Hampshire v Northants: Hosts face battle to claim vital victory

Cricket
County Championship Division Two, Southampton
Close, day three: Northants 356 & 176-5, Hampshire 276
Northants 7pts, Hampshire 5pts
Match scorecard

Promotion-chasing Hampshire face a battle to claim a County Championship Division Two victory against Northants.

Hampshire will begin the final day 256 runs behind their opponents, who have five second-innings wickets remaining.

At the start of day three, Hampshire were on 125-2 and they were bowled out for 276 with Jimmy Adams top scoring on 73, while Luke Evans took four wickets.

Northants reached 176-5 at close of play with Rob Newton dismissed late on for 59, although Alex Wakely is on 61.

Top Stories

Get Inspired Activity Finder

Run by the BBC and partners

Find ways to get active near you: