Rilwan’s leg before decision leads to tied game

DM1503716a.JPG Cricket, Goring (batting) v Crawley Eagles. Fazlan Nizandeen. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150525-202507008
DM1503716a.JPG Cricket, Goring (batting) v Crawley Eagles. Fazlan Nizandeen. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150525-202507008

Crawley Eagles’ Rilwan Mohammed was out lbw needing just one run for victory as they fought out a rare tie with Goring by Sea.

Last pair Rilwan Mohammed and Imran Mehboob who had added 8 runs when they came together, were at the crease during the final over.

Rilwan was hit on the pads and the dreaded umpire’s finger was raised ending the game in a tie.

Both sides had to settle for 15 points each.

The day started well for Eagles when the stand in captain Amaar won the toss and asked the hosts to bat the Eagles bowlers were once again on the mark reducing the home side to 74-6 but some stubborn lower order batting took the host to 136 all out.

Imran Mehboob 12 overs 5 maidens 3-23 carried on his great start to the season was well supported by the pace bowling of Atif Ali 3-22 and the spin of Usman Bashir 3-7.

DM1503756a.JPG Cricket, Goring (batting) v Crawley Eagles. Elis Wooley. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150525-202554008

DM1503756a.JPG Cricket, Goring (batting) v Crawley Eagles. Elis Wooley. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150525-202554008

The Eagles batting line once again had their weekly collapse from a good position 51-1 to 62-6 Matt Keen was the main destroyer bagging 6-38 as the game ebbed and flowed to its final heart stopping moment.

Rilwan had faced 36 balls for his 19 runs and looked like he had taken his team to victory but an leg before wicket call went against him ending a game which both teams would feel they had chances to win.

On Saturday Eagles will host Haywards Heath 1st XI at Cherry Lane, 1pm start.

Sussex Premier League 2nd XI Division 3 East

Imran Mehboob 12 overs 5 maidens 3-23 carried on his great start to the season was well supported by the pace bowling of Atif Ali 3-22 and the spin of Usman Bashir 3-7.”

Crawley Eagles chairman Ish Jalal

Crawley Eagles 2nd XI Bounced back from last week’s defeat with a solid 115 run victory against Rye 2nd XI at Cherry Lane.

The visitors won the toss and elected to field possibly due to last week batting performance in mind but the eagles batting line up had other ideas and made sure there was no repeat of last week’s display as they scored 210-9 of 50 overs.

Mussawar Hussian rolled back the years with a solid 45 well supported by captain Nasir Khan 43, Ross Pierce was the pick of the bowlers with 2-26.

Eagles skittled out the Rye batting line up for 95 with Shankar bagging 4-14 and the ever reliable Arif 2-9 doing the damage.

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Crawley Town to decide on new manager ‘next week’

Crawley Town are interviewing for the vacant manager’s job after John Gregory left the club.

They were talking to Dean Saunders yesterday (Tuesday) about coming back to lead Reds in League 2 next season.

His short-term contract ended at the end of the season and it is believed he would accept an offer if he is given a budget large enough to challenge for promotion.

Crawley have received more than 30 decent applicants since Gregory’s departure was announced on Saturday, along with head coach Paul Groves and his entire backroom staff.

The club have said they will also be speaking to other candidates about the manager’s position.

Chief executive Michael Dunford said: “We are having discussions with Dean Saunders this week. We have been inundated with applicants with in excess of 30 genuine ones from credible people.

“We may have another couple of people in to talk to as well.

“We are hoping to make a decision in the next ten days.”

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