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
Hampshire 1st Innings
Middlesex 2nd Innings
Hampshire 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Middlesex 1st Innings 
c Dawson b Abbott2055733036.36
c Dawson b Wheal2469952034.78
b Mohammad Abbas511312096038.93
b Abbott014000.00
b Abbott39110033.33
lbw b Abbott2037532054.05
lbw b Mohammad Abbas513221038.46
b Mohammad Abbas028000.00
c Vince b Abbott2777993035.06
lbw b Abbott79171077.77
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)
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
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
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
Hampshire 1st Innings 
c Andersson b Bamber320270015.00
b Bamber0815000.00
lbw b Murtagh69151066.66
lbw b Harris1135522031.42
b Cullen621251778049.60
c White b Murtagh1336481036.11
lbw b Bamber11215008.33
c Handscomb b Harris841161709472.41
b Cullen641491014.63
c †Simpson b Murtagh630391020.00
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)
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
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
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
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
Middlesex 2nd Innings 
c †McManus b Abbott819252042.10
lbw b Mohammad Abbas511201045.45
c †McManus b Abbott210170020.00
lbw b Abbott24123240200.00
c & b Mohammad Abbas512131041.66
b Wheal922411040.90
lbw b Barker926260034.61
lbw b Abbott1635433045.71
lbw b Mohammad Abbas1119460057.89
lbw b Abbott413131030.76
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)
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
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
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
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 (T: 66 runs)
lbw b Bamber728350025.00
lbw b Murtagh2232493068.75
lbw b Murtagh74701175.00
not out 916252056.25
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)
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
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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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
Day 3
  • Hampshire 2nd innings
  • Batting and Bowling points: Hampshire 4, Middlesex 3
Lord's, London
TossHampshire, elected to field first
Match days13,14,15 May 2021 - day (4-day match)
Match Referee
PointsHampshire 20, Middlesex 3
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