Bexhill to face Eastbourne in T20 cup

Shawn Johnson tries to work the ball off his legs during Bexhill's eight-wicket win at home to Hellingly on Saturday. Picture by Simon Newstead (SUS-150305-223014002)
Shawn Johnson tries to work the ball off his legs during Bexhill's eight-wicket win at home to Hellingly on Saturday. Picture by Simon Newstead (SUS-150305-223014002)
  • Bexhill will travel to Eastbourne in Sussex T20 Cup
  • Second round tie will take place on Sunday June 7
  • Bexhill will visit Preston Nomads in Sussex 2nd XI T20 Cup quarter-finals

Bexhill Cricket Club will travel to local rivals Eastbourne in round two of the Gray-Nicolls Sussex T20 Cup.

The draw for the last 16 of the county competition was announced yesterday (Tuesday) and Bexhill will make the short trip to fellow Sussex Premier League side Eastbourne on Sunday June 7.

Bexhill were eight-wicket winners at home to Division Four side Hellingly in round one on Saturday, while Eastbourne were victorious away to Division Two side Hastings Priory.

The pick of the other second round ties is a local derby between perennial Premier League high-flyers Horsham and reigning league champions Roffey.

Bexhill also featured in the quarter-final draw for the Gray-Nicolls Sussex 2nd XI T20 Cup and their reward for a crushing victory at home to Hastings on Saturday is a trip to Preston Nomads on Sunday July 5.

Full draws - Gray-Nicolls Sussex 1st XI T20 Cup, 2nd round (ties to be played on Sunday June 7): Chichester v Middleton; Ifield v Slinfold; Burgess Hill v Cuckfield; Horsham v Roffey; East Grinstead v Findon; Worthing v Preston Nomads; Eastbourne v BEXHILL; Stirlands v Goring.

Gray-Nicolls Sussex 2nd XI T20 Cup quarter-finals (ties to be played on Sunday July 5): Middleton v Horsham; Ifield v Three Bridges; Worthing v Brighton & Hove; Preston Nomads v BEXHILL.