AFTER a couple of narrow defeats, Farley returned to winning ways with a comfortable victory over Overton, writes Paul Roberts.

The platform was laid by the batters, with Iain De Weymarn making the most of any width from the outset. Every batsman made a start, but it was the third-wicket partnership between De Weymarn (76) and Archie Ayling that put Farley into a dominant position.

Ayling fell for 47, and the incoming players struggled a little to adjust to the pitch, but some late striking from captain Marc Burton, in fine form with the bat, saw Farley to 216-5.

Overton had a similarly strong start, with the prolific Henry Deacon capitalising on anything loose. But at the other end, wickets were tumbling and the arrival of Geoff Ramsey and Ramesh Gurung into the attack slowed the rate, Ramsey bowling his nine overs straight through to grab 3-20.

A fine fielding display from Farley meant that the visitors were well behind the rate, needing 70 off the last eight. Manny Gurung now took centre stage, grabbing two wickets in an over including Deacon for a well-made 77. A gleeful Gurung then polished off the tail, finishing with 4-36 as Overton were all out for 168.

It was a disappointing outing for Farley's second team at Over Wallop. After a fine start with the ball had reduced the hosts to 110-9, with Jake Hand claiming 3-15 and Ellie Thompson 2-32, Farley couldn't take the final wicket.

Wallop ended on 153-9 and then dismissed Farley for 91, Rob Feeney top-scoring with 26.