Herstmonceux sneak past Renegades as division one title race takes shape

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Who will emerge from the pack to be a front runner for the first division title?

Herstmonceux could be one but they only just squeezed past Unison Renegades in a close finish.

Batting first Renegades stalwart Steve White scored 31. Paul Riggs 5-45 and Laurie Gordon 3-49 restricting Renegades to 100. Thanks to 51 not out from Tony Riggs and Emma Allen 24 Herstmonceux scrapped home at the end of the last over.

Renegades also gave champions Geebro a close game. This time Sandra Gorringe scored a fine 58 for Renegades but Geebro proved too strong running out winners with the loss of six wickets.

Rodmill took the points against BHK. Batting first BHK scored 107 in their twelve overs with Lucas Mann scoring 53. Graham Holman scored 66 in reply with Maxine Cobbold taking five of the Rodmill’s wickets. Rodmill’s passed their target with two overs to spare.

Yew Tree kept up their winning start and also ended Trojans good run. Aaron Wright’s 82 enabled Yew Tree to top 150. Simon Perry’s 47 once again and proved the best of the Trojans batting line up as they ran out of steam and overs with 109.

Division two bought together Stone Cross and Lamb Old Town with both teams having a mixture of experience and youth.

Batting first Lamb scored briskly thanks to Simon Parks 70. The score dipped when he was out with only 36 being added in the last half of the innings setting a target of 120.

Stone Cross struggled and Nick Moon 30 and Kevin March 20 couldn’t quite get Stone Cross close enough ending on a total of 108.

The sun shone on Gildredge Park and also on Centra as they ran out winners over Pegasus.

Ciaran Treloar 56, Jacqui Smith 30 and Ben Hay 25 enabled Centra to score 161. Fine fielding and superb catches, especially from the ladies, kept Pegasus to 86 with Lee Kenward scoring 32.

In division three Willingdon suffered defeats at the hands of Plummer Parsons and British Queen.

They lost to Queen by 71 runs with Mike Barraclough scoring 67 not out. They ran Plummer Parsons much closer in a low scoring game, Kevin Barber scored 21 and Allison Jordan took 4-23. Nick Fradolos with 21 was the best of the Plummer Parsons team.

Malcolm Harris scored 43 for Duetwag Chargers in a total of 97 with Woolpack’s bowling duo of Jane Carter 4-65 and Chris Thompson 4-32 bowling well. Tim Carter 38 not out helped Woolpack to a winning total.

Brays’ day

Division four Roselands set an adjusted score of 130 for Borough Exceds to chase with James Curry top scoring with 62.

Exceds reached this target with Toni Bray 30 not out and Alan Bray 54 dominating the Exced innings.

The Brays were also responsible for taking all nine of Roselands wickets. John Dowsett’s 60 not out helped Taxes to an eight run win over DPB B with Steve Jones scoring 36 in reply.

The Brown family powered Next Generation to a win over Oasis Windows with Keiran Brown 41 and Aaron Brown 20 plus 26 from Abi Skeet enabling Next Generation to set 139 as the target.

Superb bowling from Becky Brown 4-15 in five overs strangled the Oasis innings with Next Generation winning by 109 runs.

Results: Division one: Yew Tree 8-150 v Trojans 6-109, BHK 8-107 v Rodmill 8-111, Unison Renegades 6-121 v Geebro 6-131, Unison Renegades 9-100 v Herstmoncuex 4-103.

Division two: Stone Cross 9-108 v Lamb Old Town 8-119 , Centra 9-161 v Pegasus 86 All out.

Division three: Duetwag Chargers 97 All out v Woolpack 9-112, Willingdon 8-75 v Plummer Parsons 7-90 , British Queen 3-157 v Willingdon 7-86.

Division four: Next Generation 138 all out v Oasis Windows 9-29, Taxes 7-115 v DPB B 9-107, Roselands 9-130 v Borough Exceds 6-135.