SKIPPER Simon Hetherton is eyeing silverware this season at Brighton and Hove.

They made it two wins out of three on Saturday after Bryce Hounsome hit a century in a 53-run victory over Mayfield in the 1st Central Sussex Cricket League.

Opener Hounsome amassed a 139-ball 112, which included 15 fours, while Matt Machan, pictured, added a 38-ball 59 as Brighton posted 271-8 (Emmerson Wood 3-46) against visitors Mayfield.

Ashley Wright (66) and Will Sheffield (52 not out) led the reply but Machan (4-35), who took five wickets the previous weekend in a thrashing of Eastbourne, saw the Bensons ease home at the Nevill.

Hetherton was delighted his side backed up the previous weekend’s result.

He told The Argus: “It was another pleasing performance on Saturday after our convincing win against Eastbourne last week.

“We have recruited well over the summer and the lads are looking to make a push for silverware this year.”

The win over Eastbourne was achieved with the aid of Sussex big hitter Phil Salt but the county stars were not on duty for the latest success.

That did not hinder Brighton, though, and they now have an eye on Saturday’s big game with high flying Preston Nomads.

Hetherton said: “A few of the boys have hit some serious form already which is good see as we head to on-song Preston Nomads on Saturday, which we know is going to be a tough contest as they have also made some smart signings.

“We’re taking each game as it comes but I’m pleased with the progress we have made so far this season.”

Middleton (342-2) made it three wins out of three as they produced a superb run chase to beat Horsham by eight wickets.

Horsham made 340-7 as Michael Thornely (150) and Will Beer (100) combined for a partnership of 257 but Sean Heather (144 not out), Jack Dawling (54) and Mahesh Rawat (100 not out) saw Middleton home in the 48th over.

Nomads piled up 257 all out before they won by 58 runs at Eastbourne. Harrison Ward top-scored with 77 and then took 4-46 to help Nomads to victory. Ben Barter (54) top scored for Eastbourne.

Reigning champions Roffey also maintained their 100% record by beating Three Bridges. Skipper Matt Davies top scored (66) in Roffey’s 235-7 before Bridges fell for 219.

East Grinstead chased down Cuckfield’s 250-9 target for a six-wicket triumph. Overseas player Harry Nielsen (88) and Tom Weston (79) anchored Cuckfield’s innings. Will Adkin (80), Tom Haynes (52) and Leo Cammish (71 not out) led Grinstead home.