Roffey celebrate trio of title victories after 2nd and 3rd XIs seal promotion

Roffey captain Matt Davies. Picture by Derek Martin Photography
Roffey captain Matt Davies. Picture by Derek Martin Photography

Premier Division winners Roffey are celebrating a hat-trick of league titles after the Boars 2nd and 3rd XIs were crowned champions of their respective divisions on Saturday.

Roffey 2nds secured promotion from Division 3 West following a four-wicket home win over Steyning.

The hosts hit 233-6 off their 45 overs after a blockbuster innings from captain Oliver Collins (110 off 101 balls). But the Boars roared to 235-6 in 43.1 overs thanks to Anish Padalkar (56) and Leigh Harrison (58* off 43) to take the win.

Second-placed Worthing’s 61-run home defeat against Littlehampton gave the Boars an unassailable 54-point lead with one game to go.

The 2nds now face the prospect of taking on local rivals Horsham in Division 2 next season after the Lions were relegated from the top tier.

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Roffey 3rds bagged promotion and the Division 9 West crown after a narrow 16-run victory at Horsham Trinity 2nds on Saturday.

The visitors posted 210-5 off their 40 overs as skipper Josh Kennedy (84) top scored. The Boars then bowled Trinity out for 194 in 39.5 overs thanks to Jake Humphreys (4-18).

Despite second-placed Barns Green 2nds notching up a five-wicket win at home to Findon 3rds, the Boars’ 34-point lead ensured they could not be caught with just one league game left to play.

Boars skipper Matt Davies said: “It is an amazing achievement to have our front three sides all win their respective leagues. It just goes to show what a great club we are a part of.

“Other sides have struggled to field teams whilst we are getting four competitive sides out every week and winning a lot of games of cricket. It is a brilliant time to be part of Roffey CC.”