Park determined to rectify defeat

Crowhurst Park hold a seven-point lead with two matches remaining
Crowhurst Park hold a seven-point lead with two matches remaining

Crowhurst Park are keen to make amends for the disappointing defeat suffered at the hands of title rivals Lewes Priory.

The Crows saw their lead at the top of the table slashed from 30 points to just seven going into the penultimate weekend of the season after losing by eight wickets.

“We played poorly, it was just one of those days. We just didn’t fire in any way at all,” said skipper Paul Lindfield.

If things had gone differently Park would have had one hand on the Sussex Cricket Division Three (East) trophy. Instead, they find themselves in a three-way fight to finish top and secure the one promotion place, with the other team in the mix being Ansty.

Crawley could also still win it but require results to go their way this weekend and on the final day when they host Park.

Attention now turns to the final home match of the season tomorrow (Saturday) when Park take on second-from-bottom Lindfield. The last time the teams met it was the strugglers who came out on top so the skipper is taking nothing for granted.

“It will be rectified,” he stormed in response to last weekend’s poor display. “It’s still in our hands. If we win the next two games that’s it.” Dale Bryant returns after missing the last two weekends in place of Nick Peters.

Remaining fixtures - Crowhurst Park: August 25 Lindfield (h), September 1 Crawley (a). Lewes Priory: August 25 Henfield (h), September 1 Lindfield (a). Ansty: August 25 Keymer & Hassocks (a), September 1 Hellingly (h). Crawley: August 25 Hellingly (a), September 1 Crowhurst Park (h).

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