‘Best-ever’ Kissane delights Gould... Portchester bag win

Portchester's Steve O'Neill batting against Hayling Island on Saturday. Picture: Allan Hutchings (151248-108)
Portchester's Steve O'Neill batting against Hayling Island on Saturday. Picture: Allan Hutchings (151248-108)
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Ben Kissane continued his hot streak with bat and ball to see Fareham & Crofton to a comfortable five-wicket Hampshire League division one win at Ropley.

Kissane added another 40 not out to his 93 not out the previous week and then took five wickets.

We now have seven wins and remain on track to achieve what we set out to do at the start of the season

Luke Gould

‘Ben is playing his best-ever cricket,’ said Fareham & Crofton captain Luke Gould.

‘He came up through our youth system and in recent weeks has shown just what he is capable of.

‘We now have seven wins and remain on track to achieve what we set out to do at the start of the season.’

Matthew Crouch (91 runs) and Hayden Sole (75 not out) helped hosts Portchester regain their batting touch to beat Hayling Island.

The victors posted 297 for seven, and Blake Barnwell (five wickets for 36 runs) did the damage as Hayling were bowled out for 183 runs.

Locks Heath suffered a five-wicket loss at Hook & Newnham Basics.

Burridge II enjoyed a four-wicket win at Purbrook.

Ryde proved far too strong for Sarisbury Athletic II who returned across the Solent on the end of a 201-run thrashing.

In division two, Bishop’s Waltham moved closer to the title with a 66-run success over Basingstoke & North Hants III at Albany Road.

Sam Mallinson (107 not out) and Adam White (54 not out) saw United Services gain a three-wicket win at Bournemouth II.

Alex Whitfield (91 runs) couldn’t prevent Bedhampton Mariners slumping to an 89-run defeat against Andover II at Bidbury Mead.

Rowner boosted their division three south survival chances by romping to a dominant 121-run win over Sarisbury III.

Matt McKeever hit 104, Chris Kemp fired 48, and Andy Lilley(45) starred as the hosts sealed their second win.

Simon Jones (47 not out) kept Portsmouth II on track for promotion with a six-wicket win over Fawley II.