Another day another collapse! Hampshire managed to throw away an extremely good position to look like 300 will be the first innings total. Michael Carberry struck a good century, and he was ably supported by Jimmy Adams but from there it went down the plug 'ole. The number three spot seems problematic whilst Lumb is out of the country, with Benham this time getting a go and not taking his chance fully. The middle order looks worryingly brittle, considering it was a relative strength last season and a fair few previously. Both Pothas and Ervine are struggling, whilst Dawson and Vince need time to bed down into regular spots rather than wafting about the top 6.
The first objective tomorrow will be to get the two runs to pass 300 and get a third batting point. From then on it'll just be seeing how many Kabir, Briggs and Griffiths can muster for the last two wickets.
It will be okay
3 months ago