Bexhill, Priory and Park set for cup action
Bexhill, Crowhurst Park and Hastings Priory are all in action as the 2016 Sussex Cricket League season gets under way with some cup matches today (Saturday).
Bexhill are away to Eastbourne (3.30pm start), Crowhurst Park are at home to Hellingly (1pm) and Hastings Priory travel to Seaford (1pm) in round one of the Gray-Nicolls Sussex T20 Cup.
Joe Cox and Tim Hambridge are set to return for Bexhill having missed the friendly victory away to Crowhurst Park last weekend, while newly-appointed coach Sam Roberts is set to make a playing appearance.
Shawn Johnson is due to arrive home from Australia today and play in the ECB National Club Championship first round tie at home to Bromley Common tomorrow (1pm start).
Bexhill came fourth in the Sussex Premier League last season, while Eastbourne were relegated to Division Two.
Crowhurst Park will also face lower grade opposition in the form of Hellingly, who narrowly avoided the drop from Division Four last summer. Park were relegated to Division Three.
Priory are back in the Premier League this summer after winning promotion from Division Two last season and will face a Seaford side which will line-up in Division Four this term following its East Sussex Cricket League triumph in 2015.
Hastings should go into the match full of confidence off the back of their excellent eight-wicket victory at home to reigning Kent League champions Hartley Country Club in the ECB National Club Championship on Sunday.
Bexhill are also away to Eastbourne in round one of the Gray-Nicolls Sussex 2nd XI T20 Cup this afternoon, while Priory are at home to Park. Both of those games will start at midday.
TODAY’S CRICKET FIXTURES
SUSSEX CRICKET LEAGUE
Gray-Nicolls Sussex 1st XI T20 Cup
Crowhurst Park v Hellingly (1pm)
Eastbourne v Bexhill (3.30pm)
Seaford v Hastings Priory (1pm)
Gray-Nicolls Sussex 2nd XI T20 Cup
Eastbourne v Bexhill (12noon)
Hastings Priory v Crowhurst Park (12noon)
EAST SUSSEX CRICKET LEAGUE
InterSport of Lewes Plate
1st round (2pm)
Chiddingly v Robertsbridge
Forest Row v Battle
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