Hampshire 315 for 7 (Carberry 107, Dawson 87*, Roland-Jones 3-87) vs Middlesex
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Michael Carberry scored a fabulous first Specsavers County Championship century since September 2014 - but was overshadowed by a freak head injury to Middlesex captain Adam Voges.

Voges was struck on the back of the head by a ball lobbed back to the wicket by substitute Ollie Rayner and missed by wicketkeeper John Simpson, after Carberry had hit one of his 14 boundaries.

The Australian fell straight to the floor before being helped off the pitch by two physios - and was subsequently taken to hospital with suspected concussion and will not make another appearance in this game.

Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser said: "The feeling from the physio Peter Waxman is that it is a concussion but that will be shown up later. It was a freak injury but you wonder why when a cricket ball which gets thrown around the field as much as it does it doesn't happen as often. A cricket ball is a hard thing.

"It is sad for Adam and disappointing for us as we will have no more use out of him in this match. He wasn't feeling very well in the dressing room so we decided to get him to the hospital to get him checked over. He wants to remain here even if he can't play."

Batsman Carberry looked in fine fettle from the start, especially cracking full balls straight down the ground - after starting the season with disappointing innings of 3, 18 and 19.

He reached 50 in 114 balls, before continuing in similar style, timing the ball superbly, and celebrated reaching three figure from 184 deliveries with a crisp back-foot shot through extra cover.

Carberry had seen three team-mates come and go during his vigil. Firstly Jimmy Adams, on his first outing of the season after an ankle injury suffered while ducking a ball in the nets in pre-season, edged to Nick Compton at second slip in the sixth over.

His captain James Vince appeared as graceful as ever, showcasing a glorious cover drive on a number of occasions before he was well caught by Voges at first slip for 25. Will Smith also clipped through to the slip cordon, before Liam Dawson came to the crease to begin a 100-run partnership with Carberry.

The former England Test opener reached his ton but departed soon after, as James Harris collected his 350th first-class wicket. But Dawson carried on the reins, waiting for bad balls in a watchful knock - the type which showed a different side to his often exuberant game and alerts selectors to your presence - with Angus Fraser watching on.

Dawson, one of Hampshire's walking wounded at Yorkshire a fortnight ago, is unlikely to bowl due to an abdominal strain but was at ease with a bat in his hand - moving past his 50 in 117 balls.

Adam Wheater held up the other end with a patient 25 from 47 balls, before he was victim to Tim Murtagh's second wicket of the day, not getting far enough forward to a leg before. Ryan McClaren then fell in a similar vein to Toby Roland-Jones and Chris Wood continued the flurry of late wickets with two overs left in the day, another lbw casualty, as Hampshire closed on 315 for 7.