Mudeford v Amport.

Amport celebrated delivery of their new Gregory J Smith sponsored playing shirts by returning to winning ways with a rain affected win at Mudeford on Saturday.

The game started in glorious sunshine, but on a field that lacked a bit of love and attention, the Amport top order again found runs tough to come by. Both openers were back in the pavilion by the 12th over, with score on just 36. Dean Woodhouse (16) and Robbie Skeates (29) did an excellent job for the team, steadying the ship and taking the total toward 100 and like last week, the main responsibility ended with Ade Holewell, who dug in and steered the innings with a well paced 30, which really enabled the village side a chance to post a reasonable score of 175.

Amport's attack looked on top as the returning Rory Chetwyn-Talbot and Woodhouse bowled with pace and control. Woodhouse unfortunately tweaked a calf muscle as was unable to continue, but the support bowlers Holewell and Leighton Bone returned with an excellent joint spell of pressure, with Holewell picking up what was eventually a match winning 3-22 from ten. With Chetwyn-Talbot coming back as the rain clouds gathered, his figures of 3-29 meant that Mudeford were never able to get ahead of the rate, and has the heavens opened, the seasiders were desperately close to being ahead, but fell two runs short, handing Amport a much needed win, and boost for the rest of the summer.