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Hat-trick for Herriard's Spencer Champ
SPENCER Champ claimed a hat-trick on route to a second five-wicket haul in as many weeks as Herriard beat visiting Steep II by 15 runs in Hampshire League Regional Division Two North.
Champ ended with figures of 5-32, including a hat-trick, as Steep were restricted to 197-9. Earlier, Alex Harding had made 51 as Herriard posted 212-8.
In-form Burghclere batsman Ben Lawrence hit a best-of-the-week 147 to help his side to a 176-run victory over hosts Hartley Wintney III. Lawrence’s knock was a big part of Burghclere’s total of 299-8, while struggling Hartley were restricted to just 123-7.
Odiham and Greywell remain top of the table after a seven-wicket win over visiting Upper Clatford. Becky Hartnett took 5-11 and Phillip Thomas 4-31 as the visitors were shot out for just 81 and, while the leaders lost a couple of early wickets, James Hampson (32 not out) guided them to another easy win.
St Mary’s are back up to second following a six-wicket win over visiting Chawton. Keith Waldock took 5-31 as Chawton were dismissed for 200, while Vinod made 71 as the home side reached their target for the loss of four wickets.
Old Basing II are third after beating Easton and Martyr Worthy II in a low-scoring game. Basing were bowled out for 94 but dismissed their hosts for 72 to win by 22 runs.
Basingstoke and North Hants IV sit third in Division One North after a four-wicket win over visiting Four Marks. Nigel Watts took 6-22 as the visitors were dismissed for 153, before Saf Ahmed guided Basingstoke home with an unbeaten 71.
Kingsclere’s good run continued as they beat bottom side Rotherwick ITW by 10 wickets. Chris Hanney took 5-37 and Keith Enters 4-22 as Rotherwick were shot out for 60, with only Ian Finlayson (47) providing any resistance, while the Kingsclere openers knocked off the required runs in just 16 overs.
Suresh Anthony took 3-17 as Ashford Hill restricted hosts Petersfield II to 113-7 on their way to a two-wicket win but there were defeats for Oakley and Sherfield on Loddon.
Sam Holbrook took three wickets as Oakley bowled visiting Tichborne Park II out for 172 but, while Chris Morris made 50, the home side were bowled out for 159 to lose by 13 runs. Sherfield lost by eight wickets at home to Ropley, failing to defend their total of 225-6.
Odiham and Greywell II top Division Three North East despite losing by 11 runs at Hawkley. Chris Turner took 6-17 as the hosts were dismissed for 137 but Odiham could only muster 126 in reply.
Overton II and Basingstoke and North Hants V played out a very close game, with visiting Basingstoke winning by just eight runs.
Amit Alva made 54 and Lucas Freer 52 as Basingstoke reached 225-8, with Alex Dunesby taking 5-52 for Overton. The hosts’ reply was led by Matthew Simms (56), with Jack Lake taking 3-32 as Overton were bowled out for 217.
There was an even closer finish between Ramsdell II and Hook and Newnham Basics IV. Visiting Hook were bowled out for 145 and while John Heath made 52 for Ramsdell, they could only reach 141-9 and lost by four runs, with John Hamshore and Olly Hewetson-Brown taking three wickets each for Hook.
John Blunden hit 59 and Neil Butler 54 as Overton II made 189-9 at Knights Valley. They then restricted the hosts to 152-7 to win by 37 runs.
Silchester lost by two wickets at home to Compton and Chandlers Ford III, failing to defend their total of 190-9, while AWE Tadley II went down by 112 runs at home to Liphook and Ripsley III, being bowled out for 102 chasing 214-6.
Old Basing III are third in Division Four North East after a comprehensive win over visiting Herriard III.
Kannan Kumara made 98 and Sid Sengupta 58 as Basing made 282, with John Hawes taking 4-60 for Herriard. The visitors were then bowled out for 92 despite Miles Kellock’s 61no, Ambrish Vyas taking 5-12 as the hosts won by 190 runs.
Naveen Chandru took 5-32 as Oakley II bowled hosts Midhurst II out for 99 before completing a seven-wicket win, but Herriard III lost by 40 runs at home to Easton and Martyr Worthy III, being bowled out for 136 chasing 176-5. Odiham and Greywell III’s trip to Otterbourne III was called off as the hosts could not raise a side.
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