GLYN Treagus maintained his impressive start to the season by top scoring with 64 as Dorset suffered a 75-run defeat at the hands of Hampshire Seconds at the weekend.

Treagus, who hit a century in Dorset’s victory over the Dorset League nine days ago, again looked in good nick against a strong Hampshire bowling attack at the Rose Bowl.

Tom Hicks (2-30), Ciaran Quinn (2-16) and Treagus (2-83) were among the wickets as Hampshire posted a formidable 289 for seven from their 50 overs.

And although Treagus, Mansoor Khan (36), Josh Lawrence (33) and Darren Cowley (32) all made starts, Dorset eventually closed on 214 for six.

Dorset coach Alan Willows said: “It was a good work-out in preparation for our MCCA Trophy opener against Buckinghamshire on Sunday. We had a good warm-up game against the Dorset League but, when you are playing against professionals, it is a step up.

“There were some good performances with the ball and Mark Wolstenholme, Tom Hicks and Ed Denham all bowled well. We missed a few catches but it was cold.

“We batted okay but didn’t rotate the strike as we would have liked. It is early season and chasing 290 in 50 overs was a big ask.”