FINDON Cricket Club captain James Iago felt his side got out of jail in their win at Ifield on Saturday, thanks to an excellent innings by Felix Jordan.
Chasing 183 to win, Findon were in all kinds of trouble at 8-4 and 112-7 but Jordan hit 95 and Iago 40 not out as Findon reached their target with three balls to spare.
Findon remain fourth in the Susex League Division 2 table but are now just three points behind Bexhill, who moved into second place after their win over Goring, who dropped to third.
Findon put Ifield into bat after winning the toss and the hosts were reduced to 49-4, before Iago described his side’s fielding display as one of the worst of the season. Jack Groves and Paul Clifford put on 76 for the fifth wicket, before Groves was out for a run-a-ball 55 with the score on 125 and the hosts then failed to put on any more meaningful stands as they were all out for 182 in 51.3 overs.
Findon were soon reduced to 8-4 in their reply as Jack Metters, debutant Alasdair Wilson and Bradley Bridson all fell for ducks.
Jordan put on 31 for the fifth wicket with Glenn Bridson (11) and 30 for the sixth wicket with Kingsbury (12), before a 43-run partnership with Daniel Bridson (11) for the seventh wicket.
Daniel Bridson’s dismissal brought Iago to the crease and he shared a 52-run eighth wicket stand with Jordan, who was out for 95, after hitting 10 fours and two sixes, from 132 balls, with the score on 164.
Iago and Harry Metters then took Findon home with a 19-run stand, with Iago finishing unbeaten on a 45-ball 40, which included four fours and one six.
Iago said: “It was a great game of cricket, both Ifield and ourselves were in the position to win. I have to say we got out of jail thanks to a fantastic knock of 95 from Felix, supported by myself at the end to see us over the line.”
Full reaction from Iago in this week’s paper.