Northamptonshire v Hampshire, Northampton, 4th day May 5, 2012

Willey five leads Northants to first win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Northamptonshire 218 and 232 for 9 dec (Sales 58) Hampshire 154 (Hall 4-24) and 179 (Willey 5-39)
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Northamptonshire's pace bowler David Willey, son of the former England all-rounder and umpire Peter Willey, took five wickets as his county claimed their first Division Two win of the season as they defeated Hampshire by 117 runs.

Northants added 56 to their overnight total in the morning before they declared on 232 for 9 to give Hampshire a winning target of 297 from 71 overs.

It was a mark they fell considerably short of as they were bowled out for 179 despite Michael Carberry's bright 61 off 88 balls, with Willey standing out with 5 for 39.

Liam Dawson played Willey's delivery on to his stumps in just the second over before Willey struck again when Sean Terry slashed him to David Sales at second slip. After a brief rain delay, Daggett accounted for the Australia international and stand-in captain Simon Katich, who had reached 31 when he caught at the wicket.

James Vince then lasted just two balls before he returned to the pavilion when he edged Daggett to Hall at first slip. Former Zimbabwe international Sean Ervine fell cheaply by clipping Daggett to Middlebrook at gully to give the bowler his third wicket in 12 balls.

Hampshire's hopes effectively ended when Carberry was trapped lbw by Willey with the last ball before tea.

Bates was the next to depart as he chopped Brooks on to his stumps before Willey bowled Hamza Riazuddin for a single. Willey then completed the third five-wicket haul of his career when Wood edged him to O'Brien and the result was wrapped up when Balcombe launched Brooks to Daggett at mid-wicket.