The weekend’s local football action saw Woking travel to face Eastleigh at the Silverlake Stadium on Saturday.
Just twenty-four hours after the current Woking management team had all signed extended contracts with the club that will run until 2023, the Cards came away from Hampshire with a hard-earned point in a goalless draw, despite playing the latter part of the match with ten men when Tommy Block was sent off for two yellow cards.
Guildford City were knocked out of the FA Vase by Walton & Hersham on Saturday at the Spectrum.
Despite the hosts taking the lead through Andre Smith, the visitors levelled the tie when Sean McCormack tapped home. After 90 minutes the sides couldn’t be settled with the tie going straight to penalties. Unfortunately for Guildford, it was Walton & Hersham who prevailed through to the 4th round 4-2 on penalties.
In basketball Surrey Scorchers had a mixed weekend with a heavy loss on Friday followed by a fine win on Sunday.
Scorchers travelled up to Leeds on Friday and suffered a heavy 88-59 loss to the Sheffield Sharks, with Tony Hicks finishing top scorer on the night for Scorchers with 21 points.
On Sunday it was back to Surrey Sports Park with Worcester Wolves the visitors. Scorchers bounced back after the loss to Sharks with a 85-75 win.
The hosts led by seven points at the interval with Wolves fighting back in the third quarter, by taking a two-point lead into the final period. With five minutes to go Scorchers held a slender three-point advantage which they stretched to ten by the buzzer thanks to big points from two British rookies, Cameron Hildreth and Evan Walshe.
Not such good news for Surrey Storm in the netball. The girls faced two games over the course of the weekend up at Wakefield and came back pointless.
On Saturday they went down to Strathclyde Sirens 45-33. On Sunday- without the injured Niamh Cooper who sustained an injury on Saturday- Storm were defeated by Manchester Thunder 52-35.
The opening round of County Cricket matches saw Hampshire open up their campaign with a crushing victory against Leicestershire at Grace Road by an innings and 105 runs.
Hampshire amassed a massive 612-5 declared in their first innings with captain James Vince hitting 231 and Liam Dawson an unbeaten 152. Leicestershire were dismissed for 202 in reply with Mason Crane and Kyle Abbott picking up three wickets apiece. Following on the hosts were bowled out for 305 with Crane picking up 3-102 to give Hampshire a win with maximum points.
Not such good news for Surrey who were beaten by Gloucestershire at the Kia Oval by eight wickets.
Surrey made 220 in their first innings with Hashim Amla making 56. In reply, Gloucestershire were bowled out for 326 with Reece Topley taking 5-66. In their second innings the hosts made 333 with Ben Foakes making 133 and Jordan Clarke 52.
Left 228 for victory, the visitors reached their target for the loss of just two wickets thanks to 110 from Graeme van Buuren and an unbeaten 91 from Chris Dent.
At Lords Middlesex suffered a four-wicket loss to Somerset.
Middlesex made 313 in their first innings with Sam Robson hitting 165. Somerset were dismissed in reply for 172 with Tim Murtagh taking 4-46. Despite having a lead of 141 on first innings, Middlesex were dismissed for 172 with captain Stevie Eskinazi hitting a half century.
Requiring 285 for victory, Somerset were reduced to 187 for 6, but thanks to 84 from skipper Tom Abell and a scintillating innings of 62 off 72 balls from Lewis Gregory, the visitors reached their target by four wickets.