Carberry blasts Hants to another cup final

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Hampshire stormed to their fourth Lord’s final in eight years by thrashing rivals Sussex in their Clydesdale Bank 40 semi-final at Hove.

After losing the toss and finding themselves up against it when Luke Wright blitzed 122 from 100 balls, the Royals fought back in impressive fashion.

Without the injured Dimi Mascarenhas, Hampshire conceded 159-1 before taking seven for 60 from the final 70 balls of the Sussex innings.

Chasing 220, Michael Carberry and James Vince put on 129 for the first wicket from the first 76 balls of Hampshire’s reply.

Carberry’s performance was extraordinary and very timely coming as it did a few days after Andrew Strauss's retirement.

He hit 68 from only 36 balls before holing out as he attempted his sixth six. Carberry’s five maximums were violent blows, three of them pulled high over the long-on/mid-wicket boundary.

Vince was his typically classical self before he was bowled by a Will Beer googly for a 43-ball 58.

The platform was laid for Jimmy Adams (44no) to lead Hampshire to the September 15 final against Warwickshire. Hampshire’s captain completed an eight-wicket win, with seven overs to spare, alongside Simon Katich (47no) that keeps the Friends Life t20 champions on course for an historic cup double.

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5:40pm Sat 1 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Nice work lads.
Nice work lads. OSPREYSAINT

7:44pm Sat 1 Sep 12

The Music Man says...

yes, nice work lads
yes, nice work lads The Music Man

7:54pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Puddletown Saint says...

Fantastic cricket by the Royals

See you all at Lords
Fantastic cricket by the Royals See you all at Lords Puddletown Saint

8:26pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

I'll be there, particularly as I didnt get Arsenal away tickets. Was at Cardiff for T20 what a great day - same again please!
I'll be there, particularly as I didnt get Arsenal away tickets. Was at Cardiff for T20 what a great day - same again please! Seedhouse the Unrepentant

8:40am Sun 2 Sep 12

sallyrdn says...

Are we still "underdogs"? Written off again by Sky commentators when will they learn?!
Are we still "underdogs"? Written off again by Sky commentators when will they learn?! sallyrdn

9:14am Sun 2 Sep 12

priesters says...

sallyrdn wrote:
Are we still "underdogs"? Written off again by Sky commentators when will they learn?!
Happy for them to keep tagging us as underdogs...it seems to work for us!

Bring on Lords!
[quote][p][bold]sallyrdn[/bold] wrote: Are we still "underdogs"? Written off again by Sky commentators when will they learn?![/p][/quote]Happy for them to keep tagging us as underdogs...it seems to work for us! Bring on Lords! priesters

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