Hampshire's Michael Carberry inches closer to century

Michael Carberry
County Championship Division Two, Ageas Bowl
Close, day three: Leicestershire 234 Hampshire 217-4
Hants 4pts, Leics 2pts
Match scorecard

Hampshire's Michael Carberry moved to within 16 runs of his first century of the season before rain delayed his side's match with Leicestershire.

Carberry, who was included in the 12-man England Lions squad on Friday, progressed from 73 to 84 as only 10 overs could be bowled.

Hampshire moved from 181-4 to 217-4, still trailing by 17 runs, as the match heads towards a draw.

Carberry has so far put on 63 for the fifth wicket with Sean Ervine (41no).

Play did not start until mid-afternoon, but the players did not last long on the field before poor weather brought them back to the pavilion.

Carberry, who had been struggling with cramp and a minor groin injury on Friday, batted without a runner.

Rain caused the final day in each of the eight County Championship matches to be abandoned without a ball being bowled. As a result, all eight games ended in draws.

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