Teenage left-hander Dubs Wood struck his maiden Southern Premier League century to point Basingstoke & North Hants to an important 47-run win over Division 1 cellar dwellers Liphook & Ripsley at May’s Bounty.

The 18-year old son of Bounty coach Julian Wood was making only his third Basingstoke appearance of the season having previously turned out in Hampshire academy and Pathway XI matches, writes Mike Vimpany.

He hit an unbeaten 60 in the previous week’s nine-wicket mauling of Sparsholt.

His 104, which contained ten boundaries, underpinned Basingstoke’s 228 all out against Liphook, Wood’s opening stand of 134 with Richard Vinn (43) putting Basingstoke firmly in the driving seat.

But from 197-3, Basingstoke fell away badly, Liphook spinner Jamie Hall claiming a league best 6-53 as seven wickets fell for 31 runs and the side slumped to 228 all out with 15 balls of the innings unused.

Skipper Sean Burton (2-16) took the last two wickets.

It was the Brad and Ash Neal show after that – Brad’s bowling blowing a hole into Liphook’s top order as he worked up a real pace coming up the May’s Bounty slope.

Neal removed five of Liphook’s top six, Ryan Covey (42) watching on in horror as his side lurched to 10-3 and later 41-5, younger sibling Ash snapping up three catches off the edge.

"It was a great knock from Dubs and Brad's was one of the best new ball spells I’ve come up against. He took the game away from us unfortunately," accepted Liphook opener Ryan Covey.

There was respite for Liphook when Neal took a breather – Covey and Chris Martin raising the score to 105 when the burly opener feathered a catch behind and Vinn took the second of his four catches.

Martin went on to hit an unbeaten 50, Andy Barnes (26) blasting some quick runs before some late hitting by Seb Bixton (23) took the final score to 181.

Neal, though, had the final word, taking a sixth wicket before he returned for a second spell to finish with 6-21, a career-best return in any form of cricket.

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