Borderers travelled to old rivals Newhaven looking to make it 3 wins in a row.
Skipper Benno for a change lost the toss and Borderers were asked to bat on a green topped bowling track.
Aussie Dan (Hewey) Heuston (69) and oarsman Rob Teague(15) decided attack was the best way forward, scoring at 6 an over for the first 5 overs before Teague was undone by a daisy cutter, with even his long arms unable to get the bat down in time. When Heuston departed, the middle order continued to attack, with Ben Edwards (35) maintaining the rate. When youngster Nick Edwards began giving catching practice it was third time lucky for Newhaven as Dave Bennet picked up his 5th wicket.Chris Greenall (13) and PC Rory Brooks-Kent (29) showed the depth of the batting line up and as professional 11th man Dos Freeman remained 8 not out, Borderers finished on 228 all out.
After tea, Callum Wood looked to follow on from last weeks heroics joined by Dan Heuston. Despite tight bowling, both finished with just one wicket. It was left to slow bowling pair Josh (fine me) Moor (3 for 30) and James (how long is my run up) Freeman (3 for 9) to create havoc and tear the heart out of the Newhaven batting line up. Only Khan (31) and Drury 19 not out, looked comfortable in an all out total of 113.
A 30 point win sent Borderers up to 3rd in the league and prompted a major celebration back in Tunbridge Wells. Aussie Dan was so pleased that after a couple of shandy’s he decided to go walkabout and explore the area. Realising he had no sense of direction, he finally staggered home around 7am Sunday. Any information as to the route he took would be greatly appreciated.
Next week Borderers host top of the table Firle at St Marks, Frant Road in what is sure to be a hotly contested match.