Hampshire: Sean Ervine keen to maintain T20 Blast momentum

Sean Ervine
Ervine shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 58 with captain James Vince in the win against Kent

Sean Ervine believes maintaining momentum will ensure Hampshire progress from the T20 Blast South group.

Hampshire are one of five teams level on eight points at the top of the table but have games in hand ahead of key matches against Middlesex and Sussex.

Zimbabwe-born all-rounder Ervine struck 37 as Hampshire beat rivals Kent by six wickets on Friday with a ball to spare.

"It's ridiculous how tight this group is. There's plenty to play for that's for sure," he told BBC Radio Solent.

Hampshire travel to Lord's on Thursday to face a Middlesex side they have already beaten in the competition this year before taking on south coast neighbours Sussex at the Ageas Bowl on Friday.

Both opponents have only managed two wins from their first six matches.

Ever-present Ervine
Sean Ervine has played in all six of Hampshire's T20 Blast matches so far this season.
The 32-year-old has scored 169 runs at an average of 42.25 with a highest score of 49.
He has bowled just four overs and taken two wickets.

"The next two games are massive for us," Ervine added.

"Any sort of win, you try to take that momentum in to the next game. But, there are some strong teams in this group.

"Michael Klinger is leading an impressive outfit down at Gloucestershire, showing how well he knows this game and Kent have pushed us hard twice."

The top four teams in both the South and North groups will qualify for the T20 Blast quarter-finals in August before finals day at Edgbaston on 29 August.

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