Jack Campbell pulled Hampshire to an unlikely comeback victory because the quick bowler routed Northamptonshire Steelback’s decrease order on the Isle of Wight.
Hampshire vs Northamptonshire, Group B, Royal London One-Day Cup
Hampshire 199/10 (40.2 ov)
Northamptonshire 188/10 (40.2 ov)
Consequence – Hampshire received by 11 runs
The Steelbacks wanted solely 24 runs of their pursuit of 200 with 5 wickets in hand however collapsed in a heap to lose by 11 runs.
Campbell took three for 17, together with two in two balls, earlier than John Turner bumped out the final wicket to bowl Northamptonshire out for 188 to continued Hampshire’s excellent begin to the Royal London Cup.
Rob Keogh had run the sport in entrance of two,000 robust crowd at Newclose with a career-best three for 32 coupled with an authoritative 74, earlier than Hampshire’s late present.
Northamptonshire had the chase in full management as Hampshire moved their present over to the Isle of Wight for the primary time since 2019.
Ricardo Vasconcelos’ poor type continued when he was lbw to a Keith Barker away swinger second ball. Will Younger adopted pretty quickly after as Scott Currie extracted some bounce to second slip.
However Emilio Homosexual and Keogh settled the innings with model. The pair including 52 runs. Keogh was imperious all through. He cracked three fours in succession off Currie, starting with a crunching slapped reduce shot to get his innings shifting. Every part appeared easy for Keogh as he reached his fifty in 57 balls.
Each time Northamptonshire gave the impression to be cantering to victory, a wicket would add a way of jitters. Gus Miller had been carefree for 31 however smashed to cowl, whereas Ben Curran stuttered earlier than one other ball stopped within the pitch as he supplied a easy caught and bowled for Currie.
With 23 runs nonetheless wanted, Keogh was sufferer to the stoppy pitch and was caught at mid-off earlier than the beforehand low cost Campbell snared Nathan Buck and Ben Sanderson in successive deliveries to change the momentum utterly.
James Gross sales was yorked by Campbell earlier than a brief pitch Turner supply was skied to level to finish a well-known Hampshire victory.
Earlier, Nick Gubbins made no hesitation when he selected to bat on a brilliantly scorching day and on a pitch which gave the look of being excellent for batting. It rapidly proved in any other case.
As a substitute of dashing via, the ball caught within the wicket to make it laborious to time the ball. Aneurin Donald was the primary to seek out this out when he guided the twelfth ball of the match to level earlier than Gubbins edged to second slip within the following over.
Ben Brown was leg earlier than to a low bouncing Nathan Buck supply having placed on 45 with Tom Prest earlier than Fletcha Middleton continued to recuperate the scenario with a speedy 51 run partnership.
Prest, on the again of an excellent 181 towards Kent Spitfires, peppered the offside as he performed the ball as late as he dared. His timing was proved with a straight drive early on and continued with late cuts.
His pièce de résistance was a skip and chic drive over further cowl to carry up his half-century in 54 balls however fell to the next supply when Alex Russell beguiled him within the flight, because the ball ended up in further cowl’s fingers.
Middleton had amassed 35 earlier than Keogh began to show the screw. The off-spinner pinned down a concrete-footed Middleton after which had Felix Organ caught and bowled off a full toss 4 balls later.
Keogh added a 3rd when he bowled the highest of Toby Albert’s off stump as Hampshire’s center order fumbled with out discovering significant partnerships.
Barker, on his white-ball debut for Hampshire, offered some late innings runs with 38 however the Steelbacks refused to let the sport get away from them as Jack White had Barker prime edging to deep sq. and Jack Campbell edging behind, whereas Currie was undone by a Buck quick ball. Hampshire bowled out for 199 with 57 balls left unused.
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