Hampshire League – Regional Division 1 West

HYDE were thrown a lifeline in their last-ditch attempt to avoid relegation and it was a superb boundary-strewn century from Peter Hayward that was the highlight of their 177-run home victory over Shrewton 2nds.

Opening the batting with his namesake Will Hayward (26), the pair put on 96 for the first wicket and there were contributions from Mike Shutler (27) and Matt Cakebread (24) as Hyde amassed 282-9 with Nicholson (3-56) and White (2-41) the main wicket takers.

Smashing 24 fours and a six in his 135, Hayward hit 110 in boundaries that is 81 per cent of his score.

Shrewton were never in contention as wickets fell to Ben Daniels (5-35), Paul Inch (2-31) and Jack Renshaw (2-23) and they were all out for 105 in the 24th over.

Hyde lie second from bottom in the table and have a tough match on Saturday when they entertain leaders Hythe and Dibden 2nds.

Godshill continued their revival and produced an unexpected result when they trounced promotion-seeking Bournemouth 3rds by eight wickets at Chapel Gate.

Tight bowling from Alan Pollard (10-6-7-3), Clive Bealey (3-19) and Jason Cooper (2-32) had Bournemouth out for 82 in the 35th over and then a second wicket stand of 69 between opener Alan Cousins (9 no) and Jason Cooper (48) ensured their win in 20.2 overs.

Breamore’s skipper Shaun Marlow hit a century that set up his side’s 69-run victory over Cadnam 2nds at The Marsh.

Sharing in partnerships of 41 for the first wicket with his brother Steve (3), 74 for the fifth with Harry Northway (39) and 68 unbeaten for the sixth with James Fuller (38 no), Marlow finished with 106 not out as Breamore posted 237-5.

Cadnam finished well short on 168-7 as only Andy Steadman (38) and George Taylor (29) showed any form against Tom Marlow (4-38).

Damerham were far too strong for Exbury as they came away with an 141-run victory having amassed 292-2 thanks to an opening stand between Hacon Edgley (58) and Simon White (28) followed by an unbeaten third wicket stand between Ben Bealey (106 no) and Henry Gilbert (74 no).

Exbury were then dismissed for 151 with White (3-17) and Gilbert (2-20) leading the attack.


It looked as though Ellingham’s Saturday sorrows would run over into Sunday as they were reduced to 41-7 by Dorset Indians in Dorset Division 3 at Picket Post.

However an unbeaten eighth-wicket partnership of 232 between Andy Donaghue (160 no) and Brain New (62 no) propelled them to 273-7 and then colts Jack Gray, Luke New and Luke Donaghue restricted the visitors to 241-9.