Isfield CC – Isfield 1st XI Vs Battle CC – 1st XI

Isfield 1st’s hosted Battle 1st’s on Saturday at the Gudges.

Battle won the toss and sent Isfield in to bat. After a cautious start openers Martin Wise and James Fellows added 88 in good time before both fell to Dave Baldock for 40 and 41 respectively.

Jamie Hall and Stef Halsey then contributed further 41 and 40 runs as Isfield totalled 203. Jo Carthew, Curtis Coombes and Dave Baldock taking 2 wickets each.

Battle set off in pursuit quite slowly against tight bowling and fielding before Ben Newman started to find the boundary regularly and a tight finish seemed on the cards however when he was superbly caught by Lee Atkinson on the mid wicket boundary off James Fellows for a brisk 45 the innings subsided quite quickly for 155 with Fellows finishing with 5-18 in an innings that also featured 3 run outs and good catching.

Isfield 203-6 (40 overs) 30 points beat Battle 155 all out (37.4 overs) 9 points.

ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill (Hill Photographic)

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