REDLYNCH and Hale enjoyed a clean sweep of victories last Saturday in the Hampshire League.

The first team bounced right back to winnings ways in County Division Three North with an emphatic win over lowly Amport.

Batting first on a good looking track, Ian Tanner and Dave Webber looked more like their old selves as the pair put on 114 before the latter was caught for 47.

Tanner, having already passed 50, was joined by Glen Willoughby (45) who looked dangerous from the start. However, Tanner holed out to cover, mistiming a drive when on 86.

Charlie Everett was trapped in front for 16, but Andy Soutar dug in and hit an aggressive 42 before he too was caught having found the ropes seven times.

A typical quickfire 22 not out from Kev Hopkins and a cameo from skipper James Taylor (11 not out) saw the hosts posting 287-5.

In response, bottom placed Amport were always going to struggle against such a formidable target, so it was no surprise when Martyn Startup was clean bowled by Hopkins (1-27) for just five.

Mark Hickman (16) soon followed, caught at the wicket off Ben Brown (1-32).

Will Hewlett (4-34) joined the attack and his leg spin soon bore fruit with Soutar pouching a good catch.

Russ Church (1-13) had top scorer Eddie Glover (23) caught by Soutar too before Hewlett struck three more times to knock the stuffing out of the visitors.

Taylor and Webber grabbed a wicket each and with the injured Tom Startup unable to bat, that completed a maximum points victory for the Woodfall Cross outfit.

Meanwhile second XI travelled to Wide Lane near the Airport, where Southampton Community seconds found themselves absolutely steamrollered as Dom Sell (8-2-4-17) and Jack Cobern (2-22) ripped through the top order of leaving the hosts reeling at 32-6.

George Hayes (2-6) and Tom Emm (2-21) were just as tight and with only Kumar (19) and Ashish (15) showing late order resistance as the hosts capitulated to 68 all out.

There were some early scares for the visitors as they found themselves four down for 42, but Ian Stevens (11) and Cobern (23) steered them home with 19 overs and six wickets in hand.

This leaves the 2nd team firmly on top of Hants Regional Division One North West 1 after a six game unbeaten start.

The third XI completed a clean sweep of wins as they made it three out of three with a victory over Hyde II by 46 runs.

Hale posted 236-8 and then Hyde II were bowled out for 184. Marcus Kimberley and Mick Wright both hit 40 before Ben Lindsay struck an unbeaten 51.

In the following run chase, Mike Shuttler (61) and Seth Loader (49) threatened, but with Kimberley taking 3-33 and holding the final catch it was the hosts day.