Simon’s unbeaten 137 is not enough as Seasiders give Lamb the chop

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Simon Parks of Lamb Old Town blasted 137 not out in the first round of the knockout Cup.

He batted through 14 overs as Lamb posted a total of 182. However, it all proved to no avail as Seasiders Sam Smith 38 and Claire Strudwick 26 batted skilfully and sensibly to guide them within sight of the winning post and Seasiders won with an over to spare.

Ann Almeida of Pegasus returned bowling figures of 7-41 to restrict Victoria to a total of 131 with their 25 handicap.

Rob Goddard 36 top-scored for Victoria. Adam Tiffin 38 and Mark Almeida 28 not out enabled Pegasus to run out comfortable winners.

An all first division encounter between past winners Trojans and Yew Tree saw a close finish as Trojans won with three balls to spare.

Aaron Wright 42, Jacqui Davidson 63 not out and Alan Pope 25 were the best of the Yew Tree innings. Simon Perry’s great knock of 93 not out, ably abetted by Carly Townsend and Christ Hoodless, saw Trojans to an impressive win.

Woolpack scored 127 as Chis Thompson top-scored with 44 against Next Generation.

But the handicap of 25 plus fine batting and bowling from Keiran Brown 45, bowling figures of 4-49 and Becky Brown’s 5-78 and an all round team performance was good enough to take Next Generation to the win.

Ocklynge ran out comfortable winners over Willingdon bowling the hosts out for just 45 with Shirley Davies returning figures of 7-19. With a 25 handicap difference it didn’t take Ocklynge long to pass the target.

In league division one Steve Wheatley of Herstmonceux scored 111 not out in just seven overs to enable them to to pass Trojans score of 147 in just nine overs. Trojans owed their score to Simon Perry 51, Suzanne Green 21 and Paul McKay 38 not out.

In division two a very close game saw Park Royal fail by the narrowest of margins to pass Old Town Wreckers score of 119 by just two runs. Alastair Thompson 44 and Bridgette Hoad 26 both being run out when going well. Earlier Nicky Dyson Rhodes returned excellent bowling figures of 6-62 for Park Royal.

Results - Handicap Willingdon A/O 45 v Ocklynge 3-57, Next Generation 8-131 v Woolpack 9-127 , Trojans 6-155 v Yew Tree 2-147 ,Pegasus 5-141 v Victoria A/O 131, Seasiders 8- 208 v Old Town 6-207.

Division one Trojans 9-147 v Herstmoncuex 2 -148 Division two Pegusus 4-82 v Stone Cross 9-80 , Old Town Wreckers 9-119 v Park Royal 6-118 Division Three Victoria 7-103 v Plummer Parsons 7-133 , British Queen 6-124 v Dark Horses 7-109, Willingdon A/O 42 v Duetwag Chargers 9-87.

Division Four Ocklynge 6-144 v Next Generation A/O 105.