Two wins the target in bid for survival

Worthing captain Darrel Rebbetts
Worthing captain Darrel Rebbetts

WORTHING Cricket Club are targeting two wins from their remaining three games in a bid to seal survival in the Sussex League Premier Division.

Bottom-of-the-table Worthing have lost their last eight matches, after a nine-wicket defeat at home to Horsham on Saturday, and veteran Andy Lutwyche said: “We’ve got to get two wins but we’ve been saying that for a while now.

“It will be two out of us, Chichester and Brighton & Hove who go down.

“Chichester and Brighton both have horrible run-ins and we have the easier run-in, although we are in the worst form out of the three.”

Worthing are 13 points behind second-from-bottom Chichester and 31 points adrift of third-from-bottom Brighton, with 90 points left to play for.

Worthing were put into bat after losing the toss and were quickly reduced to 6-2 as Matthew Green (five) and Malcolm Lake (nought) were out in quick succession.

Andy Reid and Darryl Rebbetts steadied things, with a 36-run stand before Reid fell for 27, after hitting five fours from 47 balls.

Rebbetts was the first of ex-Somerset spinner Michael Munday’s four victims when he was adjudged lbw for 29 with the score on 76.

Alex Harris (14), Nick Oxley (18) and Stuart Carter (29) all got starts in the middle order but Worthing were all out for 150 in 52.5 overs.

Horsham had the best part of 60 overs to chase down the target and they knocked it off for the loss of just one wicket in 39.1 overs.

More in this week’s Worthing Herald.