Hastings Priory’s cricketers moved up to fourth in the Sussex Premier League courtesy of a fourth consecutive away victory.
Priory continued their excellent form on their travels - which is in complete contrast to their home record - with a two-wicket success away to East Grinstead in the final over on Saturday.
Elliot Hooper was again the pick of the bowlers with 4-51 as Priory dismissed their hosts for 192 in 53 overs. Aussie David Lowery then hit 90 to steer Hastings home at 195-8 despite Ollie Graham taking 4-77.
See Friday’s Hastings Observer for a full report. Elsewhere in the top flight, leaders Preston Nomads chalked up their seventh win of the campaign in some comfort at bottom club Worthing and second-placed Horsham suffered something of a shock away to Chichester Priory Park.
Third-placed Cuckfield got the better of Three Bridges and it was a bad weekend for second-bottom Brighton & Hove, who were beaten by Roffey on Saturday and the Sussex Development XI on Sunday. Priory are just 11 points behind Cuckfield with a game in hand and 24 ahead of the two relegation places.
Standings (played-points): 1 Preston Nomads 10-245, 2 Horsham 10-212, 3 Cuckfield 11-187, 4 HASTINGS PRIORY 10-176, 5 Chichester Priory Park 11-172, 6 Roffey 11-166, 7 Three Bridges 11-163, 8 East Grinstead 10-156, 9 Brighton & Hove 11-152, 10 Worthing 11-150.