Roffey back to winnings ways but Pulborough lose basement battle

ROFFEY piled further misery on relegation candidates Three Bridges with a seven-wicket win, their first in three matches.

Bridges were dismissed for 139 as the Roffey spinners had a great day. Luke Barnard took 6-40 and youngster Matt Davies 3-30, Hisam-ul-Haq with 38 top scored for the visitors.

Josh Fleming then hit 84 to take Roffey towards a winning score of 143-3.

There were three centuries in the bottom of the table clash at Chichester where the home side needed a last ball six from Justin Scott to win the game against Pulborough by three wickets.

Rohit Jagota with 116 led Pulborough to 273-6 declared to set the home side a tough target.

But Aussie Matt Gregory cracked 123 and Steve Sedgley 105 to help their side to 277-7, three were needed from the last ball but Scott made sure with a maximum. For Pulborough Amit Suman took 4-75 and the side are now more than forty points from safety.

Preston Nomads took advantage of Horsham’s rest week by beating East Grinstead by eight wickets to shoot to the top of the table, ten points clear with just three weeks f the season remaining.

Eastbourne’s up and down season continued with a home defeat by three wickets in a low scoring game to Brighton and Hove who eased themselves away from possible relegation worries.

The top five sides in Division 3 West all won with Findon completing a comfortable six wicket win at Slinfold.

The home side could only post 107 after winning the toss as James Iago was once again amongst the wickets for Findon with 5-40. Harry Metters also made a major contribution with 4-9.

Bognor enjoyed a similar result at home to Arundel as Rob Willway’s 4-35 helped Arundel’s demise to just 119 all out which Bognor passed with seven wickets to spare.

Billingshurst also completed a 30 point win against Henfield.

Henfield made 184 after being sent into bat in which Andy Barr took 5-37. Peter Burroughs starred in the reply making 57 sealing a five wicket win.

Middleton won batting second at Littlehampton by 6 wickets while Steyning enjoyed a narrow victory at Pagham, where their total of 178 was 15 too many for the home side.

Pagham did at least make up ground on Arundel and are now just three points behind them with the same number of games left to play.