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Havant relish quest for double joy

HAVANT are gearing themselves up for a massive double-header weekend of league and knock-out cricket.

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Harry Robbins batting for Portchester. Picture: Mick Young

Portchester recovery is reaching full swing

PORTCHESTER are showing signs they can end their slide down the Hampshire League as they prepare to host Hayling Island tomorrow in division three south.

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Mike Ruffell. Picture: Keith Woodland

Larner returns as Gosport prepare for big Bashley contest

GOSPORT BOROUGH have their captain and leading run-scorer Tom Larner back for the challenging Southern League division three trip to second-placed Bashley.

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Dan Wheeler

Wakeley back to boost Waltham

BISHOP’S WALTHAM are boosted by the return of key all-rounder Andy Wakeley for their Hampshire League division one visit to Hythe & Dibden tomorrow.

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James Gurney is back for Purbrook

Lee targets three more wins in bid to stay up

MARTIN LEE reckons Purbrook need another three wins to guarantee their Southern League division three status.

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Craig White. Picture: Neil Marshall

Collapse at Old Trafford disappoints coach White

Craig White admitted he was hugely disappointed with Hampshire’s performance after his side slumped to an innings and 30-run loss against Lancashire in County Championship division one.

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Mason Crane in action for England at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday night. Picture: Neil Marshall

England skipper excited as Crane raises game

Eoin Morgan has hailed the maturity of Mason Crane in the wake of his impressive England debut.

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Kyle Abbott played a strong innings alongside George Bailey. Picture: Neil Marshall

Bailey leads Hampshire fightback

GEORGE BAILEY’s five-hour century and some determined resistance from Hampshire’s lower order left the visitors slightly better placed at the close of day one.

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James Christian. Picture: Keith Woodland (170781-814)

Portsmouth’s faith in Christian pays off

The gamble of promoting James Christian up the batting order paid dividends for Portsmouth as they stormed to victory against Basingstoke & North Hants in Southern League division one on Saturday.

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Joe Collings-Wells hit 63 for Burridge. Picture: Neil Marshall (170311-8)

Havant frustrated by Burridge tail

Havant were left frustrated for a second successive week as Burridge held them to a Southern League premier division draw at Havant Park on Saturday.

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Conrad Louth in full flow. Picture: Keith Woodland (170774-232)

P&S debutant puts Services to sword in derby win

Conrad Louth produced a batting masterclass in Portsmouth & Southsea’s 68-run win over United Services in Hampshire League division one.

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Gosport Borough's Mike Ruffell. Picture: Keith Woodland (170765-025)

Ruffell hits timely ton for Borough

Mike Ruffell made a timely return to form as Gosport Borough eased to a three-wicket win over Alton II at Privett Park.

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Havant's Stuart Ransley bowls in a previous clash with Burridge. Picture: Mick Young (150640-06)

Havant skipper back Ransley to kick on

Stuart Ransley could prove to be Havant’s trump card in their Southern League premier division derby against Burridge at Havant Park.

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Tom Larner. Picture: Keith Woodland

Gosport back Mike to Ruffell Alton feathers

Gosport Borough have every belief New Zealander Mike Ruffell can regain his touch sooner rather than later.

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Hambledon opener Will Bond. Picture: Innes Marlow

Bond on mission to get Dons firing

Will Bond accepts Hambledon’s visit to Trojans is a pivotal game for both clubs in their Southern League division two campaigns.

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Conrad Louth. Picture: Tim Wilson

P&S set to unleash Louth in Services derby

There are more than just bragging rights at stake as United Services welcome Portsmouth & Southsea to Burnaby Road in the Hampshire League division one.

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Andy Wakely. Picture: Allan Hutchings (142218-542)

Waltham without Wakely but Wheeler unfazed

Bishop’s Waltham are hoping to shrug off the loss of Andy Wakely for their Hampshire League division one trip to Hook & Newnham Basics II.

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Matt Salisbury celebrates a wicket. Picture: Neil Marshall

Essex SOS leads to Hampshire hope for Salisbury

Matt Salisbury earned his Hampshire chance by starring in a game he was never selected to play.

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Mason Crane. Picture: Neil Marshall

England call up Crane for South Africa home series

MASON CRANE been given his maiden England call-up for the Three Lions’ twenty20 three-match series with South Africa.

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Brighton Mugochi has been impressive for Burridge. Picture: Steve Cobb

‘Unbelievable’ Mugochi Brightons up Burridge

BRIGHTON MUGOCHI helped Burridge enjoy a seven-wicket Southern League premier division triumph at South Wilts.

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