AS IT HAPPENED - Bournemouth v Basingstoke and North Hants

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  • Basingstoke and North Hants beat Bournemouth by 32 runs
  • Hosts bowled out for 78 chasing 111 to win
  • Three wickets each for Ryan Connor and Martyn James
  • Basingstoke bowled out for 110
  • Hosts win the toss and put Basingstoke in to bat on a tricky wicket
  • Southern League Division One fixture in Dorset
  • Basingstoke captained by Daniel Coombs in the absence of Chris Froud

7:11pm

That's all from me for today. Join Graham Merry for next week's game at Hursley Park.

6:57pm

SCORECARD

Bournemouth

B Bridgen c Fulton b James 4

M Miller hit wicket b Pistorius 19 

B Schmulian b Connor 2

M Kitson b James 0

G Russell c Connor b James 4

L Matthews b Connor 0

J-P Cronje lbw b Connor 0

G Singh lbw b Niblett 20 

T Stevens not out 4

A Singh c Benge b Pistorius 4

M Mixer run out (Williamson) 1

Extras 20

Total (all out, 35.4 overs) 78

Fall: 1-22, 2-30, 3-31, 4-37, 5-39, 6-39, 7-65, 8-65, 9-77, 78

Bowling: M James 10-6-15-3, R Connor 10-1-24-3, A Niblett 7-3-24-1, D Pistorius 7.4-3-11-2, M Thankachan 1-0-1-0

6:35pm

RESULT

Bournemouth (5 points) lost to Basingstoke and North Hants (17) by 32 runs

Scorecard and reaction to follow.

6:33pm

Matt Mixer run out 1

Bournemouth 78 all out (Stevens 4*) - 35.4 overs

It's all over. Two dot balls but Mixer then hits one away. There are two there but they hesitate and good work from Benge results in a run out.

6:30pm

Anshuman Singh c Benge b Pistorius 4

Bournemouth 77-8 (Stevens 4, Mixer 0) - 35.1 overs

Singh attempts to play on the back foot but it goes through to Benge. The umpire raises his finger and while Singh claims it hit his pad, he has to go.

6:27pm

Bournemouth 77-8 (Stevens 4, A Singh 4) - 35 overs

Off-spinner Matt Thankachan replaces Niblett. He gives up a single first ball, but five dots follow.

6:24pm

Bournemouth 76-8 (Stevens 4, A Singh 3) - 34 overs

Pistorius has Stevens tied up in knots, but has to settle for a maiden.

6:22pm

Bournemouth 76-8 (Stevens 4, A Singh 3) - 33 overs

Singh cuts and it goes through Joseph at point for two runs. The only other score is a wide.

6:18pm

Bournemouth 73-8 (Stevens 4, A Singh 1) - 32 overs

Pistorius is getting some serious turn, but no wicket this time, just a single.

6:16pm

Bournemouth 72-8 (Stevens 4, A Singh 0) - 31 overs

The Kiwi Express continues to beat the bat of Stevens, but he throws in two no-balls and a wide. The second no-ball also gave Stevens four behind the wicket. Could be costly.

6:11pm

Bournemouth 65-8 (Stevens 0, A Singh 0) - 30 overs

No further scoring, so a wicket-maiden for Pistorius.

6:10pm

Martin Miller hit wicket b Pistorius 19

Bournemouth 65-8 (Stevens 0, A Singh 0) - 29.3 overs

That's an odd one. Miller chases a wide one and is perplexed when Basingstoke celebrate. He must have hit his own wicket as he stepped back to play the shot.

6:06pm

Bournemouth 65-7 (Miller 19, Stevens 0) - 29 overs.

Todd Stevens swings wildly at his first ball, but fails to make contact. Niblett makes a good stop to prevent a run with the second before beating the bat again next ball.

Another good ball and a good leave, before the Kiwi Express beats the bat for a third time in the over. Good stop from Joseph at backward point secures a maiden.

6:03pm

Bournemouth 65-7 (Miller 19, Stevens 0) - 28 overs

A maiden for Pistorius. A struggle for Miller.

6:01pm

Gurpreet Singh lbw b Niblett 20

Bournemouth 65-7 (Miller 19, Stevens 0) - 27 overs

Singh cuts Niblett through the off side for four when he's offered a touch of width off the first ball of the over. Three dots but that's another four, Singh clipping the ball off his legs.

