Froxfield v Portsmouth & Southsea II: FROXFIELD continued their good start to the season with a victory against Portsmouth and Southsea’s second team.
Having won the toss Froxfield allowed the away team to get off to a good start with 59 runs from just 11 overs.
Steve Singleton made the breakthrough thanks to a well-judged catch by Josh Haslett. Sam Barnett (1-28) then dismissed the other opener and he and Singleton (1-24) kept it tight for their respective ten over spells.
Hallam Brown came into the attack and bowled beautifully to take 3-32, and Rory Evans picked up a wicket in the final over of the innings as Froxfield restricted their opponents to 184-7.
Froxfield’s reply got off to a solid start with Jack Brailey (18) and Toby Barnett putting on 31 for the first wicket.
Brown (27) then joined T Barnett (58) for a partnership of 65 before three quick wickets brought Haslett to the crease.
Haslett smashed a rapid 33 to take Froxfield close to the target but his dismissal led to a couple more quick wickets.
Keiron Turner (five not out) then edged through the slips to seal Froxfield’s two-wicket victory.