Talented Hellingly youngsters progress to T20 final

Hellingly Cricket
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Hellingly under-16s are on their way to the County Ground at Hove following their win over Brighton in the Champions League T20 Play Off on Sunday.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat first Hellingly were soon in trouble when the Brighton fast bowler Jamie Piper (2 for 12) bowled David Rippengal and Harry Wooten in quick succession.

Max Wooten and Chris Morris set about rebuilding the innings and thanks to some clean hitting Hellingly were quickly back on course for a competitive score.

Morris was caught on 22 but Wooten continued to dispatch the bowling to all parts of the Horsebridge ground.

He eventually fell for 62 after a brilliant knock and Hellingly finished on 129. In reply prolific Brighton opener Bryce Hounsome was looking dangerous but the Hellingly spin quartet of Harry Ring, Harry Wooten (1 for 22), Chris Morris (1 for 21) and Max Wooten (2 for 15) limited the scoring and picked up early wickets thanks to some superb ground fielding.

The match was in the balance until Harry Gape held onto a low drive from Hounsome (51) off the bowling of Harry Wooten.

Gape (3 for 22) and Jack Sampson (1 for 16) then put the game out of Brighton’s reach with the visitors finishing on 116.

Hellingly will play Three Bridges in the final on September 13 under floodlights. The match starts at 7pm.