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Written by Sport4Salisbury Reporter   
Sunday, 06 August 2017 13:30

REDLYNCH & Hale returned to action after successive washouts and were involved in a thriller with Andover II at Woodfalls Cross.

On a bright and blustery day, James Taylor asked the visitors to bat first sensing something for the bowlers in the pitch, but although Kev Hopkins (1-30) had an early breakthrough, Andover's Callum Watts thought otherwise.

The opener batted very well for his 87 before Taylor (2-36) finally had him pouched by Hopkins.

However, good support from Andrew Duckworth (41) ensured a solid total was on the cards.

The introduction of Will Hewlett slowed things down as the leg spinner wheeled away, having Duckworth caught at the wicket by Jack Vincent.

He finished with 4-44 as Andover posted 225-8 at tea.

A good start was needed by the hosts, but they were rocked when Ian Tanner, on nine, nicked one to the 'keeper.

Ian Stevens was caught for just two and Andy Soutar followed four balls later, castled by James Knight for a duck.

At 16-3 things looked dire, but James Benson dug deep and Dave Webber, dropping down the order to try and find his form, settled down to play some shots.

The pair added 69 before Robbie Taylor induced a false shot from Benson who went for 23.

Then came the partnership of the innings. Hopkins joined Webber and the runs began to flow again. Webber had passed his half century when Ed Duckworth finally got through his defence and he was bowled for 66. The pair had added 98 to bring the hosts right back into the run chase, but Hopkins was then well caught for a fine 55 at 195-6.

With an exciting, close finish looming, the bowlers were into the tail. Taylor struck a huge six before departing for eight and Vincent for three after bringing up the 200.

Hewlett and Russ Church (five not out) edged the score agonisingly close, but the former was caught for 11 with 15 still needed.

Last man, Ben Brown took the total to 221 with a pull for four, but the bowlers held their nerve and Brown was bowled - the innings closing just five short of victory, much to the disappointment of the sizeable home crowd.

Meanwhile, the club's second XI's game at East Tytherley was washed out by a localised downpour but there was better news for the club's thirds who were at Nomansland to play Bramshaw III, where the hosts could only muster 142 all out, largely thanks to Harry Burnham, 63. Mick Wright returned 3-21.

In reply, 14-year-old Jon Castleton on his debut, hit 96 not out in company with Ian Dixon (37 not out) to romp home by ten wickets in just 21 overs.


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