Hambledon hit magical 400

Hambledon 2nd XI hit one of the highest scores in the club's history as their great start to the season continued in style against Hursley Park.

Fourteen-year-old Eddie Lewis (108) smashed a superb first century for the club and enjoyed a 176-run partnership with his namesake Jamie Lewis (89) as the Dons piled up an incredible 400-7 in their 45 overs.

The score was believed to be the fourth highest in Hampshire League history and broke the divisional record, previously held by Bramshaw II, by two runs.

After losing veteran Mark Le Clercq in the sixth over, the Lewis' took the score from 27-1 to 203-2 in the 27th over.

But their demise didn't stop the flow of runs as debutant Toby Finneran launched 48 off just 18 balls, including four sixes off the first four balls of one over.

Owain Chapman (26),Will Mann (39no) and Phil Tusler (29 retired) (tired) kept the runs flowing and two off the last ball brought up the magical 400 mark.

After three hours in the field, Hursley's appetite for the fight looked drained as they slumped to 50-5 in reply before an umpiring let-off saw them crawl to 150-8 in their 45 overs.

Peter Fowler (2-17), Rob Tusler (2-27), Will Mann (2-30) and Mark Le Clercq (2-44) did the damage with the ball as the Dons chalked up their fourth win in five matches.