• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    st †Simpson b Bamber
    16
    36
    51
    3
    0
    44.44
    41.5 gottim, Holland is dislodged! Some extra kick from back of a length for TRJ, and it takes the outside edge as the opener feels for it, well held at second slip. Breaks a 51-run stand for the third wicket 128/3
    c Sowter b Finn
    19
    53
    74
    4
    0
    35.84
    73.2 Andersson gets another, short and wide does the trick! Northeast looks disappointed with himself, having battled hard to get this far... he was reaching for the cut, maybe stayed a bit low, and he feathered through to Simpson 221/7
    44.2 flirty flash to one wide of off stump, and Vince has gone! He kicks the air in frustration, that's his career in a nutshell, really. Takes Andersson's medium-pace for a couple of breezy fours, then steers an innocuous delivery to slip 143/4
    60.3 full and drifting on to leg stump, Dawson flicks aerially... and picks out midwicket! Finn strikes for the second time during this afternoon session, as another decent Hampshire partnership is broken 191/5
    61.6 sticks out the front pad to leave, but the googly comes back and clips off stump! McManus is bowled shouldering arms, Sowter wheels away in delight. Hampshire's position looking a little stickier now 196/6
    58
    144
    179
    6
    0
    40.27
    106.4 Finn does the job at last for Middlesex! Length ball, seaming back in past Abbott's forward punch, stumps akimbo 313/9
    c Robson b Bamber
    18
    40
    46
    3
    0
    45.00
    not out
    21
    65
    103
    2
    0
    32.30
    c †Simpson b Finn
    4
    13
    14
    0
    0
    30.76
    Extras
    21 (lb 12, nb 8, w 1)
    TOTAL
    319 all out (110.2 Overs, RR: 2.89)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Joe Weatherley, 12.4 ov), 2-77 (Tom Alsop, 31.1 ov), 3-128 (Ian Holland, 41.5 ov), 4-143 (James Vince, 44.2 ov), 5-191 (Liam Dawson, 60.3 ov), 6-196 (Lewis McManus, 61.6 ov), 7-221 (Sam Northeast, 73.2 ov), 8-252 (Mason Crane, 84.2 ov), 9-313 (Kyle Abbott, 106.4 ov), 10-319 (Mohammad Abbas, 110.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    ER Bamber2787922.9210
    TS Roland-Jones2985411.8600
    ST Finn25.219643.7804
    MK Andersson1935322.7800
    NA Sowter1012512.5000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Weatherley b Mohammad Abbas
    18
    54
    71
    2
    0
    33.33
    c Weatherley b Mohammad Abbas
    2
    5
    7
    0
    0
    40.00
    lbw b Mohammad Abbas
    0
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    c †McManus b Mohammad Abbas
    3
    3
    6
    0
    0
    100.00
    lbw b Mohammad Abbas
    0
    7
    11
    0
    0
    0.00
    lbw b Mohammad Abbas
    0
    2
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    c Dawson b Wheal
    16
    62
    112
    1
    0
    25.80
    b Abbott
    5
    3
    4
    1
    0
    166.66
    not out
    24
    57
    77
    2
    0
    42.10
    c †McManus b Wheal
    3
    12
    10
    0
    0
    25.00
    c †McManus b Wheal
    0
    2
    4
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    8 (lb 8)
    TOTAL
    79 all out (34.4 Overs, RR: 2.27)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Max Holden, 1.5 ov), 2-2 (Nick Gubbins, 1.6 ov), 3-8 (Stevie Eskinazi, 3.1 ov), 4-14 (Robbie White, 5.3 ov), 5-14 (Martin Andersson, 5.5 ov), 6-31 (Sam Robson, 15.4 ov), 7-36 (Toby Roland-Jones, 16.2 ov), 8-75 (John Simpson, 32.1 ov), 9-79 (Steven Finn, 34.2 ov), 10-79 (Ethan Bamber, 34.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KJ Abbott1133613.2700
    Mohammad Abbas1161161.0000
    IG Holland63400.6600
    MS Crane301103.6600
    BTJ Wheal3.40932.4500
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Andersson b Roland-Jones
    1
    14
    13
    0
    0
    7.14
    not out
    146
    186
    260
    18
    1
    78.49
    c †Simpson b Bamber
    0
    5
    7
    0
    0
    0.00
    118
    188
    225
    13
    0
    62.76
    62.6 splat! Big old mow from Northeast and he is comprehensively castled - off stump out of the ground! A fine knock, he's applauded from the field by his team-mates. Finn breaks the stand at 257 259/3
    64.3 pinned in front, up goes the finger! Rapped him around ankle height, maybe a touch leg side but he was stuck on the crease, whipping across the line. Vince falls without scoring, heads off to be replaced by Liam Dawson. Two in two overs for Finn 273/4
