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.

By Simon Carter
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
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.

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.