Lamb’s the hat-trick hero in Steyning’s win

Ed Lamb took a hat-trick in Steyning Cricket Club's win at home to Goring on Saturday
Ed Lamb took a hat-trick in Steyning Cricket Club's win at home to Goring on Saturday

ED LAMB took a hat-trick on Saturday to help Steyning Cricket Club record their second win of the season.

He dismissed Gareth Cook (15), Ben Timms (nought) and Robin Marriott (18) in successive deliveries as Goring were restricted to 162 for nine from their 53 overs.

Steyning then eased home for the loss of four wickets and moved up four places to fourth in the Sussex League Division 3 table.

Steyning captain David Kennett won the toss and decided to put Goring, who were relegated from Division 2 last season, into bat.

The hosts made an early breakthrough when Owain Jones trapped Sam Thorns lbw to leave the visitors 1-1.

Goring skipper Alex Maynard and Chris Bird put on 42 for the second wicket, before Maynard was the first of Stephen Chimhamhiwa’s three victims when he was bowled for 28.

Bird (14) and Barnaby Lyons (16) were also bowled by Chimhamhiwa as Goring were reduced to 79-4.

Danny Pittham top-scored with 30, before he was caught by Luke Chapman off Jones, which left Goring 96-5.

Gareth Cook and Robin Marriott put on 35 for the sixth wicket, before five wickets fell in quick succession as Lamb took a hat-trick, and Goring were reduced to 134-9.

Ross Baumann finished unbeaten on 18, though, and Aaron Wyatt hit nine not out as they shared a unbroken 28-run last-wicket stand.

Chimhamhiwa finished with three for 29 from 11 overs and Lamb took three for 18 off five overs.

In reply, Hywel Jones (13) and Owain Jones (15) fell early to leave Steyning 32 for two.

Ben Shelford and Oliver Collins added 35 for the third wicket, before Shelford (29) and Kennett (nought) fell in quick succession, which left Steyning 71-4.

However, Collins and Chimhamhiwa guided Steyning to victory in 38 overs with a 94-run fifth-wicket stand. Collins finished unbeaten on 54 as he hit eight fours and one six and Chimhamhiwa struck six fours in his 44 not out.

Baumann claimed two for 44 from ten overs and Wyatt picked up two for 58 off 18 overs.

Steyning travel to Haywards Heath on Saturday.

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