ALEX and James Turner from Ringwood became the first set of twins to play in an ECB Southern Premier Division match when they helped Bashley to a six-wicket win over Basingstoke & North Hants at the BCG.

The 16-year-olds took time out from their hectic GCSE examination schedule to play a part in the victory.

Called up as a late replacement, James soon got into the action by taking catches to remove Basingstoke captain Mitch Stokes and then Craig Williamson to leave the visitors 97 for seven at lunch.

Then, when Bashley set out to chase down 151, Alex had to ride out a hostile new-ball spell from David Griffiths, the former Hampshire and Kent pace bowler, to get his side off to a 38-run start.

He made 12 before being caught but, having already made two recent half-centuries for Bashley’s second team, retains his place for Saturday’s visit to Burridge.

Once their individual roles were over, the Turner twins were back to their studies, with a spot of biology swatting on the agenda.