McKenzie stars as wickets fall between Hampshire & Notts

LV= County Championship Division One, The Rose Bowl
Close of play, day two: Hampshire 213 Nottinghamshire 35-3
Notts 3pts, Hants 2pts
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Neil McKenzie made 97 not out for Hampshire but the bowlers were on top on day two against Nottinghamshire.

Rain washed out the first day's play and the hosts were soon in trouble on 80-5, before McKenzie, aided by Chris Wood (34) saw Hampshire to 213 all out.

Samit Patel took 4-43 in 32 overs, while fellow spinner Graeme White finished with 2-53 in his first Championship match of the season.

Wood (3-19) then reduced Notts to 35-3 at the close, 178 runs behind.

The home side won the toss and elected to bat on an overcast morning, and captain Jimmy Adams was soon regretting that decision.

After Notts pacemen Darren Pattinson (2-28) and Charlie Shreck (1-44) had seen off the Hampshire top three of Adams, Liam Dawson and Michael Carberry for single-figure scores, captain Chris Read opted for spin first change.

Patel and White bowled 51 of the 85 completed overs between them and turned the screw on the home side in the afternoon session.

Apart from McKenzie, the only other Hampshire player to have any joy was 21-year-old Wood, as the pair put on 56 for the seventh wicket.

Wood smashed two big sixes but fell one shy of his career-best score, neatly caught by Adam Voges off Patel.

Notts were soon in trouble in their reply, with Neil Edwards and Alex Hales falling in Wood's second over, and the youngster secured Hampshire's first bowling point with the wicket of Rikki Wessels.

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