Recent Match Report – Hampshire vs Somerset Group 2 2021


Lewis Gregory takes 4 for 26 as hosts are bundled out inside 41 overs shortly after lunch

Somerset 142 for 5 (Abell 52*) lead Hampshire 79 (Gregory 4-26) by 63 runs

A fighting half-century from skipper Tom Abell helped Somerset build a 63-run lead over Hampshire on an eventful opening day at the Ageas Bowl that saw 15 wickets fall.

Abell was unbeaten on 52 – guiding his side to 142 for 5 – after Hampshire were bowled out for just 79 having been put in to bat on a spicy pitch in chilly and cloudy conditions.

Lewis Gregory was the pick of the Somerset attack, taking 4 for 26, as the hosts were dismissed inside 41 overs less than an hour after lunch.

It was the first time since 1969 Hampshire had posted back-to-back sub-100 first-innings totals following last week’s 92 all out against Surrey at The Kia Oval.