Weekend washed out... again

For the second weekend running heavy rain has taken its toll on Hambledon's pre-season friendlies.

Clashes with Portsmouth & Southsea and Denmead - on Saturday and Sunday respectively - were the latest to be washed out.

Hambledon's pre-season clashes with the University of Portsmouth and United Services were also cancelled last weekend.

A waterlogged pitch at Ridge Meadow forced the home side to strike a line through the annual warm-up fixtures.

It's now all systems go for the league season, with both the Southern Electric Premier League and Hampshire League beginning next weekend (Saturday, May 5).