Hampshire humbled

Reece Topley celebrates the wicket of Tim Bresnan for Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl. Picture: Neil Marshall

Things didn’t Ballance in Hampshire’s favour

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Hampshire suffered a second defeat in their Royal London One-Day Cup challenge.

The Ageas Bowl outfit went down by 35 runs to Gloucestershire at Bristol yesterday.

After bowling their hosts out for 233, Hampshire made a positive start to their chase.

But despite reaching 150 for the loss of just three wickets, they collapsed to 198 all out as Jack Taylor claimed four for 38 for the hosts.

The defeat leaves Hampshire with just one win from their opening three fixtures in group A.

They had looked set to add a second success as James Vince (27), skipper Jimmy Adams (48), Adam Wheater (30), Sean Ervine (23) and Will Smith (47) all got going in pursuit of the victory target.

But not one of the top order could go on and make the telling contribution.

And ultimately they left the tail with too much to do as seven wickets fell for just 48 runs in the space of 14.2 overs.

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