Second XI: Hampshire v Essex – Match Report


Hampshire Second XI v Essex Second XI
Second XI T20 – South Group
The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Monday 29 May 2023

Essex Second XI: : Robin Das (c), Charlie Allison, Will Buttleman (wk), Josh Rymell, Ben Allison, Jamal Richards, Ronnie McKenna, Saud Munir, Hayden Goulstone, Eshun Kalley, Jamie Porter

Hampshire Second XI: Felix Organ, Nick Gubbins (c), Fletcha Middleton, Joe Eckland (wk), Ian Holland, Dominic Kelly, Jack Campbell, Aneurin Donald, John Turner, Joe Weatherley, Scott Currie

Match Details:

Umpires: James Tredwell and P Sparshott
Toss: Essex won the toss and elected to bowl
Result: Hampshire Second XI won by 27 runs

Scorecard: View here

Match Report:

Despite a century from Ben Allison, Essex’s second string slipped to a narrow 27-run Second XI T20 South Group defeat to their Hampshire counterparts at the Ageas Bowl.

Allison scored exactly one hundred off 53 balls during a 50-minute stint with the bat. His innings included no less than none 4s and seven 6s. Scott Currie returned figures of three for 25 from his four-overs spell, while Ian Holland took 2/37 off four.

However, with those around the Colchester-born right-hander falling cheaply, the visitors fell frustratingly short of the home side’s modest 201 for six.

Earlier, Hants skipper Nick Gubbins and Joe Weatherley each contributed 45 to the home side’s total. Jamie Porter and Saud Munir took two wickets apiece for Essex, while Allison and Eshun Kalley also tasted success with the ball.