KJM Group Ltd-sponsored Wherwell CC lost the toss and were put out to bat by Ashford Hill CC on Saturday.

Skipper R Skeates set the standard early on with an excellent knock of 45, looking in promising form for the season.

But it was M Cutts who was the star of the show, scoring an outstanding 126 and notching a more than 150 run partnership with A Gladwyn (71*).

Wherwell finished off their innings scoring 315, losing just four wickets.

Ashford Hill had such a tall order to meet and two strong stints from Wherwell bowlers put pay to their hopes.

S Turner just missed out a five-for, finishing with 4-34 while yet another outstanding stint from N Young (3-21) meant his fine start to the season continued.

Unstoppable R Gladwyn (2-9) also shone as Wherwell finished off winning by 164.

Wherwell next play at Basingstoke & North Hants IV.