HARTLEY Wintney kept themselves in the promotion places in Southern League Division Two, after 20-run victory over visiting Paultons on Saturday.

Having elected to bat the village side were soon in trouble at 20-3, but thanks to opener Jack Hersh (72) and evergreen Matt Digweed (66) they got the team back on track with a fourth wicket stand worth 105 runs.

Captain Jamie Teale (32) and Digweed added 56 runs for the next partnership, as Hartley were all out for 245 on the last ball of their innings.

Opener Stewart Magee (62) kept Paultons in the hunt, but two wickets each for Ari Karvelas and Mark Teale removed the top order and then Chris Jolley (4-29) did the same with the tail, as the visitors were all out for 225.

Hartley are on their travels this week to OTs and Romsey who are fighting to avoid relegation and could again included Hampshire star Chris Wood in their line-up.