West Chiltington & Thakeham went second in Division 1 with a comfortable eight-wicket win at bottom side Horsham Trinity on Saturday.
Trinity, having lost the toss, were dismissed for just 145 in the 45th over after captain Andy Petch top scored 27 and Louie Donnelly and Neil Fitzpatrick added 24 each.
Wickets were spread around but Aussie Mick Armstrong caught the eye again after last week’s quick fire ton against Broadwater.
He polished off the Trinity tail taking 4-15 before guiding his side home with an unbeaten 64 as they 149-2 in just 26 overs.
James Howgate scored 30 and Jack Elliott-Monday added 39.
Leaders Broadwater lost by seven wickets in a high-scoring game on the Green against near neighbours East Preston.
Batting first, the hosts made 260-5 with overseas Aussie player Corey Cogan making 118 and EP’s Tom Chamberlain taking 2-43 off his ten overs. The visitors were undaunted and recovered from 5-3 to surpass the target with no further loss of wicket.
Tom Reeves and Jack Sunderland did the damage with both making unbeaten tons.
Arundel retook top spot after a 47-run home win over struggling Pulborough.
The hosts made 242-5 with Joel Crook and Mark Barry making half centuries. Boro’s Thakara Waduge took two wickets and hit a half century but they were dismissed for 195 in the 40th over.
Pulborough’s Ed Killner added 43 and Tom Feest made 18, while Arundel spinner Neil Chitty claimed 5-34.
Littlehampton arrested their recent slump and dented Felbridge’s recent revival with a four-wicket home win.
Home captain James Askew stood out as he made a half century in a day for the bowlers. Chris Heberlein and Ryan Budd took nine Felbridge wickets between them.
Ram hammered St Andrews in Crawley as they made their highest score for a while - 305-8 before dismissing Saints for just 133.
Full round-up and more pictures in this week’s West Sussex County Times.
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