Six of the seven North Stoneham batsmen who bagged ducks were clean bowled by Paultons pair Mike Redman (5-9) and Graham Pike (4-3), who rushed them out in 12 overs, four of which were maidens.
Lewis Swain top scored with three before being agonizingly run out – his runs mirroring the three wides and three no-balls Paultons bowled.
Tom Cottrell joined the list of duck makers when he was bowled for nought at the start of Paultons’ reply, but Laurence Frampton hit by far the day’s highest individual score of ten not out to clinch a nine-wicket victory for the hosts. It took Paultons 17 balls to knock off the runs.
It was bottom-of-the-table North Stoneham & Eastleigh’s third successive defeat, though they did make a heady 165-9 in their previous game against IBM Hursley.