Spinners Briggs and Patel dominate at The Rose Bowl

LV= County Championship Division One, The Rose Bowl
Close, day three: Hampshire 213 & 86-6, Nottinghamshire 183
Hants 4pts, Notts 3pts,
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LV County Championship

Hampshire's Danny Briggs and Nottinghamshire's Samit Patel took 11 wickets between them on a day dominated by spin at The Rose Bowl.

Notts, who resumed on 35-3, were bowled out for 183, Briggs taking 6-65.

Hamshire had a 30-run first-innings lead but were soon in trouble, Patel (5-36) ripping through their top order.

Andre Adams got rid of opener Jimmy Adams (33) with the last ball of the day to leave the home side on 86-6 in their second innings, a lead of 116.

The wicket for Notts paceman Adams was the only one not to fall to spin on a dramatic third day.

Patel (33), Adam Voges (30), Steven Mullaney (36) and Chris Read (20) all made starts for Notts but failed to captalise, as Briggs got rid of all four, three of them lbw.

Graeme White hit a six and two fours in making 25, while Darren Pattinson ended unbeaten on 17, as Notts fell 17 short of a batting bonus point.

Spin was creating such havoc that Read turned to Patel in only the fifth over of Hampshire's second innings.

Adams and Liam Dawson put on 32 for the first wicket but, from then on, the England one-day international stole the show to take his tally to nine wickets in the match.

Patel ended the day with his third first-class five-wicket haul and now has a great chance of beating his career-best of 6-84 against Sussex in 2009.

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