He's out next ball though. Tried the same trick again and was trapped in front.

5:57pm

Bournemouth 57-6 (Miller 19, G Singh 12) - 26 overs

Two for Miller as Pistorius drops a ball short, but that's the only runs of the over.

5:51pm

Bournemouth 55-6 (Miller 17, G Singh 12) - 25 overs

A maiden over for the Kiwi Express, who's bowling well, and it's time for a drink.

5:48pm

Bournemouth 55-6 (Miller 17, G Singh 12) - 24 overs

Four good balls from Pistorius, but the next is a bit full and he's driven for four through the covers by Singh. He keeps the strike with a single off the last following a miss-field by Vinn.

5:45pm

Bournemouth 50-6 (Miller 17, G Singh 7) - 23 overs

To be fair, I may have been a bit harsh on the Kiwi Express. From this angle he does look pretty quick.

That's down the leg side though, giving the hosts a free run, while a bouncer is hooked for four by Singh, who also takes a single from the last ball, digging out a full ball.

5:40pm

Bournemouth 44-6 (Miller 17, G Singh 2) - 22 overs

Left-arm spinner Dave Pistorius is into the attack. Miller takes two to fine leg from his third ball, but it's tight other than that.

5:38pm

Bournemouth 42-6 (Miller 15, G Singh 2) - 21 overs

Niblett, aka the Kiwi Express, comes into the attack. Good lines and just a leg bye.

5:37pm

Bournemouth 41-6 (Miller 15, G Singh 2) - 20 overs

Singh sees off the hat-trick ball, and Connor's spell ends with him giving away two to square leg.

5:36pm

Jean-Pierre Cronje lbw b Connor 0

Bournemouth 39-6 (Miller 15, G Singh 0) - 19.4 overs

Connor is on a hat-trick as Cronje misses a straight one. Might have been heading down the leg side, but the umpire raises his finger.

5:33pm

Luke Matthews b Connor 0

Bournemouth 39-5 (Miller 15, Cronje 0) - 19.3 overs

Matthews looks to leave the ball outside the line, but it jags back and takes out his off stump.

5:30pm

Bournemouth 39-4 (Miller 15, Matthews 0) - 19 overs

A two down the leg side completes James' spell. His figures are 10-6-15-3. Great effort.

5:27pm

George Russell c Connor b James 4

Bournemouth 36-4 (Miller 13, Matthews 0) - 18.5 overs

Four dot balls before Russell goes for a big shot. It goes high in the air and it's an easy catch for Connor at cover.

5:22pm

Bournemouth 36-3 (Miller 13, Russell 4) - 18 overs

Russell takes two with a feather past the slips, and then breaks his bat. A leg bye completes the scoring for the over.

5:18pm

Bournemouth 33-3 (Miller 13, Russell 2) - 17 overs

Only a single off the final ball prevents another maiden. They just can't get James away and every ball looks dangerous.

5:14pm

Bournemouth 33-3 (Miller 13, Russell 1) - 16 overs

The batsmen take a single each with the first two balls, but that's all.

5:11pm

Bournemouth 31-3 (Miller 12, Russell 0) - 15 overs

No further scoring in that over, and it's four successive maidens for James.

5:10pm

Mike Kitson b James 0

Bournemouth 31-3 (Miller 12, Russell 0) - 14.3 overs

A leg bye off the first ball, followed by a dot. Kitson goes for a massive shot off the next, and completely misses. James hits, and this game is on.

5:06pm

Bournemouth 30-2 (Miller 12, Kitson 0) - 14 overs

No further scoring in that over. 

5:05pm

Brad Schmulian b Connor 2

Bournemouth 30-2 (Miller 12, Kitson 0) - 13.3 overs

Schmulian gets off the mark with two, but Connor then bowls successive wides. That's better though, the ball smashing into the stumps.

5:02pm

Bournemouth 26-1 (Miller 12, Schmulian 0) - 13 overs

Another leg before shout, but that was probably going down leg side. Basingstoke are keeping it really tight, trying to build pressure, and that's another maiden.

4:58pm

Bournemouth 26-1 (Miller 12, Schmulian 0) - 12 overs

Connor also keeps it tight, with three dot balls followed by a huge shout for leg before, but Miller is credited with a run.

4:55pm

Bournemouth 25-1 (Miller 11, Schmulian 0) - 11 overs

A really good over from James, who beat the bat a couple of times and is putting it on a great length. Another maiden.

