RESULT
Group 2, Lord's, May 13 - 15, 2021, County Championship
172 & 101
(T:66) 208 & 66/3

Hampshire won by 7 wickets

Middlesex 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sam Robson c Dawson b Abbott2055733036.36
Jack Davies c Dawson b Wheal2469952034.78
Nick Gubbins  b Mohammad Abbas511312096038.93
Peter Handscomb (c) b Abbott014000.00
Robbie White  b Abbott39110033.33
John Simpson lbw b Abbott2037532054.05
Martin Andersson lbw b Mohammad Abbas513221038.46
James Harris  b Mohammad Abbas028000.00
Blake Cullen c Vince b Abbott2777993035.06
Ethan Bamber lbw b Abbott79171077.77
Tim Murtagh not out 126830200.00
Extras(b 1, lb 2)3
TOTAL68.1 Ov (RR: 2.52)172
Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Sam Robson, 17.5 ov), 2-47 (Jack Davies, 22.6 ov), 3-52 (Peter Handscomb, 23.3 ov), 4-56 (Robbie White, 25.5 ov), 5-91 (John Simpson, 38.2 ov), 6-100 (Martin Andersson, 41.6 ov), 7-100 (James Harris, 43.2 ov), 8-153 (Nick Gubbins, 65.1 ov), 9-159 (Blake Cullen, 66.4 ov), 10-172 (Ethan Bamber, 68.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Keith Barker1543802.53693000
Mohammad Abbas2174632.191046000
41.6 to MK Andersson, length ball on middle and off, it strikes the pad directly in front, he's out lbw and Abbas gets his reward. Andersson trudges back to the Pavilion having faced just one ball after the resumption from a 15-minute delay for bad light.. 100/6
43.2 to JAR Harris, slightly fuller ball, on off-stump, it beats Harris's defences and bowled for a duck! Abbas strikes twice in quick succession and Middlesex are really struggling here.. 100/7
65.1 to NRT Gubbins, great line and length from Abbas. For some reason, Gubbins decides not to play it but he gets a deflection onto his stumps and he's bowled! Gubbins adds just one to his lunch-time score of fifty before he's sent on his way. Hampshire will be looking to wrap up the innings quick-smart now.. 153/8
Brad Wheal1333913.00595000
22.6 to JLB Davies, outside off, he's played at that with a straight bat and gets a thick edge, which carries to Liam Dawson, again at second slip, and Hampshire have another!. 47/2
Kyle Abbott18.164462.42887000
17.5 to SD Robson, Abbott with the breakthrough for Hampshire, he draws Robson forward on an off-stump line and the batter nudges to second slip, where Liam Dawson takes a straightforward catch!. 33/1
23.3 to PSP Handscomb, a fantastic ball from Kyle Abbott! Handscomb bowled first ball, one that angles in slightly to cut through his defences and take the top of off-stump. A poor start to the season continues for the Middlesex captain, who has made 31 runs from six innings so far.. 52/3
25.5 to RG White, wow! An even better delivery from Abbott, perfect line, length and speed, it beats everything as White presses forward and that sound he can hear is his off-stump being uprooted. 56/4
38.2 to JA Simpson, oh, pitching on off-stump, it angles in a little and strikes the knee-roll right in line with middle, gone! Abbott has a fourth wicket and Middlesex are in all sorts at 91 for 5, having resumed on 90 for 4 and in need of some stability. This won't help.. 91/5
66.4 to BC Cullen, length ball outside off, Cullen offers a prod and it sails through to first slip, where James Vince takes the catch. Abbott gets back in on the act for his five-fer!. 159/9
68.1 to ER Bamber, and there it is! Great ball from Abbott, pitching on middle stump, it strikes the pad low and directly in front. Middlesex are all out for 172 and Abbott finishes with 6 for 44.. 172/10
Liam Dawson10202.0050000
Hampshire 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Joe Weatherley c Andersson b Bamber320270015.00
Ian Holland  b Bamber0815000.00
Tom Alsop lbw b Murtagh69151066.66
Sam Northeast lbw b Harris1135522031.42
James Vince (c) b Cullen621251778049.60
Liam Dawson c White b Murtagh1336481036.11
Lewis McManus lbw b Bamber11215008.33
Keith Barker c Handscomb b Harris841161709472.41
Kyle Abbott  b Cullen641491014.63
