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THERE was double delight for East Woodhay as both teams won on the opening day of the Hampshire Cricket League campaign.

In Division 2, the 1st XI visited Steep, who batted first and put on 118 for the first wicket in 19 overs thanks to Knight (40) and Collins (79).

The Woodhay bowlers then restricted Steep to 226-9 off 45 overs, Barnaby Talbot-Williams (3-27) and George Walters (2-27) being the pick of the attack.

Jared Knott celebrates his 2nd wicket.
Jared Knott celebrates his 2nd wicket.

The Woodhay reply was brutal as Joe Lawrance and Adam Barnes scored freely, reaching 149 when Lawrance was spectacularly caught and bowled by Gregg Turner for 97.

Sanjeet Garood (36) and Barnes pushed the score up to 211 before Garood was caught, leaving Richard Dando and Barnes (78no) to see their side home in the 34th over.

East Woodhay 2nd raced to a 10-wicket victory at Holybourne.

Hungerford bowler Robbie Sadler
Hungerford bowler Robbie Sadler

Skipper Simon Rutt took 4-7 and Adrian Batchelor claimed 4-36 as Holybourne were shot out for 64.

Then Toby Talbot-Williams (32) and Adrian Batchelor (27) steered Woodhay to victory in the 16th over.

Hungerford lost by 82 runs against Hambleden in Division 3 North.

James Marshall blasted an excellent 106 for the visitors, but Jarryd Knott took 3-47 and Oliver Tulloch, Shantanu Thakara and Robbie Sadler all claimed two wickets to restrict Hambleden to 252.

Only Ian Woolf (34) offered any real resitance in reply, and although Robert Grimmond (20) and Tulloch (25no) battled late on, Hungerford were shot out for 170.

Garry Masters led the way as Ashford Hill crushed Liphook & Ripsley in Division 4 North.

Opener Masters hammered 94no and Grant Michael Good (83no) and Ollie Williams (64) helped Hill to a total of 264-1.

Then Mark Williamson (3-9) and Tom Moore (3-20) helped skittle Liphook for 70.

Kingsclere cruised to a 52-run win at Littleton & Westhill.

Ed Lyle hammered seven sixes and eight fours in his 30-ball 81, and Stephen Hanney (68) and Ross Andrews (57) steered Kingsclere to 271, then Lyle (3-28) and Andrews (3-30) dismissed Littleton for 219.

A depleted Donnington visited St Marys in Division 4 North West and emerged with a six-wicket win.

Saints got off to a good start with the bat, but they stalled in mid innings and Dai Maddocks (3-31) and Phil Hobbs (3-32) cashed in before a late rally took the home side to 181-8.

Donnington got off to a good start with Iain Dadd (21) looking in good touch, but when he fell and three more wickets fell in quick succession the writing looked on the wall.

Antony Durdin and Harry Gent then both put the bad ball away well as they combined in a match-winning stand of 107.

Durdin scored 70no and Gent’s 61no included two sixes and six fours.

Al Maspero’s heroics were not enough to prevent Hungerford 2nd losing by three wickets to Thruxton.

Maspero blasted 75 in Hungerford’s total of 136, then he took 4-23 as Thruxton slumped to 75-7.

But Calvin Ryan hit 38no to see Thuxton home by three wickets.



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