Ervine keeps Hampshire in title race

Hampshire 197 for 2 (Lumb 82, Lumb 80*) beat Warwickshire 196 for 8 (Trott 90, Taylor 3-33) by eight wickets

Sean Ervine produced a fine all-round performance as Hampshire continued their push for the Pro40 title with an eight-wicket win against Warwickshire. Ervine and Michael Lumb rushed the home side towards the target of 197 after Warwickshire collapsed from a promising position following Jonathan Trott's 90.

Lumb and Ervine batted to within six runs of the target, adding 147, as Hampshire cruised to the win with more than 10 overs to spare. Lumb faced 73 balls for his 82, striking 12 fours and a six, while Ervine also moved along at better than a run-a-ball.

Ervine's bowling had also been crucial in causing a Warwickshire collapse from 134 for 1 to 195 for 8. Kumar Sangakkara chipped a catch to midwicket to start the slide and Shaun Udal removed Trott and debutant Vaughn van Jaarsveld in an economical eight-over spell.

Trott, who was recently dropped from the Warwickshire side, was never particularly fluent during his innings and struggled to increase the tempo before being bowled. Warwickshire managed the meagre total of 10 boundaries and a six in their 40 overs; Ervine and Lumb managed more on their own.