IT WAS a blistering return to form for Farley, demolishing Pylewell Park for 97 after the hosts elected to bat, writes PAUL ROBERTS.

Then, with Ramesh Gurung quickly into his stride, Farley chased the target down in 15.1 overs.

Gurung was merciless on anything remotely short, smashing 10 boundaries on his way to an unbeaten 63 off 46 balls.

Andy Coveney had also looked in prime form before he fell for a stylish 28 with victory in sight.

The foundations of the win were laid by a parsimonious performance from the Farley attack, backed up by a solid display in the field.

Marc Burton bowled six overs for six runs, as the home side struggled to reach three an over.

But it was the introduction of Sam Waters that began to find a way through, Waters claimed 3-9 in a beautifully controlled nine over stint.

Matt Doe looked to up the rate but was bowled by Paul Roberts (3-25) and Pylewell didn't help themselves, gifting Farley two run outs. Gurung (2-10) closed the innings, courtesy of a razor-sharp Jon Burton stumping.

The nine wicket win puts Farley up to fourth in Hampshire League County Division Four West.

Farley's second string, meanwhile, sit a top of Regional Division Two North West following a 139 run win over Redlynch and Hale IV.

Craig Burrows, having chosen to bat first, shared an opening stand of 147 with Harry Jenkins.

Jenkins fell for an aggressive 85 - 70 of which came in boundaries.

Burrows progressed to 50 and contributions from Ian Swain (30) and Andy Redding (18) saw Farley to an imposing 249-7.

Ian Dixon (3-27) was the pick of the Redlynch attack.

Gary Seymour then ripped through the visitors' top order, claiming 3-4 in eight overs to as Redlynch were reduced to 33-4.

Dixon and Andy Church provided some dogged resistance, taking the score to 87 before the returning Nathan David trapped Dixon in front.

Farley were unable to claim the final two victims, as Redlynch closed on 110-8.