Hellingly skittled for woeful 34

Lewes Priory 240-7; Hellingly 34

Hellingly first team suffered an annihilation as Lewes Priory bowled them out for a woeful 34 for a 206-run victory.

Winning the toss, Hellingly chose to bowl first and took two early wickets with Luke Smith (2/27) reducing the hosts to 7-2.

Adam Scott and Andrew Hartridge put on 140 for the third wicket as Hellingly lost their grip on the game - Lewes finishing their 53 overs on 240-7.

In reply Hellingly, like Lewes, also fell to 7-2, losing both openers with Sharp and Joe Warren taking one apiece.

Unlike the home side though, Hellingly failed to recover from the poor start and with five of the remaining batsman dismissed for ducks and none achieving double figures, the visitors fell to a pathetic 19-9.

Smith and Will Hook batting at 10 and 11 saved some embarrassment as they put on the highest partnership of the innings of 15 as Sharp took the final wicket leaving Hellingly on just 34 all out.

Lewes Priory 141; Hellingly II 142-4

Hellingly II’s extended their lead at the top to 65 points as they beat Lewes Priory II’s.

Hellingly won the toss and put Priory in. Things started extremely well with Rory Mullen striking the stumps in his first and second over of the innings.

A good all-round bowling and fielding performance restricted Lewes to 141 all out in the last over.

Then good knocks by Michael Williams, Ian Rippengal and Tom Rothero (60 not out) saw them to a comfortable win.

This means Hellingly II’s are still yet to drop a point from the games played this season and are sitting comfortably in first place.