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Red-hot Bath douse Bashley’s cup dream
2:24pm Wednesday 16th May 2012 in Local Cricket
Bashley (Rydal) were bashed by Bath, who piled up a massive 285-7 in the ECB Kingfisher Cup second round at North Parade.
The New Forest club toiled in the field throughout the afternoon as Robin Lett (59), Lloyd Davies (55) and Sam Mount (54) hit half-centuries in a Bath run onslaught.
Nick Baker, Andy Neal and Simon Ridley each took two wickets for Bashley, who made 205 in reply.
Neil Thurgood (36), Andy Neal (27), debutant Luke Webb (25), Nick Baker (24) and Richard Morris (21) all made starts.
Bashley skipper Morris, though, was far from downhearted.
“We applied ourselves very well against a good side. We needed somebody to score 80, instead of 30 and we would have got close,” he said.
“Luke batted very impressively on debut and we’ve got high hopes for him this summer. He’s a superb fielder too.”
Bath now visit South Wilts in round three at Bemerton on Sunday week, May 27.
A half-century by Eddie Abel, coupled with some effective spin bowling, guided South Wilts to a 75-run second round win over Bournemouth at Chapel Gate.
Abel’s 58 underpinned a South Wilts total of 200-9, James Hayward (30) and Rob Pittman (27) playing key support roles.
Mark House (27) and Michael Porter (26) gave Bournemouth’s response a 63- run start, but when the hosts lost three wickets for only two runs their reply lost direction.
Ryan Scott (34) did his best to rekindle Bournemouth’s prospects, but spin trio Hayward (3-6), Abel (3-27) and Rob Franklin (2-14) cut through the lowerorder to dismiss the Dorset side for 125.
Havant cruised to an easy nine-wicket win over Liphook & Ripsley after shooting the East Hampshire club out for 88 (Jamie Hall 29) in their first round tie at Ripsley Park.
Ben Walker (3-11), Ben Robins (2-21) and Steve Matthews (2-18) did the damage for Havant, who cruised home on the back of Pete Hopson (39) and Walker (26).
Playing catch-up, Havant will now host Basingstoke & North Hants – three-run winners at Cove – at The Park on Sunday, 1pm.
Basingstoke just managed to defend 137 (Dean Nurse 28), bowling Cove out for 134.
Ventnor went out on the toss of a coin against Alton, whose Jubilee Ground has been waterlogged.
Alton now go to former cup winners Horsham, who thrashed Sussex neighbours Billingshurst.
Forthcoming local ties: Sunday: Round 2: Havant v Basingstoke & North Hants, Horsham v Alton.
May 27: Round 3: South Wilts v Bath.