LONGPARISH pulled off another excellent win, as they followed up their win over the Hampshire League County Division One leaders with a eight run victory over visiting third placed Hursley Park.

The home side recovered from the early loss of Dan Bearpark, as fellow opener Ben Gardner scored 40 helping Longparish to 95-4.

The arrival of Jack Levy joining Tom Trinder, saw the pair set the platform of a total the home side could defend, with a fifth wicket stand worth 92-runs.

Levy was the fifth man out just six runs short of his half century and then a couple of quick wickets, before number nine Scott Sturt a quick fire 25 from 13 balls.

At the end of their 50 overs, Longparish had reached a useful looking 266-8 with Trinder finishing not out on 86, which included 12 fours and one six from 74 balls.

The Hursley Park replay saw Ben Gardner get some early wickets, but when opener Paul Marks (73) and Matt Branford (52) came together the visitors looked in with a chance.

H Martin bowled Marks and Trinder then dismissed Branford and after this Gardner returned to take a further four wickets in his 6-38 haul, as Hursley Park fell short of their target finishing on 258-8.

The result leaves Longparish sixth, but they are only one win behind the leading pack and travel to mid table Havant II this weekend.

Longparish seconds are still in a relegation fight in County Division Four North, after they lost at Ampfield by seven wickets. The visitors were bowled out for 176.