Portsmouth & Southsea skipper blows Burridge II away

Mike Patey also took five wickets for Portsmouth & Southsea. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (122466-1)
Mike Patey also took five wickets for Portsmouth & Southsea. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (122466-1)
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Kieran Dunstan buried Burridge II with a five-wicket haul as Portsmouth & Southsea stormed to an eight-wicket win in Hampshire League division one.

The off-spinner grabbed five wickets for just four runs in six overs as the home side were skittled out for 70 in less than two hours.

Not to be outdone by his captain, Mike Patey also weighed in with the other five wickets – taking his tally to nine in two games.

‘We were home by 4.30pm,’ said Portsmouth & Southsea wicketkeeper Matt Smith.

‘They won the toss and opted to bat but when Kieran came on first change he ran the show.

‘He wasn’t turning the ball but kept putting it on the spot with a bit of drift and bounce.

‘The only runs he conceded were four wides, so their batsmen didn’t actually score off him!’

Smith (25) and Steve Clements (21) easily guided the visitors to the win.

Fareham & Crofton came out on top in a low-scoring affair against Ventnor II at Bath Lane.

Durra Hagan and Charlie Stubbs grabbed three wickets each to bowl the visitors out for 102 – and seal a four-wicket triumph.

Skipper Luke Gould admitted his team made hard work of reaching the winning target.

‘It was a combination of the pitch and a few silly shots,’ said Gould.

‘From our point of view we took it upon ourselves to come back in the right frame of mind after being poor at New Milton.’

Purbrook lost out by two runs in a thrilling affair against Ellingham at the Heath.

New Zealander Ben Skilton (64) was again the pick of the home batsmen but the hosts fell agonisingly short chasing 195 for glory.

The leading trio in Hampshire League division two all won to maintain the status quo at the top.

And it is looking increasingly like a three-way shootout between Bishop’s Waltham, Petersfied and United Services to snatch promotion to the top tier of the league.

Harry McGhee (57) and skipper Dan Wheeler (four for 30) helped Bishop’s Waltham to a 48-run success at Redlynch & Hale.

Veteran bowler Fraser Quirke (six for 18) was impressive as United Services thumped Easton & Martyr Worthy at Burnaby Road.

The visitors tumbled to 82 all out and Yashin Akila, who struck an unbeaten 50, saw the hosts to an easy nine-wicket success.

Petersfield edged to a two-wicket triumph at Rowledge II.