A wet weekend, but Burridge 1st, 2nds and 3rds all avoid the rain to record victories

Chris Blake scored his maiden Burridge 1st XI half century in one of the few Southern Premier League Cup group cup ties to survive the wet weather.

Sunday, 16th August 2020, 5:26 pm
Hilio De Abreu hit 34 as Burridge defeated Sparsholt in the Southern Premier League East cup group. Picture: Neil Marshall

Blake, in his third season at the club, hit an unbeaten 89 in his side’s six-wicket win against Sparsholt in the Premier/Division 1 East group.

His previous highest 1st XI score for the club had been 45 in last year’s T20 Cup win over Havant.

Asked to chase 203 for victory, Blake put on 53 for the second wicket with Jack Paskins after opener Joe Collings-Wells (4) had gone cheaply.

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He then added a further 67 for the third wicket with skipper Hilio De Abreu (34).

Finally, Blake - who hit 10 fours and two sixes - put on an unbroken 54 for the fifth wicket with wicket-keeper James Hughes (21 not out).

Earlier, Burridge had restricted their hosts to 202-4 off 40 overs in the only game in their group which wasn’t rained off.

No 3 Lewis Mitchard (53) top scored and Stuart Taylor hit five fours and two sixes in an undefeated 50.

No bowler took more than a single wicket, but Sullivan White (1-28 off eight overs) and Dan Stancliffe (1-28 off seven) were the most economical.

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Srujith Wickramasinghe blasted his highest ever score as Burridge 2nds thrashed Ropley 2nds in a Hampshire District League County D group game.

The skipper opened the innings and he was still there at the end, unbeaten on 152 as Burridge rattled up 307-3 off their 40 overs.

It was his second century for the club, with his first coming in 2016 - 138 for Burridge 2nds against St Cross 3rds.

Nick Damley-Jones (64) provided good support as Ropley’s two opening bowlers, Fred Coles and Louis Sandison, conceded 116 runs between them in their 16 overs.

Ropley were bowled out for 94 off 25.3 overs to lose by a mammoth 213 runs.

They got off to a bad start when opener Myles Greenwood (3) was dismissed by Stuart Downs.

Saeed Khan (3-15) and Lewis Taylor (3-22) worked their way through a Ropley order where only two batsmen reached double figures and extras top scored with 35.

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Burridge 3rds defeated their club’s 4th XI by three wickets in Regional L of the Hampshire District League.

Emily Roberts picked up 3-19 off eight overs as the 4ths were bowled out for 156 off the last ball of their 40th over.

The top three of David Hiscott (5), Paul White (7) and Paul Candy (0) all flopped before D Whitlock (40), skipper Craig Harding (22) and Barney Barnett (21) boosted the innings.

Opening bowler Matt Steward claimed 3-15 off eight overs.

In reply, Burridge 3rds also struggled early on with Harding dismissing Roger Attrill (6) and running out Simon Beavis (21).

It was middle order pair Ben Randall (34) and Connor Lacey (30 not out) who did more the most to take their side to victory on 157-7 with 10 balls remaining.

Chloe Hulse shared the new ball and was economical in returning 8-2-18-0, while Katie Harris only conceded 17 runs off her six overs.