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Bognor take the derby spoils

Chichester Priory Park will be looking to bounce back to winning ways after being stunned by local rivals Bognor Regis.

 

The visitors returned to the coast from Goodwood with all 30 points after producing the perfect away performance in the Sussex Division Two match-up.

 

After bowling out Jay Hartard’s side for just 162, Bognor knocked off the runs within 30 overs to chalk up a convincing six-wicket win.

 

Priory, who drop from top to seventh in the ten-team league, now head to leaders Mayfield tomorrow (12.30pm) looking to get their season back on track.

 

Bognor, meanwhile, who are buoyed after their first victory of the season, will welcome Ansty to The Regis Oval (12.30pm).

 

After winning the toss and putting Chi into bat, the visitors wasted no time in getting to business.

 

Led by West Indian import Marquino Mindley (4 for 15), the Regis attack swiftly reduced Priory to 31-5.

 

It was left to Hartard (70) and Magnus Kristensen (30) to rebuild as the pair put on 88 for the sixth wicket.

 

But no-one else was able to reach double figures as the Bognor tail mopped up the tail to reduce the home side to a score of 162 all out.

 

In reply, Chi struggled to peg the visitors scoring as Charlie Laforet (41) and a hard-hitting half-century from Bognor skipper Ryan Maskell (79* from 54 balls) saw them home with plenty to spare.

 

In Division Three West, Pagham are looking for their first win in three matches when they welcome Findon to Nyetimber Lane tomorrow (12.30pm).

 

Stuart Hanks’ side suffered last time out as they were heavily defeated by 97 runs at West Chiltington & Thakeham.

 

The only thing Pagham got right on the day was winning the toss. But, once the home side were put into bat, they quickly took charge.

 

Peter Cotterill (3 for 24) and Sean Rutter (5 for 32) did perform well for Hanks’ side.

 

But any hope of keeping West Chilt under 200 were dashed by an 89 sixth-wicket partnership by Tim Van Noort (69) and Richard Harrison (64).

 

The home side were eventually dismissed for 232 in 44.2 overs.

 

In reply, Pagham never really got going and were reduced to 73-7 as West Chilt’s attack found movement off the pitch.

 

A late charge from Pagham’s tail – with Alex Mackay at number 10 hitting 26 to be their top scorer – eventually lifted them to 135 all out.

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