Weekend Sports Preview

In local football, it’s a big day tomorrow for AFC Uckfield Town, as they hit the FA Cup trail with a home tie against Kent side Glebe in the Extra Preliminary Round.  Kick-off at the Oaks is at 3 pm.

Ridgewood continue their pre-season programme with a friendly against Ardingly.

Elsewhere, it’s the opening match of the season tomorrow for Lewes in the Bostik Premier League – they are at home to fellow-promoted Carshalton.

And Brighton and Hove Albion begin their Premier League campaign with a visit to Watford.

In local cricket, Uckfield Anderida will be aiming to bounce back from last week’s disappointing defeat, as they entertain Lewes St Michaels at the Victoria Ground.

Buxted Park face a tough test of their promotion credentials with a trip to leaders Rye.  Fletching host neighbours Newick, and there are also home fixtures this week for Maresfield against Polegate and for Blackboys, who face Ditchling’s second team.  Elsewhere, Isfield are away at Robertsbridge and Nutley go to Dicker.

Meanwhile, the Sussex Sharks welcome local rivals Kent to the County Ground Hove this evening in their latest T20 Blast clash.  Last night, Sussex’s game with Surrey at the Oval was abandoned due to heavy rain and lightning.

Among the weekend’s local bowls action, Uckfield are up against Ringmer tomorrow and then host Wealden on Sunday.

It’s a busy weekend for the Eastbourne Eagles speedway team with back-to-back matches against Plymouth in the National League.  The Eagles travel down to Devon this evening, before the two teams meet up again at the Arlington Stadium tomorrow night.

And lastly, for local horse racing fans, it’s the final day today of the Brighton Festival of Racing.

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