4:53pm

Not much between the teams after 10 overs. Basingstoke were 35-2 at the same stage of their innings.

4:52pm

Bournemouth 25-1 (Miller 11, Schmulian 0) - 10 overs

Connor bowls down the leg side and concedes three wides, but other than that, it's a tidy over.

4:49pm

Ben Bridger c Fulton b James 4

Bournemouth 22-1 (Miller 11, Schmulian 0) - 9 overs

Good pressure from James, who keeps it tight. Bridgen succumbs with the final ball, holing out to Fulton at mid-wicket.

4:45pm

Bournemouth 22-0 (Miller 11, Bridgen 4) - 8 overs

More good bowling from Connor, but Miller runs him down to third man for two off the fifth ball, while a big shout for leg before is turned down off the last ball.

4:42pm

Bournemouth 20-0 (Miller 9, Bridgen 4) - 7 overs

Pretty big shout for leg before against Bridgen, but he seemed to be outside the line. 

James then bowls a wide, while that's a big swing and miss. Probing from James.

4:38pm

Bournemouth 19-0 (Miller 9, Bridgen 4) - 6 overs

Connor opens up with a wide, while a faint feather of a touch from Miller earns him two past Benge.

4:35pm

Bournemouth 16-0 (Miller 7, Bridgen 4) - 5 overs

Another maiden, this time for James. Much better from him.

4:32pm

Bournemouth 16-0 (Miller 7, Bridgen 4) - 4 overs

A maiden over for Connor, who bowled some tight lines there.

4:30pm

Bournemouth 16-0 (Miller 7, Bridgen 4) - 3 overs

James' first ball is a rare wide, but the second almost takes a wicket. Miller gets an edge but it's past wicket-keeper Benge, standing up at the stumps and on the ground before it reaches the slips. Miller runs two.

Four more wides follow as James strays down the leg side, while Bridgen gets off the mark with a boundary, driving a full ball through cover for four.

A sharp chance for Benge off the last ball as Bridgen attempts to flick the ball down the leg side, but he can't take it.

4:24pm

Bournemouth 5-0 (Bridgen 0, Miller 5) - 2 overs

Connor takes the ball for the first over down the hill. Bournemouth captain Miller gets the scoreboard moving through point. That's two, and another three follow as he cuts past Joseph at gully.

4:20pm

Bournemouth 0-0 (Bridgen 0, Miller 0) - 1 over

It's James to open the bowling for Basingstoke. Ben Bridgen will open the batting, with Martin Miller at the non-striker's end.

James is as tight as ever, and that's a maiden.

4:13pm

Here come the umpires and the Bournemouth openers.

4:12pm

Basingstoke are out warming up, getting ready to bowl. Can they defend 110? It's a big ask.

4:10pm

There's still a bit of cloud around. It's not raining but I wouldn't rule it out. May be Basingstoke's best chance of avoiding defeat.

4:01pm

SCORECARD

Basingstoke and North Hants

R Vinn b Kitson 3

A Fulton run out 9

D Coombs run out 13

C Williamson c Russell b G Singh 23

A Niblett lbw b Kitson 1

P Joseph lbw b G Singh 18

M James c Russell b A Singh 0

M Thankachan not out 16

L Benge b Cronje 8

R Connor lbw b Cronje 0

D Pistorius b Schmulian 0

Extras 19

Total (all out, 43.5 overs) 110

Fall: 1-8, 2-13, 3-36, 4-38, 5-67, 6-68, 7-86, 8-100, 9-101, 110

Bowling: M Kitson 8-0-28-2, M Mixer 10-2-27-0, A Singh 10-4-22-1, G Singh 6-3-7-2, B Schmulian 5.5-1-13-1, J-P Cronje 4-0-6-2

 

3:51pm

The players go off for some sandwiches. Basingstoke have plenty to think about. They'll need to bowl really well to win this one.

3:50pm

Dave Pistorius b Schmulian 0

Basingstoke and North Hants 110 all out (Thankachan 16*) - 43.5 overs

Thankachan takes a single off the first ball of the over, leaving Pistorius to see out five balls. He survives three, but is clean bowled by the next and that's Basingstoke's innings over.

