A CRAIG De Weymarn ton helped Farley maintain their winning run, with a four-wicket victory at Hartley Wintney seconds.

After the start was delayed to allow the village carnival procession to pass round the pitch, the hosts opted to bat first and soon showed why the historic cricket green is known for high scores, writes Paul Roberts.

The ball raced across the outfield to the short boundary from the start, with the Hartley openers adding 78 inside 14 overs - albeit with a bit of luck.

There was another half century stand for the second wicket, as the hosts reached the halfway point at 131-1 and poised for a big total. However, Farley hauled themselves back into the game with some excellent catching. Sam Waters took four wickets and Ramesh Gurung three, as Hartley were dismissed for 259.

But Farley found runs just as easy to come by, Archie Ayling repeatedly finding the fence with some fine strokeplay. At 75-2 in the 13th, Ayling was joined by De Weymarn and the pair appeared to be cruising.

Ayling was caught for 51, but De Weymarn continued in dominant fashion. Anything overpitched was eased to the fence, while hard running put the pressure back on the fielding side.

Geoff Ramsey proved a willing ally in a fifth wicket stand of 77, and after a brief wobble, skipper Marc Burton joined him as De Weymarn cruised to an 82 ball ton. The pair were still together to see Farley over the line with three overs to spare.

The win takes Farley up to fourth spot in Division Three North.

Farley's second team lost out at home after being inserted by Breamore.

Tight bowling, particularly from Tom Marlow (3-17) kept Farley in check, the hosts finishing on 169-8. Rob Feeney top-scored with 36.

Early wickets from Dan Jackson and John Amos put Farley in the hunt, but Breamore's fourth wicket pair of Ally Barter and James Fuller (51 off 46 deliveries) shifted the balance. Barter remained undefeated on 78, to ease Breamore home by four wickets.