Heathfield Park 2s 120 all out lost to Seaford 2s 241-5 by 121 runs
Seaford 2s got back to winning ways at the idyllic venue of Heathfield Park 2s, with a much changed side from last week returning skipper Karlos Wootten, who retained his consistency at toss by losing it again, he really is a poor tosser. Park inserted Seaford ona slightly damp pitch, this looked like a good decision as Mr Consistent Rob Gravett missed out for once with his first duck of the season, this bought in Jon Robards, fresh back from one of his many holidays. The two Jon Rs rebuilt the innings to take the score to 61 before Robards guided the ball into the hands of point for a well-made 31. His disappointment was clear to see as he trudged off. In came the in-form Bilesh Jayamanne, he continued his good form and along with Jon Reynolds put on 95 for the 3rd wicket before Reynolds went for his third LBW on the trot for a well-constructed 82. He had laid a platform for a challenging Seaford total. Bilesh then somehow played on to the slowest, shortest bouncer of the day for 29. Jon Saunders, on his 2nd team debut, also managed to drag on to another short pitch ball as all three went with the score on 156. With strength in depth Seaford were still confident of posting a decent total. Jon Pitts 57* and Owen Edmunds 17* ensured this was the case with a mixture of huge sixes and excellent running between the wickets, adding 85 off the last 9 overs. Spencer Crocker with 3 for 22 was pick of the bowlers for Park, a fine effort from Seaford on a wet wicket and damp outfield.
Seaford got off to the perfect start sending back danger man James Bentley first ball of innings as Jolly John Smith clean bowled him, this bought together Smith and Davis who much like Seaford’s innings steadied the ship with a 67 partnership. Ben " Downton" Harvey broke this up with his first wicket since his return from Uni. At drinks Park were well set at 83/2 for a thrilling run chase, not sure what was in Seaford’s drinks but it worked today, the wickets started tumbling regularly from first over after the drinks break. Bilesh came to the wicket party with four, another one for Ben “ Downton” Harvey, veteran J P “ Pidge” Smith bagged another in his measly spell, and skipper Karlos Wootten had a rare bowl but couldn’t get in the wicket gang, unlike Jon Saunders whose eventful first bowl for the 2s grabbed him 2 in 3 balls to finish the innings off for 120. An impressive victory margin of 121 runs.
Seaford’s team today with a grand total of six Jon’s in the side, produced their best fielding performance of the season, every catch held, special mention for Jon Pitts with three fine outfield catches rolling the years back, two also for Jon " where shall i go on holiday next" Robards.
Seaford look forward to welcoming another Park to The Salts next week, Buxted Park for match day 13. Seaford will be looking to hold on to their top spot with another performance like today's at Heathfield.
Author: Karl Wootten