One-Day Cup: Hampshire stroll to 10-wicket win over Middlesex

Hampshire spinner Mason Crane
Young Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane only made his County Championship debut in July
Royal London One-Day Cup, Ageas Bowl
Hampshire 121-0 (22.5 overs): Carberry 66 not out, Adams 53 not out
Middlesex 117 (32.4 overs): Harris 32; Crane 4-30, Edwards 3-32
Hampshire (2 pts) won by 10 wickets
Match scorecard

Hampshire's openers Michael Carberry and Jimmy Adams were unparted as they saw their side to a 10-wicket One-Day Cup win over Middlesex at Southampton.

After Friday's 87-win over Kent, their first in this year's trophy, Middlesex won the toss and chose to bat but found a third game in four days too much.

Having collapsed to 22-5 against the early pace of Jackson Bird and Fidel Edwards, they could only reach 117.

Teenager Mason Crane took 4-30 before Hampshire reached 121-0 off 22.5 overs.

Young Crane already raising his game
England Under-19 leg-spinner Mason Crane, 18, who took five wickets in the match on his Championship debut against Durham last month, was making only his third List 'A' appearance and has already claimed eight scalps.

Hampshire's second win in three matches lifts them to third in Group B, within a point of joint-leaders Nottinghamshire and Essex, who meet at Chelmsford on Sunday.

Hampshire are quickly back in action again with Sunday's trip to Cardiff, while Middlesex have the luxury of a day's rest before taking on Sussex at Hove on Monday.

Hampshire batsman Jimmy Adams:

"It was one of those amazing days where everything goes your way. I don't think the ball did that much but whatever it did do resulted in a wicket for us.

"With the new ball it did a little bit, brought wickets and everything the Middlesex boys hit went to hand.

"But we did bowl well all the way through. It was a really good effort."

Middlesex coach Richard Scott:

"It was absolutely the right move to bat. The pitch was good. It might have swung a little bit early on but you expect that with new balls.

"We weren't up to the task and I don't know why. We had a tough game the day before but every side in the country is in the same boat as us where we seemingly play every day at the moment.

"It was one of those days where we turn up with high expectations in fourth place in the group but we've submitted that to our opponents, giving them two points and allowing them to overtake us."

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