Roffey skipper backs Horsham for title

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MIKE NORRIS has backed Horsham to end their seven-year wait for the Premier League title following their eight wicket win over his Roffey side on Saturday.

Skipper Norris admitted his side didn’t perform with the bat, only posting 190 having been 156-3 at one point with plenty of overs remaining.

Visiting Horsham initially made heavy going of their modest target before Sussex Academy duo James Johnson and Dev Endersby got going.

Opener Johnson made a well constructed 52 but it was Endersby who really caught the eye with an unbeaten 81 from 73 balls and wrapping up the win with three huge sixes in a row to finish.

“I think they’ve got a really good chance (of winning the title),” Norris said after the defeat. They’ve got a really good outfit, they’re a young side like us and you can see they’re a good unit.

“They probably saved 25, 30 runs in the field today which on other days could make the difference.”

The win was Horsham’s fourth on the bounce and with Hastings drawing it saw them extend their lead at the top of the table to 20 points.

Nomads and Hastings have a game in hand but both come to Cricketfield Road to finish the season and skipper Craig Gallagher knows winning their last three games will give them the title.

He said: “We can now go into a two-week break and then come out blazing for Brighton away, and then two massive games after that.”