Five for Twine but Eastbourne have to settle for home draw

Eastbourne on the attack against Three Bridges
Eastbourne on the attack against Three Bridges

David Twine took a five wicket haul as Eastbourne drew with Three Bridges in their first home game of the season in the Sussex Premier League.

Twine took out the opening batsman and Bridges dangerman Ben Speake for 93 before he made in-roads into the visiting middle order.

Bradley Gayler (19), Rob Stacey (5), Danny Alderman (0) and Michael Rose (4) were his other victims as he finished with impressive figures of 5-50 from his 19 over including five maidens.

Bridges ended their 58 overs on a total of 200 for the loss of nine wickets. New Zealand overseas player Zane Hartley chipped in with 2-56 while Jonathan Phelps and Stuart Pulford took a wicket each.

Sussex player Callum Jackson was Eastbourne’s best performer with the bat. He scored a well crafted 65 from 98 balls to keep Eastbourne in with a chance of surpassing the 200 target. Skipper Mark Tomsett hit 25 before he was clean bowled by Adrian Chappell. Despite getting in no other player went on to produce a big score.

Jonathon Phelps scored 15 while Jersey international Luke Gallichan was out for 14.

David twine fell for 11 and with that Eastbourne were nine wickets down and were forced to settle foe the draw.

Zane Hartley (18) and Stuart Pulford (0) were the not out was the not-out batsmen as Eastbourne finished on 177-9 from 52 overs.