Green hits a ton as Worthing finish third

Matthew Green struck his first century for the Worthing on Saturday
Matthew Green struck his first century for the Worthing on Saturday

WORTHING Cricket Club opening batsman Matthew Green smashed his first century for the club as they ended their Sussex League Division 2 campaign with a ten-wicket win at Chichester on Saturday.

The victory means Worthing finish the season in third place, after nine wins from their 18 matches.

After winning the toss and choosing to bowl, Worthing dismissed Chichester opener George Stephens for six.

Michael Corrigan (23) and Charlie Futcher (26) then put on 52 for the second wicket.

Although Jolyon Dannatt scored 42, he was not supported as Chichester were bowled out for 168 in 52.4 overs.

Worthing’s Corey Altis took three wickets, while Luke Vinter and Nick Oxley both took two each.

Green was the star in Worthing’s reply as he finished 102 not out, off just 61 balls, which included 16 fours and three sixes.

Green’s opening partner Bradley James ended the innings 66 not out as Worthing secured an emphatic final-day victory.

Worthing captain Vinter was delighted with his side’s win and said: “It was a great way to end the season with an emphatic win.

“We bowled well to dismiss them for under 200 on what was a really good batting surface.

“I set us a target of chasing down our target in 30 overs and we managed to get there in 20.

“It was a great partnership between Matt and Bradley James.

“I was particularly pleased for Matt as it was his first- ever century for the club, so it was a great end to the season.

“I think third spot is a fair reflection of our season, really.

“We have not been at the same level as Middleton and Billingshurst at the top but I feel we have been the best of the rest.”