Essex end Hampshire hopes
Essex 180 (Pettini 58, Balcombe 4-57) and 473 (Shah 161, Balcombe 5-103) beat Hampshire 229 and 302 (Adams 139*, Dawson 90) by 122 runsScorecard
The one-day maestros have found promotion to Division One a leap too far. Hampshire, needing to make a further 354 runs to beat Essex on the final working day of the summer at West End before construction of a hotel at the Northern End commences, progressed spiritedly enough until lunch, before collapsing inexplicably afterwards. Although a mathematical chance remains, it is in the realms of slim and none.
Credit to Essex for triumphing without…
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