Southern League cricket: Weather worries seem set to hit once more

Bournemouth Echo: . .

BOURNEMOUTH look set for a second successive home postponement and Martin Miller admits frustration in the Chapel Gate camp is growing.

Following the opening-day call-off against Hambledon, Bournemouth's Southern Premier League Division One fixture against Fawley tomorrow is likely to be cancelled due to wet conditions.

Skipper Miller told the Daily Echo: “What's most frustrating is that having had good wins over Totton & Eling and South Wilts in April, we have had three weeks off.

“We will effectively have to start our season again and next Saturday - if it goes ahead - will be like our first game.

“If there is a silver lining it's the fact we wouldn't have been at full strength this weekend.”

Jake Hurley and Mike Kitson have been replaced in the team by Luke Matthews and Dave Kidner.

Bournemouth: (from) Miller, Hayward, Matthews, Schmulian, Kidner, Russell, Smith, Singh, Cronje, Wainwright, Chaudhry.

Elsewhere in the second tier, New Milton are unchanged for their scheduled trip to Andover.

New Milton: (from) R Beck, L Beck, J Park, N Park, Elliott, House, Loader, Edwards, G Watts, Staniford, Gargaro.

In the Premier Division, Lymington travel to Totton & Eling while Nick Baker has been brought into Bashley's XI ahead of the home game against Havant.

Lymington: (from) Mortimer, Hand, C Grierson, Scott, Cowley, Rogers, Beetham, Metcalfe, Ellis, Layman, Freeman.

Bashley: (from) R Morris, Thurgood, Porter, Neal, Baker, Friedman, Ridley, Morgan, Thomson, Nash, R Grierson.

Yesterday's T20 double-header between Dorset and Hampshire was called off due to wet weather at Dean Park.

Hampshire were primed to field a strong side including England's Ashes star Michael Carberry and T20 captain James Vince.

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