Cur blimey! Scott stars with bat and ball as Portsmouth & Southsea defeat Hayling Island in Hampshire District League

Scott Curwood enjoyed a superb day as Portsmouth & Southsea 4ths defeated Hayling Island 2nds in Regional P of the Hampshire District League.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 9:06 am
Scott Curwood starred for Portsmouth & Southsea in their win against Hayling Island. Pic Mick Young

Introduced into the attack as his side’s sixth bowler, he promptly bagged 3-5 off five overs as Hayling were restricted to 160-8 off their 40 overs.

No 3 James Swann top scored with 37 with tailenders Jason Longhurst (28) and Roland Barnard (26 not out) providing late runs.

In reply, Portsmouth’s top order crumbled. Opener Ian Rogers hit 23 but the other members of the top five - Guy Etherington (1), Tom Wheeler (6), Rob Whitworth (2) and Finlay Hoddle (4) - all fell cheaply.

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The innings was rescued by Curwood, coming in at No 6 and hitting an unbeaten 64 off 77 balls, and No 8 Matt Wheeler (41 off 55 balls).

P & S, now up to second in the table, won on 162-7 with nine balls remaining.

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William Atkinson claimed three top order wickets before rain washed out Fareham & Crofton 3rds’ chances of Regional N victory over Gosport Borough 3rds.

Atkinson (3-20 off eight overs) dismissed Abe Webb, Andrew High and Ryan Gander as Gosport were bowled out for 108 in 36.5 overs at Bath Lane.

Opener Peter Taylor top scored with 22, with extras (21) next highest.

Paul Gillen (2-13 off four overs) had already dismissed Fareham’s openers when rain ended proceedings after just 7.4 overs of their reply.

He clean bowled Alex Wimble (8) and then did exactly the same to Roy Townson.

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Teenager Will Parvin hit a half-century but Hambledon 2nds lost their Hampshire District League Regional A game by 22 runs against Sussex club Compton.

Replying to Compton’s 211-9, Hambledon lost top three Paul Vickers (4), Jon Bridgman (5) and Mahendra Jish (11) cheaply.

Lewis Le Clerq struck 46 to rekindle Hambledon hopes before Parvin - batting at no 6 - hit 50 off 43 balls with seven fours.

Parvin was out at 166-8 and Hambledon ended on 188-9.