Steep v Redlynch & Hale: STEEP crashed to an emphatic 106-run defeat at home to Redlynch and Hale in Country Division 3 North of the Hampshire Cricket League on Saturday afternoon.

Charlie Everett hit 108 not out off 98 balls as the visitors scored an imposing 292-7 off their allotted 45 overs, a total which was helped by 59 extras. John Smith (1-55), Richard Atkins (2-59), Tom Mercer (1-27), Alex Bone (1-44), Dale Collins (1-59) and Stuart Smith (1-40) were the Steep wicket takers.

The home side’s reply got off to a poor start as opener Collins fell for a duck. Bone (21), Dean Knight (40), Graham Hughes (11), James Kiddle (46), Tom McCubbin (19) and Atkins (10) all got starts, but nobody was able to go on and Steep were bowled out for 186. Russ Church (1-33), Dave Webber (1-34), Andrew Soutar (4-38), Kevin Hopkins (1-28), George Hayes (1-39) and Ben Vincent (2-5) did the damage for the visitors.