Adams salutes his bowlers after Lord's triumph

Adams salutes his bowlers after Lord's triumph

Adams salutes his bowlers after Lord's triumph

First published in Sport Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Reporter

Hampshire captain Jimmy Adams paid tribute to his bowlers after their dramatic Clydesdale Bank 40 final victory over Warwickshire at Lord's.

Neil Carter failed to score off the last ball of the game, bowled by Kabir Ali, meaning Hampshire won by virtue of losing fewer wickets after both sides finished on 244.

"It hasn't sunk in. Kabir did a great job and the seamers held their nerve and we just snuck over," said the skipper, who was named man of the match after his 66.

"I have been a bit short of runs, the last few games I have come good. I'm just very happy to contribute today."

With regulars Dimitri Mascarenhas and Danny Briggs missing from the side, there was pressure on fringe players such as Kabir to step up. They did and Adams was keen to pay tribute to their performance.

"They have been brilliant today," he added. "We are missing a few guys but the other guys came in and made it count. It has been a great day's cricket and we are fortunate to come out on the right side of it."

The win adds to their trophy haul for the campaign after their Twenty20 triumph earlier in the season and Kabir spoke of his nerves as he ran up to bowl the final delivery.

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Jimmy (Adams) told me to try and get the dot ball," he said. "I had been working on them for a while. My heart was pumping quite fast but I managed to control it."

Pictures and match report in the Sports Pink plus more reaction in Monday's Daily Echo

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7:34pm Sat 15 Sep 12

Puddletown Saint says...

What a performance

How did the footballers get on lol
What a performance How did the footballers get on lol Puddletown Saint
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7:55pm Sat 15 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Puddletown Saint wrote:
What a performance

How did the footballers get on lol
It was a cricket score! Hit for six.
[quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: What a performance How did the footballers get on lol[/p][/quote]It was a cricket score! Hit for six. OSPREYSAINT
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8:36pm Sat 15 Sep 12

100%HANTSBOY says...

Wow what a great game,well done lads!
You really had us worried for a while there!
Good luck in the Champions league,we really can be world beaters,
Does anyone know if there is any TV coverage at all?
Wow what a great game,well done lads! You really had us worried for a while there! Good luck in the Champions league,we really can be world beaters, Does anyone know if there is any TV coverage at all? 100%HANTSBOY
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8:42am Sun 16 Sep 12

sallyrdn says...

OMG only just recovered.What a game!
OMG only just recovered.What a game! sallyrdn
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8:47am Sun 16 Sep 12

sallyrdn says...

Well done boys thanks for a great, if nail biteing season. We can relax a bit til October.

Last year TV coverage was on British Eurosport. So hopefully they will cover it this year.

Come on you Royals!!!!!!!!!!!
Well done boys thanks for a great, if nail biteing season. We can relax a bit til October. Last year TV coverage was on British Eurosport. So hopefully they will cover it this year. Come on you Royals!!!!!!!!!!! sallyrdn
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10:31am Sun 16 Sep 12

skin2000 says...

Well done Hants, just goes to show what you can do if you play as a team again.......Mr Pietersen.
Well done Hants, just goes to show what you can do if you play as a team again.......Mr Pietersen. skin2000
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