Dons hit by late batting collapse

Willingdon II 173

Rotherfield 175-5

Life in division five is proving tough for Willingdon 2nd XI as they succumbed to a second successive defeat.

The Dons batted themselves into a good position at 150-3, with opener Richard Cooknell (38) being the back bone of the innings. But dismissals of Will Collins (72) and Jason Richards (23) led to a collapse with the last seven wickets falling for only 23 runs.

Rotherfield got off to a flyer with J Baldock (51) setting the platform with some big hitting. Darren Peirce (3-21) and Calum Brown (2-29) entered the attack and turned 95-0 into 130-5.

But Rotherfield batted well and surpassed their target with 12 overs to spare