Ever-improving Hailsham are heading the right way

Hailsham U11 cricket team.
Hailsham U11 cricket team.

Hailsham CC Under-11 continued to show good form during their narrow and entertaining defeat against Barcombe Blues on Sunday at the Rec.

Hailsham batted first and scored 261-3 from their 16 overs and batted with great control and determination.

This demonstrated a massive improvement over previous weeks.

Diesel Hallett top-scored with 14, and Alfie Boniface and Ben Overton chipped in with useful runs.

In response, runs started flowing quite early on but some tight and aggressive bowling from Bradley Thorpe, Daisy Bean And Diesel Hallett meant the outcome would be tight.

Sam Weston was terrific behind the stumps, putting his body on the line for the team.

Barcombe finished the game 10 runs ahead on 261-3.

Coach Kevin Hallett said, “The team are going in the right direction and are constantly improving as a team and individuals.”

Polegate & Stone Cross U10 286-1, Seaford 231-7

Polegate & Stone Cross Under-10 James Earl won the toss once again and opted to bat first against Seaford U10s.

James himself went on to contribute a well compiled 7 not out, while his batting partner Baseer Sepahi added an exciting 10 not out with runs all round the wicket.

Second batting pair Freddie Bobbin (7 and once out) and Alex Haffenden (1 not out) did very well taking the score up to 236.

Third batting pair Ben Berry (4 not out) and Jack Corbett (3 not out) also batted sensibly with good calling.

Last batting pair Antony Bundy with 4 not out and Ryan Hover with two stylish boundaries stepped on the gas to post a formidable total of 286 for the loss of only 1 wicket.

Seaford’s innings started watchfully against the pace of Baseer Sepahi (2 overs for 2 runs) and Ryan Hover (2 overs for 3 runs).

However, a spate of wickets then fell, with two wickets for Freddie Bobbin and 1 wicket each for Alex Haffenden and Jack Corbett.

With three wickets also falling to some fantastic fielding (run outs by Antony Bundy, Freddie Bobbin and Ryan Hover), Seaford finished with a final total of 231 for 7 wickets.