Sarisbury ease past rivals

Derek Kenway
Derek Kenway
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David Banks led from the front for Sarisbury Athletic as they boosted their division one promotion hopes with victory over rivals Basingstoke & North Hants.

The Sarisbury skipper hit a fine 77 in their total of 268 for eight with Matt Journeaux (43) and Joe Lovett (36 not out) also playing their part.

After a shower, Basingstoke were then set a revised total of 226 from 42 overs.

But Dan Goldstraw (three for 20) was then the pick of the bowlers as the home side were bowled out for 176, to secure a 49-run win.

Derek Kenway hammered a fine century as Burridge clung on for a draw in their timed premier division clash at Hampshire Academy.

The former Hampshire man returned to his old club and saved his side from defeat with an excellent 115 after the Academy posted 334 for six.

Burridge were in deep trouble at five for three but then Kenway played the anchor as Burridge eventually held out with one wicket to spare at 201 for nine.

Elsewhere in the premier division, Ventnor nearly pulled off a shock win over South Wilts, going down by one run to the table-toppers.

After South Wilts hit 218, the Islanders fell just short.

It would have done a huge favour to Havant, who saw their game at Alton abandoned.

In division two, first-teamer Ben Walker dropped down to play for Havant II and was the star of the show in their 82-run win over Paultons.

Graham Burns (32), Gareth Ransley (29) and James Christian (29) bolstered the innings after Havant were in trouble at 53 for five.

After the home side were bowled out for 132, the game was in the balance.

But Walker turned in a superb spell taking six wickets for just seven runs with six maidens in eight overs as Paultons were rolled out for just 50.

In division three, Portsmouth & Southsea’s recent recovery came unstuck as they went down by just five runs to Bashley (Rydal) II.

Waterlooville also slipped to defeat in the same division as they went down by 30 runs to Fair Oak, despite Nathan White claiming five for 41.