Worthing face two ‘winnable’ games in survival battle

Malcolm Lake (bowling) took a wicket and hit 27 runs for Worthing on Saturday
Malcolm Lake (bowling) took a wicket and hit 27 runs for Worthing on Saturday

WORTHING Cricket Club veteran Andy Lutwyche is hoping his side can overcome their bad form in their remaining two ‘winnable’ games and pull off the great escape in the Sussex League Premier Division.

Worthing remain at the foot of the table after taking ten points from their abandoned game at Cuckfield on Saturday, but face second-from-bottom Chichester on Saturday.

They trail this weekend’s opponents by 13 points and third-from-bottom Brighton by 24 points, with two out of the three almost certain for the drop.

Worthing had restricted their hosts to 225-4 where they declared in the 51st over as Cameron Borgas top-scored with an unbeaten 103, and after a couple of rain breaks into the reply, the umpires called time with the visitors at 42-1 in the ninth over.

Lutwyche said: “Ten points is better than nothing, especially as we put them in and got no bonus points.

“We have got two more games to try to get ourselves out of trouble. It’s Chichester this week so it’s the big one, clash of the minnows. Arguably, we go into it with the worst form, but we have two winnable games.

“We have an easier run-in and Brighton have a shocking one, they face Hastings and East Grinstead, where as we have Chichester and Three Bridges.

“The league table doesn’t lie, though, we’re in that position by only our own fault – if we can get out of it, it will be an escape of epic proportions.”