1st XI Too Quick for Portslade

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Rye 1st XI v Portslade

The 1st Xl enjoyed an incredible 10 wicket home win over Portslade last Saturday, in a match sponsored by My Sweet Old Etcetera. Portslade were dismissed for 30 in just 11 overs, the demolition complete by 2pm.

Rye Concepts MOM Altaf Ahmad Khan with 6-11 and Tobias Farrow with 4-15, were just too quick for the Portslade batsmen. Rye then won inside 4 overs. Hary Smeed top scored with 17 not out as Rye cantered to 30 points in 4.3 overs. The victory leaves Rye firmly placed in 4th position. A really good position for the newly promoted Rye 1st XI.

Rye 2nd XI v Fletching 1st XI

The 2nds had another Groundhog Day. Hitting 180-9 in 40 overs Craig Pierce with 40 not out. In reply Fletching were 86-6 but then a quick fire 50 from Macintosh saw Rye condemned to another narrow defeat.

Rye 3rd XI v Seaford 4th XI 

Rye third team travelled to face Seaford fourths for their latest league fixture and on losing the toss were asked to bat first.

Seaford made an early breakthrough with the bowling of Callum Hall (1-53) with Rye on 26-1. Callum Hadaway then joined Martin Blincow as both looked to increase the run rate before Hadaway fell to the bowling of Jonathan Saunders, having scored 24. Alex Stone then also fell to the bowling of Saunders, having scored 10. James Jury then joined Blincow in a partnership which saw Rye to maximum batting points before Blincow retired having scored 71.

Jury, having scored 26, was soon after bowled by the returning Jac Saunders who finished with figures of 3-43 . Reece Martin (17) was the only other batsmen to reach double figures before he was bowled by Jonathan Saunders who finished with figures of 3-30. Rye reached 218-8 from their allotted overs.

Rye made a quick impact in the field with Beth Farrow (1-24) claiming the first wicket with the score on 14 thanks to a well held catch by Reece Martin. Fellow opening bowler; Callum Hadaway also claimed an early wicket as he went on to finish with figures of 1-18 from 6 overs. Jonathan Saunders (23) then looked to hit the ball to the boundary before he fell to the bowling Toby Channon (2-29) as Seaford were 80-3.

Mike Stoneham then dismissed the middle order in addition to opener Richard Drayton (35) finishing with figures of 4-18 from 5 overs. Simon Pitts (24 not out) was the only other batsmen to reach double figures as Johny Broad (1-11) and Reece Martin (1-10) finished the innings dismissing Seaford for 154.

Next Saturday the 1st XI travel to Preston Nomads 2nd XI who top Division 3 East. The 2nds host St. Peters 2nd XI in a match sponsored by The Mermaid Inn, and the 3rd XI host Sidley 2nd XI. On Monday the U11s travel to Egerton and on Thursday the u13s travel to Wye and the U15s travel to Boughton.

Image Credits: Rye C.C..

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