AMPORT’S teenage sensation Nathan Birks was in formidable form once again on Saturday as he hit a century to guide the village’s second side to a 58-run win over Old Basing II.

The 15-year-old proved the difference between the two sides, scoring 101 runs to record his second century of the season.

After losing the toss the Red Caps were fearful of a repeat of the previous weekend’s defeat to Rotherwick where they were bowled out early on.

And it looked as if the game could swing in a similar direction when Martyn Startup was dismissed for just five runs.

However Birks quickly took control.

Despite losing Eddie Glover (7) and Martin Randall (10), Birks continue to push on and soon completed his half century.

In partnership with sibling Sam, Birks helped Amport progress calmly over the 100 mark before his older brother and then Sam Goacher were tricked by spin.

Wickets continued to fall until the introduction of Rory Griffin (19*).

Promoted up the order, Griffin played some aggressive cricket, hitting two huge sixes to quickly build up Amport’s score.

Birks completed his century before being taken by a magnificent one-handed catch, while Griffin continued at the crease to help Amport finish on 212 all out.

Amport’s bowling attack were equally impressive with opener Ben Black striking early.

Old Basing were behind the rate while Amport maintained pressure through good bowling from Teenage cricket star Nathan Birks hit 101 to help Amport II to victory over Old Basing II Eddie Glover and Sam Birks.

Eventually the breakthrough came when Martyn Startup took two wickets from two balls.

Wickets fell regularly to the Amport spin twins, including a fine grab by Roly Glover for his first Amport victim. Startup ended with 4-23 and Goacher 3-44, with Black taking the last wicket off a Birks catch.