BASINGSTOKE and North Hants seconds slipped back into the Southern League Division Two relegation zone after they lost by 89 runs at Paultons.

The home side batted first and scored 221-8 as George Condon top scored with 63 and there were half centuries for Sam Metcalfe and Robert Pike.

Mitch Stokes (2-8), Keith Harris (2-37) and Chris Chandler (2-47) took most of the wickets.

The Bountymen’s reply never really go going as they were soon 51-4.

Josh May top scored with 36, with Steve Bucksey (16), Joshua Coombs (14) and Matt Deadman (12) also making double figures in their all out score of 132.

Basingstoke must now win their final game of the season next weekend at home to leaders Totton and Eling and hope South Wilts lose to bottom side Langley Manor.