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2 WICKET WIN FOR VENTNOR AT NEWCLOSE

A closely fought encounter ended in a 2 wicket win for Ventnor in Saturday’s British Gas Southern Premier League Division 1 clash with Rowledge at Newclose.

Neil Westhorpe was the Ventnor hero, hitting a crucial unbeaten 56, including a match winning 6 over the midwicket boundary with just 3 balls remaining.

A fine innings from Schaughn van Greunen had set Ventnor on their way, the South African thumping 9 fours and 2 sixes in a knock of 82, while skipper Rob Snell (21), Jamie Miller (27), Toby Corbin (22) and Martin Blackman (20) made useful contributions.

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The side take on Portsmouth on Saturday.

In Hampshire League Division 1, a tremendous, unbeaten innings of 70 from Hugh Calloway and an impressive half century from Alex Horton led Ventnor’s second team to a 6 wicket success over Old Tauntonians II at Steephill on Saturday.

Chasing the visitors total of 219 (Sam Read 4-46), the pair added 127 for the fifth wicket after their side had slipped to 96-4, this after John Buckman (35) and Tom Stafford (34) had compiled an opening partnership of 64.

The side travel to Burridge II on Saturday.

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