HARRY Jenkins was Farley's unexpected hero with the bat as the club's second team notched up an important win at home to a depleted Wilton.

With Farley's regular openers both unavailable, Jenkins was entrusted with a move several slots up the order, and seized his opportunity in some style. Cashing in on anything loose, he raced to a half century off just 40 balls - his first in any form of cricket. Craig Burrows provided steady support at the other end as Jenkins continued to flourish, hammering a boundary through the covers to bring up his ton in the 28th over. Farley's first team, deprived of action for the fourth week in a row, roared their approval from the sidelines.

The 158 run opening stand was finally broken in the 31st over, with Burrows caught for 31. The Farley innings faltered slightly, with none of the middle order able to reach double figures, but Jenkins was undaunted, hoisting a six over midwicket to bring up his 150 and finishing on a majestic unbeaten 169 off just 120 balls. His innings featured 18 fours and 11 sixes as Farley closed on 228-6.

Ed Stagg then seized the baton, bowling Wilton opener Powell for 6 in the third over and claiming another scalp in a sharp opening spell. Jake Hand removed the dangerous Nick Hillier for 13, struck in front, and was then indebted to Andy Redding's safe hands at long off to remove Chris Hillier. Jon Shergold went on a characteristic attack, but his swift 45 was ended by Hand who claimed two more victims to finish with 5-46 as Wilton were all out for 107.

Farley's 111 run victory earned them 24 points and moved them out of the relegation zone with three games to play. Skipper Chris Webster refused to be drawn on whether Jenkins will retain his opening slot for those games.