CB40 final: Hampshire will not be fazed, says Carberry

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Carberry praises Hants youth set-up

Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry says his side will not be overcome by the occasion when they face Warwickshire in the CB40 final at Lord's on Saturday.

It is Hampshire's fourth Lord's final in seven years and follows their FL t20 victory last month which cemented their reputation as limited-overs experts.

And Carberry expects his side to adapt to the pressure.

"Hampshire have notoriously done well in finals, we won't be fazed by the big occasion," he told BBC South.

"It's a massive game, I'm really looking forward to it."

The match against Warwickshire is a repeat of the 2005 C&G final but Hampshire will be without Danny Briggs who is away on international duty, while Dimitri Mascarenhas is out injured.

But Carberry says the whole squad is relishing the match.

"It's nice to be back at Lord's again, but for many of the younger players it is the first time. So it's really exciting times and I'm sure they are looking forward to it as much as I am.

"This final more than any is the one you want to be a part of. Nothing beats playing at Lord's, I've been lucky to play a few times there and the atmosphere is totally different to any other cricket game you will play."

Hampshire have performed well in limited-overs cricket for the past seven years, and Carberry believes that is testament to the youth set-up at the club.

"The one-day game is the game that youngsters are growing up with, but back in my era first-class cricket was the game you grew up with and wanted to be judged on," he said.

"But there is more money in the shorter forms of the game now and I think it is a type of cricket that appeals to younger players and at Hampshire we have a lot of young players.

"I didn't grow up with Twenty20 cricket, it is something I've had to adapt to. But if you're 15, 16, 17 or 18 then that is different."

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