Dimitri Mascarenhas gutted after Hampshire exit

Dimitri Mascarenhas

Hampshire all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas has urged his side to bounce back from their FLt20 semi-final exit by retaining their YB40 crown.

They were beaten by Surrey on Saturday but still have an opportunity to lift a trophy this season.

"We are pretty gutted to be honest," Mascarenhas told BBC Radio Solent.

"But we've still got a lot to play for, have got a couple of massive games to come, we have to win one to make the semis."

For Mascarenhas, who is retiring at the end of the season, it also represents another chance to end his Hampshire career on a high.

His side now travel to Lancashire and Derbyshire as they look to seal a place in the knockout stages of the competition.

"I think we'll learn a lot from that (defeat)," he said. "We are not a one-man team, Michael Carberry has had an amazing tournament, others have stood up but unfortunately not today.

"We will take stock, we are going to have to play better cricket."

Batting first, Hampshire lost Carberry for six early on and struggled towards a below-par 142-9, Sean Ervine's 47 the only significant score.

"We know we just didn't get enough runs on the board," admitted Mascarenhas.

"That has happened to us once this whole competition so it's pretty hard to take that we did it on the biggest game.

"They bowled really well, we knew what the wicket was going to do, they bowled a length, it was nipping a little bit and it was hard."