Paul Grennan is celebrating the perfect ten after becoming only the fourth bowler in the history of the Sussex Invitation League to take every wicket in an innings.

The 25-year-old achieved the remarkable feat in Southwick's division three encounter with Scaynes Hill on Saturday as he returned figures of 10-64.

It beats Grennan's previous best of 9-51 and broke the club record of 9-12 set by Steve Martin in 1998. The other bowlers to have taken ten wickets in an Invitation League match are Ali Tuck, Ian Poysden and Arafath Mohammed.

Grennan said: "When I took nine wickets I thought that was as good as it gets because I never dreamed I would take ten.

"I had the best possible start by taking a wicket with the first ball but didn't get another for nine overs. Then I got a few quick wickets and when I had six I did start to think to myself that I could do it.

"Our skipper (Chris Summers) asked me if I wanted to come off at one point because I had bowled right through and it was really hot but I was having none of it.

"When the tenth wicket fell I had no energy left to celebrate but the lads carried me off the pitch."

Grennan clean bowled four of his victims, four were caught and one trapped lbw but the fast bowler admits his dream of a clean sweep could have been dashed in only the fourth over.

He added: "Their No. 3 batsman ballooned one in the air off someone else's bowling early on and there were also a few lbw shouts at the other end.

"I've bowled pretty well all season without much going my way but all my luck seemed to come at once on Saturday. I've kept the ball and the club are planning to put the scorecard in a plaque and put it up in the pavilion."

Grennan's job was not finished there though as he swapped ball for bat to save the game for Southwick as he blocked out the last 12 overs to earn a draw.

It was a productive day for bowlers playing league cricket.

Nick Gracie-Laycock (Haywards Heath II) took 9-57 and Mike Poole (Keymer and Hassocks II) 8-11.