Sussex Cricket League round up - Lewes Priory find their form against Hellingly

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THE TOP three clubs in the Sussex Premier League all won their games on Saturday and current champions Hastings still head the table with Roffey and Preston Nomads in hot pursuit.

Hastings lost two early wickets at Eastbourne but Kirk Wernars (61) and skipper George Campbell (49) put together a century stand to put their side in a commanding position of 257-9 declared.

Eastbourne struggled throughout before tumbling to 87 all out and they remain bottom after six matches.

Roffey were put in at Bexhill and declared on 203-8, before bowling out their hosts for 173 despite 87 from Aussie import Andrew Harriott.

Preston Nomads made short work of dismissing East Grinstead for just 64 as Carl Simon took 4-16 and Matt Hobden 4-27.

In reply Nomads won the game by six wickets at 67-4.

Worthing enjoyed their first win of the season following their promotion last year, beating Brighton and Hove, while Horsham slumped to defeat at Chichester.

Three Bridges, relegated from the Premier League last season, have won four games in succession to lead the Division 2 table by 32 points ahead of St.James’s.

James Chadburn hit 116 for Bridges as they beat Cuckfield by 92 runs, while St James enjoyed a 76-run victory at home to Ifield.

Glynde enjoyed a 189-run win at home to Goring after rattling up 289-6 declared, of which Joe Adams hit 92 and Chris Stanyard 67, the two shared an opening stand of 163.

Matt Keen took 3-79 for the visitors, who were dismissed for 146 of which Ellis Woolley made 37, as George Hobden took 4-24 and Adam Davies 3-28.

Both Sidley’s home match with Haywards Heath and Pulborough’s match with Findon ended as draws.

Crawley are now the outright leaders of Division 3 East after demolishing Seaford by nine wickets at Southgate Park.

The league’s leading wicket taker Richard Genge took 3-33 and with 3-11 from Razwan Hussain saw Seaford all out for just 97. Harry Chaudhary made 57 not out to send the visitors away pointless.

Lewes Priory’s fortunes appear to be reviving as they won by a whopping 206 runs against Hellingly.

Lewes’s 240-7 was based largely around Andrew Hartridge’s 75 and Adam Scott’s 65.

They did however lose their previous home game after posting a similar score, but this time Hellingly were blown away for 34 in under 15 overs as Tom Sharp 7-14 and Joe Warren scythed through their batting line-up.

Ansty moved up to second after beating Burgess Hill by three wickets, while previous joint leaders Crowhurst Park had to settle for a draw at Henfield despite making 237-6 after being put in.

Keymer & Hassocks move up to fifth after a four wicket win at Lindfield.