HARTLEY Wintney were edged out in the final over by Langley Manor in a very high scoring encounter on the village green.

Home skipper Will Kerr won the toss and decided to bat and after losing Rex Porter (6) with only 19 scored it did not look a good move.

However, Harry Broderick joined Kerr and the pair moved the score to 200, before they were parted.

Kerr was the first man just eight runs short of his ton and his 99-ball stay at the centre included 12 fours and two sixes.

Jason Knibbs then came in and along with Broderick they added 33 to the total, before Knibbs departed for eight.

Broderick was then the fourth man out just three runs shy of his century and his 114-ball innings saw him hit 10 fours and four sixes.

Scott Baldwin now took up the mantle with Jamie Teale and the experienced pair took the total past 300.

Baldwin being the last man for 48, which came of just 28 balls.

Teale (27 not out) and Jonathan Kerr (13 not out) carried on as Hartley finished on 331-5.

The Langley Manor reply started well as Jack Budd (37) and Conor Browne (59) put on 99 for the first wicket.

The home side hit back with two wickets in the space of 12 runs as Knibbs had Budd caught behind and Baldwin dismissed Browne thanks to an Angus Brown catch.

Third man in Charlie Kirby scored just 10, but from there the visitors got into their stride, as Nicholas Doubell (77) and Elliot Pointing (33) took the score past 200.

After this, Doubell and Steve Harris teamed up and added 76 for the fifth wicket which took the score to 281.

It was left to Harris (80) and Jordie Smith (18) to complete the job as the visitors got home with five balls to spare.

This coming weekend, Hartley are away at Paultons.