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Written by Mike Turner   
Sunday, 03 September 2017 06:20

HAVANT Cricket Club retained the ECB Southern Premier League title with a closing day success against fellow high-fliers Lymington.

After their previous week's defeat against Havant, second-placed South Wilts needed a high-points victory away at St Cross Symondians and for the leaders to come unstuck against Lymington, if they were to take the crown.

However, the permutations proved academic as the Salisbury side went down by four wickets and the holders won by seven wickets.

South Wilts posted 283-8 but saw their hosts reach their total with four wickets in hand.

William Wade and Tom Cowley, 45, gave them a solid start sharing an opening partnership of 81. South Wilts then progressed to 155 when Wade departed for 59. James Hayward lasted just six balls but the visitors had 220 on the board when Jack Mynott went for 84.

Ben Draper added a useful 58 and Joe Cranch made 22 before the last few wickets went cheaply as their 50 overs came to a close.

South Wilts' hopes were high when they had opener Asher Hart out for a duck with only a run on the board.

But Harry Came's unbeaten 112 ultimately proved decisive and with support from Logan Van Beek, 67, and Billy Mead, 59, saw them to their target in the final over.

Havant had no problem doing what they had to do to ensure they stayed at the top of the pile. They bowled Lymington out for just 106 inside 43 overs, then needed just 22.4 overs to reach their target. They survived an early wobble - both openers were out with only eight runs scored - Ben Walker, 33 not out, and Robert Gibson, 32 not out, stayed calm to wrap up the win and a second title on the spin.

Bashley (Rydal) beat Hampshire Academy by eight wickets to pip South Wilts to second spot with Lymington dropping to fourth.


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