Rye who won the toss decided to have a bowl at Wisborough Green hoping the weather conditions would suit batting later in the day. Rye managed to bowl Wisborough Green out for 143 after 46 overs with Martin Hopkins 31 and Jonny Farmer 28 top scoring for the visitors. Rye’s Craig Pierce ended the innings with figures of 4 wickets for 39 runs and 3 maidens whilst Gary Willis ended up with figures of 3 wickets for 31 runs and 2 maidens.
Rye’s target of 144 to win seemed a comfortable target to reach but few would have expected what was to come. With great bowling from Wisborough Green they managed to bowl Rye all out for 61 after 33 overs. James Hamilton 22 and Neil Browne 18 top scoring for Rye. Wisborough’s James Rainford had a great day with the ball ending up with figures of 4 wickets for 2 runs and 2 maidens.
Whilst the 1st XI were having a tough time at home the 2nd XI were away to Rottingdean. Rye were put into bat and set a target for the hosts of 131 to win. Rottingdean managed a total of 83 runs giving Rye the win by 47 runs. Highlights of the afternoon for Rye was Anthony Cousins scoring 35 which included 4 fours and Martin Blincow ending the afternoon with figures of 4 wickets for 15 runs with 5 maidens.
Rye’s 3rd XI beat Tunbridge Wells 2nd XI by 9 wickets after being a set a target of 120 to win Rye easily reached the target scoring 122 runs. Highlights of the afternoon for Rye was Mike Stoneham finishing with figures of 3 wickets for 11 runs and 1 maiden and Tim Morgan scoring an impressive 66 not out and Ellis Hatter scoring 33 also not out.
Rye’s 4th XI played out an entertaining draw at home to St Peters CC Brighton 4th XI with the highlight of the day being 15 year old Joe Fraser scoring his maiden century. Well Done Joe.
Photos Dan Lake