JACK Hersh scored a brilliant century to help Hartley Wintney to a 86-run victory at Langley Manor in the Southern League Division Two.

The opening bat helped his side to a total of 259 from their 50 overs in a game which saw new signing South African Ari Karvelas make his debut and he captained the side.

It did not go all to plan for the visitors, as they were reduced to 47-3, but a fourth wicket stand between Hersh (104) and Scott Carter (32) was worth 119 runs and this set the base for the winning score.

Once Carter was out, opening bowler Chris Jolley (36), batting up the order at number six, helped the score past 200 with Hersh and in the end they finished on 259.

Langley Manor were soon in trouble as Tommy Flanders (2-45) set back both openers with just 17 on the board.

Jamie Terris (26) and Connor Browne (43) repaired the damage as they shared a third wicket stand worth 49 and the game then looked in the balance.

Mark Teale (2-27), Hersh (1-17) and Karvelas (1-17) kept the wickets falling and it was left to Will Ross (3-16) to finish off the job as Langley slumped from 168-7 to 173 all out in the 40th over.

This week, Hartley will hope for victory on the road as they travel to winless Paultons.