Hambledon III seal derby win

Hambledon III defeated Denmead to claim the local bragging rights.

Hambledon lost the toss and were put in the field on a glorious sunny day at the Bat & Ball.

Denmead had a slow start and lost their first wicket at 36 in the 15th over to the impressive Steve Ripiner (one for 19).

The big-hitting Bhagat came to the wicket and threatened to take the game away from Hambledon before being run out for 68.

Phil Silvester, Jack Dyer and Paul Jackson all picked up two wickets with Denmead eventually scoring 170 for nine.

Hambledon got off to another solid start with the bat, thanks to Jon Bridgman (31) and Matt Radford (33) reaching 57 before the fall of the first wicket.

A mature 31 from Hew Richards and 22 from Phil Silvester looked to have seen the Dons home.

The skipper blocked at one end to give Denmead a chance of winning before Wayne Norman reminded him it was a one-day game and smashed 24 not out off 20 balls to see the Dons home with five balls to spare.