Hampshire 60s on receiving end of Sussex hammering in National Championship encounter in Portsmouth

Hampshire suffered a second successive National Sixties Championship loss when they were well beaten by Sussex in Portsmouth.

By Simon Carter
Friday, 13th May 2022, 9:01 am

Put into bat, Hampshire posted 207-9 - Lymington's Neil Trestrail (49) and Neil Sutherland (33) top scoring at the St Helens ground in Southsea.

They were then blown away as Sussex opening pair Gordon Morgan (92) and Martyn Ford (80) traded a large percentage of their 157-run opening partnership in boundaries before Chris Wheeler struck twice in one over. Sussex won by eight wickets.

Hampshire had previously lost their opening Championship game against Berkshire off the penultimate ball.

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HampshireOver-60s (from left) Geoff Beale, Rick Marston, Chris Wheeler, Chris Yates, Neil Trestrail, Dave Simpson, Andy Steggall, Martin Shephard, Neil Sutherland, John Adams and Barry Goodman. Picture: Sarah Standing
Sussex's Tim Peters appeals for a wicket. Picture: Sarah Standing
Hampshire's Chris Wheeler. Picture: Sarah Standing
Hampshire's Andy Steggall. Picture: Sarah Standing