    not out
    9
    8
    11
    0
    0
    112.50
    Extras
    16 (b 6, lb 5, nb 4, w 1)
    TOTAL
    290/4d (67 Overs, RR: 4.32)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Joe Weatherley, 3.2 ov), 2-2 (Tom Alsop, 4.3 ov), 3-259 (Sam Northeast, 62.6 ov), 4-273 (James Vince, 64.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    ER Bamber1115214.7200
    TS Roland-Jones85710.8700
    MK Andersson814105.1201
    NA Sowter25211404.5610
    ST Finn1104724.2701
    SD Robson401804.5000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    12.4 Two in two overs! Abbott at the other end, bringing one back into the left-hander as he shuffled across, and up goes the finger 32/2
    11.1 There's the first for Hampshire, and for Abbas! Robson plays back and diverts the back down on to his stumps. Blow for Middlesex straight after lunch 30/1
    52.6 Holland strikes in his first over, Gubbins steering to slip! Brilliantly held by Dawson low down, and Gubbins has to go. He holds the defensive pose, then drags himself off, thumping his bat on his way. A decent knock, but Hampshire have the breakthrough they needed 155/4
    15.4 edged, low towards third slip, and snapped up! Eskinazi lingers, but the umpires seem happy that the ball carried to Weatherley. Abbas makes another breakthrough, again dragging his length down as the batsman advanced to find the outside edge 33/3
    73
    161
    209
    7
    0
    45.34
    70.3 golden arm Holland does it again! Angling in, a fiendish medium-dobber to White, still trying to get his feet moving first thing, and he is pinned on the back pad, I think. No delay in the finger going up, and White will depart, hopes of a maiden first-class hundred snuffed out 208/5
    72.1 short and wide, Andersson is tempted, but nicks a cut through! Third wicket in the match for Holland, to go with 200-plus runs, and Hampshire have knocked two big bricks out of the Middlesex wall inside 3.1 overs this morning 219/6
    83.3 Abbas has his ninth, steered to third slip via a crease-bound prod! Teasing angle and Simpson plays slightly the wrong line, Abbas and his protractor doing the business again. Hampshire two wickets away 235/8
    82.4 Rapped on the boot and given straight away! Slipped in the yorker and Roland-Jones failed to get bat down in time, Abbott chips out the seventh with the new ball 235/7
    86.1 Abbott goes full, hits the front pad, and that's salmon and trout! Sowter looks a bit miffed, but I reckon that was hitting middle and leg. Hampshire one away from a comprehensive win here at the Ageas 245/9
    not out
    13
    42
    62
    1
    0
    30.95
    98.6 Dawson strikes, nicked behind and that's the mercy blow! Forcing shot from Bamber and the last-wicket rearguard ends at 36 from 12.5 overs. Hampshire cruise to victory inside the morning session here, and have two victories from two to start the season 281/9
    Extras
    13 (b 13)
    TOTAL
    281 all out (99 Overs, RR: 2.83)
    Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Sam Robson, 11.1 ov), 2-32 (Max Holden, 12.4 ov), 3-33 (Stevie Eskinazi, 15.4 ov), 4-155 (Nick Gubbins, 52.6 ov), 5-208 (Robbie White, 70.3 ov), 6-219 (Martin Andersson, 72.1 ov), 7-235 (Toby Roland-Jones, 82.4 ov), 8-235 (John Simpson, 83.3 ov), 9-245 (Nathan Sowter, 86.1 ov), 10-281 (Ethan Bamber, 98.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KJ Abbott1936433.3600
    Mohammad Abbas20102831.4000
    LA Dawson1754412.5800
    BTJ Wheal1634002.5000
    MS Crane1817304.0500
    IG Holland941932.1100

Close of Play

  • Thu, 15 Apr - day 1 - Hampshire 1st innings 281/8 (KJ Abbott 35*, BTJ Wheal 11*, 98 ov)
  • Fri, 16 Apr - day 2 - Hampshire 2nd innings 204/2 (IG Holland 90*, SA Northeast 99*, 50 ov)
  • Sat, 17 Apr - day 3 - Middlesex 2nd innings 208/4 (RG White 73*, MK Andersson 25*, 69 ov)
  • Sun, 18 Apr - day 4 - Middlesex 2nd innings 281 (99 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Middlesex 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st30SD RobsonMDE Holden
2nd2NRT GubbinsMDE Holden
3rd1NRT GubbinsSS Eskinazi
4th122RG WhiteNRT Gubbins
5th53RG WhiteMK Andersson
6th11JA SimpsonMK Andersson
7th16JA SimpsonTS Roland-Jones
8th0JA SimpsonNA Sowter
9th10ST FinnNA Sowter
10th36ST FinnER Bamber