NatWest T20 Blast

Hampshire to face Lancashire in semi-final

ESPNcricinfo staff

August 3, 2014

Comments: 2 | Text size: A | A
Highlights: Hampshire ousts Nottinghamshire behind Vince's unbeaten 93

James Vince made his T20 best 93 not out, Nottinghamshire v Hampshire, NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, Trent Bridge, August 3, 2014
James Vince made his T20 best 93 not out © Getty Images

Hampshire's reward for a thrilling run chase at Trent Bridge is a semi-final against Lancashire on NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day.

James Vince made his T20 best score of 93 not out to steer Hampshire to a memorable victory over Nottinghamshire to qualify for their fifth Finals Day in succession.

Vince, the Hampshire captain, was pleased to avoid Surrey in the semi-finals having been hammered by them in their only meeting in the qualification stage.

Hampshire were T20 champions in 2010 and 2012 and another shot at glory awaits if they can get past Lancashire, who set the pace in this year's competition but needed to hold their nerve to reach their fifth Finals Day with a one-run win over Glamorgan.

In four previous Finals Day appearances, Lancashire have only made the final once, losing to Somerset in 2005.

The other semi-final sees Warwickshire, who caused an upset in beating Essex at Chelmsford in their quarter-final, play Surrey, easy victors over Worcestershire to make it to Edgbaston on August 23 - a record sixth Finals Day.

Varun Chopra's golden run of form saw the Bears through to their first Finals Day since the inaugural competition in 2003 and they now have a chance to lift their first title on their home ground.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Posted by   on (August 3, 2014, 17:45 GMT)

That's one of the worst bowling performances I've ever seen. Seriously, were Notts even interested in defending that total?

Posted by RayMcCooney on (August 3, 2014, 16:46 GMT)

As a Hampshire member it's so great to see the boys do it on the big stage again.

Comments have now been closed for this article

Email Feedback Print
ESPNcricinfo staffClose
Related Links
Players/Officials: James Vince
Series/Tournaments: NatWest t20 Blast
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days