South Wilts are the ECB Southern Premier Division ‘time pennant’ champions - clinched with their emphatic 91-run win over the Hampshire Academy - after winning seven of their eight ‘all day’ matches.

The Southern Premier League - and the entire Hampshire League - suffered its third total washout of the season last weekend and its second in the past three weeks, as previously forecasted breakfast-time rain swept in from the west, drenching already saturated grounds across the region.

All 20 scheduled Premier League matches were cancelled, leaving league positions status quo going into the last four weeks of 50-over cricket.

After the round 14 washout, the SPL has now lost 7,883 overs to the weather this season, compared with only 237 in the whole of 2022.

In the ECB Premier Division, St Cross Symondians continue to enjoy a 19-point lead over South Wilts at the top.

South Wilts go to Burridge on Saturday, with Rob Pittman’s second team facing a key Division 3 relegation match against Fareham & Crofton at Bemerton, 1230.

South Wits currently enjoy a 20-point lead and a win should ensure their safety.