ANDOVER beat North Hampshire rivals Basingstoke on Saturday to record their sixth straight victory and retain top spot in the Southern Premier League Division One.

The in-form London Road side posted a score of 248-9 against their mid-table visitors after captain Matt Hooper lost the toss and was asked to bat first.

Openers Storm Green (51) and Ali Hooper (34) got Andover off to a good start with the former in particularly impressive form.

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- Andover's Holly Mills makes British history at European Youth Championships

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