Crawley Eagles held to a draw despite Tayyab’s 90

Crawley Eagles CC V Glynde Beddingham 9/5/15 Eagles' Imran batting SUS-151105-092523008
Crawley Eagles CC V Glynde Beddingham 9/5/15 Eagles' Imran batting SUS-151105-092523008
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Sussex League Division 3

Rottingdean 226 all out

Crawley Eagles 181-7

Tayyab Mehmood hit 90 to help Crawley Eagles draw at Rottingdean.

The hosts won the toss and elected to bat at 43-3 the game was finally poised.

A solid partnership between George Ledden 68 and Neel Patel 74 followed by some big-hitting lower order batting helped propel the score to 226-all out of 51 overs Fazlan 3-45 and Anjum Zafer 3-22 were the pick of the bowlers.

Following on from their remarkable 169 opening stand last week, Eagles’ openers scored 101 for the firts wickjet but a middle-order collapse made it hard to push for the win as Eagles ended the innings on 181-7, Tayyab topscored with 90 Jonathan Smith 3-28 was the pick of the bowlers.

Eagles captain Imran Suddahazai said: “It was disappointing not to have chased down that total especially after the great start made by the openers. But I hope the team can learn from this as we move forward into the rest of the season I am confident that other batsmen will start to take some of the responsibility and perform very soon.”

This Saturday Eagles are at home to Steyning, 1pm start.

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