Hampshire v Glamorgan, Ageas Bowl, 4th day May 14, 2014

Vince steers Hampshire top of Division Two

Press Association

Hampshire 345 (Carberry 66, Dawson 64, Allenby 4-67, Wagg 4-105) and 68 for 4 (Vince 29*, Smith 3-38) beat Glamorgan 224 (Wallace 67*, Ervine 3-36) and 187 (Bragg 74, Tomlinson 3-40, Abbott 3-43) by six wickets
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James Vince eased Hampshire's nerves with a careful innings to steer them past a target of 67 against Glamorgan and send them top of the Division Two table.

Hampshire were given a straightforward chase but lost three wickets to the new ball, leaving Vince - surely in the form of his career so far - to play a careful innings and wrap up the win before lunch.

Glamorgan came into the final day with a lead of 64 but could only add two runs to that before James Tomlinson wrapped up their second-innings by removing Tom Helm. That left Hampshire a simple enough task and, while four wickets fell as they struggled with the new ball, an unbeaten 29 from James Vince steered them home.

Hampshire needed just 16 balls to end the Glamorgan innings as Tomlinson got Helm to edge to slip where Liam Dawson took a smart catch.

A target of 67 was never likely to cause the home side too many problems but captain Jimmy Adams was gone for a duck off the fourth ball of the innings as he was bowled by Ruaidhri Smith.

Opening partner Michael Carberry, who was named to the England limited-overs squad on Tuesday, was next to go for 14 as Stewart Walters took a fine diving catch in the slips off Smith, who took career-best figures of 3 for 38; his third wicket two balls later when he trapped Dawson lbw and reduced Hampshire to 27 for 3.

Glamorgan opener Gareth Rees then claimed his first wicket in any format as Walters caught Will Smith at mid-on as he was trying to hit over the top but Hampshire now needed just 11 runs to win.

And they had them in the next over as Vince finished the game off with back-to-back fours through extra cover to keep his average above 100 for the season and hand Hampshire their first home win of the campaign.

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