July 30, 2003

Bournemouth hammer Alton to reach final

Bournemouth are through to the Southern Electric Premier League's Contracting Cup final at the Rose Bowl on Tuesday week, August 5 after crushing Alton by ten wickets at the BAT ground.

When Ben Jansen (40) and Huw Ross (32) helped Alton to a competitive 137-8 off 20 overs, it appeared as though Bournemouth might have a fight on their hads.

But Adam Voges and Richard Scott were far too good for the Premier Division 3 bowlers, and seldom looked in any trouble as Bournemouth coasted home in 16.3 overs.

Voges twice hit sixes over the BAT pavilion in an unbeaten 69, while left-handed Scott was equally dominant, cracked two sixes and six fours in his 60 not out.

Bournemouth play Havant in the Rose Bowl final.