DRIVERS rushed to move their cars after New Milton’s Toby Edwards dented four vehicles in an astonishing array of six-hitting at Fernhill.

The youngster bludgeoned eight maximums and 13 fours in a whirlwind 109 off 58 balls as New Milton beat Hampshire Academy.

His onslaught led to the Green and Golds chasing down 213 for seven to win by seven wickets with no fewer than 23 overs to spare.

And Edwards's efforts left New Milton skipper Ryan Beck purring.

“It was pure, clean hitting and fantastic to watch,” said Beck. “Toby is one of the most destructive batsmen on the local scene on his day.

“All his sixes were on-side and once two cars were hit – albeit with a few minor abrasions – a posse of drivers got out of their seats and moved their vehicles to the far end of the car park.

“It was all rather amusing. Fortunately, there’s no serious damage but we certainly anticipated one or two windscreens being shattered!”

Edwards only got his first-team place back last week having languished in Milton’s Hampshire League side during July following his return from Loughborough University.

He went after the Academy bowling from the start and had his half-century up in no time. Teenager George Pardoe was among those to suffer, his solitary over going for a whopping 26.

Zac Organ was smacked for four of Edwards’s sixes and Brad Taylor and Jake Goodwin, who have both played Hampshire first-team cricket, also suffered.

Skipper Taylor tried nine different bowling permutations before Edwards was caught in the deep by Tom South.

But by then the damage was done, Dave Wakefield (21), James Haggaty (32) and Ashley Collison (32) playing support roles amid the carnage.

Edwards’s century overshadowed an excellent 95 by Young England prospect Tom Scriven, which dominated Academy’s 213 for seven (Collison 4-45).

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, a Richie Lock century proved in vain as Lymington were beaten by two wickets at league leaders Havant.

Lock's 101 off 123 balls proved the cornerstone of the visitors' innings as they racked up 193 with two wickets in hand.

Skipper Simon Beetham contributed well with an unbeaten 32 but Ben Walker (4-19) was a thorn in Lymo's side.

Havant were in big trouble early on when paceman Matt Metcalfe disposed of opener Jeremy Bulled and Walker with no score on the board.

However, they recovered well with Andrew Gorvin's 51 crucial in the final reckoning, tail-enders Cameron Prentice and Thomas Vanderslik seeing it out.

In Division One, Bournemouth banked an impressive win over high-fliers Hook & Newnham Basics at Chapel Gate.

Luke Matthews hammered 110 and Ben Bridgen 56 as Lions racked up 230 for the loss of six wickets.

Andy Woodward then wiped out the visitors' top four – which included two catches off his own bowling – and claimed two additional catches, helping Bournemouth stop Hook on 115 in the 32nd over.