ANDOVER teenager Sam Ashman just can't stop scoring runs at the moment, writes Mike Vimpany.

A matter of days after celebrating a maiden ECB Southern Premier League fifty for the Academy against South Wilts, he smashed a career-best and unbeaten 166 for the Hampshire Pathways in an ECB Under-18 County Championship match against Middlesex.

He struck 26 fours, sharing a second-wicket stand of 126 with Lymington's Kamran Dharawal, who plundered four sixes and seven fours in his 71.

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Finn Gordon (26), Andrew MacEwen (26) and fit-again Louis Prichard (23*) shared subsequent partnerships with Ashman, who has been in action for Hampshire again against Essex this week.

After the second day's play had been washed out, Hampshire took 16 Middlesex wickets before being foiled by the rain again.

They bowled the visitors out for a first innings 89. The city side held on for a draw after reaching 149-6 after rain dogged the final session.