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- Fawlley won the toss and elected to bowl
- Basingstoke score 228-7 thanks to Chris Froud 60 and Dan Coombs 51.
- James Woolgar is the pick of the bowlers with 3-46.
- Fawley 229-8 as Tom Gates top scored with 126.
- Dan King (2-21) and Matt Thankachan (2-37) pick of the home bowlers.
- Fawley win by 2 wickets
A tense finish, but Basingstoke were undone by the toss as conditions were worse in the first session and a superb innings by Tom Gates.
Fawley 229-8 (48.5 overs)
Turriff-Smith with a single and then Godden a flick off his legs for the winning runs.
A tense finish but Gates never deserved to be on the losing side.
Fawley take a big scalp and the Bountymen promotion hopes took a big dent.
Thankachan finishes with 7.5-1-37-2
Fawley 227-8 (48 overs)
A wide and a straight drive for a couple for Godden.
Fawley 224-8 (47 overs)
Thankachan's first maiden
Fawley 224-8 (46 overs)
Three wides adds to the score as both batsmen have yet to score.
James Woolgar b Joseph 8
He is beaten for pace as the stumps are smashed.
Incoming batsman is Dean Godden
Patrick Joseph replaces Dan King after an excellent spell of 6-1-21-2
Fawley 221-7 (45 overs)
Wayne Royan c Coombs bThankachan 2
He flicks the ball up for an easy catch by Coombs.
The incoming batsman is Elijah Turriff-Smith
Woolgar hits Thankachan for six
Fawley 213-6 (44 overs)
A super maiden over from King
Fawley 213-6 (43 overs)
Royan 2 Woolgar 0
Another tight over from Thankachan.
Fawley 212-6 (42 overs)
Callum Earl b King 10
Earl's stumps are knocked over
Incoming batsman is James Woolgar.
The tension is building now Basingstoke believe they are back in the game.
Fawley 211-5 (41 overs)
Can Basingstoke steal a win from the jaws of defeat as Fawley need 18 from 9 overs.
T Gates c James b Thankachan 126
Caught out in the deep by James
He hit three sixes and 18 fours in a superb innings.
The incoming batsman is Wayne Royan
Matt Thankachan returns at the Town end as he replaces Craig Williamson. He finished with 2-0-22-0
Fawley 209-4 (40 overs)
Earl hits a four as the finish line gets nearer the finishing line.
Fawley 201-4 (39 overs)
A straight six and four from Gates takes him to 124
Fawley need just 28 to win now.
Fawley 188-4(38 overs)
Gates hits the ball just over the head of Froud.
K Earl b King 22
King takes over the middle stump to break a partnership worth 104
Incoming batsman is Callum Earl
Fawley 183-3 (37 overs)
Gates adds another couple of fours down the ground
Craig Williamson replaces Pistorius he had figures of 8-0-49-1
Fawley 176-3 (36 overs)
A double from Gates brings up an excellent ton - could well be the match winning innings.
Now less than 50 needed.
Fawley 167-3 (35 overs)
Expensive over as Gates adds to tally taking his score to 98.
Fawley 155-3 (34 overs)
Three singles - a good start from King.
Dan King replaces Matt Thankachan at the Castle Field end bowling down the hill.
Thankachan figures were 5-0-24-0.
Fawley 152-3 (33 overs)
Gates hits Pistorius into the car park for a six and ends the over on 88
Fawley 144-3 (32 overs)
Gates with another couple of fours.
They have to close the Gates if they are going to win this game.
Fawley 135-3 (31 overs)
Gates hits another four to take his score to 73.
Fawley 129-3 (30 overs)
A more tidy over,
Basingstoke at this point were 123-3, so Fawley are now ahead and will Gates still in the centre this contest is wide open.
Fawley 127-3 (29 overs)
Gates 67 Earl 12
Fawley 118-3 (28 overs)
Gates 64 Earl 9
Fawley 116-3 (27 overs)
Another tight over.
Fawley 114-3 (26 overs)
A much better second over from Thankachan
Fawley 111-3 (25 overs)
Gates 61 Earl 7
Basingstoke were 111-1 at this point so everything to play for. When the teams return after the drinks break.
Fawley 105-3 (24 overs)
Gates hits a couplee of fours to tske him to 60.
Matt Thanachan replaces Patrick Joseph at the Castle Field end Joseph bowled 5-0-25-0
Fawley 91-5 (23 overs)
Gates reaches his 50 with a three. This game is hotting uo just like it is in the scorebox as sun starts to come in.
Fawley 91-3 (22 overs)
Gates cuts for four
Fawley 82-3 (21 overs)
Andy Parratt c Williamson b Pistorius 29
Williamson takes a smart catch at first slip.
In comming batsman is Kieron Earl.
Dave Pistorius replaces Martyn James and will hope his spin will do the trick.
