SYMENE SPORTS 25-0 (21pts) beat KINGSTON LACY 24 (0pts) by 10 wickets

IT WAS the ‘Rob Jones and Bradley Wilkinson show’ as devastating pace bowling and fielding from the two opening bowlers dismantled Kingston Lacy for 24 in County Division Three.

Kingston Lacy’s batters simply had no answers to the barrage facing them as the visitors lost by 10 wickets, the entire match lasting only 23 overs.

Sharp fielding from Wilkinson had in fact run-out Nick Lewis in the second over which set the tone for the carnage to come.

Between them, the pair were responsible for the first seven wickets to fall; Jones returning 4-10, with three clean bowled; Wilkinson (2-3) the other two, also bowled, plus a catch, confirming the virtues of their accurate stump-to-stump line of attack.

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Lacy number 10 James Holton top scored with five until falling victim to Ethan Robertson (2-9).

In reply, Symene openers Luke King (18no) and skipper Leo Gurd (7no) polished off the run chase to complete the rout in just 2.2 overs.

MARNHULL III 90 (3pts) lost to SYMENE SPORTS II 94-4 (19pts) by six wickets

ANOTHER fine bowling display, this time from Symene Sports Seconds, set up a six-wicket victory over Marnhull to finally get David Hart’s young team their first win of the Division Six West season.

Sam Hart removed Nick Chambers for a duck in the second over and then Orran Maudsley, overseen by run-out specialist Reuben Kingston, executed a one-stump direct throw to dismiss Reuben Ralph (1) in the following over.

Jay Burney staged a fightback with 18 before Jack Bartlett removed him on his way to a 2-31 return.

However, it was the introduction of Justin Gurd’s spin and flight that bamboozled the Marnhull batters as he saw off any chance of a match-defining partnership forming from Lacy with an excellent 3-19.

The hosts reached a total of 90; the sort of early-season score that can pose difficulties if a poor reply is made.

Batting second and despite losing opener Hart (3) cheaply, Kingston calmed nerves with 21.

At one point the score dipped to a nervy 59-4 but then all-rounder Bartlett (19no) and nimble running from Gurd (15no) gradually tipped the game Symene’s way.

Their important undefeated 35-run partnership saw the visitors home in the 27th over.