 

3:46pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 109-9 (Thankachan 15, Pistorius 0) - 43 overs

Two wides on what should have been the final ball mean no maiden over for Cronje, and Thankachan retains the strike after Pistorius survives one ball.

3:44pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 107-9 (Thankachan 15, Pistorius 0) - 42 overs

Thankachan just about survives an aerial cover drive, getting two just past a diving fielder. He then takes another two, but one run is short, while a single keeps him on strike.

3:42pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 103-9 (Thankachan 11, Pistorius 0) - 41 overs

Another singe for Thankachan to keep the strike.

3:40pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 102-9 (Thankachan 10, Pistorius 0) - 40 overs

Just a single for Thankachan.

3:38pm

Ryan Connor lbw b Cronje 0

Basingstoke and North Hants 101-9 (Thankachan 9, Pistorius 0) - 39 overs

Just a wide before Ryan Connor is hit on the boot with the final bal, of the over, being give out leg before wicket.

3:36pm

Laurence Benge b Cronje 8

Basingstoke and North Hants 100-8 (Thankachan 9, Connor 0) - 38.1 overs

Benge is completely deceived by Cronje, who takes out his leg stump.

3:33pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 100-7 (Thankachan 9, Benge 8) - 38 overs

A single for Benge to bring up the 100.

3:32pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 99-7 (Thankachan 9, Benge 7) - 37 overs

Two for Thankachan off new bowler, off-spinner Jean-Pierre Cronje.

3:29pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 97-7 (Thankachan 7, Benge 7) - 36 overs

A maiden for Schmulian.

3:27pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 97-7 (Thankachan 7, Benge 7) - 35 overs

Singles for both bowlers as Anshuman Singh's spell comes to an end.

3:26pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 95-7 (Thankachan 6, Benge 6) - 34 overs

Benge takes on new bowler, leg spinner Brad Schmulian, but gets under the ball. Kitson can't quite make the catch and Benge gets two, before playing the same shot much better to get four.

3:20pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 89-7 (Thankachan 6, Benge 0) - 33 overs

A maiden, with Thankachan surviving a strong stumping shout off the last ball.

3:18pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 89-7 (Thankachan 6, Benge 0) - 32 overs

Two byes and a wide complete the over.

3:16pm

Craig Williamson c Russell b G Singh 23

Basingstoke and North Hants 86-7 (Thankachan 6, Benge 0) - 31.4 overs

Williamson just seemed to be getting going, but he chips the ball straight to Russell at mid-wicket and it's all over.

3:09pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 86-6 (Williamson 22, Thankachan 6) - 31 overs

That's a much-needed big over. Thankachan gets three with a thick edge, before Williamson drives down the ground for two and chips over cover for four. A leg-bye keeps him on strike.

3:07pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 76-6 (Williamson 16, Thankachan 3) - 30 overs

That's better. Thankachan gets a single before the long wait for a boundary is brought to an end by Williamson guiding the ball for four to third man.

3:02pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 71-6 (Williamson 12, Thankachan 2) - 29 overs

Another maiden. Williamson is really struggling out there. Just can't get going.

2:58pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 71-6 (Williamson 13, Thankachan 2) - 28 overs

Williamson takes a single off Gurpreet Singh, the first run he has conceded. Five dot balls after that though.

2:56pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 70-6 (Williamson 12, Thankachan 2) - 27 overs

Thankachan guides the ball into the leg side for two, first runs for a while.

2:54pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 68-6 (Williamson 12, Thankachan 0) - 26 overs

A fifth straight maiden over, and Williamson should be out. His eyes lit up at a juicy full toss but he hit it straight to Anshuman Singh at square leg. That's a bad drop. It was straight at him.

2:51pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 68-6 (Williamson 12, Thankachan 0) - 25 overs

Matt Thankachan digs out a Yorker first up and that's a wicket maiden. Basingstoke just can't score.

2:48pm

Martyn James c Russell b A Singh 0

Basingstoke and North Hants 68-6 (Williamson 12, Thankachan 0) - 24.5 overs

James missed out on a couple of juicy half-volleys and frustration gets the better of him as he chips that one too close to George Russell. That's an outstanding diving one-handed catch at mid-wicket though.

2:44pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 68-5 (Williamson 12, James 0) - 24 overs

A third consecutive maiden. Williamson got nowhere near Gurpreet Singh there. He's a proper bowler. Turning it quite a long way.

