EAST Woodhay was the destination for Redlynch & Hale’s Hants County Two fixture, writes Andy Church.

The hosts won the toss and asked James Taylor's side to have a bat. Ian Tanner (24) and Dave Webber put 61 on the board before Tanner departed.

But a further stand of 100 ensued after Nathan Pollard arrived. Webber went for an excellent 80, but Pollard (54) kept up the momentum.

After a couple of cheap wickets Taylor (21) brought up the 200, but the skipper was castled attempting one too many big hits and the tail did not really push on, leaving a score of 236-8 for the hosts to attempt.

After the interval, East Woodhay got off to a terrible start, finding themselves four down with only eight runs accrued.

Webber and Ben Brown (2-26) tore through the upper order with Brown making the ball do all sorts of things in his nine-over spell.

Richard Dando (45) tried to fight back, helped by Sebastian Chapman (22) before Andy Soutar (1-32) had the latter pouched by Archie Boardman.

By then, the in-form George Hayes had removed Dando, going on to put paid to the tail and finishing with his third four-fer of the season (4-22) as the hosts sunk to 104 all out in the 31st over.

Meanwhile, the club’s second XI made it two wins out of two on the day, as they restricted Farley II to 120-8 from their allocated overs.

Debutant James Roberts impressed with 3-11 and the welcome return of Harry Cobern (2-23) also showed promise.

In reply, Dom Sell (21) and Brian Kimberley (22) got a good start before a flurry of wickets with Jake Hand (2-40) getting amongst it. However, it proved to be Cobern's day as he reached 24 to break the back of the run chase.

The tail did the rest, with the home side running out winners by five wickets.

At Hatchet Green, Hale, the club’s third team reached 182 with Katie Sell scoring 47. Visitors Winterbourne II reached the target with just one wicket in hand as Sell took 3-35.

The ladies hardball side claimed their first victory in emphatic style, running up 205-5 against Southern Stars.

Skipper Emily Otton struck 72, whilst Lily Day (41) and Rhiannon Webb (33) chipped in as well.

The Stars were no match for Day (3-7) and Otton (2-3), as they capitulated for just 65 in reply.