Just spotted this on the Horsham website.........it seems that Hastings were pretty strong in the early 1970s, providing 3 players to the Sussex team.
1971/72 Having beaten Surrey 4-3 away, Sussex are confident of completing the inter-county bar billiards double when they entertain the Surrey players at Southwater Cricket Club on April 15. Scores in the match at the Royal Earlswood Hospital were (Surrey names first) : B.Potts 3760, Rod Tarratt (Hor.) 2620; Alf Hunnisett 4820, Mick Foskett (Bil.) 6070; A.Brinklow 4660, Derek Standing (Hast.) 3320; A.Hosford 2090, Tony Tugwell (Hor.) 4740; A.Jeffery 4010, Roger Collins (Hast.) 5530; Jon Peters 7470, Colin Brown (Hor.) 4590; A.Hall 2600, Arthur Spencer (Hast.) 7650.
.....and this was before the days of Julian Deeprose, Sean Taylor, Ian Street, Don Climpson, Bob Osborne, Kim Beeching etc !