REDLYNCH and Hale skipper James Taylor was left fuming on Saturday as his bowlers conceded no fewer than 40 extras to an East Woodhay side chasing a target of 213.

It was very much a case of what might have been, particularly as the visitors were 181-9 with only 26 balls remaining and ended up winning by one wicket with three balls to spare.

Earlier, Ian Tanner, having passed 1,000 runs for the season in all games the previous Tuesday, notched another half century with 60 to get the hosts off to a great start in this Hampshire League County Two match.

Tanner and Andy Soutar (55) added 93 for the third wicket, but the East Woodhay attack was containing the runs pretty well and the overs were passing quickly.

At 168-3, a late flurry was needed, but Jude Brankin-Frisby (3-23) accounted for Kev Hopkins and Harvey Boardman cheaply, for the home side to finish on 212-7.

In response, the ever dependable Ben Brown got his side off to a good start with 2-26, sending both openers back to the hutch.

And with Soutar (2-29) chipping in as well, at 56-4 it was game on.

However, young Brankin-Frisby, dug in for an impressive 46 before Taylor trapped him in front.

The wickets were falling but the runs were coming too and although Hopkins (2-49) had some success, those extras were not helping.

It was right down to the wire with 3 needed from the last over and a scampered single from Alan Williams sealed the points.

Further disappointment then for the Woodfalls Cross based outfit, who must quickly find a way to return to winning ways.

The seconds had a better day at Whiteparish in County Division Four West, where the hosts posted 205-7 with Tom Reynolds (97) falling just short of a ton thanks to third change bowler Nathan Pollard, who accounted for six of the seven wickets, returning 6-38.

In reply, the visitors were in trouble at 33-3, but Jack Cobern (62) and Pollard (66 not out) turned it around and after cameos of 12 each for Steve Fox and Nick Illman, the visitors got home with three wickets in hand.

The thirds at Hale, advanced to 268-8 against Whiteparish II, largely thanks to a 160 run stand between Mick Wright (56) and Andy Church (100 not out) who just got to his century with one ball to spare, Joe Oliver taking 3-64. In reply, Chris Bartell (44) was quickly out of the traps, before falling to Wright (3-19).

Then a fine inaugural ton for Darryl Parsons who struck 104 not out, but partners couldn't stay with him as Marcus Kimberley (3-33) and father Brian (2-37) got among them.

With the run rate getting too much Channa shut up shop with his team on 227-9 giving the hosts a victory by 41 runs.

The fourths were left disappointed as Andover IV forfeited yet another game as they were unable to raise a side.

In the team picture Nathan Pollard who got 6-38 and was not out 66 is on the far left of the front row and thirds century man Andy Church is second from right in the front row.