The wet weather badly disrupted the weekend’s local cricket programme, with Uckfield Anderida one of the victims, as their relegation clash at Lewes St Michaels was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
However, some of our main local teams did manage to play, including Isfield, who skittled out Newick for just 55 to win by 129 runs. There was also a big win for Fletching, who extended their lead at the top of their division after a 105-run victory at Firle. Elsewhere, Nutley boosted their promotion hopes with a three-wicket win at Seaford’s third team.
Meanwhile, the Sussex Sharks moved up to joint top of the South Group in the T20 Blast, following a 13-run win over Somerset at Taunton yesterday.
In local football, AFC Uckfield Town completed an excellent pre-season programme with their fifth win out of five on Saturday, as they crushed St Francis Rangers seven-one. Uckfield begin their league campaign on Saturday at home to Pagham.
In other pre-season friendlies, Lewes won four-one at the Metropolitan Police, whilst Brighton and Hove Albion were four-nil winners at Birmingham City.
The Eastbourne Eagles speedway team had a thrilling 45-44 win over the Somerset Rebels at the Arlington Stadium on Saturday night.
And finally, at the Longines (lon-jeans) Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead, yesterday’s showpiece class, the King George the fifth Gold Cup, was won by German rider David Will on Never Walk Alone.