Promotions assured after cancellations

Promotion was confirmed for both Hambledon's second and third strings as their final league fixtures were called off on Saturday morning.

After heavy rain, picth inspections found the Ridge Meadow and Broadhalfpenny Down surfaces waterlogged.

The abandonments mean both teams have gained promotion with the second string moving up to Hampshire League division three and Martyn Shinn's thirds up to regional south east division two.

Hambledon chairman Mark Le-Clerq said: 'Well done to all the players and especially captains Rhidian Chapman and Martyn Shinn.'