Crows consolidate top spot

Crowhurst Park's Colin Ayres
Crowhurst Park's Colin Ayres
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CROWHURST Park have extended their lead to 10 points in Sussex Cricket Division Three (East).

A five wicket win away to Keymer & Hassocks saw them increase their advantage slightly over the chasing pack now headed by Lewes Priory.

K&H amassed a testing 244-6 thanks to third wicket partnership of 117 between Simon McNiff (53) and Michael Johnson (85). Bradley Payne (2-45), Paul Brookes (2-47) and Colin Ayres (2-25) were the wicket-takers.

In reply, all the Park top order chipped in before Payne (55 not out) and Ayres (62 not out) saw them over the line with an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 103.

Division 3 (East) standings (all played 13): Crowhurst Park 241pts, Lewes Priory 231, Crawley 225, Ansty 211, Hellingly 205, Keymer & Hassocks 203, Burgess Hill 187, Henfield 180, Seaford 169, Lindfield 160.

Division 3 (East) results: Crawley 218-9 (13) Ansty 203-7 (13); Lindfield 235 (12) Burgess Hill 205-5 (15); Hellingly 233 (30) Henfield 146 (12); Keymer & Hassocks 244-6 (12) Crowhurst Park 246-5 (22); Seaford 141 (7) Lewes Priory 146-7 (30).

For a full match report see Friday’s Observer Sport.