Sunbury were knocked out of the Royal London National knockout by a strong Reigate Priory outfit on Sunday. From what seemed a positive situation they lost their last 8 wickets for just 47 runs to fall 33 runs short of their target.
Batting first Reigate were reduced to 55-3 before a stand of 131 took them to 186 with 10 overs remaining but some good defensive bowling from Sunbury’s spin trio of Vishal Manro, Ajit Singh Sambhi and Alex Hughes restricted Reigate Priory to 229-9 with Hughes finishing on 4-35 and Manro on 3-55. Sunbury’s innings was similar to that of their hosts as they lost 2 early wickets before Sam Burgess and Armaan Randhawa added 118 for the 3rd wicket in 21 overs. Burgess (83) with his best knock of the season went as he neared his century and when Randhawa (54) was dismissed shortly afterwards Sunbury were in a strong position to chase down the victory.
What followed was a batting collapse of worse proportions to that of the previous day as they managed to lose their last 6 wickets for just 33 runs to leave them 33 runs short of their target handing Reigate Priory a comfortable victory.