Royals into last four

Kyle Abbott celebrates a wicket today against champions Essex. Picture: Neil Marshall

Abbott puts champions to the sword

Hampshire Royals have made it through to the semi-finals of the Caribbean T20.

Giles White's team will take on the Windward Islands tonight for a place in tomorrow's final.

After seeing their final group game against Trinidad & Tobago washed out in midweek, the Royals' fate was left in the hands of their group rivals.

But after Trinidad & Tobago beat Barbados by 51 runs in Bridgetown, the Royals secured second place in group B to make the last four.

The Windward Islands topped group A, beating reigning champions Guyana, Jamaica and a Combined Colleges and Campuses side.

Trinidad & Tobago will meet Jamaica in the other semi-final.