A WEEKEND of intense cricketing drama, Farley misread the script, cruising to two huge tension-free victories over Whiteparish.

The firsts took the trip to Whiteparish and found a track that looked like it might offer something for the bowlers, so were not disappointed when home skipper Martin Ball elected to bat.

Sam Burton and Manny Gurung immediately made the new ball talk and Gurung claimed the first scalp, but then it was the Marc Burton show.

Finding pace, lift and movement, Burton proved almost unplayable as he ripped through the Parish middle order. Four batsmen were clean bowled with inswinging yorkers, two fell to catches behind the wicket, as he finished with 6-12 off his nine overs as the Parish fell to 57-7 off 30.

Jim Dovey attempted to restore some pride, striking six boundaries as he reached an unbeaten 30 but Sam Burton returned to take two in an over, the Whiteparish innings all over at 88.

Whiteparish's own left arm seamer Barney Orr caused a few anxious moments for the Farley opening pair of Iain De Weymarn and Andy Coveney, but the spin attack at the other end offered friendlier fare.

De Weymarn cashed in, hitting nine fours and a straight six as he raced to a 48-ball half century.

A swept four took him to the landmark and sealed the maximum points victory inside 18 overs.

At home, Farley's second team showed no mercy to a Parish side that started with just nine men.

Harry Jenkins and Craig Burrows took full advantage, Jenkins racing to a 34 ball 50 in a century stand.

Ian Swain that joined skipper Burrows and the pair added a further 147, Swain making 49 and Burrows progressing to his first ton for the club.

Both fell in quick succession but Tom Pugh provided no respite for the beleaguered bowlers, hammering 34 off 12 balls to take Farley to 304-4.

Parish made their intention clear from the outset as openers Mike Coulshed and Geoff Dear dug in.

The funereal run rate barely reached two an over before Coulshed was finally tempted into chipping a catch off Swain.

Farley began to make inroads at the other end, with Gary Seymour and Jake Hand both picking up a couple of wickets, but Dear was unflappable, finishing on 18 not out after batting the entire 40 overs.

The final total was 91-7.