Hampshire’s young Academy batsmen went on a boundary frenzy, scoring 200 of their eventual 333-3 declared against New Milton in fours !
Baked in the sun for 53 overs, the Green & Golds used nine bowlers in a largely unsuccessful attempt to curb the onslaught and, later being bowled out for 169 themselves, went down by 164 runs and a seventh straight defeat.
Felix Organ (74) and George Metzger (74) shared a 149-run start on the Ageas Bowl Nursery Ground, hitting half the boundaries between them.
Hurstpierpoint College trialist Josh Wood weighed in with 77 before Tom Scriven (left) smacked a 14-four 86 not out to put the Academy out of sight.
Having lost their openers cheaply, New Milton relied on Lee Beck’s unbeaten 69 to get them a respectable score in reply.
The seasoned all-rounder enjoyed support from Raff Hussey (24) and Campbell Golding (25) before spin pair Felix Organ (5-45) and Mo Abbas (2-32) worked their way through the middle and lower order to leave the visitors 169 all out.