Fawley 3rds 91 ao Nomansland 92-1
Nomansland made it three wins in a row with an emphatic win at Fawley on Saturday. Asked to bat, the home side started well enough and advanced to 26 without loss. Paul Hickman then chopped a ball from James Mason onto his stumps and was out for 21 and in the same over Mason yorked the dangerous Jason Ford for a duck. Mason picked up a third wicket with the score on 34, but John Church with 20 held them up for a while. Fawley then lost 3 wickets with the score on 64 and the innings ended in the 26th over when, with 9 wickets down, Andy Boba injured his knee hitting a boundary and had to retire hurt. Mason (3-25), Sam Dempster (2-30) and baby of the team Matt Rowland (3-16) took the bowling plaudits backed up with some good catching.
Nomansland started their reply well with Gary Loveless and Sam Dempster going along at a steady 6 an over. Dempster was then well caught for a sparkling 30, but Loveless was joined by Simon Smith and the experienced pair took them to a nine wicket victory in the 16th over. Loveless finished with 23 not out and Smith remained unbeaten on 34.