Hammond and Banks lead way for Sarisbury

Steve Matthews was on form with the ball for Havant Picture: Mick Young
Steve Matthews was on form with the ball for Havant Picture: Mick Young
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Vital half-centuries from Pete Hammond (59) and skipper David Banks (58) made the difference for Sarisbury as they sealed a 49-run win over Hursley Park in Southern Electric division one.

That saw Athletic post 223 for eight and James Ingram (four for 16) ripped out the top order to ensure the reply never got close.

Elsewhere in division one, Hambledon suffered the embarrassment of being bowled out for just 47 as they were hammered by seven wickets in their encounter with New Milton.

Just two batsmen reached double figures while extras made the biggest contribution with 13 runs.

Portsmouth & Southsea suffered a fourth straight defeat to remain rooted to the bottom of division three as they lost by six wickets to South Wilts II.

Jack Davies hit a fine 80 but got little support as Portsmouth & Southsea were bowled out for 157, which was never likely to be enough.

In the same division, Waterlooville went down by three wickets in a tight tussle with Bashley (Rydal) II.

Max Goddard (56) and James Scutt (44) helped Waterlooville reach 186 and despite Nathan White’s efforts (four for 18), Bashley got home.

Burridge grabbed their first win of the premier division campaign with a 68-run success at Alton.

Shu Chowdhury (44), an unbeaten 35 from skipper Rick Ankers and a staggering 39 wides helped boost the Burridge total to 194 before they were bowled out with two overs remaining.

But Geoff Dods – who was finally available after his administrative delay – grabbed four for 30 as Alton were dismissed for 126.

Havant gunned down Ventnor by five wickets in their premier division clash.

Steve Matthews (three for 20) and skipper Stuart Ransley (three for 25) saw the Islanders bowled out for 124.

Although Havant found it a tricky chase, Ransley hit 28 not out to steady the ship.

The captain also continued his fine form in yesterday’s four-wicket ECB Cup win over Horsham as he hit 62 in the team’s total of 150 for six.

Richard Hindley (four for 16) had earlier restricted the visitors to 149 for nine from their 45 overs.