ACADEMY: 38 run victory this weekend for Academy21-May-2012
A young Sussex CCC Academy side were victorious in their opening match of the new Sussex Premier League season yesterday as they saw off Brighton and Hove CC at The Nevill.
Sussex won the toss and after electing to bat scored 222 for 9 off the maximum amount of 58 overs in the day. Ollie Graham top-scored with 70, Callum Jackson made 57 whilst Harry Finch scored 51.
It was a good batting effort by the Academy on a slow and low wicket and this performance was backed up by the bowlers as Brighton and Hove were dismissed for 187, to hand Sussex victory by 38 runs. Abidine Sakande and Josh Hayward were the pick with the ball, taking four and three wickets respectively. Michael Rippon scored 91 for the hosts.
The Academy are in action again next Sunday away at Bexhill CC (12.30pm start).