ANDOVER Cricket Club moved to the top of the Southern Premier League Division One with their fifth successive league victory, away at fellow high-flyers Bournemouth.

The London Road based side beat their fourth placed opponents by one wicket on Saturday meaning they leapfrog both Sarisbury and Hook & Newnham Basics to the top of Division One.

Ali Hooper (40) and Glyn Treagus (46) were the pick of Andover's batsman while in-form paceman Babu Veettil was the star bowler once more with three wickets.

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The win comes just a week after Andover edged out a battling Liphook and Ripsley side in a close eight run win at London Road.

Skipper Matt Hooper won the toss and elected to send his confident batsman out first, intent on avenging their defeat to Liphook earlier this season.

Debutant Storm Green, an Army batsman, came in for Andover to replace injured Ali Hooper.

Green (20) paired well with inform Glyn Treagus as the pair raced to 50 for no loss off 12 overs.

Green was eventually trapped LBW while Treagus continued on to score a respectable 57, his fourth half-century of the season.

James O’Gorman was in fine form once again, scoring 73 before being caught off the bowling of 17-year-old George Neave.

Big hitter Josh Ballantine-Dykes smashed his way to 34 while Max Souter also fired a quick fire 50 to propel Andover to an imposing 289-9 off 50 overs.

In reply, Liphook got off to a flying start with opener Nicklin (34) looking comfortable at the crease.

Paceman Babu Veettil was in the wickets once more, taking Broadhurst out with a Yorker for just nine.

Cover added a quick 19 before being trapped lbw by O’Gorman and when a double strike from off-spinner Matt Hooper removed Nicklin and overseas talent Suman Ganguly (8), Liphook had a mountain to climb at 80-4 off 20.

The middle order steadied the ship with useful contributions from Martin, Tibble and Wrenn to keep the away team in the hunt.

Treagus picked up two of those with his off-spin, while Mike Adams struck one with pace.

However Neave, fresh from taking four Andover wickets, turned the tables once more.

His 89 not out took the game down to the final over with the visitors in need of 14.

Adams bowled a superb closing over, leaking just 6 runs to secure Andover victory.

Andover face a resurgent Basingstoke and North Hampshire side at London Road on Saturday in what is shaping up to be a hotly contested derby match.