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Few games beat the rain but Whitchurch and Penton take the honours
The predicted rain decimated league cricket on Saturday with only a handful of matches getting to a conclusion. In the Southern Premier League Division One Andover’s journey to Liphook and Ripsley was ultimately fruitless as they looked for much needed points in their quest to stay in the division.
They dodged the showeres and made 166 all out in miserable conditions and when the home side batted the heavens opened once again after five overs and the umpires conceded defeat to the elements.
In the Hants League Div 3 North Whitchurch had a fine win at home to Holybourne in another rain affected match at Parsonage Field.
The visitors made a healthy 202 all out which was reduced to a target of 191 which was reached with three wickets in hand for a welcome 22 points.
In Regional 2 North Thruxton lost at Hartley Wintney III by 23 runs.
The home side made 168-9 and Thruxton made a brave attempt falling short at 145-9.
Upper Clatford’s game with Herriard was called off with the Basingstoke side looking good at 183-2 on the other side of town Odiham and Greywell handed out a beating to Stockbridge by 185 runs. Odiham made 264-8 despite Ian Leaman taking 6-43 but the Robins could only muster 79 all out in replay.
In Regional 3 NW Penton had a fine five wicket win over Shrewton III who were all out for 179. In reply Wayne Green was stranded on 99 not out as his side made 183-5 to collect the winning points.