Vitality Blast - 02 July 2021

Hampshire Hawks won by 10 runs

Venue: The Ageas Bowl

Hampshire Hawks v Gloucestershire

Hampshire's teenage batting prodigy Tom Prest inspired his side to only their second Vitality Blast win of the season with an unbeaten 59 helping seal an 11-run victory over high-flying Gloucestershire at the Ageas Bowl.

The visitors needed 20 from the last over but fell short thanks to some fine death bowling from Chris Wood to secure a morale-boosting success for the bottom-placed Hawks who earlier won the toss and elected to bat.

Prest, who recently scored a triple century in a second XI match, showed maturity above his years in only his third senior appearance after the hosts lost their much-vaunted opening duo of James Vince and D'Arcy Short cheaply once again.

The 18-year-old anchored the innings superbly after the hosts were teetering at 34-3 when Colin de Grandhomme chipped a Josh Shaw delivery to Benny Howell at mid-off for one.

Joe Wetherley's breezy 30 off 24 balls breathed some life into the Hampshire innings alongside Prest before he fell lbw to Tom Smith who then immediately dismissed Lewis McManus for a first ball duck as the Hawks slumped to 90-5 after 12 overs.

But a crucial 53-run stand between Prest, who hit six fours and two sixes off 42-balls, and 38 from James Fuller saw the Hawks motor to 163-6 before Wood thumped 11 from five balls to help his side finish on 176-6 - their second-highest total of what has been a difficult season.

Hampshire dismissed Miles Hammond and Benny Howell inside the first four overs for the power-play but an 82-run stand for the third-wicket from Chris Dent and in-form New Zealand international Glenn Phillips put the visitors in a good position to push for victory.

But Dent fell for 42 when he was stumped by McManus off Short before Phillips, who scored 94 in back to back innings last month,fell for 57 when young quick Currie tempted him into a pull shot which he mistimed and was caught on the boundary edge by Fuller.

Needing 47 from the last four overs, skipper Jack Taylor did his best to push for victory with 30 off 18 balls,but some tight bowling from Weald and Wood got their side home - much to the delight of the home crowd who witnessed a first T20 win by their side in 22 months.



Scorecard

Hampshire Hawks won the toss and elected to bat.


Hampshire
James Vince | D'Arcy Short | Joe Weatherley | Thomas Prest | Colin de Grandhomme | Lewis McManus | James Fuller | Christopher Wood | Scott Currie | Mason Crane | Bradley Wheal |


Gloucestershire
Christopher Dent | Miles Hammond | Benny Howell | James Bracey | Glenn Phillips | Jack Taylor | Daniel Worrall | Tom Smith | Joshua Shaw | George Scott | Matthew Taylor |


Hampshire Hawks win by 10 runs
 

Hampshire First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
James Vince Stumped James Bracey Bowled Glenn Phillips 13 8 7 3 0
D'Arcy Short Caught Glenn Phillips Bowled Matt Taylor 17 19 15 3 0
Tom Prest Not Out 59 70 42 6 2
Colin de Grandhomme Caught Benny Howell Bowled Josh Shaw 1 4 3 0 0
Joe Weatherley L.B.W. Tom Smith 30 24 24 2 2
Lewis McManus L.B.W. Tom Smith 0 2 1 0 0
James Fuller Caught James Bracey Bowled Josh Shaw 38 26 24 2 2
Chris Wood Not Out 11 4 5 2 0
Scott Currie
Mason Crane
Brad Wheal
Extras 0b 2lb 2nb 0p 3w 7
Total 176

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
14 40 43 90 90 163

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Daniel Worrall 4 0 43 0
Glenn Phillips 1 0 10 1
Josh Shaw 4 0 29 2
Matt Taylor 4 0 33 1
Benny Howell 3 0 28 0
Tom Smith 4 0 31 2


Gloucestershire First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Miles Hammond Caught Lewis McManus Bowled Brad Wheal 13 11 13 3 0
Chris Dent Stumped Lewis McManus Bowled D'Arcy Short 42 51 36 4 1
Benny Howell Caught Mason Crane Bowled Chris Wood 3 8 6 0 0
Glenn Phillips Caught James Fuller Bowled Scott Currie 57 43 38 2 4
Jack Taylor Caught Lewis McManus Bowled Chris Wood 30 27 18 2 1
James Bracey Not Out 11 17 10 1 0
Daniel Worrall
Tom Smith
Josh Shaw
George Scott
Matt Taylor
Extras 4b 3lb 2nb 0p 1w 10
Total 166

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
26 33 115 134 166

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Chris Wood 4 0 31 2
Colin de Grandhomme 1 0 9 0
Brad Wheal 4 0 33 1
Scott Currie 4 0 30 1
D'Arcy Short 4 0 28 1
Mason Crane 3 0 28 0