Mixed fortunes for Havant and Portsmouth in quarter-finals of the Hampshire Under-17 Kerry Cup

Havant are through to the Hampshire Under-17 Kerry Cup semi-finals.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 9:19 am
Freddie Gadd was in the wickets as Havant defeated Alton to reach the Kerry Cup semi-finals. Picture Ian Hargreaves

But Portsmouth are out after suffering a stunning batting collapse against Parley.

A six-wicket win at Alton has teed up a Thursday evening (5.30pm) home semi-final for Havant against Fair Oak, who skittled Aldershot for a meagre 40 in their third round tie.

Havant slipped to 58-4 (Jack Lee 25) before an unbroken partnership between Alfie Taw (30) and Charlie Whitfield (22) guided them past Alton’s 111-7 (Jude Wright 27) at the Jubilee Ground.

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Whitfield (3-12), Taw (2-31) and Freddie Gadd (2-21) shared the bowling spoils.

Fair Oak’s Rob Munday (4-9) ripped through the lower order to send Aldershot spinning to 40 all out, which the visitors raced past in seven overs. Ravi Chahal (23) top scored.

Portsmouth plunged from 61-1 to 70 all out after Parley had posted 125-6 (Freddie Pryce 29) – Joe Huns (5-10) and Bo Powell (3-7) triggering the collapse.

Joe Eades (29) and Jack Collett (22) had given Portsmouth a decent platform.

The other quarter-final between hot favourites Sway & Lymington and Hook & Newnham Basics has been rescheduled for the Sports Ground tonight.