Lewes remain adrift at bottom of table after a comprehensive Ansty defeat

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Lewes were comprehensively beaten by second place Ansty in Division 3 East of the Sussex Cricket League Division clash and remain adrift at the bottom of the table.

Dismissed for just 39, Priory never got to grips with Ansty’s strike bowler Jack Palser who ripped through Lewes’ batting line up. He claimed an astonishing seven victims for just six runs. Harry Wade claimed a solitary wicket for the home side as Antsy secured an easy nine-wicket victory.

Meanwhile, the 2nd XI fixture between Priory and Ansty went the same way with Lewes managing just 100 thanks mainly to a knock of 59 from Adam de Belder.

An unbeaten 67 from Simon Pearson ensured Ansty knocked off the runs in double quick time, securing victory in just the 11th over.

Elsewhere in Division 3 East of the Sussex League, Hellingly (143) were beaten by four wickets at home to Haywards Heath (145-6).

Put into bat at Horsebridge, the home side made a good start, reaching 30 without loss. David Everett (3-38) and Dan Strange (3-43) then ripped through the top order as wickets began to fall. James Pooley top scored with 68 not out but was left stranded as the bottom eight batmsman all failed to make double figures as they fell one by one as Hellingly were bowled out for 143.

In reply, Adam Devlin, Ben Twine and Daniel Pellett all took two wickets each as they bowled Hellingly back into the game at 73-6. Ben Morris (23 not out) and Dan Strange (48 not out), backed up with some fielding errors, then batted the team to victory as Haywards Heath finished on 145-6.

In SCL 2nd XI Division 2, hosts Worthing (59-1) cruised past Hellingly (58) in a nine-wicket win.

Hellingly won the toss and elected to bat first.

Martyn Swift tore through the top order as he took the first five wickets of the match. He finished his spell with 5-6 from seven overs as Hellingly were left struggling on 22-5.

Andy Reid joined the bowling attack and took 4-16 as the visitors were bowled out for just 58. Steve Vidler top scored for Hellingly with 27.

In reply, Worthing took just 15 overs as they knocked the runs to win by nine wickets, with Reid scoring 29 not out.

In 1st XI Division 2, Glynde recorded a draw away at Middleton. Having won the toss and elected to bat first, the East Sussex outfit put on an impressive 291-5, with skipper Dom Shepheard hitting a magnificent 101 in 108 balls. His innings featured 17 fours and one six. He was backed up well by Archie Burrows who hit 86 in 103 balls, also putting away 17 balls to the boundary.

In reply Glynde had Middleton six down at the close, Dale Tranter taking two of the wickets. In 2nd XI Division 2, Glynde beat Middleton by 80 runs, Chris Baker hitting 99 and Alex Thornhill 65 in Glynde’s 249-7. Thornhill then took 4-18 in Middleton’s 169.