Updated: 18/09/2012 12:39 | By pa.press.net

Hampshire crowned one-day kings



Liam Dawson and James Vince celebrate Hampshire's CB40 final triumph at Lord's

Liam Dawson and James Vince celebrate Hampshire's CB40 final triumph at Lord's

Hampshire were crowned the kings of limited-overs cricket after a dramatic last-ball victory over Warwickshire in the Clydesdale Bank 40 final sealed a trophy double for the Royals.

Already Twenty20 champions, Hampshire laid the foundations for their Lord's triumph by posting 244 for five, the highest total in three years of CB40 finals.

Warwickshire's chase was inspired by a magnificent 81 from Ian Bell, and a four from the penultimate ball of the match from Neil Carter drew the scores level. But Carter, in his last match for the Bears, failed to get a bat onto Kabir Ali's final delivery to leave Warwickshire on 244 for seven - and Hampshire claimed the trophy by virtue of losing fewer wickets.

With the last four Lord's finals having been won by the chasing side, Warwickshire captain Jim Troughton invited Hampshire to bat first and they responded to the challenge.

Michael Carberry scored a quickfire 35 at the top of the innings, laying a solid foundation in an opening stand of 41 with James Vince.

Jimmy Adams carried on the momentum and brought up his half-century from 51 deliveries before he eventually flashed at a wide delivery from Chris Woakes and played on, falling for 66.

Sean Ervine (57) and Simon Katich (35 not out) took up the baton in a sprint finish for Hampshire, racing to a 50-run partnership from just 33 deliveries as they threw down the gauntlet to Warwickshire.

Openers Darren Maddy and Varun Chopra took a different approach to Hampshire, putting on 53 for the first wicket at a measured pace. But the inability of Warwickshire's batsmen, with the exception of Bell, to build on strong starts to their innings proved to be the Bears' undoing.

Warwickshire still required 27 from the final three overs and Woakes did his best with an unbeaten 24, with seven then needed from the last six balls. When Kabir bowled Ian Blackwell, that equation changed to five from three before Carter's sublime cover drive brought the scores level.

But amid unbearable tension, with many on the Warwickshire balcony unable to watch, Carter could not get a bat on the final delivery of the match. Wicketkeeper Michael Bates did brilliantly to gather Kabir's full delivery and preserve the dot ball, the most celebrated dot ball of Hampshire's triumphant season.

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