After a thrilling denouement to the match against Division Two promotion rivals Haywards Heath at Horntye last weekend, Hastings & St Leonards Priory hope to  bus supporters to watch their last two away games – at Burgess Hill tomorrow (Saturday) and at Ifield on 31st August.

Reg’s Magic Bus will pick up from the main car park at Horntye at 9am on those days. To book your (minibus) seat, contact Brian on 07769 851593.

Batting first against Haywards Heath, Priory had limped to 200 for nine in their 53 overs, despite a second wicket partnership of 78 between Joe Billings (47) and captain Tom Gillespie (56), and seemed certain to be overhauled when the visitors reached 197 for 6 with nearly three overs to spare. Then Elliott Hooper clean-bowled

Heath’s top scorer Jonny Phelps, Jed O’Brien bowled the penultimate over without conceding a run, and Hooper took two further wickets (both stumpings by Billings) in the last for only one run. That left Heath on 199 for nine, the match drawn, and Priory still in pole position in the league table with four games to go. 

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