Roffey captain Josh Fleming praised his team’s new Indian overseas player Kuldeep Rawat for carving up the strongest batting trio in the division with 3-17 and a strong all-round bowling display which earnt a 35-run victory over Eastbourne.
Playing in wet conditions in a Sussex Premier League match which was reduced to a 20/20 game, Roffey set a target of 127-7 with Dan Smith scoring 32 and Rawat getting 30.
Roffey then dismissed Eastbourne for 91 thanks to Rawat plus fine displays by Rohit Jagota (3-5 off 9 balls) and George Fleming (2-9).
Josh Fleming said: “Our Man of the Match was our new overseas player who got a good 30 on a hard track and got their three big guns out (Mark Tomsett, Toby Finzell and Callum Jackson) who are probably the best three batsmen in the league.
“We put the strangle on them and they couldn’t get singles and they had to go for the big shot. We held our chances and once they got up to needing eight an over it was difficult for them.
“All five bowlers were outstanding. The ball and the run-ups were wet and everyone worked hard in the field. the groundsmen and umpires did really well to get the game on so credit to them. I guess there would be matches today where there was no cricket at all.
“Our overseas player looks like a good addition. He’s a fit lad and will be able to bowl a lot of overs every week. He’s accurate and he does a bit with the ball so hopefully he’ll cause problems.”