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Angmering win at 59th Seaford tournament

Sunday 21 August 2016, 8.15pm

Seventeen teams from the five stoolball divisions of the Sussex County Stoolball Association competed for the Seaford Stoolball Trophy on Sunday 7 August 2016. Heavy, overcast skies and a very strong chilling wind persisted for most of the day until late afternoon when the sun at last broke through for the last few matches of the day.

As usual the pool matches were played on four pitches. Competition between teams was fierce and it soon became apparent that Fletching (North), Loxwood (West) and Angmering (West) would be probable semi-finalists. However on Pitch 3, competition between Isfield (Mid), Winterfold (West) and Lindfield (Central) was such that the last semi-finalist had to be decided on most runs scored in their three games. Even this was a close call as Isfield just squeezed through with a seven run advantage over their two closest rivals.

In the semi-finals, Fletching beat Loxwood 45-41 and Angmering with 40 off just one over quickly overtook Isfield’s 32 runs. With the sun finally showing through, Fletching batted first in the final against Angmering scoring 32 in their 4 overs, but this total was quickly overtaken early in the 3rd over by Angmering in recording their 17th victory in this event since their first visit to Seaford 22 years ago.

Trophies to the winners and runners-up were presented by Mrs. Kay Price, the Sussex President, and the individual award for most runs scored in the pool matches went to Kerry Taylor from Horsted Keynes with 131 and the bowling award went to Sue Targett of Loxwood with 6 wickets.

A good crowd gathered to support all the teams on Sunday and they were told that next year the Sussex County Stoolball Association will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of this event which started back in 1957.

Full results

Pitch one

Partridge Green 57 v Stone Cross 59

Fletching 73 v Horsted Keynes 52

Partridge Green 53 v Fletching 57

Stone Cross 73 v Horsted Keynes 56

Partridge Green 41 v Horsted Keynes 51

Stone Cross 65 v Fletching 71

Pitch two

Blackstone 86 v Adastra 61

United Friends 56 v Loxwood 65

Blackstone 89 v United Friends 70

Adastra 45 v Loxwood 91

Blackstone 53 v Loxwood 76

Adastra 65 v United Friends 61

Pitch three

Isfield 49 v Winterfold 41

Maresfield 41 v Lindfield 68

Isfield 87 v Maresfield 45

Winterfold 53 v Lindfield 45

Isfield 71 v Lindfield 86

Winterfold 84 v Maresfield 35

Pitch four

Ringmer 69 v Newick 52

Angmering 89 v Nutley 34

Barcombe 57 v Ringmer 64

Newick 39 v Angmering 86

Nutley 41 v Barcombe 57

Ringmer 32 v Angmering 69

Newick 67 v Nutley 49

Angmering 71 v Barcombe 47

Ringmer 37 v Nutley 53

Newick 50 v Barcombe 54

Semi-finals

Loxwood 41 v Fletching 45

Isfield 32 v Angmering 40

Final

Fletching 32 v Angmering 43 (end 3rd over)

As a footnote, SCSA committee members were happy to meet up with the father of Isfield Stoolball Club’s prolific run scorer Carla Leach who will shortly be on his way to Rio de Janeiro where he will be joining up with the very promising young man he coaches at Lewes Athletics Club. This young man will be competing in the Olympic 800 metres event and we wish them both every success.

Kay Price

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