Paskins: Locks Heath survival charge is on

Jack Paskins. Picture: Allan Hutchings (150997-769)
Jack Paskins. Picture: Allan Hutchings (150997-769)
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Locks Heath captain Jack Paskins insists his team can escape the threat of relegation in Hampshire League division one.

They showed their fighting qualities to carve out an unlikely 22-run win over Shrewton and have three games left to save themselves.

Paskins said: ‘This is a crucial win considering other teams at the bottom also won,’ said Paskins.

‘If we hadn’t won then I think it would have been curtains for us.

‘I reckon we can stay up if we win two of our last three games.

‘If we field and bowl like we did in this game then I don’t see why we can’t do it.’

Locks Heath were bowled out for 132 runs.

But in reply they removed the visitors’ two openers without a run on the board.

Paskins (four for 40), Moshin Sabri (three for 31) and Jack Levy (three for 19) guided Heath to the win.

Burridge II suffered a five wicket defeat at the hands of Ropley despite the efforts of Cameron White (64) and Wilhelm Candeep (52).

Hayling Island are still looking for a first win after an eight-wicket loss at Portsmouth & Southsea.

Gary Martin top-scored for the Islanders as they reached 211 for seven but Matt Smith (62) and Jack Davies (76 not out) fired for the hosts.

Portchester suffered a 156-run hammering at Sarisbury II.

Pete Hammond (80) was the pick of the home batsmen before Portchester were skittled out for 98 – the third time in a month they have failed to reach three figures.

Andy Holder (62) and New Zealander Ben Skilton led Purbrook to a thumping 185 run win over New Milton II.

Fareham & Crofton came unstuck in a seven-wicket loss to Ellingham.

Division two leaders Bishops Waltham enjoyed a five wicket success at Liphook and Ripsley II.

Petersfield beat Basingstoke & North Hants by five wickets.