Hampshire v Glamorgan, Friends Provident t20, Southampton July 1, 2010

Adams ton sets up crushing win

Hampshire 199 for 5 beat Glamorgan 145 for 9 by 54 runs

Hampshire opening batsman Jimmy Adams scored his second Friends Provident t20 century of the season to help crush Glamorgan by 54 runs at the Rose Bowl. Adams, who scored a century against Surrey earlier in the campaign, hit an unbeaten 100 as Hampshire eased to a comfortable victory.

Hampshire rattled up 199 for 5 from their 20 overs with Adams reaching his century in the final over. Adams struck 16 fours and faced 61 balls after his captain, Nic Pothas, decided to bat first. Adams lost opening partner, Michael Lumb, on 33 but then featured in a stand of 90 for the second wicket in only 8.5 overs with promising talent James Vince. Vince fell with the score on 123 after hitting a six and three fours in his 39, but his loss failed to halt Hampshire's surge.

Sean Ervine was third out to leave the hosts 163 for 3 and Neil McKenzie fell two balls later, but there was no denying Adams. When Huw Waters began bowling the final over of the innings Adams was on 94 and he almost immediately lost Dominic Cork, who was run out by David Brown.

But he kept his composure to reach his century with two balls to spare having put the hosts in a commanding position. Waters was the pick of the Glamorgan bowlers finishing with three wickets for 30 from his four overs while veteran Robert Croft conceded only 24 from his four.

Glamorgan needed 10 an over to win and they never looked like reaching their target. They lost Jim Allenby with the score on 24 but there was always an outside chance with big-hitting Australian Mark Cosgrove at the crease.

Cosgrove thumped three sixes in a quick-fire innings of 33 but from the moment he hit Chris Wood to a diving Cork at the start of the sixth over, Glamorgan rapidly faded as a steady procession of wickets followed.

Left-arm spinner Danny Briggs sent back Gareth Rees, Croft and Chris Ashling first ball to finish with 3 for 27. Glamorgan were 116 for 9 at the start of the 17th over but a late flurry of runs from Mark Wallace and last man Waters at least ensured they batted out their overs.

The last wicket pair put on 29 over the final four overs with Wallace finishing as top scorer with an unbeaten 42 off 26 balls having hit two sixes.

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  • Dummy4 on July 2, 2010, 15:01 GMT

    Yeah, i agree. He looked very lean, he obviously have lost a bit of weight which should no doubt reduce the stress on his knees when he goes through his bowling action. It was heartening to see him touching 89-90 while ambling into the crease. When he get's his confidence back, he will run in a bit harder, the speen gun maybe notched up a little further. Anyway....that's for the future....just glad to see him on the cricket pitch again.

    I can't understand why it wasn't commented on? Ok, it's not really world news but Cricinfo has specifically created a news page tab for County Cricket so why no comment about Simon Jones?

  • Richard on July 2, 2010, 10:29 GMT

    In the surprising absence of comment above - I thought it was worth adding to this report that Simon Jones the one-time England player of heady open-top bus parade days played in the above game and returned the most economical figures of the bowlers in this game: 4-0-22-1.

    He looked very lean, and was coming off a gentle amble of 10-12 paces and getting the speed gun up to just shy of 90 mph. A heartening sight for someone so desperately troubled with injury of late.

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