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Bailey shines as Scotland fall short at The Rose Bowl

CLYDESDALE BANK 40, The Rose Bowl:
Hampshire 237-9 beat Scotland 206 by 31 runs
Match scorecard


George Bailey
George Bailey captains Tasmania down under in the Sheffield Shield

Scotland batsman George Bailey gave Hampshire a scare with an aggressive 90 before his team subsided to a 31-run CB40 defeat at The Rose Bowl.

Jimmy Adams (57), Sean Ervine (43) and Neil McKenzie (41) helped Hampshire reach 237-9 in the private battle of Group C's bottom two teams.

Tasmanian captain Bailey then helped Omer Hussain (42) put on 118 for the second wicket to give Scotland hope.

But, once Bailey had gone, the visitors subsided from 159-3 to 206 all out.

South African-born Richie Berrington finished with 4-47 as Hampshire completed their revival from a shaky start, having at one time been 6-2.

Scotland have already beaten Leicestershire in this competition. And, for a time it looked as if they might claim a second scalp, with Bailey in rampant form, striking six fours and two sixes.

But, his dismissal led to a Scottish anti-climax, James Tomlinson removed Berrington one run later and four wickets fell for the addition of just 10 runs as the middle order collapsed.

Tomlinson finished with 3-33 to lift Hampshire two points clear of Scotland, who have now lost four of their five matches and travel to Canterbury to face Kent on Monday badly needing another victory.


Hampshire team manager Giles White told BBC Radio Solent:

"We got over the line and we played a good game. We can be better but we're happy with the result and we'll take that into the next half of this competition.

"Tomlinson bowled particularly well, showed a lot of character for a guy who hasn't played a lot of one day cricket. It was promising from him.


BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James:

"Although a win was always expected, when you take Hampshire's poor start to the season in to account, they have now gone five games unbeaten.

"Hampshire were put under pressure early on by some solid if unspectacular Scottish seam bowling, but their greater professionalism got them out of a potential sticky situation.

"A real plus point for Hampshire is the continuing improvement of left arm seamer Chris Wood, and fellow left arm seamer James Tomlinson who are picking up valuable one day experience."



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