Hythe & Dibden 117 all out
Bashley (Rydal) II 118 for 3

The home side won the toss and chose to bat first on what proved to be a difficult batting track at Jones Lane and were soon struggling at 3 for 2. Opening bowlers Sam Stroud (2 for 26) and Sean Read (4 for 41) bowled with good control and continually caused problems and were well supported in the field as Bashley caught every chance offered to reduce them to 61 for 6 in 20 overs with Hattingh clinging on to three catches at slip. Only Nicholas (32) was able to score relatively freely before he fell to Phil Morris (3 for 24) , one of four catches for Tom Saunders who also took the final wicket as the innings was wrapped up for 117 in the 28th over.

Phil Morris – 3 wickets and 30 not out


The wicket appeared to settle down after tea as Hattingh (29) and James Turner added 40 fairly comfortably for the first wicket when Hattingh was bowled shouldering arms. Sam Kennet (10) was trapped lbw soon after before Phil Morris joined Turner in a stand of 61 in 11 overs to take Bashley to the brink of victory. The partnership was ended when Turner was bowled by Wakely (3 for 39) having made a solid 38 from 63 balls. Morris finished unbeaten on 30 from 31 balls as the visitors completed a comprehensive 7 wicket win with 25 overs to spare ahead of a top of the table clash with second placed Fawley next week.