HAMPSHIRE batter Joe Weatherley insists his side have retained their confidence, despite seeing their five-match winning streak come to an end.

After an awful start to their Vitality Blast campaign, losing their opening four fixtures, Hawks have shown a resurgence, to haul themselves back into play-off contention.

Five wins on the spin lifted them up the table, but their progress was halted by a four-wicket loss to South Group leaders Surrey at the Ageas Bowl.

Hampshire, at the time of writing, sit fifth with four matches to play, with the top four sides progressing into the quarter-finals.

Reflecting on the loss to Surrey, who chased down 152 to win, Weatherley, who scored 29, said: "It was two teams who were both on a good run but obviously we've lost.

"We are still confident going into the last four games, we've played some good cricket over the last few weeks, but we came up short (on Sunday).

"We were aiming for 160 but we kept losing wickets throughout.

"One of the things we've done well recently is build partnerships and we just lost too many wickets.

"The games which we have won someone like (James) Vince or (Ben) McDermott have made match-winning scores, (Sunday) shows 30s don't win games."

He added: "(James) Fuller ended it well for us (with an unbeaten 39) but we needed to take wickets with the ball and we didn't.

"(Kieron) Pollard came in and struck it well (34) and made the ground look small at times.

"It was funny, we were looking to see how deep we could take it as they were only getting ones but (Chris) Jordan's boundary really hurt us. To get it into the last over was credit to the bowlers."

Hawks return to action in the Blast against Somerset at Taunton on Thursday (7pm).