IT'S ten out of ten for Fareham & Crofton, who are steaming along 19 points clear at the top of Hampshire League, County Division 1.

But the 74-run win over Portchester which takes Fareham to within three wins of the championship was far from plain sailing.

Fareham's unbeaten run appeared vulnerable when they slumped to 102-7, but a 75-run eighth wicket stand between skipper Bob Marchant (46) and younger brother Graham, who made a crucial 64, lifted the total to 199-9.

Bournemouth University teenager Holly Knight made history by becoming the first woman to play senior league cricket in the county.

But she was dismissed for a duck.

Full story in today's cricket round-up in the Daily Echo