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Carl Simon shapes another Nomads win

Preston Nomads lead the Sussex Premier League by 34 points ahead of Horsham following their sixth win of the season, a six wicket victory at home to East Grinstead.

Horsham consolidated their second place with a comfortable victory against a below strength Cuckfield side. Chichester have improved their placing following an eight wicket home win against Worthing.

Brighton and Hove are now bottom following their six wicket home defeat by Hastings with Three Bridges just above them despite a home 58 run win against Roffey.

East Grinstead tumbled to 139 all out at Fulking against Preston Nomads but it could have been worse. At one time they were 19 for five before Tim Davey (57) and Nathan Bailey (37) helped them to a more respectful total as Carl Simon took 5-35.

In reply Nomads cruised to 140 for four from 33.5 overs with 45 from Rob Wakeford, 39 from Hugh Finzel and 44 not out from Patrick Spencer.

It proved tough at Horsham for Cuckfield who included seven players under nineteen and they were dismissed for just 127 as leg-spinner Michael Munday, the League’s leading wicket-taker, took 6-20. In reply the home side eased to 129 for 3 as John Burroughs made 41 not out and Sam Attfield 34.

Worthing were put in by Chichester at Priory Park and crashed to 108 all out as Matt Geffen took 3-21 and Richard Browning 3-29, top scorer for the visitors was Luke Vinter with just 24.

Aussie Ashton Turner then hit 51 not out and Mark Bamford made 35 to steer their side home at 111 for two.

Three Bridges enjoyed a welcome victory at home to Roffey after being put in a making 191 for nine declared of which skipper Danny Alderman made 45 as George Fleming took 5-66. In reply Roffey were dismissed for 133 with Craig Williams their top scorer, he made 32.

For Bridges George Garton took 3-24 and Michael Rose 2-17.

Brighton and Hove found runs hard to come by at home to Hastings after deciding to bat first. They were bowled out for 126 as John Morgan took 3-44 and Elliott Hooper 4-32.

Hastings moved to victory at 127 for four with 43 from Tom Gillespie and 43 not out from Aussie David Lowery, all four wickets fell to Chris Atherton who took 4-42.


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