Slinfold were crowned Sussex League Divison 4 champions on Saturday and congratulated by West Indian Carlos Brathwaite.
The Barbadian-born T20 captain was the guest of honour at Lyons Road as Slinfold picked up the four points they needed to seal the crown.
They were pushed all the way by local rivals West Chiltington & Thakeham, but eventually secured a seven-run victory.
Their visitors had arranged for Brathwaite to attend the game as a surprise for their promoted hosts and he was able to see them lift the title.
Slinfold captain Guy Thorne has praised a ‘special bond in the team’ that has led to such a successful season.
He said: “It was an entertaining way to end the season, and to finish with a win at home in front of the village was something really special.
“We knew we only needed four points for the championship, but to win the game in the fashion we did truly showed the character of the group, and shows how hard we’ve worked all season. It was a day we will always remember.
“All in all, it’s been a really hard-fought and enjoyable season. It’s been a tough league this year as the table shows, but we have been the most consistent.”
Full story, more pictures and match report in today’s West Sussex County Times.
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1 Make this website your homepage
2 Like our Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/Sport-Sussex
3 Follow us on Twitter @SportSussex
4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!