Services reign supreme

Sarisbury's Pete Hammond hit 36. Picture: Paul Jacobs (121750-4)
Sarisbury's Pete Hammond hit 36. Picture: Paul Jacobs (121750-4)
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Hampshire head to Northeast for success

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United Services are enjoying the local bragging rights after putting neighbours Portsmouth to the sword in convincing style with a 125-run demolition job in division three on Saturday.

Dominic Carson (64), James Marshall (49) and Jack Lavous (32) helped Services to 236 for seven in their innings.

And Portsmouth had no answer in reply as they were rolled out for just 111 with Dave Cox (four for 19) doing the damage.

Rob Atkins’ unbeaten century was to no avail as Hambledon went down by six wickets to Rowledge in division two.

Atkins (109 not out) and Indy Chakrabarti (54) got the Dons to 233 for four, only to see Rowledge edge home in the penultimate over.

Elsewhere in division two, both Burridge and Sarisbury Athletic suffered defeats.

Rick Ankers’ Burridge side looked to be in the game at the halfway stage having bowled out OTs & Romsey for 162.

But a disappointing batting display saw only Greg Thew (60) find any form and they were skittled for just 112.

Sarisbury, meanwhile, went down to Andover by four wickets.

Jack Lovett (41) and Pete Hammond (36) got Athletic to 161 but Andover got home.

Ventnor strolled to an easy eight-wicket success over Alton in division one, thanks to an impressive bowling performance.

Adam Wilson (three for 10) and Mark Holmes (three for 27) saw Alton bowled out for 115.

It was never likely to be enough to see off the Islanders as James Cheek (42) and Ian Hilsum (36) sealed a one-sided win.

Skipper Andy Galliers (63) was unable to inspire his Havant II troops to victory in their division three clash with Hursley Park.

Ollie Jones (four for 32) restricted Hursley Park to 241 for seven but Havant II’s hopes went with openers Galliers and Gareth Ransley (45) as nobody below the top three got into double figures.

Gosport Borough were also on the wrong end of a heavy defeat as they went down by 121 runs to Tichborne Park.

The hosts made 246 for seven with Mark Toogood (three for 50) the pick of the Borough bowlers but only Lee Harrop (48) shone with the bat.