Henfield finally off the mark in Sussex League

Rob Slaughter took three wickets for Henfield

Rob Slaughter took three wickets for Henfield

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Henfield CC captain Brett Moore was delighted after his side finally delivered a first Sussex League win of the season on Saturday.

Rock-bottom of Division 3 East after a poor run of results, Henfield needed a rapid improvement and they delivered in a 121 run win against Lewes Priory on Saturday.

Scott Pedersen hit 57, but it was Graham Fuller’s 74, batting at number nine, which really put the pressure on the visiting batsmen as Henfield posted 208-9. And Lewes crumbled to 87 all out in their reply, with three wickets for the medium pace of Fuller (3-17) and Rob Slaughter (3-38) and two apiece for Tony Brugnoli and Alex Fieldsend.

Skipper Brett Moore had reminded his side of their qualities the night before. He said: “That was massive, we needed that win. When I look at that side, we should not be where we are, but we are. It is a good league and if you make mistakes you get punished. We have made too many.

“We had a bit of a chat on Friday and that made a big difference. We talked through what we needed to do and everyone was really clear in their roles. It was a case of reminding everyone we are here because we are good enough.”