TEENAGE-TALENT Andy Gorvin turned in a stand-out performance as Havant cruised through their ECB Royal London Club Championship clash at Middleton.
The 17-year-old is attached to the Hampshire Academy and plays for them in the Southern Electric Premier League but turns out for his local club in the Sunday competition.
And after he hit 60 with the bat, he then picked up five wickets for 24 – even though he doesn’t bowl for the Academy – as his side dished out a 193-run thumping to their Sussex-based opponents.
Havant were in ruthless mood and recovered from the early loss of Pete Hopson to post 330 for six from their 45 overs.
Ben Walker (90), Gorvin and Chris Stone (50 not out) led the way and a bright 18-ball 27 from Harry Hovey continued the momentum with a late flurry.
Middleton’s reply got off to a bright start reply as they reached 70 without loss.
But once Cam Prentice removed dangerman, Sean Heather, the chase crumbled as Gorvin destroyed the middle order.
Player-coach Hopson said: ‘It was a good performance.
‘Ben Walker, Andy Gorvin and Chris Stone all got runs and they got them quickly.
‘There was a really fast flow of runs in the last 15 overs.
‘It was as good a performance as we have seen in a while and we had a really young side out.
‘Andy got five wickets and he doesn’t bowl for the Academy.
‘We love having him in our side. He is a local lad, he enjoys coming back and playing for Havant and he made a really big difference.’
Burridge crashed out of the competition at the same stage as they were on the receiving end of a heavy defeat at Basingstoke & North Hants.
Basingstoke hit an imposing 245 for three from their 45 overs.
And Burridge’s reply never got going with Daniel Stancliffe (29) top-scoring in their 132 all out.
Ventnor also progressed through to the next round without bowling a ball as opponents Lymington conceded their match.
In the Davidstow Village Cup, Hambledon went out in the first round to Paultons.
The Dons were bowled out for 133 with Rob Atkins (29) leading the way but they were unable to build on a decent start and Paultons got home with plenty to spare.