TOM Prest and Freddie Peters were the toast of Canford after writing a new chapter in the school's record books.

The pair shared a second-wicket stand of 287 in the first round of the Dorset Under-14 Cup against Bryanston.

Prest (157) remained undefeated, while Peters (111) was one of only two Canford batsmen to lose his wicket as they racked up an imposing 298 for two from their 30 overs.

Their match-winning partnership included some excellent shot execution and superb running between the wickets.

Prest also claimed five wickets and a catch as Canford eased to victory by 150 runs to progress to the second round.

The victory maintained Canford's impressive start to the season with the firsts, seconds, thirds and fourths all unbeaten, recording wins against Winchester College, Clayesmore, Portsmouth Grammar, Milton Abbey and Millfield.

Meanwhile, the Royal London One Day International between England and South Africa at the Ageas Bowl today is a sell-out.

Hampshire Cricket had added a number of additional temporary seats but they were quickly snapped up and England’s second 50-over fixture against South Africa will be played in front of a full house.

Hampshire Cricket commercial director Stuart Robertson said: “The demand we’ve had for international tickets at the Ageas Bowl this year has been phenomenal.

"It’s fantastic to see that there’s a really engaged following for international cricket in the south.

"We are now working hard to prepare for what will be an excellent spectacle in front of a full house at the Ageas Bowl.”

England against South Africa is the first of three internationals at the Ageas Bowl in 2017, with Eoin Morgan’s side returning to face the Proteas in a NatWest IT20 on June 21 before taking on West Indies in a Royal London One Day International on September 29.

Although there are still some tickets available for the last two fixtures, they are expected to sell out and spectators are encouraged to buy soon to avoid missing out.