REDLYNCH and Hale enjoyed another maximum points win at Woodfalls Cross in the Hampshire County Division Three North, as they comfortably overcame visitors Chawton, writes ANDY CHURCH.

James Taylor had no hesitation in batting first and Ian Tanner (38) and Dave Webber (32) justified the decision, with 67 on the board before the latter had his bail's trimmed by Guy Charlton.

Glenn Willoughby was soon finding form again with his customary big shots and despite losing Tanner, Andy Soutar and Charlie Everett quite cheaply, went on to complete a fine half century before holing out on 58.

Kev Hopkins (47) who is seeing the ball like a football at the moment added another three maximums during his knock, which sees him homing in on the club record number of sixes during a season.

He and stumper Jack Vincent (21) added a vital 76 to ensure maximum batting points as the innings closed out on 262-7.

After the tea break, the Chawton openers seemed to have no problem in attacking the target as Ben Brown (0-34) and Willoughby (0-14) struggled to breakthrough.

However, with the total on 77, Webber (2-7) struck twice in one over.

Russ Church then bowled successive wicket maidens to leave the visitors reeling at 94-4.

With the hosts now in control more, the net tightened.

George Hayes (2-32) came on, trapping Jacob Channon in front for 11.

The Charltons, Sam and Guy, (not Bobby and Jack.)added cameo's but by now, the tail was wobbling.

Church (3-35) and Hopkins (2-24) produced the coup de grace together with a crazy run-out, leaving Chawton all out for 166 and a rather large 97 runs shy.

Taylor's side remain in third place fractionally behind Liss and with a tough game next up against fourth placed Steep.

Meanwhile, the club's second string's bubble burst as hosts Shrewton II spoiled the unbeaten record.

The home side posted 194 all out with Ben Vincent helping himself to 5-31. Newbury (45) and Jones (33) being the main run makers.

After the break, Mclure (4-18) and Bentley (4-24) wreaked havoc to leave the visitors in dire straits at 88-9.

However an unbeaten 10 over rearguard action by Rich Whitmarsh (23 not out) and Tom Emm (5 not out) deprived the hosts of full bowling points, closing out on 139-9.

The loss saw them knocked off the top of the Regional Division One North West, as Laverstock and Ford take over just 0.3 of a point on the average points system.

The thirds recent run of success was also blunted as Wilton easily overcame the posted total of 158-9, to leap frog them into second spot in Regional Three North West.

Andy Kennedy (64) had crafted his maiden half century but early wickets from Jon Shergold (2-21) followed by Dan Brown notching 4-42 ensured that N. Hillier (40) and an unbeaten 66 from Pinkante brought home the points for Wilton.