Tough loss for Under 13s

Hambledon under-13s went down to a one-run defeat at the hands of Portsmouth & Southsea.

It was a painful way to start the indoor season for the young Dons, after they had won the toss and restricted their rivals to 116 for two.

Harry Gadd and Dan Cox made good progress for the St James-based outfit, while skipper Tom Toogood grabbed a wicket and Jamie Gammell a run out.

Hambledon's response started well with Toogood and Ollie Southon cruising to 85 without loss after six overs.

But the wickets began to fall - Gammell and Guy Mullins were both run out, while Thomas Sherry was caught off the wall.

Jack Thistlethwayte delivered some big hitting, including one six, before he was run out. And when Southon was bowled by Gadd, Toogood was the last man standing.

The skipper looked in no trouble as he whittled away the target only for disaster to strike.

As he looked to wrap up the game with a three down to long leg, a stunning throw hit the stumps at the bowler's end and ran him out - netting a one-run win for Portsmouth & Southsea.