Gatting hits 84

Gatting hits 84

Gatting hits 84

First published in Sport

Joe Gatting hit 84 as the Hampshire Academy comfortably accounted for Alton by 75 runs on the Ageas Bowl Nursery Ground.

The former Sussex batsman shared an important second-wicket stand of 91 with Lewis McManus (41), which pointed the Academy towards 229-8.

Julian Ballinger took 4-47 for Alton, who crumbled from 57-2 to 79-8 against Ryan Murray (4-18) and Pete Newman (2-45).

Tailender Ben Mortimer biffed an unbeaten 50 to lift Alton to an eventual 154 all out.

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