Home team takes honours at Ebernoe Horn Fair

Lord Egremont presents the Horns to three times winner Martin West pictures with his daughter Ella, five
Lord Egremont presents the Horns to three times winner Martin West pictures with his daughter Ella, five

TORRENTIAL rain gave way to sizzling sunshine just in time for this year’s Ebernoe Horn Fair which eventually saw the home team take the honours and the Horns.

The sheep began to roast at 8.30am and this year’s challengers, Dunsfold Cricket Club playing in their first Horn Fair won the toss and elected to put Ebernoe in to bat.

Openers were Martin West and Doug Turner but there was disaster in the first over for Dunsfold when opening bowler Adam Young limped off the field with a muscle injury.

Ebernoe batted well and put on 101 runs before Doug Turner was bowled by Conrad Watkins for 47 runs. Richard Stemp, the Ebernoe captain, managed 31 runs before loosing his wicket.

Oliver Rose, last year’s young Horns winner, accumulated 39 before being run out. Martin West played a consistent game before finally falling victim to a catch by Paul Petersen on 57 runs.

Alan Read made a late flurry hitting two sixes in the last over to give Ebernoe a total of 243 runs for eight wickets.

Full story see Midhurst and Petworth Observer August 2