Rain hits day two at Ageas Bowl

Jimmy Adams was dismissed for a duck on a day which saw little action Picture: Neil Marshall
Jimmy Adams was dismissed for a duck on a day which saw little action Picture: Neil Marshall
New Hampshire signing Sam Northeast  Picture: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Hampshire head to Northeast for success

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Persistent rain meant there was little play on day two of Hampshire’s match with Lancashire at the Ageas Bowl.

The first 45 minutes of the County Championship division two match were lost to the weather.

When the action did get under way, Lancashire progressed from their overnight 252 for nine to 295.

Andrea Agathangelou completed his maiden Championship century and stretched his last-wicket partnership with Simon Kerrigan (14 not out) to 70.

Agathangelou – who was playing after being named as a late replacement for ex-Hampshire batsman Simon Katich – was eventually run out by Danny Briggs for 121 from 208 balls, with 17 fours and a six.

In reply, the hosts lost the early wicket of captain Jimmy Adams, lbw to Kyle Hogg for a duck, as they limped to seven for one in the eight remaining overs before lunch.

But more rain meant no more play was possible for the rest of the afternoon.

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The News are giving three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to England’s one-day clash against New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl.

Two promotional girls will be on Commercial Road in Portsmouth tomorrow wearing England shirts.

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Three winners will then be selected and contacted by the end of the day to receive a pair of tickets each for the match at the home of Hampshire, which takes place next Sunday (June 2).

The fixture sees two of cricket’s major international powerhouses go head-to-head in the second clash of a three-match series.

Tickets are still available online at ageasbowl.com, over the phone by calling 0844 847 1863 (available 24 hours a day) or in person at the ground.