Roffey extend lead with T20 victory, Mayfield pick up much-needed win as rain hits 1st Central Sussex Cricket League

Mayfield's Kaushal Silva
Mayfield's Kaushal Silva

The overnight rain had an affect on the 1st Central Sussex Cricket League this weekend.

While Cuckfield v East Grinstead was rained off, Roffey v Three Bridges and Mayfield v Brighton and Hove were reduced to T20 matches.

Leaders Roffey (143-6) continued their good form with an 18-run win over Bridges (125 all out).

Rohit Jagota hit 77 from 54 balls while Mike Rose took 3-20 in the first innings. In reply James Pearce took 3-8 for Roffey.

Bottom side Mayfield (206-5) picked up a much-needed win against Brighton (138-7) with Sri Lankan Kaushal Silva starring with an unbeaten 108 from 57 balls.

Jack Carson took 5-22 as Middleton (138-2) cruised to an eight wicket win against Horsham (132 all out). Harry Hovey (76) starred in the run chase.

Eastbourne (230-8) won a close game with Preston Nomads (226-7) by two wickets. Dan Phillips top scored with 86 not out for Nomads while Malcolm Johnson hit 88 in the reply. Kashif Ibrahim took 4-34.

In Division 2, Lindfield v Bognor Regis and Goring v St James’s Montefiore both fell foul of the weather.

But promotion chasers Hastings, Billingshurst and Haywards Heath both enjoyed victories.

Elliot Hooper was the star of the show as Hastings (182-8) beat Chichester City Priory (164 all out) by 18 runs. Hooper hit 79 before taking 5-20. Joe De La Fuente took 6-50 for Chichester.

Hurst (190-5) beat relegation-threatened Ifield (189 all out). Ben Williams stole the show with the ball, taking 7-60 before Luis Storey (61) and Jordan Willoughby (51) helped see them home.

Heath (129-4) enjoyed a six wicket win against local rivals Burgess Hill (125 all out).

Jonny Phelps took 6-32 for Heath before hitting 33 not out.

Division 3 West: Ansty 163-8 lost to West Chiltington & Thakeham 174-5; Findon 117 all out lost to Roffey 2nd XI 202-9; Pagham 198-6 beat Broadwater 196-9; Stirlands 236-9 beat Littlehampton, Clapham & Patching 163 all out; Worthing 258-6 beat Steyning 165 all out. Highlights: William Gubbins 116 for Stirlands.

Division 3 East: Bexhill 173-8 eat Portslade 152 all out; Eastbourne 2nd XI 221-9 beat Preston Nomads 2nd XI 196 all out; Rottingdean 170-7 beat Hastings & St Leonards Priory 2nd XI 169 all out; Seaford 257-6 beat Crawley Eagles 91 all out.

Other highlights: Steven Livermore 5-23 for Storrington; Steve Brook 5-6 for Little Common Ramblers 3rd XI.