Tough lesson for Under 13s

Hambledon under-13s suffered a heavy five-wicket defeat at the hands of a talented Portsmouth & Southsea outfit in the South East Hants Indoor League.

Electing to bat first, the Dons were soon in trouble with Will Hardman run out for four.

Louis Matovu (17) and Tom Toogood (eight) steadied the ship but failed to make the best of scoring opportunities.

Finlay Rockett chipped in with 10 not out at the end but the total of 79 for four never looked enough.

And so it proved as Portsmouth & Southsea reached the target in less then eight overs, with Rockett being the pick of the bowlers as he returned one for 17.

After the five-wicket triumph, the city side now top the league table while the young Dons remain in fourth spot.

Next up for the under-13s is a clash with Portsmouth Community on Sunday, January 29.