Fawley 80-2 (20 overs)
Parratt hits two fours as Joseph's concedes more runs in one over than in his three previous.
Parratt moves onto 29
Basingstoke at this point were 91-1
Fawley 71-2 (19 overs)
Gates with a straight six down the ground.
Despite this James ends with super figures of 10-3-26-1
Fawley 64-2 (18 overs)
A single to Parratt flashed over the slips takes him to 19.
Fawley 63-2 (17 overs)
Gates with another four takes him to 34.
Fawley 63-2 (17 overs)
Gates with another four takes him to 34.
Fawley 58-2 (16 overs)
Gates hit a four on the last ball of Joseph's over otherwise it would have been another maiden.
Fawley 54-2 (15 overs)
James completes another maiden as Gates is unable to get the ball away.
Fawley 54-2 (14 overs)
Two no balls the only addition to the score.
Patrick Joseph replaces Ryan Connor after his spell of 6-1-36-1.
Fawley 52-2 (13 overs)
Gates 26 Parratt 18
Parratt hits a four with a square cut,
Fawley 48-2 (12 overs)
Gates with a four down the hill.
Also five wides in the over helped the score along.
Fawley 38-2 (11 overs)
Fawley 36-2 (10 overs)
Gates 21 Parratt 14
Parratt hits the first ball for four.
Basingstoke were 56-1 at the same stage.
Fawley 30-2 (9 overs)
Gates cuts the ball for four.
Fawley 26-2 (8 overs)
Parratt hits two fours
Fawley 18-2 (7 overs)
James is getting plenty of swing as he records a maiden.
Fawley 18-2 (6 overs)
A wicket maiden for Connor - Gates is unbeaten on 17
Paul Marks lbw b Connor 0
Connor strikes this time as Marks is caught out playing forward
Andy Parratt is the incoming batsman
Fawley 18-1 (5 overs)
Gates looks dangerous as he square cuts for four
Fawley 12-1 (4 overs)
Much better over from Connor has a shout for lbw
Fawley 11-1 (3 overs)
Gates has all the runs
David Streather lbw b James 0
James strikes with the first ball of the third over.
Completes a pair of ducks against the Bountymen this season.
In coming batsman is captain Paul Marks
Fawley 11-0 (2 overs)
Gates with a couple of fours
Fawley 1-0 (1 over)
A singles off the last ball of the over from Gates.
Tom Gates to face the first ball of the reply from James.
So Fawley need 4.5 an over on a dry deck now and a dry out field. This could well go all the way to the wire.
So Basingstoke have a score to defend not the 329-7 they got earlier in the season.
Fawley scored 196-6 last time the same again will do very nicely.
At the moment the sun is out - no sign of the predicted storms.
Basingstoke 228-7 (50 overs)
Lawrence Benge not out 5
Ryan Connor not out 2
Some good running between the wickets to make sure of maximum batting points.
Royan finishes with 10-1-46-2
Basingstoke 222-7 (49 overs)
Woolgar finishes his 10 overs - 10-0-46-3
James c Royan b Woolgar 33 - one six and three fours
Mis times a ball and it is caught by Royan
In coming batsman is Ryan Connor
James hits two fours off the first two balls and then a single is followed by the wicket of Thankachan.
James moves onto 33
M Thankachan c Godden b Royan 0
Matt goes for a bighit, but only first the hands of Godden to be out for ball.
In coming batsman Lawrence Benge
Basngstoke 204-5 (47 overs)
Bucksey hits a four before getting out.
Steve Bucksey b Woolgar 33
Bucksey looking to keep the runs going swings and misses on the last ball of the over.
In coming batsman is Matt Thankachan
Basingstoke 194-4 (46 overs)
James 21 Bucksey 24
Basingstoke 190-4 (45 overs)
Bucksey with a nice boundary as Woolgar returns to the attack.
Basingstoke 184-4 (44 overs)
James 18 Bucksey 18
Jmaes hits a stright six followed by cut to the boundary for four.
Smith ends wthe figures of 10-1-43-0
Bucksey skys the ball, but between two fielders so nol catch.
Godden completes his 10 overs with figures of 10-0-65-1
Basingstoke 161-4 (42 overs)
Bucksey 13 James 1
Basingstoke 160-4 (41 overs)
The Bountymen need to keep pushing to pass 200
Craig Williamson b Godden 24 off 47 balls and included two fours
The return of Godden at the town sees him take a wicket with the third ball of the over.
Martyn James is the incoming batsman.
Basingstoke 154-3 (40 overs)
Williamson flicks the ball off his legs and down the hill for four to take him to 24.
Basingstoke 150-3 (39 overs)
Williamson with a single to bring up the 150
Turriff-Smith endss his 10 overs with impressive figures of 10-0-25-0.
Basingstoke 147-3 (38 overs)
Williamson 18 Bucksey 9
The spinners are making it hard.
