H. J. Stoner Ltd Mid Sussex Cricket League round-up

Cricket round-up
Cricket round-up

Ashdown Forest (28pts) remain at the top of the Division 1 with a 5 wicket victory at Streat & Westmeston (12pts).

Jules Hunt batted through the innings remaining unbeaten on 140 as Streat & Westmeston made 200 for 9 dec, despite David Vernon taking 6 for 85. Jarrad Doney led the reply scoring 121 (from 91 balls) as Ashdown Forest reached their target in the 33rd over.
Preston Nomads 3 (30pts) had a 38 run victory at Cuckfield 3 (13pts). A century from George Read (100) aided Preston Nomads 3 reach 204 all out, whilst the bowlers shared the wickets. During the chase Joe Cambridge top scored with 57, but Shahzaib Khan took 5 for 34 to help bowl out Cuckfield 3 for 166.
Ardingly (22pts) won at Poynings (11pts) by 10 runs in a match dominated by bowlers. Richard Brookes took 8 for 36 as Ardingly were bowled out for 117. Abhijit Lohokare took 6 for 18 as Poynings were dismissed for 107.
Edenbridge (26pts) won by 7 wickets at Bolney (11pts). James Flower’s 112 helped Bolney reach 211 for 8. Three half-centuries from Stephen Smith (57*), Dave Puttnam (57) and Josh Boakes (52) saw Edenbridge over the line in the 33rd over.
Palmers (22pts) had a 3 wicket victory at Dormansland (11pts) to complete the sweep of away wins in the top division.
Dormansland declared on 177 for 6 with James Scott & Matt Ruxton contributing 45 each. Palmers struggled during the chase but some quick runs at the end of the innings from Jude Summerfield (58) saw Palmers reach their target with 5 balls remaining.

It could be a tight season Division 2 with 4 points covering the top 3 after round 5.
Horsted Keynes (30pts) gained a 3 wicket victory at home to East Grinstead 3 (3pts) in a low scoring contest. Harvey James took 5 for 56 as East Grinstead 3 were dismissed for 86. Jon Thompson took 6 for 26 but Horsted Keynes chased their target in the 19th over.
Turners Hill (30pts) beat Burgess Hill 3 (1pt) by 8 wickets in another low scoring match. Brennie Dias Mendes took 4 for 14 as Burgess Hill 3 were bowled out for 86. Brennie Dias Mendes (50*) completed his man of the match performance leading Turners Hill to victory in the 17th over.
Preston Nomads 4 (30pts) won by 9 wickets against Lindfield 3 (6pts). Michael Hewett (58) was the top scorer for Lindfield 3, with Peter Forsythe taking 5 for 55 as they were bowled out for 163. Protap Dasgupta (60*) and Justin Schildkamp (58) led the chase, seeing Preston Nomads 4 complete the win with 9 overs to spare.
Cowden (5pts) and Colemans Hatch (14pts) drew their match at the Recreation Ground. Paul Brady (88) and Steve Medhurst (73) helped Colemans Hatch recover from 24 for 3 to declare on 224 for 7. Cowden lost wickets regularly but held on for the draw finishing with 112 for 8.
Smallfield Manor (12pts) drew their match with Hurstpierpoint (3pts). A century from Dominic Glossop (109) led Smallfield Manor to 258 for 4 declared. Hurstpierpoint lost early wickets but Matt Parsons (62*) and Bernard Thys (43) steady the ship to finish with 168 for 4.

