Pulborough condemned Haywards Heath to relegation to Division 3 of the Sussex Cricket League with a comfortable six wicket win on Saturday.
The toss proved crucial for the outcome of the match, as Pulbporough carved through the nervy Haywards Heath batting.
Heath needed to win and then rely on results elsewhere to go their way if they were to avoid the drop, but when James Chriss and Amit Suman took three wickets each with two more apiece for Kuldeep Rawat and Rohit Jagota, the wruiting was on the wall.
Pulborough’s out-going talisman Jagota said: “It was a good toss to win, the pitch was slow and the bowlers bowled in the right places.”
Boro were caused few problems in the chase, although four wickets did tumble as Ollie Graham took (2-37) and Fynn Hudson-Prentice accounted for Stuart Barber with the second ball of the innings.
Michael Stocker’s unbeaten 28 ensured Pulborough reached their target with the minimum of fuss.
Pulborough’s impressive turnaround in form has seen them climb from the relegation places in mid-July to fourth in the table at the end of the season. And Jagota pointed to two key wins as crucial.
He said: “The batsmen did a good job in the last few games, especially when we beat Findon and Goring.”