2:44pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 65-5 (Williamson 12, James 0) - 24 overs

A third consecutive maiden. Williamson got nowhere near Gurpreet Singh there. He's a proper bowler. Turning it quite a long way.

2:44pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 65-5 (Williamson 12, James 0) - 24 overs

A third consecutive maiden. Williamson got nowhere near Gurpreet Singh there. He's a proper bowler. Turning it quite a long way.

2:44pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 65-5 (Williamson 12, James 0) - 24 overs

A third consecutive maiden. Williamson got nowhere near Gurpreet Singh there. He's a proper bowler. Turning it quite a long way.

2:44pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 65-5 (Williamson 12, James 0) - 24 overs

A third consecutive maiden. Williamson got nowhere near Gurpreet Singh there. He's a proper bowler. Turning it quite a long way.

2:37pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 68-5 (Williamson 12, James 0) - 23 overs

Just a leg-bye, so that's two maiden overs in a row.

2:34pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 67-5 (Williamson 12, James 0) - 22 overs

Singh is getting some turn out there and James is happy to survive the remaining four balls of the over. A wicket maiden. Not a bad way to start.

2:32pm

Patrick Joseph lbw b G Singh 18

Basingstoke and North Hants 67-5 (Williamson 12, James 0) - 21.2 overs

The new bowler is off-spinner Gurpreet Singh. He's quite quick for a spinner and his second ball traps Joseph in front. Not going well.

2:28pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 67-4 (Williamson 12, Joseph 18) - 21 overs

Joseph takes a big swing and a thick edge goes over backward point, landing safe. He gets two, and one from the next, with Williamson seeing out the over.

2:25pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 64-4 (Williamson 12, Joseph 15) - 20 overs

Joseph goes over the leg side but a fielder cuts it out and that's just one run. Mixer ends up with figures of 10-2-27-0.

2:21pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 63-4 (Williamson 12, Joseph 14) - 19 overs

Joseph gets a fortunate single with a Chinese cut. Singh is getting a lot of swing, and that goes down leg side for a wide.

2:17pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 61-4 (Williamson 12, Joseph 13) - 18 overs

Joseph takes a single from the first ball, before another risky shot from Williamson through the covers should get him two. Unfortunately, he is short with one of them.

2:13pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 59-4 (Williamson 11, Joseph 12) - 17 overs

Kitson's spell is now over, with Anshuman Singh taking over. He's another seamer and poses a few problems for Williamson.

He gets two off the third ball, but is a bit lucky not to find the fielder a mid-wicket with his chip. Singh strays onto his pads with the final ball, two more for Williamson.

2:09pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 55-4 (Williamson 7, Joseph 12) - 16 overs

Joseph pulls a short ball for four, before just about escaping as the ball nearly crept onto the stumps. Mixer bowls his first wide.

2:06pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 50-4 (Williamson 7, Joseph 8) - 15 overs

That's four for Joseph, chipped down the ground. He then takes three through the leg side, before Williamson does the same for two.

Kitson bowls another wide, before finishing with a dot ball.

2:02pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 40-4 (Williamson 5, Joseph 1) - 14 overs

A maiden over for Mixer.

2:00pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 40-4 (Williamson 5, Joseph 1) - 13 overs

Joseph is off the mark with his first ball, with the only other score a leg-bye.

1:57pm

Andrew Niblett lbw b Kitson 1

Basingstoke and North Hants 38-4 (Williamson 4, Joseph 0) - 12.2 overs

Niblett tries to flick one down the leg side but is hit on the pads. The umpire hesitates, but then gives him out.

The Kiwi Express is visibly unhappy. It did look like it may have been going down the leg side.

1:53pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 38-3 (Williamson 4, Niblett 1) - 12 overs

Mixer continues from the far end. Williamson takes a single from the fourth ball, while the Kiwi Express takes advantage of a miss-field to take a single with the last ball of the over.

1:50pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 36-3 (Williamson 4, Niblett 0) - 11 overs

Andrew Niblett is the new batsman. Apparently, he took exception to me classing him as medium pace earlier in the season, so from now on, he will be known as the Kiwi Express.

He sees out the rest of the over.

1:47pm

Dan Coombs run out 13

Basingstoke and North Hants 36-3 (Williamson 4, Niblett 0) - 10.2 overs

Another poor bit of running between the wickets. Coombs hits the ball through the field on mid-wicket, but hesitates when coming back for a second and is run out.

