Bournemouth Daily Echo – BASHLEY lost by three runs to South Wilts in the only ECB Southern Premier Division match to survive the mid-afternoon rain which swept the region on Saturday, washing out all bar five of the scheduled programme.

Summary

  • BASHLEY lost by three runs to South Wilts in the only ECB Southern Premier Division match to survive the mid-afternoon rain which swept the region on Saturday, washing out all bar five of the scheduled programme.
  • The BCG contest between two of the Premier Division’s leading lights went to the wire, with South Wilts narrowly defending 243 for six after Bashley had clawed their way back from 136 for six to needing five runs to win off Ryan Murray’s final ball, with their last pair at the crease.
  • Confident after his unbeaten century at Alton a week earlier, Porter (44, seven fours) was timing the ball nicely and at 116 for three (25 overs) was steering Bashley into a threatening position.
  • Bashley lost two wickets at 198, but with 33 runs required off the last five overs, Thomson and Brad Currie (26 not out) gave it a real crack.
  • Waterlooville closed 164-9, 12 runs adrift of Bashley’s 176, an innings underpinned by Michael Porter’s 76, which included four maximums and five fours.


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