Ed Ellis and Australian pace bowler Sam Beer starred in St Cross Symondians' crushing 154-run win over Totton & Eling, who are now bottom of the ECB Southern Premier Division table.

St Cross weren't going as well as they might have liked  at 133-6 (Charlie Gwynn 48) at Southern Gardens, but Ellis hit a timely 75 (one six and eight fours) to lift the visitors' score to 216-8.

Beer struck twice in his first three deliveries when Totton replied, clean bowling Billy Blyghton first ball and then, after conceding a leg bye, removed Boswell Chapugnu with  a return catch. Josh May soon followed for a third duck.

Another double wicket blast in the tenth over by the Melbournian had Totton reeling at 28-6. Before long they were 34-8 and on course to 'beat' Lymington's 37 all out against Burridge a fortnight earlier.

But tailender Sam Bracey (24) spared their blushes, Totton's total reaching 62 before Simon Beetham took the last wicket. 

Beer's 6-19 return took his SPL wicket tally to 24, eight shy of last season's haul.