Basing have no answer to 'Parish blast

Gary Taplin hit 85 for Longparish II

Gary Taplin hit 85 for Longparish II

First published in Sport

Longparish v Old Basing.

A brilliant spell of bowling from Harry Martin reduced Old Basing to 16-4 before Alex Coetzee, Barry Blackmore and Ben Gardner picked up a wicket each.

Matt Jackman took 3-23 but Martin returned to wrap up the innings for 103 in the 17th over and finish with 4-6. Longparish batted sensibly and passed the target for the loss of only one wicket with 28 overs remaining and William de Cani unbeaten on 62 At Sherfield-on-Loddon the home side batted first against Longparish II and posted 128-9 from their 42 overs with Oliver Coetzee and James Young taking two wickets each and Chris Clarke a superb 4-15 from his ten overs.

Martin Savage hit 17 before departing to the bowling of Loander but opener Gary Taplin struck an unbeaten 85 to see Longparish II to a nine wicket win.

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