Second teams winning run continues

Hambledon's second string carried on their brilliant winning run with a comprehensive 75-run victory over VTCC.

Batting first after winning the toss on a great wicket, Rhidian Chapman's side closed on 207 for eight off their 45 overs.

The Dons' top eight batsmen all reached double figures, however, none pushed on to celebrate a half century.

In the end they were indebted to Mark Le-Clercq 40, Will Atkinson 28, Ollie Lewis 22 and Paul Brighton 22.

VT began their replay well and were looking threatening at 75 for two.

But a couple of excellent run outs and fine bowling from 14-year-old Hew Richards and Owain Chapman saw the opposition subside to 132 all out.

The victory was the second team's fifth in their last six matches and leaves them sitting pretty in fifth place in Hampshire League division four south with three games to play.