After winning the toss and choosing to field, Uckfield’s bowlers were on top from ball one. The opening pair of Neal Boniface (4-34) and Matt Reed (4-26) ripped through Newick’s top order with a combination of good catching and full and straight bowling, writes David Tungate.
They were well backed up by Chris Brady (2-3). With Newick being 26-3, 38-6 and 56-9, Uckfield created chances freely and were clinical in taking them.
Being set 67 to win, Newick’s opening pair started well. Manning and Jones bowled tightly with the old ball, reducing Uckfield to 16-2 and 29-4.
But Kevin Morton and Andy Turner negotiated the few overs before tea, and batted superbly after the break to finish both unbeaten on 16 and 14 respectively, with Uckfield winning the game by six wickets.
Uckfield’s short journey earned them 30 valuable points in their push for promotion, with a fantastic all round display in difficult conditions.
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