ANDOVER’S hopes of surviving the drop from the Southern League Premier Division looked to be over, after they suffered a crushing nine wicket loss at Bashley and only picked up one point in the process.

They now go into their final game of the season at home to New Milton, knowing they need maximum points win and Alton have to score less then two points.

Andover won the toss at Bashley and decided to bat and were soon in trouble as both openers were out with only 19 on the board.

The visitors recovered slightly to 142 all our as Glyn Treagus (32) top scored with number nine Mike Adams the next best scorer with 26.

The only other three batsmen to make it into double figures were Harry Blackburn (25), Ajeet Dale (22) and Max Romar-Lee (21).

Andover got off to great start as Dale bowled opener Samuel Thompson for a duck.

However, from here the home side took control as Josh Digby (83) and Phil Morris (43) shared an unbroken second wicket stand worth 130 runs.

Bashley winning by nine wickets with 12 overs to spare.

There was better news for Andover IIs as they jumped from fifth to third in the Hampshire League County Division Two to claim a promotion place.

In Hampshire League Regional One North West, Andover III came fifth after losing at champions Twyford, Andover IV lost on the final day of the campaign and slipped to fourth in Regional Three North West.