CRICKET: Crawley Eagles suffer first defeat of season at hands of Haywards Heath

Crawley Eagles bowler Anjum Zafar took 3-35
Photo by Derek Martin
Crawley Eagles bowler Anjum Zafar took 3-35 Photo by Derek Martin

Eagles crashed to their first defeat of the season when they were beaten by 41 runs at Haywards Heath.

Sussex Premier League Division 3

Haywards Heath 196-8

Crawley Eagles 155

The visitors won the toss and elected to field, Heath got off to a slow but steady start but a quick fire 38 from Tim Upchurch at the end of the innings helped the hosts get to 196-8 of 53 overs.

Anjum Zafar was the pick of the bowlers with 3-35 off his 15 overs.

Eagles’ reply started off badly as both openers were out with the score on 27, Callum Smith, Ollie Bailey and Jayden Wright all picked up a brace of wickets each to stop any meaningful partnerships developing.

As a result the visitors ended on 155 all out, well short of their target.

Only Fallah Uddin 34 not out provided any resistance.

Eagles welcome Chichester Priory on Saturday in a first versus second league table clash.