REDLYNCH and Hale received a shock to its system in their Hampshire League County Div Two game at home to neighbours Bramshaw as James Taylor's side fell to a five wicket defeat.

Batting first the hosts, looked comfortable to start with until Jack Vincent (17) was pouched and Charlie Everett fell soon after.

Even Ian Tanner did not seem to get into his stride and was given out leg before, having reached 29.

Thereafter, Kev Hopkins (28), Harvey Boardman (18) and Ben Brown (23) all got in, but could not progress to that big score their side so needed.

The Bramshaw attack pressed on, with Daniel Plume (4-27) the pick of the bunch as the hosts were stopped on 186.

A good start was needed and when Brown trapped Tom Arnold in front, it looked "game on". However, Andy Hart (54) and Plume repaired the damage with a 78 run stand and with Jake Booth (34 not out) helped by Joe Coombs (29), the visitors made the target look very comfortable indeed.

Hopkins (2-48) and Taylor (2-27) were the other wicket takers as Bramshaw crossed the line with 5 wickets and plenty of overs in hand.

A disappointment for Taylor's team, who must now regroup, and focus on Saturdays trip to Odiham and Greywell.

Meanwhile, at Hatchet Green, the third XI came badly second against a strong Totton and Eling III.

Sam Hatten (35) top scored for the home side in a disappointing total of 151, but young Charlie Bedford returned 5-33 and Khijat Sharma 3-12 for the visitors.

An unbeaten 57 from Perrin and 49 from Adam Knight did the damage as the visitors romped home by eight wickets.

The only bright spot for the hosts being a first wicket in league cricket for young Filip Hargreaves.

The fourths had a blank fixture week.