Markram stars in all-round performance for Hampshire

  • Wed,24 Apr 2019 05:54:37 AM

Aiden Markram starred with bat and ball as holders Hampshire made it three straight wins in the Royal London One-Day Cup with a 119-run victory over Middlesex.

South African opener Markram crashed 88 as Hampshire posted 301 for nine, before taking three for 39 to help restrict Middlesex to 182 in reply.

Team-mates Liam Dawson (three for 37 ) and Kyle Abbott (three for 36) were also among the wickets as Hampshire won with 80 balls to spare to open up a two-point lead at the top of the South Group.

Markram struck 11 fours in his 90-ball stint with the bat and compatriot Rilee Roussow (64) was also in fine form, while England one-day skipper Eoin Morgan (41) top-scored for Middlesex.

Gareth Roderick (100 not out) led Gloucestershire to a six-wicket win over Kent at Bristol.

The visitors posted 282 for eight after losing the toss, Zak Crawley top-scoring with 85, while Joe Denly made 56 and Adam Rouse a rapid 45 not out. David Payne, Benny Howell and Tom Smith all took two wickets each.

Gloucestershire were given a decent start in reply by Chris Dent (41) and George Hankins (33) before Roderick and James Bracey (67) added 138 for the third wicket to put their side on course for victory with 19 balls to spare.

Surrey’s 65-run win against Essex at the Kia Oval – their first One-Day Cup win of the season – came at a price as Jason Roy, Ollie Pope and Rikki Clarke all sustained injuries.

Ben Foakes (82) and Rory Burns (55) helped Surrey reach 278 for eight before two wickets in two balls by England one-day seamer Liam Plunkett settled a hard-fought contest.

Plunkett removed Simon Harmer and Ryan Ten Doeschate for 28 and 26 respectively in the 41st over and Essex – needing 77 from the last 10 overs – slumped to 213 all out.

Roy suffered a back spasm early in the match, Pope hurt his shoulder in a boundary-edge dive and Clarke damaged a finger while attempting a catch.

Nottinghamshire maintained their 100 per cent start in the North Group with a 118-run win over Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Notts piled up 301 for nine after choosing to bat thanks mainly to Ben Slater, who hit 15 fours in a classy 100 off 115 balls, with Steve Mullaney (40), James Pattinson (33) and Luke Fletcher (32) also making telling contributions.

Warwickshire lost their first four wickets for 22 in reply and although Liam Banks (57)) and Alex Thomson (55) both struck half-centuries they were all out for 183.

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