Petersfield’s first team slipped to a 94-run defeat at Lymington’s second team in Division Two of the Hampshire Cricket League.

Henry Shore won the toss and elected to bowl. This looked a good decision when Oscar Maclean (one for 26) bowled the Lymington opener in the fourth over. Tight bowling from Oscar Walker (one for 28) and Ben Anscombe (three for 28) and a sharp run out by Joe Clarke from the boundary left Lymington 112 for six. However, a superb counter-attacking innings from Lymington wicketkeeper Liam McCurdy (82 not out), aided by some indifferent catching, enabled Lymington to post a challenging total of 219 for nine. Nathan Barlow took two for 26 off seven overs at the death to prevent an even higher total.

Petersfield's reply never got going as Lymington's Alvin Cameron (five for 16) tore through the Petersfield top order. While Ash Spencer made a promising 20 on his return to the side, when opener Shore (33) departed the score was 82 for six and the game was almost done. Clarke (15) and Ben Smith (24) steadied the ship, but Petersfield were bowled out for 125 in the 32nd over.

Petersfield’s second team beat Hambledon’s third team by 78 runs in Division Five South East of the Hampshire Cricket League.

Skipper Steve Gibson lost the toss and Petersfield were asked to bat first. The game was in the balance with Petersfield on 105 for five, but a superb partnership of 68 between Ned Kelly (44) and Rich Stevens (44) took the hosts to 189 all out.

Rob Allerston (four for 24) and Stephens (three for 13) were the pick of the Petersfield attack as Hambledon were bowled out for 111.

Petersfield’s third team were bowled out for 58 and crashed to a ten-wicket defeat at Oakley’s third team.