Brad Wheal c †Simpson b Murtagh630391020.00
Mohammad Abbas not out 0920000.00
Extras(lb 8, nb 6, w 2)16
TOTAL73 Ov (RR: 2.84)208
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Ian Holland, 3.2 ov), 2-9 (Joe Weatherley, 5.6 ov), 3-9 (Tom Alsop, 6.1 ov), 4-37 (Sam Northeast, 18.3 ov), 5-67 (Liam Dawson, 30.2 ov), 6-73 (Lewis McManus, 33.2 ov), 7-127 (James Vince, 48.5 ov), 8-143 (Kyle Abbott, 60.4 ov), 9-177 (Brad Wheal, 68.5 ov), 10-208 (Keith Barker, 72.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tim Murtagh1654833.00765200
6.1 to TP Alsop, and Murtagh traps Alsop lbw! Two wickets in as many balls and Hampshire slump to 9 for 3!. 9/3
30.2 to LA Dawson, on a length and outside off moving away, that takes a bit of bounce and he gets bat on it only to see Robbie White take the catch leaping high and right a first slip!. 67/5
68.5 to BTJ Wheal, length ball, on off-stump he finds an edge and it's taken by the keeper! The ball just managed to carry to John Simpson, reaching forward and a little to his right.. 177/9
Ethan Bamber2055532.75968020
3.2 to IG Holland, a gem from Bamber! On a length, pitching just outside off and angling in, it crashes into off-stump! Holland falls for a duck and Hampshire are 2 for 1!. 2/1
5.6 to JJ Weatherley, pitching outside off and it looks like he's got an edge to third slip, where Martin Andersson takes the catch reaching across second. Weatherley stands with his hand on his hip for a moment, not happy.. 9/2
33.2 to LD McManus, lovely from Bamber, good length, on off-stump and angling in, it hits him bang in front, no question about that and Bamber has three wickets now!. 73/6
James Harris1315324.07607102
18.3 to SA Northeast, on a length and perfectly in line, that beats the inside edge and crashes into the front pad! That's plumb, Northeast is gone for 11 and Hampshire are struggling big-time in their reply.. 37/4
72.6 to KHD Barker, Ah, Barker threw his bat one too many times. He takes a big swing at a Harris short ball and picks out Peter Handscomb at mid-on!. 208/10
Blake Cullen1453222.28683100
48.5 to JM Vince, slightly fuller ball, he tempts Vince into trying to drive, it nips back a touch and takes out off-stump! What a wicket for Cullen, who only turned 19 recently. He ends the Vince-Barker partnership on 54.. 127/7
60.4 to KJ Abbott, lovely bowling from the teenager, on a length and pitching on middle it angles away ever so slightly to crash into off-stump and Cullen has his second wicket with Hampshire still trailing by 29 runs. 143/8
Martin Andersson1031201.20510001
Middlesex 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Jack Davies c †McManus b Abbott819252042.10
Sam Robson lbw b Mohammad Abbas511201045.45
Nick Gubbins c †McManus b Abbott210170020.00
Peter Handscomb (c)lbw b Abbott24123240200.00
Robbie White c & b Mohammad Abbas512131041.66
John Simpson  b Wheal922411040.90
Martin Andersson lbw b Barker926260034.61
James Harris lbw b Abbott1635433045.71
Blake Cullen lbw b Mohammad Abbas1119460057.89
Ethan Bamber lbw b Abbott413131030.76
Tim Murtagh not out 00600-
Extras(b 4, lb 4)8
TOTAL29.5 Ov (RR: 3.38)101
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Sam Robson, 4.3 ov), 2-17 (Jack Davies, 5.3 ov), 3-26 (Nick Gubbins, 7.2 ov), 4-41 (Robbie White, 10.1 ov), 5-49 (Peter Handscomb, 11.5 ov), 6-67 (Martin Andersson, 17.5 ov), 7-67 (John Simpson, 18.5 ov), 8-95 (James Harris, 27.2 ov), 9-97 (Blake Cullen, 28.6 ov), 10-101 (Ethan Bamber, 29.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mohammad Abbas1042432.40493000
4.3 to SD Robson, a length ball, pitching on off-stump and it raps him on the pad in line with off! Middlesex are one down while still trailing by 23.. 13/1
10.1 to RG White, wow! A fuller delivery, dead on middle stump, he gets a leading edge and Abbas takes a sensational catch diving forward on his follow through! That looks to have hurt a bit, Abbas wringing his right hand in pain but hopefully it's nothing more than a sting and worth it as that was magnificent work from him.. 41/4
