Redlynch and Hale bounced back from defeat to record a 48 run victory over IBM Hursley Woodfalls Cross.

James Taylor elected to wield the willow first, but Ian Tanner (11) and Steve Fox (5) both fell cheaply with Nathan pollard (10) and Andy Soutar (6) following soon after to leave the hosts reeling at 51-4.

Jon Castleton (25) arrested the decline, before Kev Hopkins struck a fierce 88 sending the ball to all parts of the ground, with his knock including five towering maximums. He and Nick Illman (21*) put on 83 for the sixth wicket as the innings closed out on 179-7. Will Robbins (3-29) was the pick of the visitors attack.

After the break, IBM too got a poor start as Ben Brown (1-31) claimed a smart return catch to dismiss Rob Pfeiffer (8) and Dom Sell (8-3-2-11) accounted for the other opener Matt Robbins.

Tony Rolfe held the innings together with a very patient 50 not out, but no one was able to stay with him to mount any serious comeback.

Soutar (2-25) and George Hayes (2-33) each bagged a brace before Hopkins decided enough was enough and cleaned up the tail with two in two balls to complete a fine win for his team.

Meanwhile at Steeple Langford, the clubs second string restricted the hosts to 178-6 with Andrew Clarke (56*) top scoring for ‘Langford. The wickets were shared among the attack with young Sam Milner-Smith (2-46) . In reply, a fine 49-run start from Brian (22) and son Marcus Kimberley (25) got the innings off to a good start before another R&H youngster - Archie Boardman struck an excellent unbeaten 71 supported by by Jon Hatchett (31*), taking their side home in just 25 overs with seven wickets in hand to crown a first rate victory.

At Hatchet Green the 3rd XI came across a strong and in-form OT’s & Romsey 4th XI, who advanced to 308-7 thanks to Andy Roberts (107), Baz Khan (87) and K. Berry (60). In reply, B.Deans claimed extraordinary figures of 3-2-5-1 leaving the hosts in tatters at 0-3, then 13-6 as the rot continued. Only veteran Rich Whitmarsh with 63 showed any resilience as the hosts slumped to 111 all out.

The 4th XI posted 157-7 against Whiteparish II with Luke Wordley (45) and although Mick Wright (3-25) helped reduce the hosts to 82-5, Kieron Higgins (17*) and a blistering 13 ball 44 not out from Sam Reynolds took the spoils for ‘Parish.