Lancashire v Hampshire, Royal London Cup, Group A, Old Trafford July 27, 2014

Maxwell's brutal assault sets records galore

Press Association

Hampshire 360 for 9 (Maxwell 146, Ervine 64) beat Lancashire 212 (Horton 57, Davies 40) by 148 runs

Glenn Maxwell scored a limited overs career-best 146, his first Hampshire century, to carry the county to a resounding Royal London one-day Cup win over Lancashire at Old Trafford.

The Australian limited-overs international, 25, hammered 22 fours and two sixes in a brutal 96-ball assault, which carried his side to a mammoth 360 for 9, a target Lancashire never looked like hunting down.

Their captain, Paul Horton, top-scored with 57 off 50 balls in 212 all out inside 38 overs, signalling a 148-run win for the visitors. Each member of Hampshire's five-man bowling attack struck twice.

This was a clash between two teams who had lost their opening Group A fixtures on Saturday.

Lancashire, who lost the toss for the second match running, conceded 324 for 7 against Yorkshire here on the same pitch and Hampshire lost at Derbyshire having conceded 340 for 5.

Hampshire's innings saw a number of records fall. It was their highest 50-over total ever, their second best in all List A cricket and the highest total by any team in all List A cricket on this ground. This was also the highest total Lancashire have ever conceded.

Maxwell and third-wicket partner Will Smith (49) shared 179 in 22.2 overs, a Hampshire record for that wicket in List A matches against Lancashire, beating 129 shared between Robin Smith and David Gower at Southampton in 1991.

Maxwell hit a quarter of his balls faced either to or over the boundary fence as he helped advance a score from 57 for 2 in the 11th over following the departures of James Vince and Jimmy Adams.

He went from 50 to 100 in 30 balls to bring up a ton off 75 and when he was caught at short cover off Wayne White with the score at 236 for 3 in the 33rd, he had topped his previous career best by one run.

Sean Ervine also added 64 off 46 balls but he was one of five wickets to fall in the last six overs of the innings in the search for quick runs.

Lancashire were not helped by losing new ball bowler Kabir Ali to a right shoulder injury after he had bowled only three overs and Karl Brown's medium pace was employed for the first time since 2012 in county cricket.

Chris Wood bowled Usman Khawaja and had fellow opener Ashwell Prince caught in the middle of the pitch of a top-edged pull to leave Lancashire 40 for 2 in the seventh of their chase. And that was pretty much that.

Maxwell continued his impressive day with two catches at backward point to help left-arm seamer James Tomlinson get Brown and Steven Croft as the score slipped to 71 for four after 13.

Horton and Jordan Clark (22) added 64 in eleven overs for the fifth wicket to give a sparse home crowd something to cheer but the latter was bowled by left-arm spinner Liam Dawson with 135 on the board in the 24th over.

And when Dawson bowled Horton three balls after he had reached 50, Lancashire were 150 for 6 in the 26th.

It was 186 for eight in the 33rd when White and Stephen Parry fell in quick succession to Danny Briggs and Matt Coles, the latter courtesy of another Maxwell catch at backward point.

Coles had Alex Davies caught at mid-on for 40 in the 35th before Briggs had Ali caught at backward point in the 38th to wrap things up.

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  • Bryn on August 1, 2014, 7:05 GMT

    Ohlmay --- very well said, he is a complete freak and a talent that is so rare we may have never seen before

  • Sudip on July 28, 2014, 14:38 GMT

    i was there to watch both games.. true the lancs bowling was B list stuff and it was woeful tragic and unprofessional.. i was at the lancs members forum meeting saturday with Winker watkinson and Boris Chapple taking questions.. the academy has not provided the impetus for promising players a la Yorkshire(which is why the latter will storm to the title and Lancs will be relegated)_ truth is i cant see the red rose county winning anything this summer and even if we have chosen glamorgan as a 1/4 T20 game, the opponents are on form and we are not!! i fear the worst for the rest of the year esp as Tom Smith is in the lions squad and god knows why Parry is!! we must plan for 2015 and get the academy boys with promise a chance./ so why has Alex Zack Lees kicked on and our own Luis Reece hasnt? has to be the coaching standards im afraid! prove me wrong lancashire- and start winning!!

  • Chris on July 28, 2014, 11:26 GMT

    I don't want to diminish a great innings by any standards, but it's worth remembering that Hampshire were facing a B list Lancs attack even before Kabir hurt his shoulder and couldn't bowl. The leading wicket taker, Smith, is out for a while, Kerrigan doesn't play the one dayers and neither does the next leading wicket taker and captain Glen Chapple. That's not Maxwell's problem and you can only score off the bowlers you face, but he and the others are best judged against a fully fledged bowling group. Junaid Khan was a big factor for the Red Rose in T20 and made life easier for the others.

  • Dummy4 on July 28, 2014, 8:59 GMT

    @CodandChips, I think 3 is his best place in white ball cricket, given time to get set he is far more likely to impact on the match. His lean run up until now is probably his first bad patch in 12 months, hopefully he will make up for your guys over the rest of the season, once he gets into form he is usually pretty consistent.

    I'm a big fan of Maxi, I'm hoping he becomes a permanent member of the test team at 6 given another chance sometime in the next 18 months or so. Like Warner and Smith before him, he scores all around the ground, just needs to tighten up his shot selection. 3 pretty handy blokes to have in the field too, just quietly.

  • Paulo on July 28, 2014, 8:18 GMT

    Good to see Ervine and Dawson in the runs also. And Smith scoring runs without stagnating the rate. And nice to see all the bowlers do pretty well, considering Lancs were always going to score quickly.

  • Paulo on July 28, 2014, 7:06 GMT

    Finally. He scores some runs for us this year.

    Brilliant score and largely down to Maxwell. Achieved without Carberry? What happened to him after 3 consecutive white-ball 50s.

    Still not totally convinced of Maxwell at 3. This is his first score.

  • Farai on July 28, 2014, 6:49 GMT

    Maxwell is something else how can a player have the lowest strike rate of 124 in limited overs cricket? that's the going rate of most openers only in t20. a stike rate of 75 as well which is also good for odi. he plays cricket in his own world. and they say Warner is aggressive

  • Mick on July 28, 2014, 4:53 GMT

    He strung together a couple of good innings for Vico in the she field shield last season. Rescued them from embarrassment if memory serves. Maybe there is a long form batsmen in there somewhere

  • Dummy4 on July 28, 2014, 4:40 GMT

    Has to work his way to 20 odd before going nuts that way will boost his average and value to the team, he doesn't need to worry about his strike rate, that's for sure.

  • rob on July 28, 2014, 3:27 GMT

    Maxi-mum damage, mini-mum time.

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