Hudson pleased as Waterlooville deliver timely triumph

Jon Hudson believes Waterlooville delivered a perfect response after beating Totton & Eling in Southern League division two.

Sunday, 8th July 2018, 7:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 6:43 pm
John Hudson.

The Rowlands Avenue  outfit went into the clash on the back of a heavy loss to Basingstoke & North Hants II the week prior.

However, Waterlooville displayed plenty of resolve in their three-wicket win over Totton.

The visitors were bowled out for 157 and the home side chased that total down. 

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Waterlooville dismissed Totton in their final over and Hudson felt clinching maximum bowling points gave his side a psychological boost heading into their innings.

The skipper said: '˜It was good for us to get another win on the board and get back to winning ways after a heavy defeat the weekend before.

'˜We came back and answered it all perfectly, really.

'˜They had some experienced players and the game was hard work.

'˜But the boys all stuck together and came back through it and that's what you want.

'˜Bowling them out in the last over gave us a psychological boost, definitely. 

'˜It's always good to go in to bat with your maximum bowling points. It always gives the boys a bit of a lift. 

'˜They were about six down going into the last four overs and it gave us a psychological boost.

'˜They probably thought they had enough runs but we knew 220 was about the par score.' 

Meanwhile, Purbook cruised to a 106-run success at Gosport Borough in division three.

Havant II were also in fine form as they romped to a nine-wicket victory over Lymington II.

Alfie Taw finished with figures of four for 18 as the Havant Park outfit bowled the visitors out for 191.

Andrew Galliers then top-scored with the bat, notching 70 as the hosts made easy work of the chase.

Ollie Kanavan struck 56 in Portsmouth & Southsea's 39-run win at South Wilts II.

However, Hambledon were condemned to an 88-run defeat at Fair Oak.