ACADEMY: Stalemate at Eastbourne20-Aug-2012
Sussex’s Development XI were held to a draw in the Sussex Premier League yesterday as they faced Eastbourne CC at the Saffrons.
The hosts won the toss and after inserting Sussex to bat, saw the youngsters make 245 for 5 from 58 overs. There were half-centuries for skipper Harry Finch (58) and Ollie Graham (pictured) (55), whilst Fynn Hudson-Prentice (41 not out) also got in on the act.
In reply Eastbourne fell only 24 runs short of their target from 52 overs although they were not troubled into defeat as they only lost six wickets. Spinner Josh Hayward’s 20 overs yielded three wickets whilst Elliott Hooper also claimed two.
Sussex’s Second Eleven are in action this week as they take on Middlesex at Horsham (NOT as the printed fixture list which says Hove) from tomorrow in a three-day Second Eleven Championship match. Play begins at 11.00am and entrance is of course FREE