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The bad weather put paid to Ventnor’s matches in the British Gas Southern League Premier Division and Hampshire League Division 1 on Saturday.

No play was possible at Newclose against Hampshire Academy and the second team were spared a journey to Hook & Newnham by an early morning cancellation.

It was play for the third team though, who came unstuck against Old Netley and Highfield on Saturday, losing by 5 wickets in Hampshire League Regional Division 3 South at Steephill.

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15-year-old Ben Attrill struck a fine 104, his maiden century, and with fellow teenager Dan Cox scoring 65 and Jason Boulter 23, the home team totalled 210-3 from their 42 overs.

The visitors reached their target with 2 overs remaining, Craig Harrington making an impressive 125.

On Sunday at Steephill, Ventnor bowed out of the British Gas T20 competition after a 42 run defeat against Sarisbury Athletic.

Former Hampshire man Basil Akram hit 73 in the visitors total of 198-5 with the Islanders replying with 156-7, Corbin following up a spell of 3-35 with a quick fire 42 in an unsuccessful run chase.

On Saturday, the first team face the daunting trip to champions South Wilts while the second team entertain Sarisbury Athletic II.

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On Sunday the Club’s Under 19 team travel to Bournemouth in the Nat West T20.

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