Pongolo conquers Fawley

Hambledon won the toss and batted first, however wickets soon started to tumble. Pongolo and Humphrey looked to steady the ship, and kept the scoreboard ticking over, guiding the Dons to 90-5. The umpire had clearly heard about Kyle Shinn's underrated batting and decided he would rather watch him bat than Dom or Will Mann, who were both disposed of in the same over. Nono carried on about his business, completing another 50 for the Dons. The pair started to run an Fawley to a standstill, and the dons were coming right back into the match. Soon Kyle decided that he was bored of running, unleashing an array of boundary's. Nono continued to do a great job for the side, and brought up his hundred with a wild celebration for his fans. Shinner brought up his maiden first team 50 with a celebration that said 'I do this every week'. Both batsman ended up not out, and the Dons recorded 231-7.

The tea was simply outstanding. The best spread of the year saw the return of chicken tikka, as well as prawns, sauce and an outstanding bacon and cheese quiche. Sweet was as strong as ever, and there were looks of utter shock from Fawley, tea envy in the extreme. 9/10

With the ball Hambledon started slowly, perhaps complacent knowing that they had an above par score. Will took the new ball in place of beano and saw of Gates, caught mid off. The partnership that followed was pretty boring, almost killing the game off, however it did give Fawley a platform as the dons switched off. Fawley started to up the tempo with plenty of wickets in hand, and Turns got a wicket as well as Marshall and Pongolo. The rate increased to 9 an over however Fawley kept going and crept up on the dons to the point that they were in with a shout of winning. Nono returned well in his second spell with a 2 for and it was left for Collings Wells to defend 16 off the final over. In a ropey display of bowling, he kept everyone interested, bowling a few wides and getting hit for 6. After bowling a terrible full toss the ball went up in the air, and Nono Pongolo took an unbelievable catch in front of the pavilion. The dons held on to win by 2. In truth it wasn't a great effort in the field, however credit to Fawley to maintaining their chase. Well done Nono, a hundred to follow up his 5 for last week!