Weekend Sports Preview

In tomorrow’s local cricket, there’s a key local derby clash, as bottom-of-the-table Uckfield Anderida host second-bottom Maresfield.  Play at the Victoria Ground begins at one o’clock.

Elsewhere in the Sussex Cricket League, leaders Buxted Park are at home to Little Common Ramblers.  Newick entertain leaders Bells Yew Green, whilst Blackboys host Robertsbridge’s second team.  Isfield make the short trip to Ringmer.  And there are also away fixtures this weekend for Fletching and Nutley.

Meanwhile, Sussex’s rain-affected County Championship match with Gloucestershire at Arundel goes into its final day today with a draw the most likely result.  The visitors resume this morning on 146 for three, in reply to Sussex’s 351.

In local bowls, Uckfield have a home match tomorrow afternoon with Cross in Hand.  There are also home games tomorrow for Wealden and Nutley.

The Eastbourne Eagles speedway team’s scheduled match at Redcar this evening has been postponed because of a waterlogged track.

And finally, it’s good luck to everyone taking part in Sunday’s annual ‘Big Sussex Bike Ride’, which starts at the East Sussex National.  Hosted again by TV celebrity Davina McCall, the event will raise funds for the Action Medical Research charity.