Skipper stars for Sarisbury

Pete Hammond starred for Sarisbury
Pete Hammond starred for Sarisbury
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Pete Hammond laid down a marker for Sarisbury Athletic as they continued their 100-per-cent start to the Southern Electric division three season.

The Sarisbury skipper responded to his duck last week to hammer a brutal 125 as his side chalked up a sixth win out of six with a 98-run success against Bashley (Rydal) II.

Athletic are one of three remaining teams in the division with a perfect record, and Hammond and Dave Banks (91) ensured their unbeaten record would remain intact as they helped Sarisbury amass 338 for five.

Hammond struck 13 fours and four sixes in his 111-ball knock – taking just 27 balls to go from 50 to three figures – while Banks didn’t hang around, either, with seven fours and four sixes in his 85-ball effort.

The skipper’s work was not confined to the bat, either, as he picked up three for 32 and Sam Floyd (three for 68) chipped in as Bashley closed on 240 for seven.

United Services also maintained their winning streak in division three with a six-wicket victory over Trojans.

Chasing a reduced target of 189 off 37 overs after Trojans had made 219 for seven, Wayne Spencer (56) was the pick of the US batsmen as they got home with plenty to spare.

Havant II picked up an important win to lift themselves into mid-table as they ousted Hursley Park by five wickets.

Jim Smallbone (three for 23) and Ed Lowe (three for 40) restricted Hursley Park to 238 for nine, before Andy Galliers (61), Pat Mattison (43) and Phil Loat (38 not out) sealed victory.

Fareham & Crofton crashed to a third-straight loss with a six-wicket reverse to Calmore Sports.

Brent Jarvis-Spinks (89 not out) was the highlight of Fareham’s otherwise disappointing 203 all out, and Calmore had no problems in chasing their target.

Ventnor exacted revenge on Portsmouth in the division two shoot-out as the Islanders secured a seven-wicket victory, having been knocked out of the t20 cup last weekend to the same opponents.

Adam Hose was the star of the show with three wickets for 42 as Tom Sambrook (50) could not prevent Portsmouth being bowled out for 184.

Hose then cracked a fine 74 with the bat to enable Ventnor to cruise home.

Hambledon’s recent good form came to a halt as their batting failed to fire in a seven-wicket defeat at Bournemouth II.

James Atkinson (65) was the only man to go beyond 30 in the Dons’ total of 181.

And Bournemouth chased their reduced total of 135 in 30 overs.

Burridge’s problems continued to mount as they went down by 70 runs to Rowledge.

Greg Thew (four for 38) meant Rowledge posted 210 for eight, but it was still too many for Burridge who crumbled to 140 all out, despite 66 from Byron van der Merwe.