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Record falls in Yorkshire-Hampshire draw

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE, Scarborough:
Yorkshire 322-9 dec & 225-4 drew with Hampshire 498-6
Hampshire 11pts, Yorkshire 7pts
Match scorecard


James Vince and Jimmy Adams
Vince (left) and Adams broke a 40-year-old record at Scarborough

A Hampshire record fourth-wicket stand between Jimmy Adams and James Vince lit up the final day of their draw with Yorkshire at Scarborough.

Adams made 196 and Vince 180 as they shared 278 - beating the previous record of 263 set by Roy Marshall and Danny Livingstone in 1970.

Their efforts allowed Hampshire to declare on 498-6, a lead of 176.

Yorkshire then moved to 225-4 in their second innings, with Jacques Rudolph making 54, before a draw was agreed.

The seven points claimed by Yorkshire is enough to take them back to the top of the County Championship, but they will be replaced when previous leaders Nottinghamshire complete their game with Lancashire on Friday.

The Tykes now to need to win both of their remaining fixtures - against Notts and Kent - if they are to stand a realistic chance of taking the title.

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Hampshire pick up a valuable 11 points in their battle against relegation and climb above Kent into sixth place.

The visitors resumed on 367-3, a lead of 45, with the stand between Adams and Vince already worth 215.

They first passed the record for a fourth-wicket stand at Scarborough - 258 between Phil Robinson and David Byas for Yorkshire against Kent in 1989 - and then passed the mark set by Marshall and Livingstone against Middlesex at Lord's.

Adams was eventually bowled when trying to hit Steve Patterson through midwicket but Vince continued, sharing 63 with Sean Ervine (30).

Vince holed out to Adil Rashid when a maiden double-century loomed and, when Ervine was run out, Hampshire declared.

Yorkshire were left 71 overs to bat out to avoid defeat and did so without alarm.

Rudolph and Adam Lyth put on 87 for the first wicket before Lyth fended Dominic Cork to short leg.

After Rudolph cut David Balcombe to point, Anthony McGrath (20) and Andrew Gale (24) made starts before falling to the left-arm spin of Danny Briggs, leaving Jonathan Bairstow to compile an unbeaten 50 before the close.



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