He scored just of half of Tichborne Park’s towering 304 all out – but it wasn’t enough !
Ayling found himself upstaged by 16-year old Oscar Vandecastle, who struck an unbeaten 138 to sweep Ryde to a remarkable one-wicket victory with 14 balls to spare.
The teenager hit two sixes and 13 fours, carefully shepherding Ryde from 227-8 and into a winning position. Ryde’s last two wickets added 78 runs. It was their first win of the season.
Compton & Chandler's Ford now top Division 1 after an emphatic 119-run win at Odiham & Greywell coincided with Old Basing losing.