In Saturday’s local cricket, Uckfield Anderida went down to a 92-run defeat at second-in-the-table Newhaven. Chasing the home side’s 222 for four, Uckfield’s David Tungate continued his prolific run of form with 91, but with little support, Uckfield could only manage 130 for eight in reply.
Buxted Park lost their top-of-the-table clash with St Peters of Brighton, who recovered from 52 for seven to reach their target of 155 and edge home by two wickets.
Elsewhere, a five-wicket haul from Scott Warren helped Newick to an 18-run victory at East Dean and Friston. Isfield beat Chiddingly by 147 runs, with Jack Fingerneissl taking five for 15. And there was a big win also for Fletching, who defeated Crowhurst Park’s second team by 138 runs.
Nutley beat Herstmonceux’s second eleven by five wickets. Blackboys won by the same margin at Willingdon’s second team. But, despite five wickets for Kelvin Brown, who also made 64, Maresfield lost by 47 runs to Iden.
Meanwhile, Sussex’s county team begin a new Championship match this morning, when they take on Durham at the County Ground Hove.
The Eastbourne Eagles’ speedway team had a convincing 56 points to 34 victory over the Scunthorpe Scorpions at the Arlington Stadium on Saturday night.
In tennis, Eastbourne-based British number one Joanna Konta is safely through to the second round of Nature Valley International at Devonshire Park Eastbourne after victory over a qualifier yesterday.
And finally, 19 year-old Irish rider Michael Pender, riding Hearton Du Bois Halleux, won yesterday’s Al Shira’aa Derby at Hickstead, becoming the youngest-ever winner of the famous show-jumping class.