Bexhill handed home cup derby

Jamie Bristow-Diamond bowling for Bexhill during their last 16 victory over Brighton & Hove on Sunday. Picture by Simon Newstead
Jamie Bristow-Diamond bowling for Bexhill during their last 16 victory over Brighton & Hove on Sunday. Picture by Simon Newstead

Bexhill’s cricketers have been handed a home quarter-final tie against local rivals Eastbourne in the Gray-Nicolls Sussex T20 Cup.

The match between 2012 runners-up Bexhill and last year’s losing finalists Eastbourne is due to be played at The Polegrove on Sunday June 29.

In fact, it will be a double header on the final Sunday of the month because Bexhill will also host Eastbourne at the same stage of the Gray-Nicolls Sussex 2nd XI T20 Cup - a competition Bexhill won last year.

The 2nd XI game will be first up at midday followed by the 1st XI match at 3.30pm. A bar and refreshments will be available for spectators.

Bexhill’s first team has already knocked Eastbourne out of one competition this season following their victory in the ECB Royal London Club Championship at The Polegrove.