County Championship: Voges suffers suspected concussion as Carberry hits ton

Michael Carberry and John Simpson
Michael Carberry had scored a total of 40 runs in his first three innings this season
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl
Hampshire v Middlesex, day one
Hampshire 315-7: Carberry 107, Dawson 87*; Roland-Jones 3-87
Middlesex: Yet to bat
Hampshire 3 pts, Middlesex 2 pts
Match scorecard

Michael Carberry's century gave Hampshire the edge against Middlesex, whose skipper Adam Voges was taken to hospital with suspected concussion.

The Australia international left the field after being struck on the head by a throw from the boundary.

Carberry (107) and Liam Dawson (87*) put on exactly 100 before Carberry was caught off the bowling of James Harris.

Harris, Toby Roland-Jones (3-87) and Tim Murtagh all struck in the final 10 overs as Hampshire closed on 315-7.

Adam Voges
Adam Voges needed on-field treatment after being struck on the back of the head by the ball and was subsequently taken to hospital

Hampshire lost opener Jimmy Adams early and captain James Vince, an England Test hopeful, followed for 25 when he was caught by Voges off Roland-Jones.

But Carberry was dropped at second slip shortly after passing his half century, with Murtagh the unlucky bowler, and this time made the most of his good fortune, having failed to convert a fifty into a three-figure score on 10 occasions in 2015.

Following his dismissal, Middlesex picked up the wickets of Adam Wheater, Ryan McLaren and Chris Wood to give themselves hope of containing Hampshire's total.

Should Voges be diagnosed with concussion, he will face a minimum of six days on the sidelines under the England & Wales Cricket Board's guidelines.external-link

Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser told BBC Radio London:

"The feeling from the physio is that Adam has got concussion. It was a freak injury.

"It's sad for Adam and disappointing for us, as we are not going to have any more use of him in this game.

"He wasn't feeling very well in the dressing room so we decided to get him taken to hospital. He feels a lot better now and seems to be coming around.

"He wants to remain here and be part of what is taking place, even if he can't do anything on the field."

Adam Voges is helped from the field
Voges played Twenty20 cricket for Hampshire in 2007 before spells with Nottinghamshire and Middlesex

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