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Ashmore’s knock not enough for Bognor

BOGNOR’S disappointing season with the bat continues as the Regis Oval side suffered consecutive defeats in the space of two days.

 

At the halfway point of the season, Max Ashmore’s side are staring relegation from Sussex Division Two in the face.

 

There was a chance to pull themselves away from the dropzone this weekend.

 

But defeats on Saturday to Lindfield and then on Sunday to the visiting Guernsey Sarnians means that Bognor are now 25 points adrift from safety at the halfway mark of the season.

 

Next up is a trip to Worthing tomorrow (12.30pm), a side directly above Regis in the table and without a win in two.

 

The bad weekend did not start all that badly. After being put in to bat by Lindfield, Ashmore and Charlie Laforet put on 44 for the first wicket.

 

But when the skipper was bowled for 21, that triggered a collapse where Bognor lost five wickets for 20 runs, eventually being dismissed for 102. That score was never going to be enough. Despite

 

Joe Ashmore taking four quick wickets, the visitors reached the score with six wickets in hand.

 

On Sunday, there was a much-improved display against the islanders. After losing the toss, Jerome Jones (3 for 29) and Josh Sargeant (2 for 32) bowled well as Guernsey scored 217 for 7 in their 45 overs.

 
But Bognor’s frailties with the bat continued and despite the skipper scoring 66, once he was dismissed at 121-3, the home side did not look like reaching the score, coming up 33 runs short.

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