Hambledon III slay Trojans III

Hambledon III turned up at Southampton with an air of anticipation after the 1st week washout. Martyn Shinn won the toss and put Trojans in, on a very green and surprisingly soft wicket.

After 10 overs Trojans were 11 for 3 and after 20 overs 42 for 6, thanks to the opening spells of Steve Ripiner (10 overs, 6 maidens, 2 wickets for 8 runs) and Prad Bains (7 overs, 2 wickets for 17 runs). Jack Dyer also put in a fine bowling performance (7 overs, 3 wickets for 23 runs), but a battling 64 by the Trojans number 6 meant that Trojans posted 105 all out.

Hambledon chased down the target in 22.2 overs, losing 3 wickets along the way. Jack Dyer scored a fluent 20 before holing out in the deep, but a fine 44 not out from Jon Bridgman and 22 not out from Tim Rogers saw the Dons safely to their opening victory of the season!