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Hampshire lose in Caribbean T20 final


Hampshire lost to Trinidad and Tobago by 36 runs in the final of the Caribbean Twenty20 in Barbados.

After winning the toss and batting, Darren Bravo (41) and Lendl Simmons (31) put on 77 for the second wicket as Trinidad and Tobago started solidly.

Captain Denesh Ramdin then hit 33 off 19 balls as his side posted 147-7.

Hampshire were never in the hunt after losing their semi-final batting hero Johann Myburgh to the eighth ball of their reply as they stumbled to 111-8.

Myburgh, who hit 88 off 58 balls as Hampshire beat the Windward Islands by four runs in their last-four clash, was bowled by Samuel Badree, who conceded just 15 runs off his four overs, for a second ball duck.

Jason Mohammed (2-6) them claimed the key scalps of James Vince (23) and dangerman Sean Ervine (16) as Hampshire failed to keep up with the required run rate.

And not even an unbeaten 28 by Benny Howell, who had earlier taken 2-14, could save the county as wickets continued to fall at regular intervals.

The guys will take this experience home with them and will be a stronger unit because of it

Hampshire manager Giles White

Hampshire manager Giles White told BBC Radio Solent that despite falling at the final hurdle, he was pleased with the way his side had performed during the competition.

"It's a shame, we were beaten by a far better side," he said. "They played exceptionally well and we weren't quite at our best.

"But that's the nature of the game and the nature of Twenty20 cricket. I am proud of the way the boys have approached this tournament and we can take a lot from this. I'm proud of what we've achieved and we'll go back very pleased.

"We came here with a young side and we played in front of a hostile crowd in foreign conditions, and that experience isn't easy to get.

"The guys will take this experience home with them and will be a stronger unit because of it.

"It's been a brilliant trip and great fun on and off the field, so we go home very happy."

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