Burridge pair can’t prevent Southern Premier League loss – former Hampshire all-rounder claims five cheap wickets in Lymington romp
Dan Stancliffe and Sullivan White impressed with ball and bat - but couldn’t prevent Burridge from remaining rooted to the foot of the Southern Premier League’s Premier Division.
xSharing the new ball, they both took four wickets as Hook & Newnham Basics were bowled out for 234.
They later shared a 58-run stand for the 10th wicket - the highest of their team’s reply - in what finished as a 55-run defeat.
Both men bowled 16 overs - White bagging 4-49 and Stancliffe more expensive at 4-76 after Hook had elected to bat. Opener Richard Willcock (50) top scored with both Harry Robson and skipper Josh Buckingham, batting at No 7, hitting 41.
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Max Simpson (3-27) then removed Azimunnoor Chowdhury (12), Joe Collings-Wells (19) and skipper Hilio De Abreu (0) as Burridge dipped to 40-4. And it was 65-5 when South African Nathan Schultz - who had hit 90 the previous week against Lymington - was out for 14.
Chris Blake (34) and Will Donald (20) added 47 for the sixth wicket, but Burridge were 121-9 when last man White joined Stancliffe.
White (33) and Stancliffe (28 not out) showed their top order how it should be done, but their 10th wicket stand was just delaying the inevitable and Burridge were dismissed for 179.
Berg - still playing regularly in the LV= Insurance County Championship for Northants - claimed 5-9 off 12.2 overs as St Cross were routed for 91.
Berg’s new ball partner Jack Attree also starred, bagging 4-48 as the visitors collapsed to 49-8.
Ben Foster hit 10 fours in his unbeaten 46 as Lymington strolled to a nine-wicket success. Aptly, Berg had the final say - hitting the only ball he faced to the boundary as the hosts, obviously in no huge rush, reached their target in the 39th over.
Elsewhere in the top flight, Ben Francis compiled his maiden SPL century for Bashley in their winning draw against Totton & Eling.
The former Christchurch batter hit 105 in his side’s 272-6 declared total, sharing a 171-run opening stand with James Turner (66).
Hampshire pro Fletcha Middleton (85 not out) and Bothwell Chapunga (91) replied with a 138-run opening stand that the latter, thanks to 16 fours, dominated. Totton closed on 229-3.