Glynde skipper Adam Davies reckons the Sussex League division three east title chase is a three-horse race.

Davies has singled out second-placed Seaford and Ansty as the biggest championship rivals to his early-season leaders.

Glynde have been battling it out with old foes Seaford for the East Sussex League title over the last few years before they moved into the new restructured division.

Ansty finished mid-table in the Invitation League's top flight last year but have made a promising start to the season and beat Glynde last week.

Davies said: "It looks like it will be a three-horse race. Seaford are going to be up there as expected and Ansty look a good team.

"They surprised me when they turned us over at home. They have started well so I can see them being there."

Glynde bounced back from their Ansty defeat with a seven-wicket victory over Hellingly to stay top. Dominic Harris was the star, taking 5-40 to dismiss Hellingly for 148 before scoring 41 not out. Joe Adams (59) and Dominic Shepheard (28) also did well with the bat for Glynde.

Talked Davies said: "When we sat down before the game we talked about how much of a crunch match this was.

"We were without Dale Tranter, who is a key player, and had lost the week before so this was massive. We knew that if we took 30 points from it, it could go a long way to winning the league."

Seaford stayed in touch with Glynde after an eight-wicket win over bottom side Uckfield Anderida. Jacob Thompson (51 not out) led them past the winning post after Uckfield were bowled out for 128.

Joe Barnes-Gratton hit 70 not out and Michael Poole took 5-29 as Keymer recorded their first win after chasing down a target of 133 to beat Chiddingly by seven wickets.

Middleton remain top of the west division after taking maximum points from a five-run win over Pagham. Mark Hoare (53) top scored in Middleton's total of 123.

Goring beat fellow high-flyers Slinfold by 114 runs to move into second place. They declared on 183-8 after Sam Botham made 84.

Russell Jacob took 5-32 as Findon dismissed Ifield for 92 to claim a two-wicket win.

Bottom club Billingshurst fell agonisingly short of their first victory in a draw at Henfield. They finished with 196-9 after Alan Smith took 5-52, in reply to a declared total of 197-7. Rob Slaughter (60) and Kevin Thorns (55) top scored for Henfield.

Seb Gallagher starred with bat and ball to help Arundel claim their first victory of the season against Bognor. He scored 77 in a declared total of 197-8, before taking 5-39 to leave Bognor all out for 135.