Uckfield Anderida need to perform ‘considerably better’

There was a brief delay to allow the pitch time to drain when Uckfield met Herstmonceux but then Herstmonceux won the toss and elected to bowl against Uckfield.cricket-ball

Paddy Smith and Nick Toomey bowled with a fair amount of control and to an almost impenetrable off-side field which frustrated a number of Uckfield’s top order batsman, writes Uckfield Anderida captain Joe Burns.

Indeed, only Ed Watson (56) was able to make a telling contribution as wickets fell steadily at the other end.

The pitch continued to be a little two paced and the introduction of another Smith to the bowling attack saw the demise of Uckfield’s middle order.

A fluent 24 from Burns brought a degree of respectability to the scoreline, but after being bowled out for 138, it was always going to be a tough task for Uckfield’s depleted bowling attack to defend.

The Herstmonceux innings got off to a blistering start as Simon Green, in particular, looked to punish anything that wasn’t hitting the stumps.

An early wicket from Burns wasn’t enough to stem Green’s fluency and he was forced to withdraw himself from the attack at an early stage.

Turner and Iswariah bowled with greater control and were unlucky not be rewarded with more wickets as Uckfield’s poor catching on the day made a very tough task an impossible one.

Green hit the ball hard, but was dropped on five occasions on his way to an unbeaten century. Herstmonceux reached their target for the loss of only four wickets and Uckfield will have to perform considerably better if they are to put themselves in the promotion mix.

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