Weekend cricket washed out by rain

7/5/11- Sidley Cricket Club.  John Haffenden.  Photo by Steve Hunnisett

7/5/11- Sidley Cricket Club. John Haffenden. Photo by Steve Hunnisett

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Saturday’s Sussex Cricket League and East Sussex Cricket League programme was decimated by rain.

All the first XI fixtures in the Sussex League were abandoned and play didn’t even start in all bar two of them.

One of those two involved Sidley, who managed to squeeze in a Twenty20 away to Crawley with the winners taking 16 points and the losers 10 for the abandonment.

Sidley ran out comfortable victors by 89 runs to edge further clear at the top of the Division Three (East) table.

John Haffenden hit a fine 65 not out and fellow opener Peter King made 40 as Sidley chalked up 157-5 batting first.

Crawley slumped to 68 all out from 14.1 overs in reply with Scott Woodroffe taking 3-19, Paul Swannell 2-9, Neil Priddy 2-1 and Steve Ramsden 1-0.

Hastings Priory remain top of the Premier Division after their game at East Grinstead fell victim to the weather.

Bexhill’s Division Two clash at home to Glynde & Beddingham and Crowhurst Park’s visit from Burgess Hill in Division Three (East) also succumbed.

Standings (played 12 matches unless stated) – Premier Division: 1 HASTINGS PRIORY 257pts, 2 Horsham (13) 253, 3 Preston Nomads 252, 4 East Grinstead 216, 5 Roffey (13) 202, 6 Brighton & Hove 174, 7 Three Bridges 170, 8 Pulborough (13) 143, 9 Eastbourne 141, 10 Chichester Priory Park 137.

Division 2: 1 Worthing 274, 2 Haywards Heath (11) 212, 3 Glynde & Beddingham (11) 210, 4 Cuckfield (11) 199, 5 Goring By Sea (11) 190, 6 BEXHILL 190, 7 St James’s Montefiore 184, 8 Lewes Priory 138, 9 Ifield (11) 132, 10 Stirlands (11) 109.

Division 3 (East): 1 SIDLEY 239, 2 Hellingly 229, 3 Seaford (11) 212, 4 Burgess Hill 196, 5 Lindfield (11) 196, 6 Uckfield Anderida (11) 189, 7 CROWHURST PARK (11) 184, 8 Ansty (11) 170, 9 Keymer & Hassocks 145, 10 Crawley (11) 129.