Australian Joe Merlino and Jack Fuller cracked centuries and Callum Doran a blistering 65 off only 20 balls as Sparsholt ran up a massive 355-8 against Southern Premier Division strugglers South Wilts II.

Merlino, who hails from Newcastle New South Wales, struck 110 and RAF batsman Fuller 103, the pair sharing a 193 second-wicket partnership and between them hitting seven sixes and 23 fours.

Sparsholt lost some cheap wickets after that but at 270-5 Dorant strode to the crease to smack four sixes out of the Norman Edwards ground, together with nine fours. In all, 60 of his 65 runs came in boundaries.

Sparsholt went on to win by 93 runs after South Wilts made a creditable 272-7 in reply, Connor Bain scoring 83 and Max Cordle 51 not out. Oliver Emslie took 3-29.