Bourne’s 3rd team made the highest score of the day for the club but it was still not enough to secure victory against Hampton in Division Seven.
The fact Bourne are able to field three sides is quite remarkable and the 3rds were very competitive on Sunday, eventually going down by 77 runs.
Hampton were put in to bat at the Abbey Lawn and after getting over losing their opener Joshua Weaver for just two after a good ball from Harry Bower, they started to put together a decent innings.
Number three Dave Callcut hit a useful 65 before he was skittled by David Greenfield.
The real damage to Bourne’s hopes of victory were done by number six in the order and opposition skipper Jarryd Gahan whose 75 raced the score on.
He was eventually out to a catch from Symondson off the bowling of Bower who finished with 4-67 as Hampton finished on 280-7.
Bourne’s Rory Pears did his best to keep Bourne in the match with 74 runs to his name, but he ran out of support and time as they slipped behind the required run rate, finishing on 203-8.
The team, who were only entered in the league this season, are in fifth place in the Division Seven standings.