AUSSIE Patrick Page played a starring role as Bashley revived their Southern Premier League title hopes with a four-wicket win over top-flight neighbours New Milton.

Page hit 80, including 11 fours and two sixes, as Bashley chased New Milton’s 179 with more than seven overs to spare (Sam Thomson 40).

His exploits, together with those of Simon Ridley with the ball, saw Bashley move back in second place and left them breathing down the neck of new leaders South Wilts.

Ridley (4-40) helped restrict New Milton to 179 with Dave Wakefield (56), James Haggaty (24) and Ollie Shrubsole (20) their main contributors.

He received support from Josh Digby (2-18), while Tom Saunders, Thomson and Simon Watkins all chipped in with a wicket.

Previous leaders Lymington slipped to fourth after suffering a shock 87-run defeat at the hands of bottom-placed Andover at the Sports Ground.

Visiting skipper Matt Hooper (6-27) was the architect of Lymington’s downfall, his haul seeing them rolled over for a paltry 83.

Terry Crabb hit six fours in a quick-fire 32 as Lymington raced to 44 without loss in pursuit of Andover's 170 before the hosts suffered a massive collapse.

Sri Lankan Chamika Karunaratne (3-19) bowled effectively in support of Hooper as Lymington proceeded to lose all 10 wickets for just 39 runs.

Karunaratne also top scored with 57 for Andover, while opener Josh Ballentine-Dykes and Harry Blackburn each made 26. Dom Hand (4-32) and Guy Layman (3-26) were among the wickets for Lymington.