Southern Daily Echo – Fidel Edwards took three wickets to fire Hampshire to a comprehensive victory in their opening Specsavers County Championship match of the season.

Summary

  • Fidel Edwards took three wickets to fire Hampshire to a comprehensive victory in their opening Specsavers County Championship match of the season.
  • The West Indies fast bowler was handed his county cap before the start of play before taking 3-33, including two wickets in two balls, in a whirlwind morning spell.
  • Gareth Berg, Brad Wheal, Liam Dawson and Kyle Abbott – the latter celebrating figures of 4-45– also took a wicket each on the final morning as Hampshire went top of division one.
  • The day began with Hampshire needing seven wickets and Worcestershire requiring 264 runs, a draw appearing a distinctly unlikely result.
  • The visitors, who had lost three wickets to Kyle Abbott the previous day, had what they hoped was a trump card at the crease in Daryl Mitchell.


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