BASHLEY were left bewildered after snatching a winning draw from the jaws of victory in what was their third straight contest decided by the last ball.

Michael Porter’s men required just two runs from their final over to win at Southern Premier League title rivals Burridge but Sully White’s (5-20) trio of wickets from his final six deliveries upset the apple cart.

In a dramatic finale, Chris Ridley (35) spooned a simple catch to square-leg with Josh Digby then caught behind for a duck off his second ball.

Brad Currie scrambled a leg-by to level the score but Dorset’s Sam Thomson was bowled by White to prevent Bashley claiming the narrowest of triumphs as both sides finished on 190.

“It was a no-brainer, we should have won,” lamented visiting skipper Michael Porter. “But full credit to Sully, he bowled full and straight and got his rewards.”

A thrilling finale was on the cards throughout.

Burridge were 89 for six at lunch and 103 for seven soon after with Bashley’s Gavin Bailiff (4-53) and Currie (2-27) causing the damage.

Half-centuries from former Hampshire all-rounder Lee Savident (58) and Dan Stancliffe (59*) revived their fortunes but Burridge finished on 190 all out.

Simon Ridley (24) and Chris Vaughan (37) eased Bashley’s reply to 80-1 but a collapse saw the visitors wobble at 103-5.

Tom Jacques (37) and Chris Ridley (35) added a welcome 75, leaving the visitors needing just 13 off three overs but a manic end restricted them to 190 for nine from 60 overs.