cricketstumpVentnor Cricket Club were defeated in their weekend fixtures with Southampton University.

On Saturday, the visitors totaled 253-4 from their 40 overs and dismissed Ventnor for 124, while on Sunday at Newclose the students also won convincingly.

Chasing a target of 190, only Ben Duggan (26), George Niemiec (33) and Mark Holmes (24 not out) made starts as the Islanders were bowled out for 126.

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This coming Sunday New Milton are the visitors to Steephill to take on Ventnor’s first team in the first round of the Royal London Club Championship at 13:00.

Tourists Oxted & Limpsfield provide the opposition at Steephill for two T20 contests on Saturday from midday. Meanwhile on Sunday the two clubs play at Newclose in a second team fixture.

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