ANDOVER Cricket Club moved up to third in the Southern Premier League Division One after securing an important away win at mid-table side Rowledge.

The game was one of a handful to be played in the Southern League last weekend, with heavy rain leading the cancellations across the four divisions.

However a travelling Andover side got the nod and took full advantage, securing a 24 run win.

Andover batted first and got off to a great start with Ali Hooper (59) and Glyn Treagus (58) putting on a 98- run opening partnership.

James O’Gorman was in typically good form, hitting 48 before being caught out just two runs shy of yet another half-century.

Andover’s lower order fell quickly in the final overs but there was a memorable moment for promising youngster Will Morton (1*) who secured his first taste of first XI cricket.

Andover ended their innings on 230-9.

In-form bowlers Mike Adams and Babu Veettil continued their purple patch taking out top order batsman Balajee and Randall early on.

Gleave (42) and Lloyd (81*) dug in for Rowledge until spinner Danny Foy broke up the 60 run partnership by dismissing Gleave with a masterful googly.

Rowledge’s captain Wish (26) attempted to pull his side over the line but Andover’s tight bowling restricted the hosts, who fell 24 runs short of their target.

Andover secured a five wicket win against second placed Portsmouth on Saturday to edge within six points of Division One league leaders Sarisbury.

For a full report see this Friday's Andover Advertiser.