Herstmonceux take stoolball title after Geebro showdown

HerstmoncEUx were crowned the Division One stoolball champions after a keenly contested title decider with Geebro.

Herstmonceux batted first and set a target of 137, mainly due to 62 from Paul Riggs.

Geebro looked to be in the hunt but Herstmonceux proved too strong in the end and won by five runs to win the league.

Geebro will now play off with Yew Tree for the runners up spot. Rodmill were fourth on twelve points. Trojans finished on 10 with Unison Renegades eight and BHK on two points .

Centra are the deserved Division Two winners. They lost one game all season and finished with 22 points. Lamb Old Town had 20 points and were runners up. They lost their first two games but remained undefeated for the remainder of the season.

Stone Cross (13 points) finished strongly in third place followed by Pegusus 9, Red Lion 8, Park Royal 6 and Old Town Wreckers 6 points.

In Division Three, Plummer Parsons ran out comfortable winners but games remain unfinished due to the bad weather this season. Divisions four and five also have games outstanding.

The Handicap Cup was won by Geebro who won comfortably against Division Five’s Jevington.

Yew Tree and Victoria fought out an entertaining game in the consolation trophy. Yew Tree batted first and scored 147 but with the handicap reduction of 50 runs Victoria were set a target of 98 to win.

A good opening partnernership saw Victoria in control but a disasterous batting collapse left them needing 33 runs with the last pair of men in.

Yew Tree remained determined and closed the gap to four runs but their hopes were dashed when Colin McMahon, going for a hit over the top, holed out on the boundary.

Results Division one: Yew Tree 105, Rodmill 88; Trojans 104, Yew Tree 84; Geebro 131, Herstmoncuex 136.

Division Two: Lamb O/T 142, Stone X 137; Centra 149, O/T Wreckers 69; Pegusus 108, Park Royal 94; Red Lion 109, Lamb O/T 114.Park Royal 109 v Centra 113, O/T Wreckers 58, Centra 70; Pegusus 80, Lamb O/T 144; Red Lion 89, Park Royal 142; Pegusus 60, Centra 101; Stone Cross 95, Pegusus 95; Red Lion 139, O/T Wreckers 92.

Division Three Dark Horses 99, Wollpack 57; Victoria 152, British Queen 147; Victoria 133, Dark Horses 82; Victoria 160, Deutweg Chargers 114; Woolpack 96, Duetwag Chargers 132; Dark Horses 115, Plummer Parsons 84; Willingdon 64, British Queen 107; Woolpack 55, Victoria 118; Dark Horses 80, Duetwag Chargers 72.