WITH Bournemouth's ground succumbing to the torrential rain on Friday, Redlynch and Hale first team were left without a game, although bizarrely, with the average points league system - it actually went up to seventh in the table without playing!

The seconds therefore were pleased to welcome back some of its regular players who had been asked to step up to cover absence last week and with a late call off, Kev Hopkins took the opportunity of a game to try and find some form.

With Bournemouth III the visitors at Woodfalls Cross Stan Boardman won the toss and took first use of the new cherry.

In the very first over, Jake Markham was run out without scoring to set the scene.

Wickets followed fairly quickly as Jack Sobucinski (1-13) and Dom Sell (2-16) tied it all down tight.

At 27-4, a low scoring affair was obvious with Gary Potter (7) and Sean Baker (7) digging in and facing 46 and 58 balls respectively for their return.

However, with Hopkins finding a nice rhythm, bowling 9-6-1- 4, and finally dislodging the pair, it was left to Nathan Pollard (2-13) and Harry Cobern (2-13) to polish off the innings for a lowly 90 all out.

In reply, Ruben Kitson was not prepared to roll over and accounted for three wickets in the host's top order before Hopkins arrived at the crease and was able to bring his experience to bear as he halted the rot.

Pollard (9) had stuck around as Hopkins (49 not out) also found his batting form and the runs came.

The game was over as a contest, despite the valiant rearguard of the visitors as boundaries flowed.

Marcus Kimberley joined Hopkins to take the side home with six wickets and 24 overs in hand.