Golden Graeme’s five-wicket haul helps Pevensey to victory

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Graeme Corbishley’s fine spell of bowling helped Pevensey to victory in the Knockout Cup final held at the Saffrons on Tuesday.

Corbishley recorded superb figures of 5-9 from just five overs as Hailsham were skittled out for 68.

Matthew Hitchin (38) topscored with the bat during a low-scoring but well-contested cup final.

Hailsham’s route to the final was to beat St Andrew’s Teachers, Alfriston and Willingdon. While Pevensey had to beat Chalvington & Ripe and Seaford.

Competition organiser John Heald said, “We were very pleased with the event and there was some good cricket played throughout the tournament. The players seemed to enjoy it and that’s the main thing. We plan to do it next year and hopefully expand it to involve more clubs.”

Ray Hacker presented the shield to Pevensey skipper Rob Adams and special thanks went to umpires Jim Saunders and Ian Dunk.

The final of the Plate Competition was due to be played on Thursday night between Chalvington & Ripe and Polegate CC.

See Tuesday’s Gazette for match report and pictures.