McLeod on form but seconds still slip up

Harry Mcloed
Harry Mcloed

There was disappointment at the Saffrons on Saturday as Eastbourne’s second XI lost by 52 runs to Hastings and St Leonard’s Priory.

The game had started well for Darren Cumming’s men as openers Devang Patel, Harry McLeod and Cameron Smith picked up four early wickets, leavingHastings in trouble on 41 for four.

Joe Billings and skipper Scott Woodroffe led the fightback but Hastings were soon bowled out for 199 thanks, in large part, to excellent figures of four for 31 from Harry McLeod.

Eastbourne struggled to get off to a good start in their reply, though, losing the in-form Matt Isepp and, later, top-scorer Martyn Garnett for 45.

Thereafter, the Eastbourne batting fell away and the wickets tumbled as they collapsed to 147 all out.