A RELENTLESS bowling and fielding performance saw Farley to a 10 run-win at home to Lyndhurst and Ashurst, despite being bundled out for 94 inside 25 overs.

Having been inserted, Farley got off to a flyer, as Ramesh Gurung hit three boundaries in the first over. However, he then perished to a lifter from Mark Lawless, setting a pattern for the afternoon.

Andy Coveney held firm against the bounce and variation, making his way to 28, which would prove to be the game’s highest score.

However, after he was yorked by James Clark, Farley fell away.

Clark claimed five wickets in eleven balls, finding extra bounce from just short of a length.

While Lyndhurst went into tea the happier, the Farley attack saw plenty in the pitch to inspire them and Marc Burton found the edge of the prolific Simon Park in his second over.

Sandesh Lama enjoyed the bounce too, as Comport nicked off and Lyndhurst found runs hard to come by Burton finishing with 1-12 off his nine overs.

Veteran Dave Agha dug in, and found an ally in the aggressive Chad Bhutta. But Ramesh Gurung removed them both in a stellar spell of 4-13 – Agha’s 21 coming off 79 balls.

Sam Waters got in on the action, claiming 2-20, the second courtesy of a stunning one handed catch by Mike Covill at leg slip to reduce the visitors to 70-8.

Still Farley attacked and after Manny Gurung had Lawless stumped, Paul Roberts induced visiting skipper Matt Park to play on to seal the win.

It was an altogether more comfortable ride for Farley’s second team at Thruxton, despite playing one short.

Matt Cook’s early scalp gave Farley the perfect start, but it was Phil Winslow, in his first outing of the season, who took the plaudits. He took 5-27 as Thruxton were all out for 143 in the final over.

Openers Harry Jenkins and Craig Burrows continued in their rich vein of form, adding 50 before Jenkins fell for 33.

Burrows notched up 55 before he was run out with just 20 needed and Russ Spencer (36 not out) ensured there were no further alarms.

The maximum points win saw Farley extend their lead at the top of Regional Division North West Two.