Goddard stars with bat and ball as Waterlooville beat Gosport Borough in Southern Premier League cup

Max Goddard produced a superb all-round performance to help Waterlooville defeat Gosport Borough in the Southern Premier League’s Division 2/Division 3 East cup group.

Sunday, 30th August 2020, 2:46 pm
Max Goddard took five wickets with the ball and top scored with the bat as Waterlooville beat Gosport Borough. Picture Ian Hargreaves

First, he took 5-17 - his second best figures for the club - as Gosport were dismissed for 78 at Privett Park after being asked to bat.

Then he top scored with an unbeaten 45 - his highest score of 2020 - as the visitors stormed to a six-wicket win with almost 14 overs to spare.

New ball bowler Jon Hudson dismissed skipper Lee Harrop (10) and No 3 Scott Taylor before Matt Cook caught and bowled Ollie Creal (10) to leave Gosport 29-3.

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Goddard ripped out the middle order as the hosts – minus the injured Mark Toogood, who had top scored in their previous two games - collapsed to 41-7. In the end, extras (24) easily top scored, including 17 wides.

Waterlooville’s reply started badly, Charlie Pennicott bowling Hudson for a duck. And it was 3-2 when Archie Reynolds was caught by Harrop off Creal.

Waterlooville were 29-4 when Goddard marched out to join Matt Shaw in the middle.

Goddard promptly hit nine fours and a six in a 36-ball unbeaten 45, and with Shaw 27 not out the visitors easily won.