Rugby washed out as well

Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club and Rye Rugby Club had their scheduled matches postponed due to waterlogged pitches on Saturday.

A waterlogged pitch at Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club on Saturday. Picture by Simon Newstead
A waterlogged pitch at Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club on Saturday. Picture by Simon Newstead

H&B, who occupy second place in Kent One, were set to welcome rock-bottom Foots Cray, but weeks of heavy rainfall finally took their toll on the ARK William Parker Academy pitch, leaving it unplayable.

Eighth-placed Rye’s game away to foot of the table Haywards Heath II was one of three in Sussex One postponed because of a waterlogged pitch. Three matches did go ahead.

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Only two fixtures beat the weather in Kent One and one of them saw leaders Park House win 17-15 away to HSBC, moving them 15 points ahead of H&B having played two more matches.

Standings (played-points) - Kent One: 1 Park House 17-69, 2 HASTINGS & BEXHILL 15-54, 3 Cranbrook 14-53, 4 Vigo 16-44, 5 Old Williamsonians 15-38, 6 Southwark Lancers 15-34, 7 King’s College Hospital 16-31, 8 Old Gravesendians 14-31, 9 HSBC 15-30, 10 Sittingbourne 16-17, 11 Shooters Hill 14-15, 12 Foots Cray 15-14.

Sussex One: 1 Pulborough 17-81, 2 Crawley 16-63, 3 Brighton II 17-53, 4 Eastbourne 15-50, 5 Hove II 15-40, 6 Seaford 16-40, 7 Holbrook 16-23, 8 RYE 15-21, 9 Chichester III 16-20, 10 Crowborough II 16-12, 11 Lewes II 15-6, 12 Haywards Heath II 14-4.