HAMPSHIRE batsman Joe Weatherley revealed how a few technical tweaks had helped his game – and also admitted he previously had “noodle arms”.

The 23-year-old struck 68 from 49 deliveries in his side’s washed out T20 Blast opener at Kent on Thursday.

Winchester-born Weatherley was the standout performer for the visitors, who were saved by the rain after Kent made 52-0 in reply to Hampshire’s 139 for six at Canterbury.

Speaking to BBC Radio Solent after the contest, Weatherley said: “When I was about 17 and had sort of noodle arms! I’ve had an ankle rehab and I’ve been in the gym, so that helps.

“I’ve just changed a few things technically which I think have helped in Championship and the T20. I feel like I’m hitting the ball nicely at the moment and just carried it through.”

The unfinished contest meant both sides were left to settle for a point in the South Group. Hampshire’s next test comes against Hove on Sunday.

“I think we’ve got away with one there, to come away with one point,” admitted Weatherley.

“I think we were second best, which was disappointing.

“We didn’t have much preparation time which was kind of frustrating – it’s sort of just on to the next game.

“It’s just about momentum – we will hope to put things right on Sunday.”