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Nomads on the rampage

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Preston Nomads won their top of the table clash with Hastings at Fulking to give them their seventh outright win of the season to allow them to open up a gap of 18 points ahead of their nearest rivals.

Horsham won by five wickets against Brighton and Hove to move into third place.

Chichester were beaten at Worthing to give the home side their third victory of the campaign and lift them clear of the relegation zone and Bexhill enjoyed a welcome second win of the season to take them out of the bottom two.

Roffey were frustrated by wet surrounds and the umpires played a short game to 20/20 rules.

Preston Nomads Carl Simon

Nomads' Carl Simon

Hastings were well below strength at Preston Nomads but reached a challenging 235 for seven declared as Toby Finzell made 117, which included a six and 15 fours, and shared a 131 partnership with skipper John Morgan who made 61.

For Nomads Carl Simon took 4-86.

Nomads then cruised to 236 for five with more than four overs in hand as skipper Jeremy Green hit 65 not out, Hugh Richards made 51 and Luke Schildkamp 44, Joynal Ahmed was the pick of the Hastings bowlers, he took 3-57.

Michael Munday

Michael Munday took 5-61 for Horsham

Horsham skipper Craig Gallagher hit 120 not out to lead his side to a five wicket win at home to Brighton and Hove.

Brighton were put in and held to 220 for six with Steve Crosby, as top scorer, run out for 98.

Tim Jarvis made 47 as Michael Munday took 5-61.

Gallagher’s century saw his side win with time to spare at 222 for five, the most successful visiting bowler was Chris Atherton who took 2-63.

Bexhill put East Grinstead in at the Polegrove and sent them tumbling to 97 all out as off-spinner Jamie Bristow-Diamond took 6-20.

The home side then moved smoothly to 100 for two in 25.2 overs as Shaun Johnson made 34.

Worthing won an exciting home game against Chichester by 16 runs with just 3 balls to spare.

Batting first the home side made 183 all out with 68 from skipper Darryl Rebbetts and 55 from Michael Gould as Aussie leg-spinner Adam Zampa grabbed 6-57.

In reply Chichester were bowled out for 167 with Chris Kirkham making 50 and Zampa 44.

The bowling hero for Worthing was teenager Mason Crane who took 5-44 whilst Luke Vinter grabbed 3-29.

At Roffey the home side won a 20/20 game with Eastbourne by 25 runs after posting 171 for four of which Josh Fleming hit 85 not out.
In reply Eastbourne reached 146 for five of which Mark Tomsett made 51.