ANDOVER Cricket Club Second XI achieved promotion for the second consecutive year after their final league game against Petersfield was abandoned midgame due to bad weather.

The Test Valley Windows sponsored club, who needed 21 points from their final game to secure promotion to Hampshire Cricket League County Division 1, won the toss and started the game brightly as openers Stuart Summers and Harri Williams both scored into the twenties.

Summers was eventually dismissed LBW by Damien Carson for 27 before Harri Williams was clean bowled by Andy Barnes for 21.

Stuart Attwood and Max Romer- Lee stepped up to the crease and continued to score well.

Romer-Lee soon took the upper hand and began to attack the Petersfield bowlers hitting three fours and two sixes on his way to 38.

However as the rain continued to fall and the pitch began to get damper the umpires made the tough decision to abandon the game due to unplayable conditions.

The decision put Andover in an uncertain situation as fellow promotion hopefuls Compton and Chandlers Ford recorded a six wicket win over Basingstoke and North Hampshire III on the same day.

However due to a league averaging system, Andover were awarded the promotion spot, sneaking into third place just one point above their promotion rivals.