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ACADEMY: Draw with Three Bridges in Sussex Premier League


Sussex’s Academy & Development XI were held to a draw yesterday in the Sussex Premier League as they travelled to Three Bridges CC.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Academy made 266 all out in the 58th over, with Sam Grant top-scoring with a knock of 50. Ben Shoare hit 44, batting at number three, whilst Joe Ludlow (38) and Lucas Barker (34) also gave the innings impetus at the top of the order.

In reply, the hosts never really looked like overturning the target and reached 169 for 7 from their 52 overs. Josh Hayward, with his slow left-arm, was the star of the show with the ball as he removed the top four batsmen on his way to impressive figures of 5 for 43 from his 22 overs.

Ollie Graham and Elliot Hooper (pictured) also picked up a wicket apiece as Three Bridges fell well short of their target but did pick up a draw for their efforts.

The Academy are back in action on Sunday 7th July when they take on Brighton and Hove CC at The Nevil Ground.

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