Carberry boosts Hampshire's hopes
Michael Carberry's third Championship century of the season put Hampshire in the driving seat against already relegated Worcestershire
Hampshire 349 for 5 (Carberry 127, Brown 80) v Worcestershire
Michael Carberry's third Championship century of the season put Hampshire in the driving seat against already relegated Worcestershire. Boosted by the return of Shane Warne, they ended the opening day in a strong position to revive their title challenge after last week's defeat against Surrey.
Two main partnerships led Hampshire's display, firstly 111 between Carberry and Michael Brown for the first wicket then 142 from Carberry and James Adams for the second.
Brown, Hampshire's leading run-scorer this season, was run-out shortly before lunch, but Adams continued from his century at The Oval with another impressive innings. Carberry went to his third hundred, but the innings stumbled a little during the final session after Adams fell to Roger Sillence
John Crawley became the second run-out of the day, after some swift work from Steven Davies, and Carberry handed Sillence another scalp.