CLIVE Welsman claimed a five-wicket haul as Oakley claimed a six-wicket victory over visiting Winterbourne to stay top of Hampshire Cricket League Regional Division One North.

Welsman finished with figures of 5-37 as the visitors were bowled out for 176, with Julian Worthington making 63 in Oakley’s reply.

Odiham and Greywell also secured a six-wicket win over visiting Herriard. Shane Dowling made 70 as Herriard reached 197-6, while Robert Walsh-Smith hit 68 and Kyran Munt 61 as Odiham got home.

Ashford Hill scored a seven-wicket win in their short trip to Sherfield-on-Loddon. Pete Newton took 3-18 and Khaqan Zafar 3-35 as Sherfield were bowled out for 143.

Old Basing II beat visiting Kingsclere by 109 runs, making 189-7 before bowling their guests out for just 80, while Basingstoke and North Hants IV enjoyed a seven-wicket win over visiting Longparish II.

Grant Jones, Ashley Neal and Tom Hartgill all took three wickets as Longparish were dismissed for 80.

Ramsdell went down to a 17-run defeat at home to Farley. Steve Attridge took 4-26 as the visitors were restricted to 152-7, but, while Dave Simpson made 56, Ramsdell were bowled out for 135 in reply.

Rotherwick ITW sit third in the Division Two North table after a 78-run win away at Andover IV. Paul Buckingham made 93 as the visitors reached 228-9, with Kyle Frost and Graham Hooper taking three wickets as Andover were bowled out for 150.

St Mary’s struggles continued as they lost by four wickets at Michel-mersh and Timsbury II. Tom Lee made an unbeaten 92 as St Mary’s reached 169-6 and, while Dan Vickery took 3-30, the home side reached their target.

Odiham and Greywell II went down by four wickets at Petersfield II after being restricted to 109-9.

In Division Three North East, Silchester claimed a three-wicket success over bottom side Herriard II.

Jordan Coombs made 53 as Herriard reached 152-8, with Jack French taking 3-28. Pat McCarthy then took 4-31 in the Silchester reply, but Shaun Bradley’s 60 helped visiting Silchester over the line.

Old Basing III beat hosts Colden Common II by eight wickets. Chasing 148-8, Laxmikant Sharma hit 79 to ease Basing towards victory.

However, the other five local sides in the division all suffered defeat.

Third-placed Ramsdell lost by 201 runs at Otterbourne, being bowled out for 121 chasing 322-5, while Hartley Wintney III were unable to defend 106 at IBM Hursley.

Ian Hill took 3-36 but Basingstoke and North Hants V lost by six wickets at Aldershot V after making 129-8, while Hook and Newnham Basics IV were bowled out for 80 chasing visiting Aldershot IV’s 113-9.

Alex Dunesby and Lee Heaver both took three wickets as Overton II restricted hosts Holybourne II to 126-9, but the visitors were then bowled out for 100 to lose by 26 runs.

Oakley II sit top of Division Four North East after winning by 92 runs away at Ashford Hill II.

Richard Wood made 75 and Dan Beckell 51 as Oakley got to 257-9, with Steve Peters taking 4-61 and Mark Ridley 4-55. Ridley then made 64 in the reply, but George Letherby’s haul of 3-23 helped Oakley restrict the hosts to 165-6.

Whitchurch II are third after winning by three wickets at Herriard III. Simon Ralph took 4-19 and Martyn Dancer 3-27 as Herriard were dismissed for 121 and while Wayne Good took 3-24 for the hosts, Whitchurch got over the line.

AWE Tadley II suffered an eight-run defeat at home to Crown Taverners II. James Magateer took 4-23 as the visitors were dismissed for 139, but Tadley were restricted to 131-9 in reply.