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Leaders Roffey dominate

Roffey maintained their position at the top of the Sussex Cricket League's Premier Division by comprehensively beating bottom-the-table Bexhill.

Bexhill won the toss and elected to bat first.  From 90 for one they collapsed to 152 all out in 51.1 overs.  Daniel Smith with 5-54 and Kuldeep Rawat with 4-36 were the destroyers.

Top scorers for Bexhill were the openers, Tim Hambridge with 56 and Malcolm Johnson with 52. In reply Roffey scored 154 for the loss of two wickets in 35.1 overs. Daniel Smith was 53 not out at the close; top-scorer was Chris Webb with 75.

Preston Nomads continued their return to winning ways with an excellent victory over Eastbourne in a high-scoring game. Eastbourne won the toss and decided to bat and racked up a very reasonable 261 for seven declared from 56 overs.

Runs were shared with Dan Wells scoring 51, Callum Jackson 56, Dominic Shepheard 58 and Luke Tomsett with 41. Top wicket-takers for the Nomads were Carl Simon and Kashif Ibrahim, both with three wickets.

Preston Nomads were always up with the rate and reached 262 for the loss of 6 wickets in 53 overs. Again runs were shared around; Angus Stewart with 65, Jeremy Green, 57 and Robert Wakeford with 42 were the main protagonists.

Probably the strangest result of the day saw Horsham bowled out for 83 in 25.2 overs against Brighton & Hove. The damage was done by Henry Turner with 5-23 and Christopher Atherton with 4-45. Brighton knocked off the required runs in 18 overs for the loss of three wickets. Lachlan Sperling was 47 not out at the close.

The game between Three Bridges and East Grinstead finished in a draw. Three Bridges won the toss and elected to bat. They scored 208 for six declared in 58 overs. Danny Alderman was the stand-out batsman with 65 not out.

In reply East Grinstead reached 191 for nine in the remaining 52 overs. Toby Margetts scored 52, and then Bradley Hatchett with 45 not out and number eleven Sam Jewiss with 32 not out saved the day for the away side.  They remained unbeaten in a 10th wicket stand of 72.

The game between Cuckfield and Hastings was cancelled.  So much rain water had seeped under the covers, the pitch was unplayable.