Sussex Martlets 240 – 3 Andrew Hartridge 108*, Adam Davies 71
Jersey Island 239
The Sussex Martlets flew to Jersey to play two matches against Jersey at Grainville during the August bank holiday weekend.Twelve playing Martlets, an umpire, a scorer plus seven supporters made the short hop across to the island early on the Sunday morning.
Arriving at the ground the weather stayed fair and allowed a 40 over game to be played. Winning the toss the manager elected to bat and was rewarded with Andrew Hartridge carrying his bat through the innings and scoring a superb 108*. Supported by Adam Davies (71) the Martlets posted 240 for 3. The Jersey innings got off to a good start and at 88 for 1 they were well set to push on but the left arm spin twins on tour, Rob Woods and Jonny Wills, kept them in check and they took seven wickets between and along with Michael Murray’s tight spell and one wicket Jersey were reduced to 203 for 9 in the 35th over and the Martlet win on the horizon. However, Jersey had other ideas and the 10th wicket steered them to the last over requiring just 6 to win. With some nervy shots and fielding three balls remained with just two required for victory when Charles Davies took his second and most important wicket of the match. The number 11 chipped the ball up to mid off and Jonny Wills tiring legs made the dive forward catching the ball just inches above the ground to give the Martlets a one run victory in a cracking end to a game.
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