1:44pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 35-2 (Coombs 12, Williamson 4) - 10 overs

Mixer keeps it tight and Williamson is unable to score. A maiden over, the first of the match.

1:41pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 35-2 (Coombs 12, Williamson 4) - 9 overs

Kitson remains in the attack, and that's better. Two dots, followed by a single to Coombs. Two more good balls to the left-handed Williamson, who takes a single off the final ball to keep the strike.

1:38pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 33-2 (Coombs 11, Williamson 3) - 8 overs

Williamson can't get Mixer away and it looked like a maiden over until the final ball, when he picked up two through mid-wicket.

Bowler Ryan Connor, who just passed the scorebox on his second lap, says he remains confident despite the shaky start.

1:30pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 31-2 (Coombs 11, Williamson 1) - 7 overs

A bye opens the over, before Coombs drives through the covers off his back foot for four.

Three wides in a row follow, before Coombs tickles the ball down the leg side for two. Another wide next, with a dot to finish.

11 off the over. Might be the end of Kitson's spell.

1:28pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 20-2 (Coombs 5, Williamson 1) - 6 overs

Another short ball from Mixer is punished, Coombs almost sweeping him away fine for a boundary.

A leg-bye gets Craig Williamson on strike for the first time and he almost shells out caught and bowled first ball, a poor shot just clearing Mixer to give him a single.

1:25pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 14-2 (Coombs 1, Williamson 0) - 5 overs

Coombs takes a single from the last ball of the over to keep the strike.

1:24pm

Andy Fulton run out 9

Basingstoke and North Hants 13-2 (Coombs 0, Williamson 0) - 4.3 overs

Oh dear, that's a terrible mess. Coombs starts to go for a run but changes his mind. It's too late though and both batsmen end up at the striker's end. 

Fulton is ruled to be run out. He looks livid.

1:19pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 13-1 (Fulton 9, Coombs 0) - 4 overs

Fulton punishes a bad ball from Mixer, pulling him through the leg side for four.

Can't afford to bowl short on this pitch. Looks like it's doing a bit, but it's slow.

1:16pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 9-1 (Fulton 5, Coombs 0) - 3 overs

Coombs isn't wearing a helmet, and Kitson gives him a bouncer first up. Just the one wide from that over.

1:14pm

Michael Vinn b Kitson 3

Basingstoke and North Hants 8-1 (Fulton 5, Coombs 0) - 2.1 overs

Vinn leaves that one alone, but it must have nipped back and takes out his off-stump.

1:12pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 8-0 (Vinn 3, Fulton 5) - 2 overs

Matt Mixer takes the new ball from the other end. He's a left-arm seamer.

His first three balls are right on the spot, but the fourth is short, and Fulton gets off the mark with a pull through the leg side for four.

The next is on Fulton's legs and he flicks it away for a quick single, while Vinn gets a single to cover from the final ball.

1:05pm

Basingstoke and North Hants 2-0 (Vinn 2, Fulton 0) - 1 over

Vinn takes guard against Bournemouth's opening bowler Mike Kitson. His run up isn't that quick, but his first four balls zip through. 

The fifth is shorter and Vinn is off the mark with a pull stroke, picking up two, but normal service is soon resumed.

1:01pm

The umpires are making their way out for the start. Looks like Vinn will open the batting with Andy Fulton.

12:53pm

Weather report. It's cloudy overhead and not overly warm, but fingers crossed, it doesn't look like we will get any rain.

12:50pm

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12:49pm

TOSS WON BY BOURNEMOUTH

Sadly, Coombs lost the toss and, unsurprisingly, Basingstoke have been put in to bat. Could be tricky.

12:46pm

Bit of drama surrounding the pitch. The track the teams were supposed to be using has been ruled unplayable due to problems with the bowler's run-up at one end.

They've switched to another, but it was used last night by one of the Bournemouth youth teams. It's green and worn.

12:36pm

TEAM NEWS

No Chris Froud for Basingstoke today, so Dan Coombs leads the team.

All-rounder Graham Porter is also missing, while Dean Nurse remains out with a thumb injury. Craig Williamson retains his place, with batsmen Richard Vinn and Patrick Joseph coming in.

12:33pm

Good afternoon and welcome to live text updates from Bournemouth CC, where Basingstoke and North Hants are the visitors in Southern League Division One.

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