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Bognor’s survival hopes remain alive after Jones and Willway partnership

Bognor kept their survival hopes alive after securing a much needed six-wicket win against St James’s Montefiore in Sussex Division Two.

 

After restricting the visitors to 196-7, an unbeaten century partnership between Rob Willway (88*) and West Indian overseas player Jerome Jones (53*) guided Bognor home.

 

It means Max Ashmore’s side remain second bottom with two games left to play in the season.

 

They head to fifth-placed Lindfield tomorrow (12pm) knowing that they need a win if they are to play division two cricket next season.

 

Bognor will need more of the same fighting spirit that they showed last weekend.

 

The platform was set by a solid bowling display led by Joe Ashmore (2-48)which restricted the visitors to a slightly-below par total.

 

With the bat, Bognor looked to be struggling after losing four of their top order for single figures. But Willway and Jones pushed on, putting on 120 to guide the side home.

 

In the Sussex Premier Division, Middleton suffered a six-wicket loss to Preston Nomads in a rain affected match.

 

After being put into bat, the Bognor-based side fell to 15-4 before skipper Sean Heather (52) and Patrick Colvin (41) put on 77 for the fifth wicket.

 

Apart from late salvoes from Matt Cooke (22 from 18) and Tommy Davies (18 from 15), no other Middleton batter scored above 11 as they stumbled to a score of 169 all out. In reply, Nomads knocked off the runs comfortably with more than eight overs to spare.

 

Middleton travel to second-place Roffey tomorrow (11.30am) looking for a surprise win to affect the title race.

 

In division three, Chichester Priory Park have been knocked out of the promotion places after their six-wicket loss to title rivals Haywards Heath.

 

Batting first, Chi struggled to get going, perhaps distracted by the two Spitfires flying above on the way to Eastbourne’s Airbourne festival.

 

Their total of 115 all out was chased down with plenty to spare meaning they must win when they face fourth-placed Pagham at Nyetimber Lane tomorrow (12pm). Pagham lost at home to Preston Nomads by four wickets last time out.Bognor kept their survival hopes alive after securing a much needed six-wicket win against St James’s Montefiore in Sussex Division Two.

 

After restricting the visitors to 196-7, an unbeaten century partnership between Rob Willway (88*) and West Indian overseas player Jerome Jones (53*) guided Bognor home.

 

It means Max Ashmore’s side remain second bottom with two games left to play in the season.

 

They head to fifth-placed Lindfield tomorrow (12pm) knowing that they need a win if they are to play division two cricket next season.

 

Bognor will need more of the same fighting spirit that they showed last weekend.

 

The platform was set by a solid bowling display led by Joe Ashmore (2-48)which restricted the visitors to a slightly-below par total.

 

With the bat, Bognor looked to be struggling after losing four of their top order for single figures. But Willway and Jones pushed on, putting on 120 to guide the side home.

 

In the Sussex Premier Division, Middleton suffered a six-wicket loss to Preston Nomads in a rain affected match.

 

After being put into bat, the Bognor-based side fell to 15-4 before skipper Sean Heather (52) and Patrick Colvin (41) put on 77 for the fifth wicket.

 

Apart from late salvoes from Matt Cooke (22 from 18) and Tommy Davies (18 from 15), no other Middleton batter scored above 11 as they stumbled to a score of 169 all out. In reply, Nomads knocked off the runs comfortably with more than eight overs to spare.

 

Middleton travel to second-place Roffey tomorrow (11.30am) looking for a surprise win to affect the title race.

 

In division three, Chichester Priory Park have been knocked out of the promotion places after their six-wicket loss to title rivals Haywards Heath.

 

Batting first, Chi struggled to get going, perhaps distracted by the two Spitfires flying above on the way to Eastbourne’s Airbourne festival.

 

Their total of 115 all out was chased down with plenty to spare meaning they must win when they face fourth-placed Pagham at Nyetimber Lane tomorrow (12pm). Pagham lost at home to Preston Nomads by four wickets last time out.

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