When news happens, text BAZ and your photos or videos to 80360. Or contact us by email and phone.
'Parish on the way up after last day victory
Longparish v Winterslow.
Shorn of several first team regulars, Longparish took on Winterslow in the knowledge that a win would secure the title. The visitors found scoring difficult as Matt Jackman, who has proved a revelation as a stand-in opening bowler, picked up four wickets and U18 Sam Woodward three wickets as Winterslow were all out for 139. At 10-2 the Longparish reply faltered, but an unbeaten 74 from U18 Ben Gardner secured the win, and the league title with 16 overs remaining.
Longparish chairman, Martin Bearpark was quick to praise the club's achievements this season: "Promotion for the first team has been long overdue, and to take take the title is the icing on the cake. ‘We have long held our own against far bigger clubs at indoor cricket, but to progress in the 11-a-side format outdoors is a testament to the strength in depth at the club and the colts sides who continue to feed into both the first team and second team.