 2nd June 2014, 5:08 pm
Owain Jones

Steyning skipper Dave Kennett was the star turn with the bat, bludgeoning 74 runs from just 65 balls in a knock which included five fours and a massive seven sixes. He helped his visiting side to 205-8 and in reply Lewes were skittled out for just 62 in 24.5 overs, Luke Chapman the pick of the bowlers with 4-33, while Owain Jones took 3-15.

Kennett said: “We were far superior from ball one really, although we struggled a bit early on and were 28/3, their overseas player (Jeremy Bates, 5-56) bowled very well. “It was nice to contribute, I’ve not done so for a couple of weeks, they gave one or two bad balls away every over so I could wait for those.”

Having seen that Priory had batted through 60 overs to draw their last game, Kennett’s plan was always to declare after 44 overs and it was a bonus their just surpassed their 200 target.

“There was no chance of them playing for the draw against us, Owain had too much pace for them and Luke Chapman took another four wickets, he’s bowling very well,” Kennett said. And he added: “We’re keeping feet on the ground as it were but we’re confident of getting back out of this league at the first attempt.”