Bashley (Rydal) II 323 for 6
Hambledon 216 all out
Bashley strengthened their position at the top of the table with a convincing win over fourth placed Hambledon at the BCG thanks to a near perfect batting display. Having won the toss and chosen to bat openers James and Alex Turner started cautiously against wily spinner Ian Turner who bowled his 10 overs straight through for just 15 runs. The bowling from the other end was less testing and the brothers were able to score freely as they added 140 in 27 overs before James was bowled for 44.Debutant Paul Prichard joined Alex and together they added 79 in just 11 overs with the former Essex player giving a masterclass in hitting gaps and strike rotation as he scored off 29 of his 40 balls before the partnership was ended when Turner holed out for a superb 112 from 114 balls including 12 fours and two sixes this being the 17 year old’s second league century of the season. Prichard followed shortly after having hit 11 fours in his 59 with the score on 236 after 40 overs. Sam Kennett was then able to bat with complete freedom and he made the most of his chance with a classy 62 from 43 balls as together with George Wilson (16) they took the score to a mammoth 323 for 6 from their 50 overs.
Alex Turner – 112 runs
Wilson and Sean Read quickly reduced the weary visitors to 56 for 4 in 12 overs with the aid of three catches for stand-in keeper Hattingh. Australian all-rounder Barber then played with intent to register a 63 ball 66 before he was caught and bowled by man of the match Kennett who bowled a tidy ten over spell to take 3 for 35.There was further resistance from Ian Turner who showed that the wicket was still excellent to bat on with a quick fire 52 from 38 balls before Read (2 for 57) and Wilson (4 for 46) returned to mop up the tail as Hambledon were bowled out for 216 in 44 overs to give the home side a 107 run win.