Hants get a taste of their own medicine

James Vince did not survive this lbw appeal as he became another victim of Samit Patel Picture: Neil Marshall
James Vince did not survive this lbw appeal as he became another victim of Samit Patel Picture: Neil Marshall
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Sam Northeast during the press conference at the Ageas Bowl on Friday. Picture: www.davevokes.photography

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Hampshire were left worse for wear after day three of the Championship match against Nottinghamshire, despite a superb contribution from their very own spin doctor.

Season-best figures of six for 65 from Danny Richard Briggs, or DR Briggs if you will, saw Notts spun out for 183.

But in reply, Samit Patel tore through the Hants top order, taking five for 36, to leave the home side 86 for six at the close of play.

After Chris Wood had taking the scalps of Notts’ top three the previous evening, Briggs picked up where the seamer had left off.

It took over 50 minutes for his skipper Jimmy Adams to resort to spin, but when he did it proved an inspired decision, with Briggs snaring Adam Voges (30) lbw with his second ball.

The 20-year-old then removed the dangerous Patel for 33 and had Steve Mullaney out twice, both times for lbw.

On the first occasion Mullaney was recalled in a decision that had everyone confused. But, thankfully, the batsman’s return didn’t last too long as he was trapped again just over a minute later.

Briggs claimed the scalps of Chris Read and Andre Adams to complete his fifth career five-wicket-haul, before tail-enders Graeme White and Darren Pattinson gave the former Ventnor ace a few problems with a flurry of boundaries.

That was until White mistimed one straight to Imran Tahir, the leg spinner taking a brilliant catch in the deep.

The South African international took another difficult chance, this time off his own bowling, diving spectacularly to his left to remove Charlie Shreck.

Openers Adams and Liam Dawson then shared 32 for the first wicket of Hants’ reply before Patel got in on the act.

The England all-rounder removed Dawson, Michael Carberry, Neil McKenzie, James Vince and Sean Ervine, before Andre Adams trapped namesake Jimmy for 33, to leave Hampshire in danger at 86 six at stumps, a lead of just 116.