Heartbreak for U15s at finals day

Hambledon's brave bid for the national T20 crown ended at finals day at Kibworth on Wednesday.

Previously unbeaten, the young Dons suffered semi-final heartbreak at the hands of Bath as they failed to defend a target of 135.

JJ Brown had earlier top scored with an unbeaten 51, while Jack Dyer added crucial support at the Leicestershire venue.

Bath went on to win the title, while Hambledon took on Old Northamptonians in the third-place play-off.

Once again the Dons batted first, notching 139 - with Rory Prentice scoring 37 and Eddie Lewis blasting a quickfire 22.

But once again the Ridge Meadow outfit came up short, with their rivals edging home with two overs to spare.

The finals day disappointment should not overshadow what has been a fantastic season for Hambledon, who finished fourth out of more than 1,700 teams who entered the competition.

Team manager David Brown, on behalf of the whole club, said: 'Well done to everyone who represented the club and supported the boys during the season.'