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Simon sets up big Nomads win

Preston Nomads enjoyed a convincing eight wicket win against Brighton and Hove to improve their position at the top of the Sussex Premier League table.

An eight wicket win at Chichester has taken East Grinstead into second place. Cuckfield were held to a draw against Roffey and now lie fourth with Horsham, winners of a close game with Worthing close behind. Three Bridges are bottom after a home defeat by Hastings.

Brighton and Hove tumbled to 76 all out at Preston Nomads in just 39 overs as Carl Simon ripped through the batting with figures of 6-28.

Tim Jarvis, with 26 was top scorer for the visitors.Nomads made short work of winning at 72 for two in 16.2 overs, Jimmy Anyon making 21 not out.

Chichester were bowled out for 140 by East Grinstead after deciding to bat as Sussex youngster Lewis Hatchett grabbed 6-60, Aussie Ashton Turner was top scorer, making 40.

In reply East Grinstead won at 141 for two with 45 from Tim Davey and 41 from skipper Phil Norman.

Horsham got back on the winning trail withn a two wicket win against Worthing who they bowled out for 205 despite 60 from opener Michael Gould. They collapsed to 100 for six before Ian Gooding (46) and Andy Lutwyche (44) provided some respectability.

Michael Munday took 6-60 before Sam Attfield (44), John Burroughs (36) and James Johnson (34) steered Horsham home at 208 for eight, Benn Challen took 4-88 and Luke Vinter 3-42.

Hastings won by five wickets at Three Bridges after bowling out the home side for 204 of which Victor Davies made top score of 49, Aussie Kyle Adcock took 3-46 and Jack Coleman 2-23 for Hastings.

Freddie Hulbert with 66 not out and Tom Gillespie, who made 45, led Hastings to 205 for five as Davies took 3-61.

Roffey held on with nine wickets down at Cuckfield where the home side made 206 for seven declared with 74 from James Thorpe and 40 not out from Tom Mole. George Fleming took 3-56 and Rohit Jagota 2-36.

In a Roffey total of  138 for nine, Michael Norris, following a transfer back to the club from Ifield, made 31 and Aaron Jeal 29. For Cuckfield Nick Patterson took 2-28 and Dev Maharaj 4-40.

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