Home opener for Hastings

Hastings Priory will wrap up their 2014 Sussex Cricket League season with a local derby at home to Bexhill next September
Hastings Priory will wrap up their 2014 Sussex Cricket League season with a local derby at home to Bexhill next September
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Hastings Priory Cricket Club will begin its 2014 season at home to Brighton & Hove on Saturday May 10.

Priory’s first away game in the Sussex Cricket League Premier Division will be against Horsham - where they ended the 2011 and 2013 campaigns - seven days later.

After a summer in which their shortest away trip was to Brighton, Priory can look forward to a quartet of local derbies next year now that Bexhill and Eastbourne have been promoted back to the top flight.

Two of those matches will be on the final two weekends of the season, with a home game against Bexhill rounding things off on September 6 after the previous Saturday’s trip to Eastbourne.

Priory will host Eastbourne on June 28 and go to Bexhill on July 5. The match against the Sussex Development XI will take place at Horntye Park on Sunday July 20.

Under the captaincy of George Campbell, Priory achieved a very good fourth place finish in 2013 and won the Gray-Nicolls Sussex T20 Cup by seeing off Eastbourne at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground.

Hastings Priory’s 2014 Sussex Cricket League Premier Division fixtures: May 10 Brighton & Hove (h), May 17 Horsham (a), May 24 Roffey (h), May 31 Preston Nomads (a), June 7 Three Bridges (h), June 14 Cuckfield (a), June 21 East Grinstead (a), June 28 Eastbourne (h), July 5 Bexhill (a), July 12 Brighton & Hove (a), July 19 Horsham (h), July 20 Sussex Development XI (h), July 26 Roffey (a), August 2 Preston Nomads (h), August 9 Three Bridges (a), August 16 Cuckfield (h), August 23 East Grinstead (h), August 30 Eastbourne (a), September 6 Bexhill (h).