Under 13s go down in rain

Hambledon under-13s had their hot streak brought to an end by Waterlooville.

In a match played entirely in the pouring rain, the youngsters suffered their first defeat of the season.

Depleted by the absence of many regulars due to district and county cricket, the Dons found it tough going after putting Ville in to bat.

The hosts made good progress with Lewis Poole-Gleed crafting an unbeaten 31.

After 10 overs, Waterlooville were 55 for two and looking to post a good total but the spin attack of Freddie Martin (three for 15) and Seb Byers (one for five) pegged them back to close on 82 for seven.

Again, Finlay Rockett showed his class as he returned figures of none for seven in 4 overs.

Although it was a fairly modest target, it was always going to be a challenging chase on a wet wicket.

And after the top five Hambledon batsmen went early, the only resistence came from Guy Mullins (15) as the visitors slid to defeat.