Good run continues for Amport

Andover Advertiser: Good run continues for Amport Good run continues for Amport

Amport v Hungerford.

Amport continued a successful start to the league season with a comfortable win over Hungerford.

Skipper Lee Ayers was not surprised to be invited to bat on a damp slow pitch and openers Ben Parkyn and Dan Holewell enjoyed another strong partnership before Holewell was bowled on 17.

Amport's batting line is as strong as it has been in years, so even the quick loss of Ant Gillard and Nick Bone, did not cause panic. Dean Woodhouse and Ian Langdown came together to put on 40 on a pitch that wasn't getting any easier to score on and Adi Holewell also weighed in with a valuable 22.

Ayers (30no) was able to steer the Amport tail through to a respectable 173.

The second half brought one of the most bizarre scoresheets the Hampshire League will have seen in a long while.

Hungerford's opener and overseas player Robbie Ringland, who looked a very complete player, was given very little support, and as such ended his innings on 101 not out, while the Hungerford innings collapsed to 122 all out, with extras of eight being the second top scorer.

Amport’s wickets were spread evenly around with Langdown and Parkyn taking two a piece, star performer Dean Woodhouse took 3-12, and Brandon Smith picked up 1-26 from his six overs, the other wicket coming from a very sharp run out from Peet Van Der Westhuizen.

Amport look forward to an away trip to OTs and Romsey to try to keep the winning streak going.

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