Hastie impresses but Petersfield's second team are well beaten

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Petersfield II v Servicemaster: A VERY young Petersfield side took on Servicemaster at the Heath on Saturday.

The forecast of overcast conditions never materialised and in hot and sunny conditions Petersfield asked the opposition to bowl first.

Petersfield lost their first wicket in the fourth over, but skipper Chris Russell and Jake Hastie (50) rebuilt the innings slowly against some good pace bowling from Dean Wilson (0-14) and George Wilson (2-16) as scoring proved difficult.

Ex-Hampshire all-rounder Lawrence Prittipaul (3-27) and Roland Prittipaul (1-17) kept things tight as wickets fell at regular intervals. Only Hastie showed real resistance, with Richard Stephens (17) taking over the mantle of shepherding the youngsters at the bottom of the order.

Petersfield made Servicemaster field for 42 overs but eventually the last wicket fell with Petersfield on 116.

Servicemaster decided to try to knock the runs off as quick as possible, and George Wilson scored 48 off 20 deliveries.

The only highlight of the Petersfield bowling was 15-year-old Oscar MacLean (1-16) who took his first wicket for the second team and then nearly had L Prittipaul leg before wicket first ball but the ex-Hampshire player showed his experience and got outside the line of off stump.

Servicemaster eventually knocked off the runs and put the Petersfield attack to the sword, with the exception of young MacLean and James Longland, who nearly got a wicket with his first ball.