Hampshire v Lancashire: Agathangelou leads fightback

Cricket
County Championship Division Two, Southampton
Close, day one: Lancashire 252-9 v Hampshire
Hants 2pts, Lancs 2pts
Match scorecard

Hampshire seamer David Balcombe took five wickets but Andrea Agathangelou led a Lancashire fightback with a maiden half century at Southampton.

Agathangelou had been called up as a late replacement for Simon Katich, who was taken to hospital after being hit by a ball on the head in the nets.

Stephen Moore and Michael Proctor put on a first-wicket stand of 54 before Balcombe claimed 5-92.

But Agathangelou's unbeaten 93 saw Lancashire close on 252-9.

VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James:

"An awful second over this morning cost David Balcombe 21 runs but he bounced back well for his eighth five-wicket haul of his career.

"It's a slow track even though all nine Lancashire batsmen fell to catches behind the wicket.

"It was a frustrating end to the day for Hampshire as the last two wickets have put on 70 runs so far."

Match scorecard

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