HONOURS were even in the clash between Oakley (157) and Whitchurch (157-7) as were the top scorers as Oakley’s Dan Sumner (59) and Whitchurch’s Tom Trinder (59) in the Hampshire County Division Four North.

Overton (151-9) just sneaked past South Newton with a one wicket win in Division Three North.

Veeru Pokola (62) top scored for St Mary’s (140) who lost by one wicket to Overton II in Regional Division Two North.

Whitchurch II had no game in Regional Division Four North East.

Meanwhile Collingbourne got their season off to a perfect start with an away victory at Keevil.

After winning the toss, Collingbourne’s new skipper David Malley asked the hosts to bat first, with Barry Reed (9-1-42-1) and debutant Jarrod Price (9-3-38-1) opening the bowling.

Keevil, however, began brightly, and their openers Tyler (34)and Hallet (17) soon posted an unbroken 50 partnership after just 10 overs.

The introduction of Owen Sheppard (9-2-25-2) and Mark Brett (9-1-21-2) soon swung the momentum back in favour of Collingbourne, with both men managing to pick up wickets whilst reducing the run rate.

A short, sharp shower brought proceedings to a halt, so drinks were taken a little earlier than planned with Keevil on 79-3 (after 21 overs).

Sheppard and Senior continued to apply pressure, ably assisted by Jacob Marsh (5-0-23-1) and Aaron Brett (4-1-22-2).

The final 10 overs proved fruitful for Keevil however, and their tailend batsmen including Evans (36*) ensured that they finished with a reasonable 194-9.

Collingbourne made a solid start to their chase with openers Graham Chandler and John Baxter putting together a 50 partnership before Baxter was dismissed for 9.

Chandler soon passed 50, with some fine shots to all four quarters of the ground.

Chandler pushed on, but unfortunately fell short of a deserved century after being given out LBW on 81.

With 57 runs required from 16 overs, Sheppard then began to find the middle of the bat and Collingbourne’s run rate began to climb.

He was eventually caught in the deep for 41 but Jarrod Price finished the innings with an unbeaten 19 to help Collingbourne over the line.