BASHLEY clinched runners-up spot in the Southern Premier League – and made off with the 50-over pennant – after a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Hampshire Academy.

It was the third time Bash had finished second – Michael Porter’s developing side ending up 12 points behind champions Havant but with the best record in 50-over cricket, seven wins in nine outings.

Evergreen Kevin Nash (4-26) broke the back of the Academy batting, reducing the Hampshire youngsters to 50 for five on a BCG track probably worth 250.

Cole Campbell (20) battled hard after which it was left to the emerging Scott Currie (26) to give the Academy’s eventual 133 an air of respectability.

Bashley chased down the target inside 28 overs – Josh Digby hitting an unbeaten 70 (one six and seven fours) after a 91-run start with Sam Thomson (36).

New Zealander Dave Wakefield celebrated his maiden Southern Premier League century on what might prove his farewell appearance for New Milton.

He carried his bat for 106 and shared a match defining 144-run partnership with teenager Oli Shrubsole as the Green & Golds beat relegated Andover by 20 runs at London Road.

Wakefield, in his second season as Milton’s overseas player, underpinned the visitors’ 256 for seven, which fell away from 176 for one when the former Parley youth captain nicked one behind to give Sri Lankan Chamika Karunaratne (4-26) his first wicket.

To their credit, Andover gave it a real crack in reply, with Old Etonian Josh Ballentine-Dykes (90) and Harry Blackburn (37) taking the Lions to 161 for three.

But the pair departed within three runs of each other before Andover went down fighting at 236, left-armer James Haggaty taking four for 34.

Havant put the seal on a second consecutive Southern Premier League title triumph with a seven-wicket victory at Lymington.

Needing 18 points to be certain of an eighth championship overall, Havant rolled over Lymington for 106 and knocked off the runs with 27 overs to spare.

Havant did not make the best of starts to either session with Lymington having 43 on the board in no time before suffering a massive collapse.

Openers Terry Crabb (27) and Ben Rogers (26) pierced the boundary rope 11 times.

Rogers fell at 43, but Crabb’s departure at 62 for one prompted a packing card collapse – six wickets falling for 10 runs against spin duo Richard Hindley (3-12) and Chris Morgan (3-16).

Simon Beetham (18) and Kieran Moors stopped the rot but the return of seamer Richard Jerry (3-24) brought the Lymington innings to a close at 106.

Havant promptly lost opening pair Stu Ransley and Andy Gorvin, but those two wickets were about the only successes Lymington enjoyed in the post-tea session.

Walker (33*) and Chris Stone (27) steadied the ship before Rob Gibson (33*) emerged from the pavilion to complete the formalities.

Bournemouth saw their Division One promotion hopes bite the dust despite a crushing 10-wicket victory over Sarisbury Athletic.

Dom Clutterbuck (4-18), Robbie Pack (2-6), Simon Woodruff (2-11) and Jem Warner (2-16) polished off Sarisbury for just 54 at Chapel Gate.

And although Ben Bridgen (28) and Nick Park (23) knocked them off without loss, Basingstoke & North Hants's win over Hook & Newnham Basics saw them pip Bournemouth for second place.