PARLEY’S Ollie Green took a staggering nine wickets before admitting Jamie Hicks at the other end “probably bowled better”.

The all-rounder recorded sublime figures of nine for 15 against previously-unbeaten Fareham & Crofton to set a Hampshire League Division One bowling record.

The 23-year old right-arm seamer claimed the first eight Fareham wickets and was on for the magical 10 before Hicks (1-23) got in on the act.

Green said: “He deserved that. Jamie probably bowled better than me but I kept getting the wickets.”

Bowling quick and straight, Green clean bowled four of his victims and had another trapped leg before, with the other four caught.

Fareham were bowled out for a dismal 40 as Parley cruised to a thumping 270-run triumph. Six of the visitors’ batsmen bagged ducks.

“It was quite amusing to find out that Ian Limb, from Purbrook, who held the previous record, took his nine for 27 in 1993 – before I was even born,” added Green.

The Parley ace’s contribution was not just confined to the ball.

He was among three home batsmen to hit a half-century, joining Alex Nippard (75) and Shane Green (53) in the run stakes as last year’s Division Two champions posted a towering 310 for nine.