Big win puts Rye top of table

Tobias Farrow was Rye Cricket Club's man of the match in the victory over Glynde & Beddingham.
Tobias Farrow was Rye Cricket Club's man of the match in the victory over Glynde & Beddingham.

Rye went top of Sussex Cricket League Division Four East courtesy of an emphatic victory last weekend.

Harry Smeed’s side bowled visitors Glynde & Beddingham out for 47 en route to a seven-wicket win in a match sponsored by My Sweet Old Etcetera.

Smeed won the toss and elected to bowl on a slightly damp wicket. This decision immediately brought success as Cleon Reece (3-18) and Concepts of Rye man of the match Tobias Farrow (5-23) completely blew the Glynde batting away, leaving them 38-8.

Unlike the previous weekend against St Peters, this time Rye managed to finish the innings off without much resistance as Olly Rhys-Jones (2-6) cleaned up the tail.

Craig Eaves (2-14) left Rye in a bit of bother at 9-2 in reply, but Dan Seabrook (20) and Smeed (18 not out) took Rye to victory with ease.

Rye will travel to Bells Yew Green tomorrow (Saturday) looking for a fourth win in as many completed matches.

Standings (all played 4 matches): 1 RYE 98pts, 2 Rottingdean 94, 3 Buxted Park 81, 4 Mayfield II 80, 5 Bells Yew Green 79, 6 CROWHURST PARK 57, 7 Cuckfield II 56, 8 Glynde & Beddingham 54, 9 St Peters 45, 10 Hellingly 37.

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