Hampshire’s t20 hopes dashed

Michael Carberry. Picture: Dave Vokes/LMI Photography

Michael Carberry. Picture: Dave Vokes/LMI Photography

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Hampshire’s quest to regain their domestic t20 crown fell at the semi-final stage as they were crushed by Lancashire.

James Vince’s side produced a good performance with the ball as they restricted the Lightning to 160 for five in 19 overs, before rain ended the innings early.

Set a revised target of 143 in 16 overs, Hampshire’s batting line-up spluttered almost from the first ball as both Vince and Michael Carberry departed inside the first few overs.

Only Jimmy Adams (53) showed the kind of resolve to attempt to drag his side out of the mire with a brave knock but nobody stayed with him long enough to give them any real hope.

But at 38 for four inside seven overs, Hampshire were then reduced to 63 for six and never looked likely to get anywhere near the target.

They were eventually bowled out for 101 to seal a 41-run defeat.

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