On winning the toss, new skipper Burns put Heathfield in. It looked to be a great decision as Heathfield descended to 47-4, writes Anderida captain Joe Burns.
However, a fine 72 not out from Bentley coupled with some hugely wayward bowling from the Anderida attack resulted in Heathfield recovering to a total of 207 all out.
Pick of the Uckfield bowlers was Reed, who was unlucky not to finish with better figures than 2-46 from his 13 overs.
In reply, the Uckfield openers got off to a composed start with Watson in particular looking very good. However, neither managed to convert their start as both of them fell inside the first ten overs.
Tungate and Turner began the rebuilding process but tight bowling from Blackman and Bentley ensured scoreboard pressure.
Eventually that pressure told, and when Tungate and Turner were caught in quick succession, Uckfield’s lower middle order failed to fire as Crocker tore through them on his way to a five wicket haul.
The lower order offered a touch more late resistance before a combination of good bowling and poor shot selection saw Heathfield over the line.