Chichester Observer

Bognor and Middleton enjoy T20 Cup success

- Compiled by Steve Bone

Bognor and Middleton tasted Sussex League T20 Cup success – but Chichester Priory Park and Pagham are out.

Batting first against Findon, Bognor lost Ryan Maskell second ball, but rebuilt through Nick Ballamy (41), supported by the middle order.

Findon took regular wickets to leave Bognor 98-6, but useful lower order contributi­ons from Charlie Jays and Josh Seward took the total to a marginally below-par 126-7.

Where Bognor had looked tentative with the bat however, they were electric with the ball and in the field, with Josh Sargeant (4-11) blowing open the top order in the powerplay.

With economic bowling from Bognor’s spinners and some excellent catching, Findon were comfortabl­y dismissed for 89, with Ashmore finishing with 3-17.

Bognor immediatel­y played in the second round,versus Slinfold, and Ballamy was dismissed early.

Slinfold bowled tightly, limiting the scoring of Maskell and Ashmore, and when the latter was dismissed for 47, Bognor were again looking to the lower order. A late flurry from Seward and Mike Harris helped by chaotic fielding saw Bognor put 137-6 on the board.

Harris (2-14) took the initiative with the ball and Slinfold were three down early.

The away side never recovered, with Sam Adams picking up three wickets in the middle overs, and some more good catching, coupled with two run outs, sawg Slinfold bowled out for 100.

Bognor take on Horsham Trinity in the third round.

Middleton cruised to a seven-wicket win over Worthing.

Tommy Davies and Sean Heather took three wickets apiece as Worthing were bowled out for 68.

Harry Hovey hit 56 not out in the reply.

Ben Lucking (76 not out) and Charlie Davies (63) were the stars of the show as West Chiltingto­n (198-3) beat Chichester PP by 53 runs.

Danny Botham and Danny

Pittham both hit unbeaten 50s as Goring (137-2) beat Pagham (135 all out).

Ashling v Walberton

Ashling CC, looking for their first win since August 2019, which was against Walberton, hosted them again and the visitors were put into bat on an unpredicta­ble strip.

After a slow start, they reached a respectabl­e 158/6 off their 35 overs.

Captain Vinod Kumbhar was the pick of the home bowlers with 4-18.

In response Ashling were always behind the required rate, finally closing on 126-7.

Vaibhav Kumbhar (30) and Ben Harrild (26) being the main contributo­rs while J Kemp took 4-33.

 ?? Picture: Stephen Goodger ?? Ryan Barratt hits out for Pagham at Goring but it was the home side who won
Picture: Stephen Goodger Ryan Barratt hits out for Pagham at Goring but it was the home side who won

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