Priory power to resounding win

Kirk Wernars
Kirk Wernars

HASTINGS Priory romped to a 10-wicket win at home to Bexhill in the Sussex Cricket Premier League.

The visitors were dismissed for just 89 in 47.1 overs after deciding to take first knock at Horntye Park on Saturday.

It could have been even worse because at one stage Bexhill were 40-7 and then 56-8.

Much of the damage was done by Sussex professional Kirk Wernars who returned exceptional figures of 5-15 off 14 overs. Also among the wickets were Michael Glazier (2-8), Joynal Ahmed (1-11) and Elliot Hooper (1-13).

Only four Bexhill batsmen - Shawn Johnson (18 not out), Andrew Harriott (12), Malcolm Johnson (10) and Jamie Wicks (10) - reached double figures.

In reply, Toby Finzel (38 not out) and Dale Payne (50 not out) saw reigning champions Priory to 90-0 off 24.5 overs.