Rye 83 for 3 V Ashburnham 84 for 3
Late at night on Tuesday November 1, Rye took on an experienced Ashburnham side in Division 3 of the East Area Cricket Association midweek indoor competition.
Rye, batting first, faced a tight first over from J Munroe 0-20-3 but managed to build an innings with George Wathen 28 not out and Dan Seabrook (21) making good use of the walls with some elegant shots off of R Pagan’s first over and building a partnership of 42. However some good accurate bowling by J Peters and N Peters backed up by good fielding resulted in Rye having to make some risky calls with both Seabrook and Mickey Tommey (3) run out in quick succession. With the score on 57 runs for 2 wickets off nearly nine overs, and with the shot maker Harry Smeed 25 not out at the crease, Rye needed some quick scoring overs. Smeed, Tobias Farrow (1) and Tom Gasson 1 not out all impressed with fast running between the wickets to allow Rye to finish on 83 for 3 off their twelve overs.
In indoor cricket once a batsman has scored 25 runs he has to retire and the next batsman comes out. Once all the team have batted the retired batsman can come back out to bat if there are enough overs remaining.
Ashburnham needing seven an over opened with brothers N Peters 25 not out and J Peters 25. Despite having to face some good accurate bowling from Rye, they managed to accumulate a partnership of 39 with placement and quick running between the wickets before the former retired reaching 25. Then came a glimmer of hope for Rye with some all round brilliant fielding in the run outs of Munroe (7) and Wick (1) and then the stumping of Pagan (6). However, Ashburnham’s S Botley with 13 not out secured the win in the tenth over.
Having won the previous game, Rye remain positive going into their next fixture against Hastings and Bexhill Barbarians on Tuesday November 29. New players are always welcome to join the team, please contact the club.