UNDERDOGS Hartley Wintney will be looking to cause another upset in this season’s Southern Electric t20 Cup at Lymington on Sunday.
Confidence is high in the camp after the Southern League Division Two outfit took their second Division One scalp with an emphatic 10-wicket win at Andover last weekend.
Now they face their biggest test to date with a trip to Premier Division side Lymington.
In their superb victory over Andover, Hartley’s bowlers had a great day. Only opener Glyn Treagus (34) made it into double figures as Andover were bowled out for 71.
Chris Jolley (1-9 from three overs) removed dangerman David Taylor for one and then Jack Cockram took 3-9 from 14 balls, as he sent Byron Hancock and Ed Duckworth back to the pavilion.
The home side reached 50, but then with only four more runs added, captain Jamie Teale (2-14) removed the remainder of the top order, including top scorer Treagus.
Hartley openers Jack Hersh (27) and Ari Karvelas (43) then showed no mercy with the bat, as they took just eight overs to reach their winning target.
Hartley captain Jamie Teale said: “It was a fantastic result for us as they are going well in Division One. “They were just unable to get the ball off the square and we then we smoked it when we batted.
“We know Lymington is going to be a tough test, but everyone is buzzing at the moment and we cannot wait.”
Hartley’s latest Southern League Division Two game lasted just 10.4 overs, as rain washed out their match at Sparsholt last Saturday.
The visitors had made a good start, reaching 59-1, with Danny Plume 29 not out.
Despite the game being abandoned, Hartley moved up to third in the table after Portsmouth lost to new second-placed side Calmore Sports.
This weekend, the team are on the road as they face unbeaten leaders Rowledge.
Teale feels his side are up for the challenge and said: “We had them 85-5 at our place earlier in the season and we know what they are all about as we have played them so many times over the years.”