Rye 1st XI suffered a third consecutive defeat on Saturday, and slipped to third in the league. Rye were without batsmen James Hamilton and Luke Payton, absences which directly affected the outcome.
Buxted Park batted first and amassed 276-8 off 45 overs. Alfie Hunter, 103, and Ollie Jones, 69, shared a 161 run partnership, after Rye, through Craig Pierce, 3-42, had reduced Buxted to 40-2. Rye’s bowlers struggled to make a breakthrough. Carl Mumba bowling at the death took 4-43 to earn Rye valuable bowling points.
Rye’s response was led by Carl Mumba who hit 127 off 87 balls including 7 sixes. Jackson Woodcock supported him with 43 as they shared a 165 run partnership. But their demise saw Rye sink to 223 all out in 41 overs. Their cause was not helped by the loss of the new ball after 12 overs, and the lack of a suitable replacement.
This Saturday Rye 1st XI host Seaford 1st XI at The Rye Cricket Salts in a match sponsored by My Sweet Old Etcetera, as they seek to get back on winning ways.
Rye 2nds enjoyed victory by 8 runs over Seaford 2nds on Saturday to rise to 4th in Division 7 East of the Sussex County League. Rye batted first and scored 214-5. John Mackenzie, 44, and Fin Thomson, 90, shared a 140 run partnership. Luke Turner, 3-13, had a late burst of pace to restrict Rye to 214. Seaford chased the Rye total and were always in the hunt as Bilesh Jayamanne scored 61, but a fine catch by John Mackenzie saw him dismissed and Fin Thomson, 3-22, and Joseph Kemsley, 2-44, applied spin and saw Rye to victory.
This Saturday the 2nds travel to Newhaven 1sts who occupy 3rd place in the Division.
The 3rds had a free week last Saturday. This week they host Pevensey 3rds at Icklesham, seeking to continue their winning streak.
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