Eastbourne star says August Cup campaign is a 'great achievement'

Scott Lenham says being unbeaten so far in the August Cup is a ‘great achievement’ for Eastbourne.

Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 11:33 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 11:38 am

The 18-year-old has been one of the stars of the August Cup with the ball and in the last two weeks has taken nine wickets with match-winning spells 4-13 and 5-33 against Mayfield and East Grinstead respectively.

And this form has put Eastbourne - who won the T20 competition last season - as one of the favourites to win the August Cup.

Lenham said: “I’m really pleased on a personal note on my performances so far this season.

Action from Eastbourne’s win over East Grinstead at the Saffrons on Saturday. Picture by Barry Davis

“But more importantly as a team we have put some really good performances in and being unbeaten in the August cup so far is a really good achievement for us as a team.”

Eastbourne’s win over East Grinstead was impressive on Saturday as both side’s were unbeaten going into the game.

East Grinstead batted first and were bowled out for 181 in the 36th over.

Ben Twine (2-20) made early in roads before spinner Lenham and Joe Pocklington (2-28) wnet through the rest of the line-up.

Action from Eastbourne’s win over East Grinstead at the Saffrons on Saturday. Picture by Barry Davis

Will Adkin (78) and Leo Cammish (38) were the only batsmen to get going for East Grinstead.

Lenham and Pocklington then starred with the bat with 38 and 36 not out as Eastbourne edged home in the 36th over with two wickets to spare.

And Lenham believes the win shows Eastbourne can triumph in the competition.

Lenham said: “With that brilliant win on Saturday meant that we would finish top of our group for the August cup which is brilliant.

“I personally feel that we have a very good chance on winning the August cup this year if we keep performing like we have done this season.”

Lenham is also highly-regarded at County Level and has recently been training with the first team.

But due to lockdown chances have been few and far between this year.

He said: “Due to the covid situation Sussex Academy fixtures have been reduced but we’ve had a few games so far this season and lots of training with the first team squad which has been a great experience for me personally.”