Barry hundred rocks leaders

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CROWHURST Park got their season back on track with a fine win over leaders Crawley in Division Three (East) of the Sussex Cricket League.

Park, who had gone into the game on the back of a run of three defeats and a draw, were put into bat after losing the toss at Telham.

Opener Martin Barry dominated the innings with a sparkling 106 off 111 balls which included 16 fours and one six as Park finished on 229-9 off 52.4 overs. He received support from Paul Brookes (29) and Clive Tong (21), while the main wicket-taker was Sohail Shah (4-35).

In reply, Crawley were dismissed for 158 as Ed Smissen (3-26 off 11 overs), Paul Lindfield (4-25) and Nick Peters (2-18) caused all sorts of problems.

This result sees fourth-placed Park move to within 14 points of top spot.

Division 3 (East) results: Crowhurst Park 229-9 (30) Crawley 158 (10); Ansty 180 (11) Hellingly 184-7 (30); Keymer & Hassocks 181-7 (12) Burgess Hill 152-9 (8); Lindfield 137 (5) Lewes Priory 138-6 (30); Seaford 227-7 (30) Henfield 188 (10).

Division 3 (East) standings (all played 9 matches): Crawley 180pts, Lewes Priory 171, Ansty 166, Crowhurst Park 166, Hellingly 153, Keymer & Hassocks 141, Seaford 131, Burgess Hill 122, Lindfield 116, Henfield 98.