A maiden five-wicket Premier Division haul by New Milton’s George Watts went unrewarded as Marco Campopiano and Brighton Mugochi produced a century partnership to steer Burridge to victory at Botley Road.
Burridge appeared unlikely winners when former Hampshire all-rounder Lee Savident (31) became a fourth victim for Watts (5-68) at 64-4.
But Campopiano, right, with ten boundaries in an unbeaten 71, and Southampton Solent University all-rounder Mugochi (68) put on 119 for the fifth wicket and take Burridge to the brink of victory.
Earlier, Tom Arnold (74) and David Wakefield (25) gave New Milton a decent start, but a succession of leg before wickets decisions in favour of the inspirational left-arm spinner Mugochi (3-35) sent the visitors’ innings down an uncertain path until Lee Beck’s 67 pointed them to a modest 197-8. Photos by Roy Honeybone.