Bashley grabbed seven Liphook & Ripsley wickets for eight runs to snatch a dramatic victory over their Premier Division 1 rivals at Ripsley Park.

The visitors appeared to be looking down the barrel of a probable defeat when a century by Cambridge UCCE opener Gareth James took Liphook to 187-3 and within clear sight of Bashley's 213 all out.

But an astonishing turnaround saw Liphook collapse to 195 all out and Bashley secure an unexpected 18-run victory.

Bashley made a comfortable start through Andy Sexton (33) and Glyn Treagus (27) but, from 91-1, needed promising Western Australian Drew Porter (63) to guide them through to 213 all out.

Liphook hardly aided their own cause by conceding 42 extras and, when Matt King (right, 3-35) had the hosts floundering at 2-2, it appeared Bashley would secure an easy win.

But James swung the match back in Liphook's favour during a 119-run third wicket stand with Jez Bulled (39) and had Bashley sweating during a subsequent stand with the Middlesex all-rounder Chris Wright (33).

Minutes after James completed a fine 101, the Cambridge man fell to a catch off Paul Cass - and a massive Liphook collapse began.

Then Cass took a stunning catch to remove Wright to prompt chaos and turmoil in the Liphook changing room - wickets falling at 176, 180, 185, 187, 188, 193 and the last at 195.

Those last seven wickets fell, principally to Neil Taylor (3-36) and Cass (3-49), as Liphook stumbled to 195 all out and an 18-run defeat.

The promise of Bournemouth's opening day five-wicket win over South Wilts evaporated with a 72-run defeat by Portsmouth at Chapel Gate.

Chasing the visitors' useful 236-9, Bourne-mouth saw eight separate batsmen reach double figures - but, significantly, no one make a telling contribution.

They finished well adrift at 164-9.

Portsmouth's 236-9 was built around a century third-wicket partnership between Lawrie Pritti-paul (66) and Seth Simmons (58).

But from 163-2, Ports-mouth dipped to 172-7 before James Manning (43) arrived at the crease to hammer the visitors back in to the box seat at 236-9.

Virtually all Bourne-mouth's batsmen made a start - and then got out.

Liam Aslett (23) and Simon Ridley were the only batsmen to pass 20 as Bournemouth dropped to 164-9.