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Oli’s ton is just the job
2:25pm Wednesday 16th May 2012 in Local Cricket
OLI Knight cracked a century and shared a hefty secondwicket partnership with Archie Styles as Burridge piled up 246-6 before clinching an 89-run Yorkshire Tea Village Cup first round victory over Sparsholt.
Knight made 119 and featured in a 154-run stand with Styles (63).
Tim Brook took 3-39 for Sparsholt, who were dismissed for 157 (Dave Gough 35), with Jezz Wright taking 4-58 and evergreen Paul Ancel returning 3-26.
Stewart Magee (59) and John Harris (28) got the ball rolling for Paultons with a 70-run opening partnership, which Chris Ray (44) improved upon.
But the real impetus came from Rob O'Brien, who smashed 44 off 18 balls, and Andrew Collins, with 18 runs off six deliveries, who eased Paultons to 217-4.
Hambledon were detained by a miserly spell of leg spin bowling by Mark Weaver (0- 20 in nine overs), who opened the bowling.
James Scutt (40) held the innings together, but Paultons chipped away, with John Robinson (3-15) removing Scutt.
Hambledon were bowled out for 118 – 16-year-old James Holgate picked up 3- 19 on his Village Cup debut and Chris Dunn took 2-2.
Bramshaw are out after a tense three-wicket first round defeat at Longparish.
The New Forest club looked to be setting a good total as Zane D'Monte hit a rapid 61, but a superb spell of bowling from Chris Clarke (5-32) and Matt Jackman (4- 36) dismissed Bramshaw for 133 with eight of the 40 overs remaining.
Longparish found scoring difficult in the face of some tidy bowling from Joe Coombs and left-armer Mark Angel, but Paul Blackmore (30) and Will de Cani (48) compiled 48 for the first wicket.
De Cani’s departure to a superb catch at mid-on (79- 3) prompted a wobble as Jamie Martin (4-32) ripped through the middle order to drag Bramshaw back into contention.
But a 35-run partnership for the eighth wicket between Justin Jackman (18) and Chris Clarke (14) saw Longparish through.
Sunday’s Yorkshire Tea Village Cup second round ties: Easton & Martyr Worthy v Tichborne Park.
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