Sunday 19th March saw Sussex Youth at home to Kent for another very important match in our quest for the tittle and for the U18s and U21s to keep there 100% records in tact.
To get the day off to the start we wanted was Lewis Gurney who found the form we know he's capable of winning 3-1 with a 22-09. Next getting a last minute call up was Jack Croft who put in the Performance of the Day winning 3-1 with a 17-59. Then we had Freddie Jackson who put in a shift but could hit those all important doubles and went down 3-1 with a 16-13. Getting back on the winning trail was Zach Luke who played brilliantly winning 3-2 with a 20-60. Next up was Alex Gurr who got the all important win, winning 3-1 with a 19-15. So with the win safe it was the turn of Dan Perry who finally had the game he deserved and it was good to see the Dan we know winning with a superb MOM performance 3-0 with a 25-91. To round things off was Tavis Dudeney winning 3-0 with a 19-78.
So with a healthy 6-1 lead it was the turn of the girls who to be fair have been under a lot of pressure this season with mainly just the three of them and under the circumstances I think have done very well and all three put in a batting performance. First up was Becky King who although struggled to find her form still got a LOM 2-0 win with a 9-54. Next was Jenny Lovegrove who played well but lost 2-0 with a 10-33. Finally it was the turn of PJ Langridge who again played well but lost 2-0 with a 13-91.
So with the overall score standing at 7-3 it was down to the U21s to get the over all result and also try and keep there 100% record going. First it was Tom Telford who sadly lost 3-2 with a 15-38. Next was Dennis Bowyer being promoted from the U18s and making his debut in the U21s and you could say tool it like a duck yo water winning 3-2 with a MOM 21-47. So with the overall result in the bag it was now full steam ahead with the section victory. Harry Jackson in arguably the match of the day when down 3-2 with a 24-23. Next up Jake Emery who got us in with a fighting chance winning 3-2 with a 17-04. So with the score at 4-4 it was down to Connor Levett to secure the win. It wasn't pretty but it was the result that was the important thing and it showed. After a good toe-to-toe scrap and Connor came out on top winning 3-2 with a 19-71.
Once again everyone showed brilliant team spirit and not for the first time this season don't know when they are beat and dig deep to find that little bit extra to get the victory they all deserve.