Northants v Hampshire: Andrew Hall scores century for leaders

Andrew Hall
County Championship Division Two, Northampton
Hampshire 206 drew with Northants 425-9
Northants 9pts, Hampshire 6pts
Match scorecard

Andrew Hall scored his second century in consecutive County Championship matches as Division Two leaders Northants drew with Hampshire.

Reduced to 172-7, Northants were indebted to Hall's battling 130 not out as well as a fine rearguard effort.

Number nine Trent Copeland (63) and 10 David Murphy (81) took them to 425-9 on the final day at Northampton.

Australian Copeland's remarkable form sees him averaging 55.33 with the bat and with 27 wickets at 18.25.


From BBC Northampton's Chris Egerton:

"This game was always going to meander through to a dull draw but it leaves Northants still clear on top of Division Two.

"There were three chief items of note on day four - Andrew Hall's second successive Championship hundred, David Murphy's highest first class score and Michael Carberry's impressions of Viv Richards and Courtney Walsh.

"Much needed light relief at the end of a rather long day."

Match scorecard