Michael Munday believes Horsham Cricket Club are in a strong position to complete a Sussex League and Cup double, after he passed 50 wickets for the season.
The title race looks set to go down to the wire, with Preston Nomads 17 points behind but with four games to play, they have a game in hand.
Horsham beat Chichester and the Sussex Development XI to keep their noses in front at the weekend.
Munday said: “Nomads are in the box seat because if they win their remaining games they will be champions. But if we can get another 90 points we have got a good chance, and Nomads will have a difficult last game of the season at Hastings. The 60 points we worked so hard to get at the weekend has put us in a good position.”
Munday, who has no desire to return to the pro ranks after being relreased by Somerset, has been one of the principal reasons for Horsham’s success this season. The leg spinner joined after moving to the district from Somerset last summer, and has passed 50 league wickets - his current tally in competitions is 67.
“I have already got more five-fors in the league this year than I had at my former club (Bridgewater),” Munday said. “The wickets are different and the format is more about taking wickets in the Sussex League.”