In Division 3, Copthorne (12pts) remain at the top despite a 5 wicket loss at Edenbridge 2 (30pts). Huzefa Shamsuddin (50) was the top scorer as Copthorne were bowled out for 219, whilst the bowlers shared the wickets. Half-centuries from Nick Ward (52) and Tim Fuller (51*) helped Edenbridge 2 complete their chase with 5 balls to spare.
Lingfield 3 (30pts) had a 2 wicket victory over Cuckfield 4 (10pts). William Rogers’s (65) helped Cuckfield 3 reach 165 all out. The batsmen chipped in with Neal Abdool top scoring with 48 as Lingfield 3 crossed the winning line.
Staplefield (30pts) won by 5 wickets against Roffey 3 (2pts). The bowlers shared the wickets as Roffey 3 were dismissed for 92. Staplefield chased their target within 24 overs.
Balcombe 2 (30pts) had a convincing 180 run victory over 10-man Dormansland 2 (4pts). Ben Lee (86) and Gary Botting (63) put on 158 for the fourth wicket as Balcombe declared on 247 for 7. The bowlers shared the wickets as Dormansland 2 were bowled out for 67.
Brunswick Village (20pts) remain bottom of the table despite their second win of the season with a 4 wicket victory over Streat & Westmeston 2 (13pts). A half-century from Nigel Butler (62*) helped Streat & Westmeston 2 reached 205 for 4. Jamie Funnell’s 74 led Brunswick Village to victory with 5 balls to spare.

In Division 4, Hurstpierpoint 2 (30pts) completed a 93 run win over Balcombe 3 (3pts). Chris Axton (104*) was key as Hurstpierpoint 2 declared on 200 for 6. John Wareham (4 for 42) was the top bowler as Balcombe 3 were bowled out for 107.
Ansty 3 (25pts) won by 8 wickets in their match against Keymer & Hassocks 3 (5pts). Opting to bat first Keymer & Hassocks 3 were restricted to 132 for 5, before Ansty 3 chased their target within 23 overs as Thomas Smith (49) was the top scorer.
Smallfield Manor 2 (30pts) won by 2 wickets in a close match with Palmers 2 (10pts). Palmers 2 recovered from 24 for 5 to 154 all out with Qadir Omarkhil scoring 79 whilst Paul Gough took 7 for 31, including the first five wickets. Smallfield Manor 2 lost early wickets (17 for 3) before they settled down to complete the win in the 47th over.
St James's Montefiore 3 (30pts) had their first win of the season beating Lingfield 4 (3pts) by 7 wickets. The bowlers shared the workload as Lingfield 4 were bowled out for 122. The batsmen shipped in for St James's Montefiore 3 to win in the 29th over.

East Grinstead 4 (30pts) moved to of Division 5 with a 7 wicket victory against Poynings 2 (9pts). Paul Sylvester (80) and Matt Cutress (64) were the only batsmen to make double figures as Poynings were bowled out for 193. Rafe Liebers (92*) and Avinash Ashok (57) led the reply as East Grinstead 4 won in the 31st over.
Ansty 4 (28pts) had a 125 run victory at Roffey 4 (10pts). Steven Jarvis (55) was the top scorer for Ansty 4 as they were bowled out for 192. Phil Herbert took 5 for 20 as Roffey 4 were dismissed for 67 as only one batsman made double figures.
Burgess Hill 4 (-15pts) could not raise a team for their match at Ardingly 2 (30pts).

Next week’s fixtures (Saturday 10th June) are:
Division 1: Ardingly v Cuckfield 3, Ashdown Forest v Bolney, Edenbridge v Poynings, Palmers v Streat & Westmeston, Preston Nomads 3 v Dormansland
Division 2: Hurstpierpoint v Burgess Hill 3, Turners Hill v Cowden, Colemans Hatch v Horsted Keynes, East Grinstead 3 v Preston Nomads 4, Lindfield 3 v Smallfield Manor
Division 3: Copthorne v Staplefield, Cuckfield 4 v Brunswick Village, Dormansland 2 v Lingfield 3, Roffey 3 v Balcombe 2, Streat & Westmeston 2 v Edenbridge 2
Division 4: Balcombe 3 v Ansty 3, Keymer & Hassocks 3 v St James's Montefiore 3, Lingfield 4 v Lindfield 4, Smallfield Manor 2 v Hurstpierpoint 2, Palmers 2 - Rest Week
Division 5: Ansty 4 v Forest Row 3, Bolney 2 v Ardingly 2, Burgess Hill 4 v Roffey 4, East Grinstead 4 - Rest Week, Poynings 2 - Rest Week