Northants v Hampshire: Andrew Hall scores century for leaders

Andrew Hall
County Championship Division Two, Northampton
Hampshire 206 drew with Northants 425-9
Northants 9pts, Hampshire 6pts
Match scorecard

Andrew Hall scored his second century in consecutive County Championship matches as Division Two leaders Northants drew with Hampshire.

Reduced to 172-7, Northants were indebted to Hall's battling 130 not out as well as a fine rearguard effort.

Number nine Trent Copeland (63) and 10 David Murphy (81) took them to 425-9 on the final day at Northampton.

Australian Copeland's remarkable form sees him averaging 55.33 with the bat and with 27 wickets at 18.25.

VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

From BBC Northampton's Chris Egerton:

"This game was always going to meander through to a dull draw but it leaves Northants still clear on top of Division Two.

"There were three chief items of note on day four - Andrew Hall's second successive Championship hundred, David Murphy's highest first class score and Michael Carberry's impressions of Viv Richards and Courtney Walsh.

"Much needed light relief at the end of a rather long day."

Match scorecard

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