A convincing win over bottom of the table Calmore was achieved by the youngest Hampshire Academy team yet; featuring eight teenagers and no-one over 22 years of age.
The young Hawks got back to winning ways at the toss and stand-in captain Ian Hilsum had no hesitation in batting first on a perfect summer's day at the Rose Bowl.
Solid batting by Chris Benham (115 balls, 14 fours) and latterly 17-year-old Kevin Latouf (100 balls, 3 fours), fresh from a successful debut with the 2nd XI, took the Academy to 140-3 at lunch; achieving a solid platform from which to build afterwards.
Hilsum declared, when realizing that the final batting bonus point was out of reach, when the Academy stood on 239-8 in 59.5 overs. Calmore's bowlers stuck to their task in the searing heat; the pick being Mark Boston, who returned figures of 5-88 off 23 consecutive overs.
In a reversal of fortune, former Calmore player Matthew Metcalfe (3-21) achieved the early break-throughs for the Academy, as the relatively out-of-sorts David Griffiths went wicket-less in his first spell - a rarity this season.
Metcalfe was well supported by yet another 17-year-old in James Manning (2-17), and skipper Ian Hilsum (8-4-13-4) helped clean up the middle order and tail in typical leg-break fashion.
No Calmore batsman passed 20 as the Totton-based side were bowled out in 32.1 overs to lose heavily by 138 runs; just a few minutes after Radio Solent (presented by ex-Hampshire stalwart Kevan James), who made this fixture their featured match of the day, went off air at six o'clock.
Hants Acad vs Calmore Spts
England Domestic Season
The Rose Bowl (Nursery)