One-Day Cup: Liam Dawson stars as Hampshire beat Surrey

Liam Dawson batting for Hampshire
Liam Dawson scored seven fours and four sixes in his innings of 108 and then took figures of 2-39
Royal London One-Day Cup, Kia Oval
Hampshire 307 (49.2 overs): Dawson 108, Markram 88; Meaker 3-58, McKerr 3-59
Surrey 254 (46.2 overs): Stoneman 70; Abbott 3-58, Dawson 2-39
Hampshire (2 pts) beat Surrey by 53 runs
Match scorecard

One-Day Cup holders Hampshire recovered from defeat at Essex to beat Surrey by 53 runs and record their fifth South Group victory in six games.

Liam Dawson top-scored with 108 and opener Aiden Markram made 88 as Hampshire posted 307 all out.

Mark Stoneman (70) helped the hosts to get off to a solid start in their reply before they lost wickets regularly.

Kyle Abbott (3-58) and Gareth Berg (2-40) helped wrap up the innings as Surrey were bowled out for 254.

Hampshire, who have only used 13 players so far in the competition, moved a step closer to qualification for the semi-finals as they went top of South Group ahead of Thursday's home game with third-placed Sussex.

Dawson also took 2-39, picking up the wickets of Will Jacks (29) and Rory Burns (38) as Surrey fell short in their run chase.

Although they had 12 players missing through injury or illness, Surrey still had five internationals in their side.

But, having lost five of their six games, they can no longer make the South Group top three and qualify for the knock-out stages.

Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson:

"I am not thinking about England. If I was to get called up, brilliant. But you can't worry about it.

"I tried to be sensible when I got in and things came off for me. Playing a lot of franchise cricket, even though it's T20, has helped me to react to pressure situations.

"Getting 300 was a decent score and we were confident about defending it even on a good wicket. This was a massive win after the loss against Essex at Chelmsford.

"It really sets us up for Thursday's game against Sussex at home. We want to win the group because then you go straight to a home semi-final and you're only one match away from a cup final.

Surrey head coach Michael Di Venuto:

"We don't seem to be able to put together a whole game in this competition.

"Our bowling wasn't bad and it was a gettable total on a good surface with one short boundary and a fast outfield.

"We started pretty well and we needed around 150 from the last 20 overs with seven wickets in hand.

"But then we played some pretty ordinary cricket."