AMESBURY registered a fifth win of the season, defeating Ampfield and North Baddesley by 38 runs.

Amesbury’s innings didn’t start well and they were soon 6/2. Jayden Atkinson entered in at 4 and together with Underwood, began the rebuilding process and moved the score to 36/2 off the completion of the 14th over.

They then lost their third wicket with Underwood departing for 11, Jay Jacobs then entered and together with Atkinson the partnership grew to 68, but Atkinson departed for 47.

109/4 quickly became 136/6, with brothers Andy and Chris White departing in quick fashion for 4 and 6 respectively.

However, despite registering his first 50 of the season, Jacob lost another partner with Buckle finding the edge of Macauley Atkinson to be removed for 1 and leave Amesbury 151/7.

Gareth Dobson entered with Jacob, scored a vital 34 run partnership and ended with Jacob departing for 80 to leave Amesbury 189/9.

Then Dobson along with Holding saw out the innings as Amesbury finished on 200.

Dobson and Jayden Atkinson got to work and immediately caused problems for openers Hatcher and Stuart Taylor and soon Ampfield were 41/2.

Arun Krishnan replaced Atkinson and struck in his very first delivery, then Macauley Atkinson bowled which Underwood caught to leave Ampfield 92/4.

92/4 soon became 92/6, after a brilliant direct throw by Sam Dando along with Fielder was trapped in front off the excellent spell of Krishnan for 0.

Renshaw picked up two wickets in just his 2nd over - removing Holder and Kimber in consecutive deliveries.

At 126/8, the contest was effectively over, although the Ampfield tail of Buckle and Fry largely frustrated Amesbury and deserve some credit for doing so.

Jayden Atkinson was re-introduced to no avail as a stubborn partnership ensured Ampfield closed their innings on 162/8. Buckle finished unbeaten on 47 not out.