After a half hour delay whilst the sides awaited the arrival of the match ball, it was the hosts who batted first.
After a solid start from the Old Basing openers, opening bowlers Sam Costley and Jaime Beard took a wicket each to slow the run rate.
There was then a wicket for Callan Winstanley as he continued his fine season with the ball.
It was then the spinners’ chance to shine as Nicho Newman and Martin Weeks came on to bowl. Weeks took a couple of quick wickets but Newman was to outshine him, bowling brilliantly as he took four wickets to restrict the hosts to 175-9.
Romsey had their sights set on a significant scalp and needed 176 to make three back-to-back wins a reality. However, the visitors struggled to pick up the runs they needed, with the Old Basing bowling remaining tight.
Batsmen got in and out for Romsey, making starts but failing to capitalise on solid foundations.
When top scorer Costley fell for 30, the away side’s hopes of victory were dashed and they were eventually bowled out for 154, 22 short of their target.