Bexhill on the up after great win

Jamie Bristow-Diamond took 6-20
Jamie Bristow-Diamond took 6-20

BEXHILL climbed off the foot of the Sussex Premier Cricket League with a welcome win over East Grinstead.

A fine performance in the field set up the maximum points success which means Eastbourne now prop up the table, although they have a game in hand on Bexhill.

East Grinstead were skittled out for just 97 in 41.5 overs after being put into bat at The Polegrove.

Off-spinner Jamie Bristow-Diamond was the star with superb figures of 6-20 off 10.5 overs, while Ian Ellis (2-12) and Shawn Johnson (2-27) were the other successful bowlers.

Jack Richardson (18), Johnson (34), Andrew Harriott (24 not out) and captain Malcolm Johnson (16 not out) saw Bexhill to 100-2 off 25.2 overs.

Sussex Premier League results: East Grinstead 97 (1pt) Bexhill 100-2 (30); Hastings Priory 235-7 (12) Preston Nomads 236-5 (26); Brighton & Hove 220-6 (10) Horsham 222-5 (22); Roffey 171-4 (16) Eastbourne 146-5 (10); Worthing 183 (30) Chichester Priory Park 167 (12).

Sussex Premier League standings (played-points): Preston Nomads 9-212, Hastings Priory 9-194, Horsham 9-171, Roffey 9-162, Chichester Priory Park 10-161, Worthing 9-145, East Grinstead 10-144, Brighton & Hove 10-133, Bexhill 10-106, Eastbourne 9-95.