Hants v Worcs, LV= Champ Div 2, Ageas Bowl, 1st day April 6, 2014

Carberry fails to follow up England lament

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hampshire 37 for 3 v Worcestershire

Michael Carberry, who preceded the season by being critical of England for leaving him out of the limited-overs sides without adequate explanation, began with a six-ball duck for Hampshire as they struggled to 37 for 3 in a rain-reduced opening to their Division Two match against Worcestershire at West End.

The visitors won the toss and chose to field but play was held up after rain affected the Rose Bowl outfield, with the match finally getting under way in mid-afternoon.

Hampshire lost opener Carberry when he fell lbw at the end of the first over to Chris Russell, who was also responsible for James Vince departing without scoring six overs later. Between those dismissals, Liam Dawson was bowled for two by Charles Morris.

Carberry's fellow opener Jimmy Adams scored freely to reach 32 not out, before the umpires called stumps midway through the ninth over.

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  • Dummy4 on April 9, 2014, 9:07 GMT

    Can anyone please explain to me how Gatting can come ahead of Irvine in the batting line up? This must make Irvine the best no 7 in world cricket!! why oh why do Hampshire keep signing these players who are being discarded by their former Counties and yet refuse to play one of the most promising wicket keepers in recent years i.e. Michael Bates????

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