Things are going from bad to worse for once proud Basingstoke & North Hants.

Relegated from the ECB Southern Premier Division with only one victory in 2019, they lie rock bottom of Division 1 after suffering a third successive defeat – by six wickets at the hands of Sarisbury Athletic, who celebrated for the first time, Jordan Wright taking 3-20.

Basingstoke were dismissed for 95, having lost their first seven wickets for 41 runs, principally to Sarisbury’s seam bowlers.

Skipper Dan Belcher (27) did his best to stop the rot, but only Greg Donaldson and Chris Chandler (both 12) offered any support.

Teenager Tyler Bradley (3-22) gave the Bountymen hope when his three wickets reduced Sarisbury to 16-3, but the hosts new captain Josh Hill (45 not out), who has replaced Ricky Rawlins at the helm, and spin all-rounder Rob Franklin (31 not out) got to grips with the situation and secured their own club’s first win with an unbroken 70 run partnership.