Youngsters toil in the sun against Glamorgan
Richard Hindley debutant
In Udal's absence Hampshire gave a debut to 28 year old Richard Hindley, an allrounder who recently scored a century for the 2nd XI, and with Robin Smith and Alan Mullally still injured, John Crawley took a young side out to face the Welsh county.
On a hot sunny day, losing the toss did not make the day any better, and despite Glamorgan losing opener Jonathan Hughes early on it was a day of toil in the heat for the youngsters. The term "sticking to their task" would be a good statement as that is what they did.
All the bowlers performed admirably, although a couple of fielding blips proved costly. Adrian Dale secured his first century of the season with a patient innings, which included 19 fours. Matthew Maynard's class showed out as well scoring a superb 129 in which his stroke play was the event of the day. Hitting 18 fours and two hugh sixes, he batted for two and a half hours before Chris Tremlett snared him with the second new ball.
Tremlett in fact took three late wickets that allowed Hampshire maximunm bowling points, and at 436 for 9 the home side should feel reasonably satisfied. It could have been worse.
Debutant Hindley started well, but Maynard took a liking to his bowling, but much of the spin duties was performed by Simon Katich, he like Tremlett took 3 wickets, with the persevering Mascarenhas stepping in with two.