Title still well within our reach - Askew

Littlehampton skipper James Askew. Picture by Kate Shemilt KS1500342
Littlehampton skipper James Askew. Picture by Kate Shemilt KS1500342

Littlehampton Cricket Club skipper James Askew insists his side can still win the West Sussex Invitation League Division 1 title this season.

Askew saw his team’s title aspirations take a huge hit following a 15-run home defeat at the hands of Henfield on Saturday.

Littlehampton, who remained third despite the defeat, are now 28 points behind Felbridge & Sunnyside, then a further 13 points adrift of league leaders Southwater – though they do have a game in hand on both.

The current top two took full advantage of Littlehampton’s slip-up –scoring wins over Eastergate and Arundel respectively –to open up a slight gap in the push for both promotion and the title.

Despite his team losing ground in the latest round of fixtures, Askew still harbours title hopes.

He said: “The title is still well within our reach, there are still some big games to be played.

“We just need to pick ourselves up over the next week and go again this weekend when we make the trip to rivals Chippingdale in the league.”

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