Cricket Sport

VENTNOR’S FIRST TEAM THWARTED BY THE WEATHER

Juliet Belasyse-Smith/FreeImages

Ventnor Cricket Club’s first team were thwarted by the weather for the third consecutive weekend in their latest British Gas Southern Premier League fixture.

Batting first, they had reached 52-1 against Hook & Newnham Basics from only 7 overs before incessant rain forced an abandonment.

Top of Division 1 Calmore Sports visit Newclose on Saturday.

Article continues below this advertisment

The second 11 no doubt wished the elements had intervened in their Hampshire League Division 1 match at Shrewton. They were dismissed for only 53 and lost by 10 wickets.

They welcome Ropley to Steephill on Saturday, needing a win to halt a slide down the table..

The third team defeated Sarisbury IV by 28 runs at Steephill in Hampshire League Division 2 South East.

Mark Fletcher was the Ventnor man of the match, hitting 63 at the top of the innings with Mark Price (59), then taking 5-17 was his gentle medium pace to clinch victory for the hosts.

The side travel to Solent Rangers II on Saturday.

Comment on this story

News, Traffic & Travel Tweets