Priory pair star in thumping win

John Morgan
John Morgan

KIRK Wernars and John Morgan were the stars of the show as Hastings Priory won by 136 runs at home to Chichester Priory Park in the Sussex Premier League.

The defending champions went 12 points clear at the top of the table after maintaining their record of winning every game they’ve contested so far this season.

Opting to take first knock, Priory were indebted to Sussex professional Wernars who carried his bat for an undefeated 109 out of a total of 195 all out. The only other batsmen to make an impression were Adam Maharaj-Newman (16) and Morgan (38).

In reply, Chichester, who were fourth going into the match, were dismissed out for just 59 with the damage being done by Wernars (3-16 off 9 overs) and Morgan (7-38 off 8.2 overs).

Sussex Cricket League, 1st XI Premier Division results: Hastings Priory 195 (26pts) Chichester Priory Park 59 (10); Bexhill 138 (3) Horsham 142-2 (30); Brighton & Hove 198 (9) Preston Nomads 199-6 (30); Roffey 175-6 (9) East Grinstead 176-6 (22); Eastbourne 227-7 (30) Worthing 112 (4).

Premier League standings (played-points): Hastings Priory 7-170, Preston Nomads 7-158, Roffey 7-142, Horsham 7-134, East Grinstead 8-133, Chichester Priory Park 8-119, Brighton & Hove 8-93, Worthing 7-87, Bexhill 8-75, Eastbourne 7-74.