Smith returns to replace Royan whose spell ends for 7-1-25-1
Basingstoke 144-3 (37 overs)
Basingstoke 143-3 (36 overs)
Williamson 15 Bucksey 8
Basingstoke 139-3 (35 overs)
Willaimson 12 Bucksey 7
Nice running between the wickets.
Basingstoke 135-3 (34 overs)
Williamson 11 Bucksey 4
Basingstoke 130-3 (33 overs)
Basingstoke 128-3 (32 overs)
A nice drive to the boundary from Williamson.
Basingstoke 124-3 (31 overs)
Fawley keeping it tight with the spinners. Williamson adds a single.
Basingstoke 123-3 (30 overs)
A wicket maiden for Royan
D Coombs b Royan 51
Another half century for Coombs against Fawleyis ended as he plays and misses against Royan.
In coming batsman is Steve Bucksey.
Basingstoke 123-2 (29 overs)
Williamson off the mark with a three
A straight drive from Coombs brings up his 50 from 79 balls which included five fours.
Basingstoke 118-2 (28 overs)
Coombs 49 Williamson 0
Basingstoke 117-2 (27 overs)
Froud run out 60
A fine innings 77 balls eight fours and nearly matched his 66 in these side's last meeting.
A quick double for the Bountymen is their undoing as the throw to the bowlers' end is too good.
In coming batsman Craig Williamson looking to carry on his recent good form,
Basingstoke 115-1 (26 overs)
Basingstoke 111-1 (25 overs)
Froud 58 Coombs 44
Basingstoke 111-1 (25 overs)
Froud 58 Coombs 44
Basingstoke 109-1 (24 overs)
Coombs lofts the ball to the boundary, just falls short of a six.
A change of bowler as Wayne Royan replaces Smith 6-1-22-0, but it is still spin.
Basingstoke 102-1 (23 overs)
Froud 56 Coombs 37
Basingstoke 100-1 (22 overs)
Froud with a boundary brings up the three figures,
Basingstoke 95-1 (21 overs)
Froud flicks the ball off his legs for his half century.
His second 50 against Fawley this season this one is off 64 balls and includes seven fours.
Elijah Turriff-Smith takes over from Godden bowling from the town end from Godden
Basingstoke 91-1 (20 overs)
Smith bowls the first maiden of the match against Coombs.
Basingstoke 91-1 (19 overs)
Coombs nice stroke for a four
Basingstoke 86-1 (18 overs)
Froud with a cut to the boundary to take him to 48.
Basingstoke 82-1 (17 overs)
Froud 44 Coombs 29
Basingstoke 79-1 (16 overs)
Froud scores a single to spoil Smith's third over
Basingstoke 78-1 (15 overs)
Froud 42 Coombs 27
Blue sky now over May's Bounty.
Godden returns to replace Woolgar whose opening spell is 7-0-24-1.
Basingstoke 73-1 (14 overs)
A very good over from Smith - Froud just takes the single.
Basinsgtoke 72-1 (13 overs)
Froud 36 Coombs 27
Basingstoke 67-1 ( 12 overs Froud 31 Coombs 27)
Froud cuts the ball away for four and Coombs a nice drive for four as they pass the 50 partnership. Not a good start for Smith.
Spinner Wayne Smith who took three wickets when these sides last met takes over from Dean Godden whose first spell is 5-0-36-0.
Basingstoke 56-1 (11 overs)
Basingstoke 50-1 (10 overs)
Coombs 20 flicks a ball off his legs for four
Froud 21 hammers a full toss to the boundary
Basingstoke 41-1 (9 overs)
Going along nicely at the moment are the home side.
Basingstoke 38-1 (8 overs)
Coombs drives up hill, but only yields three.
Basingstoke 33-1 (7 overs)
Woolgar slows down the run-rate.
Basingstoke 30-1 (6 overs)
Coombs with a straight four moves onto 11
Basingstoke 23-1 (5 overs)
Basingstoke 20-1 (4 overs)
Froud hits two fours to move to 12 not out. As the sun starts to shine.
Basingstoke 12-1 (3 overs)
Patrick Joseph lbw b Woolgar 5
Joseph looks surprised as a he departs on the fifth ball of the over.
Incoming batsman Dan Coombs
Joseph flicks the ball off his legs for a three - would have been a four if not the wet pitch.
Patrick Joseph faces Dean Godden for the second over.
Basingstoke 1-0 (1 over).
Only a wide to trouble the scorers.
Chris Froud opens the batting against James Woolgar.
The players are coming out. Now all we need is the sun.
Waiting for the teams to come out.
Fawley won the toss and elected to bowl which is strange as Basingstoke scored over 300 batting first in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
Basingstoke have Patrick Joseph and Ryan Connor back for this game. So are at full strenghth. At the moment overcast but no sign of rain.
Welcome to May's Bounty for today's home game against Fawley. The Bountymen are looking to ready to winning ways at home and keep up their push for promotion.