28.6 to BC Cullen, good length, on off-stump and it strikes him on the back pad directly in line with off. Another wicket falls!. 97/9
Kyle Abbott9.524154.16458000
5.3 to JLB Davies, on a length, pitching outside off, Davies presses forward in defence and Abbott's found and outside edge! That's going through to Lewis McManus behind the stumps and the hosts lose another one!. 17/2
7.2 to NRT Gubbins, on a length, pitching on middle and off and he's caught down the leg side by McManus moving low to his right!. 26/3
11.5 to PSP Handscomb, back of a length and straight, it looks to have struck the back pad in line with middle stump, although it's quite high as the batsman is pinned back. It's given out though and Middlesex are in disarray at the moment.. 49/5
27.2 to JAR Harris, . 95/8
29.5 to ER Bamber, on a length and on target! That hits the pad right in front and Kyle Abbott has five wickets for the innings and 11 for the match!. 101/10
Brad Wheal501012.00240000
18.5 to JA Simpson, a lovely ball from Brad Wheal, on a length and right on target, he simply beats the batsman and bowls him!. 67/7
Keith Barker511813.60202000
17.5 to MK Andersson, round the wicket, length ball pitching around about off-stump and angling in slightly it strikes the pad and he's given out!. 67/6
Hampshire 2nd INNINGS (Target: 66 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Joe Weatherley lbw b Bamber728350025.00
Ian Holland lbw b Murtagh2232493068.75
Liam Dawson lbw b Murtagh74701175.00
Tom Alsop not out 916252056.25
Sam Northeast not out 18131840138.46
Extras(lb 3)3
TOTAL15.3 Ov (RR: 4.25)66/3
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Joe Weatherley, 8.3 ov), 2-33 (Liam Dawson, 9.6 ov), 3-40 (Ian Holland, 11.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ethan Bamber841712.12382000
8.3 to JJ Weatherley, fuller and homing in on middle stump, he's got him! The ball strikes low on the front pad and Weatherley is gone, lbw.. 24/1
Blake Cullen401704.25172000
Tim Murtagh3.302928.28135100
9.6 to LA Dawson, length ball on off stump, it strikes the back pad fairly high but in line and Dawson is gone! Hampshire's quest to seal victory inside three days and before heavy rain forecast throughout tomorrow is faltering.. 33/2
11.2 to IG Holland, slightly back of a length, pitching on middle and off, it keeps low and hits the front pad! That's very clearly out, striking directly in front. Another one down for Hampshire.. 40/3
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MATCH DETAILS
Lord's, London
TossHampshire, elected to field first
Series
Season2021
Match days13,14,15 May 2021 - day (4-day match)
Umpires
England
Neil Bainton
England
Neil Mallender
Match Referee
England
Wayne Noon
PointsHampshire 20, Middlesex 3
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 13 May - day 1 - Middlesex 1st innings 90/4 (Nick Gubbins 21*, John Simpson 20*, 36 ov)
Fri, 14 May - day 2 - Hampshire 1st innings 131/7 (Keith Barker 23*, Kyle Abbott 0*, 52 ov)
Sat, 15 May - day 3 - Hampshire 2nd innings 66/3 (15.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 3
  • Hampshire 2nd innings
  • Batting and Bowling points: Hampshire 4, Middlesex 3
Hampshire Innings
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County Championship
Division 1
TEAMMWLDPT
WARKS421177
LANCS421173.5
NOTTS431073
HANTS421161.5
YORKS412144.5
SOM404032.5
Division 2
TEAMMWLDPT
ESSEX430196
GLOUC431076
DURH311144
NHNTS412154
SURR301240
GLAM403134.5
Division 3
TEAMMWLDPT
KENT440094
MIDDX431080
WORCS422067.5
LEICS412154.5
DERBS412151.5
SUSS404030
Group 1
TEAMMWLDPT
NOTTS10424151
WARKS10415145
DURH10325132
ESSEX10325129
WORCS10136109
DERBS1005572
Group 2
TEAMMWLDPT
SOM10415148
HANTS10424145
GLOUC10532131
SURR10226123
LEICS10244111
MIDDX1027184
Group 3
TEAMMWLDPT
LANCS10415150
YORKS10514149
GLAM10226127
NHNTS10334123
KENT1003797
SUSS1015494