ANDOVER'S first team cricketers will be hoping for a victory this weekend, to stop them being sucked into an end of season relegation battle.

On the other hand three wins from their last three games could see them finish third.

Their run in to the end of the season, starts for sixth place Andover at third placed Portsmouth on Saturday.

Last weekend Andover's game against Ventnor was abandoned at London with the home side in their 18th over.

Earlier, the island visitors to north Hampshire had posted a score of 236 all out.

This was after Ventnor's top order got them off to a good start, as opener Tom Friend and number three Martin Blackman both scored 57 each.

Charlie Ayers (3-34) then got amongst the wickets, before Blackman and Chris Russell added 65 for the fifth wicket.

It was the seventh bowler on innings, who then did most of damage as Glyn Treagus took 4-35 from six overs.

He trapped Blackman leg before and also dismissed Russell caught and bowled.

In Andover's reply, Treagus (23) and Asher Hart (18) got them off to a good start, before Hart went leg before from a ball from Russell.

Treagus and William Carr (15 not out) took the score to 50, when Treagus was run out.

Max Romar-Lee the century hero last week failed to trouble the scorers this.

He was replaced by Josh Ballantine-Dykes who top scored with 25 not out as Andover reached 85-3, before the game was abandoned and no points were awarded.