BOURNEMOUTH have beaten Bashley (Rydal) to the punch by signing Dorset’s Luke Webb, who has already scored over 1,000 runs in all cricket this season.

Bashley skipper Michael Porter was anticipating Webb would return to play Southern Premier Division cricket at the BCG, where he played in 2015 before going to Oxford Brookes University, writes Mike Vimpany.

But instead Webb, who graduates next week with a first class honours degree in Business & Management, has gone to Chapel Gate to help boost Bournemouth’s Division One title drive.

Webb has been prolific in his time at Oxford, making big scores for the MCCU team and helping Chesham win the Thames Valley League title.

More recently he switched to High Wycombe, where he struck an unbeaten 50 against Finchampstead last week.

Webb goes straight into the table topping Bournemouth side for tomorrow’s SAT Chapel Gate showdown with unpredictable Sarisbury Athletic, who bowled Hook & Newnham Basics off top spot.

Guernsey’s Tom Nightingale led a successful 278-run chase with an unbeaten 140 for Sarisbury Athletic.

Hook face another demanding test when they visit twice-beaten SPL1 champions Calmore Sports, who lie 15 points behind in third place.

James Manning is back for Calmore, who have Michael Cook replacing Darren Vann behind the stumps.

Calmore Sports: Lavelle, Hardy, Cook, Johns, Manning, Taylor, Proudley, Rose, West, Wright Ducellier.

OTs & Romsey chase a third straight win when they entertain Ventnor.

With Steve Smith injured and Jake Folkestone away, OTs make two enforced changes against the islanders.

OTs: Woodhall, Mitchell-Lee, Vaughan, Tulk, Tognarelli, Brown, Newman, Trodd, Mogg, Allen, Bampton

Sparsholt leapfrogged to the Division 2 summit with a crushing ten-wicket win over Paultons – one they’ll expect to repeat when struggling Tichborne Park come to Locks Lane.

Sparsholt: Frith, Haworth, O’Brien, Banks, Mitchard, Doubell, Taylor, Doran, Foster, Weir, Hartley.

St Cross Symondians III need to arrest a sequence of back-to-back defeats at Langley Manor, while Totton & Eling will look to build on last week’s first win (over Basingstoke & North Hants II) when they visit Rowledge.

Fair Oak, the only side in all four divisions to remain unbeaten after six rounds of matches, name an unchanged side for the trip to struggling Gosport Borough.

Fair Oak: Gwynn, Hughes, Kemp, Hockenhull, Smith, Bullough, Oxley, McKenzie, Featherstone, Stewart, Mash Second placed Bashley (Rydal) II, 14 points behind, host Purbrook, without seasoned all-rounder Neil Taylor who pulled up lame in a recent Hampshire Over-50s match.

Bashley (Rydal) II: Underwood, Lewis, Vaughan, P Morris, Anstee, J Turner, S Morris, Grierson, OSullivan, Read, Eede.

South Wilts II: Phillips, Berzins, Cranch, Stearman, R Pittman, Pearce, S Pittman, Kidd, Fisher, Wade, Matt Burton.

Lymington II: Kelly, Agha, Attrill, Barton, Moors C, Ambrose, Robertson, Royan, Layman, Smith, Woodward.