Standing (from left): Dan Scott, Harry Came, Rhodes Franklin, Tom Scriven, Felix Organ, Elijah Samuel. Front: Bobby Dyer, Jake Goodwin, Ben Duggan, Josh McCoy, Harry Hovey, Ben Caldera.
Hampshire Under-17s must beat Wales next week if they are to qualify for the quarter-finals of two prestigious ECB junior age group competitions.
Straight wins over Gloucestershire, Devon and Somerset have put Hampshire into top place in their Royal London 50-over Cup group, but they need to beat Wales on the Ageas Bowl Nursery Ground on Monday, 10.45 to clinch a place in the quarter-finals.
Similarly, they must also defeat the young Welshmen over two days, starting at Basingstoke & North Hants on Tuesday (11am), to reach the last eight of the Under-17 County Championships.
They take a slender one-point lead into the May’s Bounty group decider, having beaten Somerset on first innings in their latest Under-17 match at Taunton Vale, where Felix Organ celebrated a second consecutive Championship century.
Organ hit 122, having scored 121 in the previous high scoring drawn match with Devon.
Royal London 50-over Cup
Hampshire 288-6 (Samuel 57, Hovey 40, Duggan 39, McCoy 31, Mead 30) Gloucestershire 179 (Palmer 49, Gwynne 3-16). Hampshire won by 109 runs.
Hampshire 217 (Goodwin 89, Scriven 32) Devon 213 (Pyle 69, Wolf 40, McCoy 3-49, Caldera 3-17). Hampshire won by four runs.
Hampshire 288-6 (Caldera 52, Organ 50, Came 46*, Duggan 42) Somerset 169 (Franklin 4-20). Hampshire won by 119 runs.
Two-day County Championship
Gloucestershire 210 (McCoy 3-62) and 132-4 (Ellis 67, Gwynne 3-38) Hampshire 300 (Goodwin 138, McCoy 47, Duggan 48). Hampshire won on first innings.
Devon 451-7 (Pyle 241, Lammonby 56) Hampshire 445-7 (Hovey 123*, Organ 121, Caldera 54, Scriven 48). Match drawn.
Somerset 233 (Gundry 68, Tompkins 57, McCoy 3-26) and 105-4 (Brain 45*) Hampshire 283 (Organ 122, McCoy 43, Duggan 38). Hampshire won on first innings.