Babu Veetil belted 40 runs off just eight balls in a whirlwind end to Andover’s innings against Southern Premier Division 1 rivals Sarisbury Athletic at London Road.

He hit Jordan Wright for four successive sixes before being run out with Andover 254-7 – a total sufficient to secure a 53-run win.

Sarisbury Athletic, having been rocked by a three-wicket new ball blast by Oli Williams, were dismissed for 201.

Glyn Treagus, 68, was the lynchpin at the top of the Andover order, steering the lions to 140-3 before being trapped leg before wicket.  Oli Williams, 26, and Charlie Ayres, 31, partnered the opener in useful stands.

Past Zimbabwe international Richmond ‘Richie’ Mutambami rode his luck to make 55 not out and Matt Hooper made a handy contribution as Andover reached 211-6 with three overs to go.

Enter Veetil and a six-strewn run blast – mainly over mid-on and mid-off – which saw Andover’s total rocket to 254-7.

Teenager Oli Williams, who finished with 4-24, had Sarisbury reeling at 11-3 and later 30-4 before Nathan Feltham, 39, and Hook & Newnham Basics raised Jack Robson (49) calmed things down.

Sarisbury’s lower middle-order chipped in to get some batting bonus points on the board as the visitors closed 201 all out.