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Brewers succumb to Sarisbury

Alton v Sarisbury T20, 002Alton were knocked out of the Southern Electric Premier League T20 on Sunday after a close 5 run defeat to Sarisbury.

The result was a repeat of the same fixture 2 years ago, but Alton failed to exact revenge after being in a good position to do so.

Sarisbury batted first and got off to a good start, racing to a half-century opening stand, thanks to Ricky Rawlins (40) and Archie Norris (21).

Scott Myers struck to remove Norris, and Jack Myers removed Peter Hammond (14) thanks to a smart catch from keeper Jack Penn.

The Paul brother Joe (1-7) and Tom (1-21) then struck to leave the visitors 96-4, but Matt Journeoux (16) and Joe Lovell (26*) took Sarisbury to 144 from their 20.

Alton thought this was a par score, but soon wobbled as they lost both Jack Penn and Ryan Hale before they had raised double figures.

Dewayne Bowden and Scott Myers had some rebuilding to do, and they did in good style once they got going.

The pair struck the ball cleanly and moved the ball into the gaps well as they put on a fine partnership of 92.

Alton v Sarisbury T20, 016The game changed when Bowden edged a hook shot behind off Lovell for a fine 69 from 50 balls and Alton stumbled from their 101-3.

The middle order struggled to turn the strike over and then Scott Myers efforts came to and end as he left himself stranded and was run out for 38.

Michael Heffernan offered a glimmer of hope, but when Lovett returned to remove him with a fine yorker, the game was up for Alton and Sarisbury left the JCG as winners again.

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* Alton are playing another T20 this Sunday at home to Yateley in the Three Counties T20 competition, start 1.30pm