Ifield’s winning streak came to an end when they were well beaten away by promotion-chasing Hastings.
Ifield arrived at Hastings an hour late after traffic problems and also missing five first team regulars and when Jack Groves lost the toss it seemed it was just destined to be one of those days.
Ifield’s innings simply never got going and opening bowler Adam Barton ripped through the top and middle order and the only resistance came from youngster Mahad Ahmed who again showed his promise with an unbeaten 33 runs from 87 balls.”
Hastings’ innings started reasonably steadily and they had 35 on the board before the first wicket fell when Lamb was LBW to Guru Kedarnath and then in his next over Kedarnath had new batsman Steve Colley caught by Zakir Siddiqui without scoring.
Joe Billings was batting well but when Vish Patel fielding at short leg caught the ball between his legs Joe Billings had to go for 60 and was then followed quickly by O’Brien and Scowan.
Hastings were 104 for 6 and in trouble but Ifield were unable to fully capitalise and Jake Woolley was able to pick up 56 patient runs before he was run out by Kedarnath.
Hastings were all out for 180 off the final ball of their innings when Jack Groves stumped Coleman to give Kedarnath his sixth wicket but importantly Ifield had picked up maximum bowling points.
Ifield’s innings simply never got going and opening bowler Adam Barton ripped through the top and middle order and the only resistance came from youngster Mahad Ahmed who again showed his promise and maturity with an unbeaten 33 runs from 87 balls.
The only other score in double figures came from late call up Rahul Patel.
Ifield were all out for a disappointing 80 but all things considered the ten points gained was a decent return on the day.
Ifield host Crowhurst next Saturday at Ifield Green.
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