Three Bridges gain six-wicket win

Findon CC v Three Bridges SUS-150706-121311002
Findon CC v Three Bridges SUS-150706-121311002
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Three Bridges openers Hugo Cowan (56) and James Chadburn (53) stood out with the bat and bowler Matt Blandford took 6-38 to help their side gain a six-wicket victory against Findon.

Blandford combined with Adrian Chappell (2-15) to dismiss Findon for 133 as their topscorer Harry Metters made 46.

In reply Cowan and Chadburn got Bridges off to the perfect start with an impressive opening stand of 99.

Bridges captain Mark Church said: “Findon made a very positive start and were nearly at 10 an over for the first 4 overs.

“As soon as Matt Blandford dismissed their dangerman, we took on complete control. Matt bowled very well on a wicket that was actually a bit slow but it was his raw pace that was the threat.

“While we were a bit disappointed that their tail got them up to 133, we new it was a very achievable target. Hugo Cowan was promoted from the twos after several good scores and he batted extremely well to make his maiden first team 50.

“At the other end, James Chadburn batted very positively and was also very deserving of his half century.”

The result lifts Bridges up to second place in the table, 17 points behind leaders Pagham.

Church added: “Next week we go to Worthing, who will be smarting after a defeat by Lindfield.

“Worthing look a dangerous side on paper and it will be a real test of our side.”

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