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Trouble for Bears as Hampshire go top

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County Championship Round-up: Hampshire go top (1:16)

ESPNcricinfo brings you up to date with the latest County Championship action, as Hampshire go top of Division One. (1:16)

Hampshire 515 (Ervine 203, Adams 166, Singh 6-144) beat Warwickshire 254 (Trott 101, Barker 63) and 167 (Bell 68, Abbott 4-32) by an innings and 94 runs
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Hampshire beat the rain by skittling Warwickshire out for 167 to go top of the Specsavers County Championship Division One table.

Kyle Abbott and spin twins Mason Crane and Sean Ervine whipped through the struggling visitors to pull off an innings and 94 runs victory - with dark clouds circling at the Ageas Bowl.

Ian Bell reached his 99th first class fifty, as he looked the only player at home on a tricky wicket, before he was bowled by Abbott.

Jonathan Trott, who had batted all but 13 balls on day three, departed soon after as Mason Crane found turn and bounce to find his outside edge - a simple catch for Sean Ervine at first slip.

Abbott's golden arm then saw him pin Sam Hain lbw, the umpire noticing the ball had just struck pad before bat, before the South African had Rikki Clarke leg before to a ball which failed to get up.

Gareth Berg replaced Abbott at the Pavilion End and had his own success in his second over when he had Tim Ambrose lbw - leaving Warwickshire in dire straits at 131 for 7.

The only blip on an otherwise perfect morning for Hampshire was Jimmy Adams' drop at second slip - which saw Keith Barker earn an extra life.

After the interval, Crane pulled off a sensational googly, which kept very low, to baffle Grant Thornton and rap him on the pads.

Then the rain arrived and frustrated the hosts by forcing the players off for 20 minutes, but when Hampshire came back onto the pitch they took little time in rolling through the tail.

Boyd Rankin was bowled leaving a Sean Ervine straight ball, before the Zimbabwean finished things off by pinning Sunny Singh lbw. Hampshire move 14 points clear of Essex at the top of the table, having played a game more.

The win was their third of the season, with Warwickshire taking three bonus points from the match to stay second from bottom.

Warwickshire 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5IJ WestwoodARI Umeed
2nd4IJL TrottARI Umeed
3rd93IR BellIJL Trott
4th2IJL TrottSR Hain
5th14TR AmbroseSR Hain
6th2TR AmbroseR Clarke
7th11TR AmbroseKHD Barker
8th23KHD BarkerGT Thornton
9th5WB RankinKHD Barker
10th8KHD BarkerSukhjit Singh