ALL-rounder Chris Vaughan stole the show with a maiden Southern Premier League century and a four-wicket haul as third-placed Bashley kept alive their title hopes.

The 27-year-old, who recently qualified as a paramedic, followed up an innings of 107 against relegated Ventnor with a four for 36 return, bowling his redesigned left-arm spin.

Vaughan's century at BCG underpinned Bashley’s 277 for seven, while his slow bowling revived his side’s prospects of a maximum-point haul as the islanders sank from 120 without loss to 204 all out, handing the hosts a 73-run win.

Bashley's Vaughan was at the crease early on when Tom Gates became the first of three victims for teenager George Willis, who caught the eye with a tidy three for 29 return.

He added 138 with opener and second-wicket partner Simon Ridley (44) but admitted it was hard work.

“We had to graft for our runs for the initial 25 overs. Ventnor bowled accurately up front, especially young George, who deserved his figures,” said Vaughan.

“But it became easier when Michael Porter came in. He’s bang in form and played shots from the off and had the scoreboard racing along.”

Porter struck 47 off 30 balls to finish as Bashley's second-highest scorer. Vaughan was not the only one to impress with the ball for Bashley as Jake Lilley took three for 48.