Roffey pace ace vows to surprise Premier League rivals

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ANDREW McGorian says there is more to come from Roffey after he announced himself as the fast bowler his side have been craving.

The newly-promoted side gave three-time Sussex Premier League champions Preston Nomads their biggest scare so far as the Australian overseas ace ripped through their top order with a six wicket haul.

In the end Sussex pro Joe Gatting’s classy century saved Nomads from a first defeat this season, but for Roffey it was another youngster who really made his mark. “It was just one of those days when I felt like I’d take a wicket every ball,” the 20 year old from Melbourne said. “If I can keep bowling like I did on Saturday until the end of the season I’ll be pretty happy.

“Obviously as the overs went on I started to tire a bit but I can’t complain with six wickets. The disappointing thing is we didn’t win, we needed to get Gatting out earlier.

“We want to be competitive, staying up is obviously essential but we don’t want to be scrapping for survival. I think we’ll be a surprise to a few teams which could work in our favour.”