St Cross Symondians all-rounder Harry Came is hoping that sheer weight of runs for their second team will persuade Kent to offer him a full-time contract for next season.
The Old Basing based right-hand bat and off-spin bowler celebrated his 20th birthday this week by chalking up his fourth century of the season for Kent.
He made 143 against Essex II at Canterbury's Polo Farm to add to the Kent hundreds he had scored previously against Leicestershire (185), and separate scores of 106 against the MCC Young Cricketers' and Sussex.
Came's perfect birthday present would be a telephone call from Kent coach Allan Donald offering him a 2019 contract.
But for the meantime, Came has more immediate matters on his mind - helping his Winchester club win the ECB Southern Premier League championship.
He's also made three centuries for St Cross, who need 15 points from the final match of the season at Lymington to clinch their first title.
If St Cross do win - and finally shrug Burridge off their shirt-tails - they will become the first side since Bournemouth in 2010 to break the Havant-South Wilts monopoly, which began in 2007.
Ed Ellis returns from a school hockey trip to Northern Italy and will replace Hampshire's Jimmy Adams in an otherwise unchanged St Cross line-up.
Adams, on duty for Hampshire against Essex at Chelmsford, has plundered 585 runs in five recent knocks for St Cross at an average of 146.25.
Lymington have hovered on the lip of the relegation zone all summer long, but with New Milton enduring such a wretched season, they have never been in danger of the drop.
They were the fall guys when New Milton celebrated their solitary win a fortnight ago, but bounced back and rolled Bashley (Rydal), their other New Forest neighbours, last week.
Lymington will have skipper and lead strike bowler Matt Metcalfe back against St Cross Symondians.
Lymington: Hand, Calcott, Scott, Rogers, Edwards, Grady, Royan, Metcalfe, C Moors, Proctor, K Moors.
St Cross Symondians: T Foyle, Laney, Came, Mead, Ellis, Ayers, H Foyle, Bransgrove, Merluck, Naik, Mitchell.
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