Southern Daily Echo – Kyle Abbott mastered both bat and ball for Hampshire during a rain-affected third day against Worcestershire.

Summary

  • Kyle Abbott mastered both bat and ball for Hampshire during a rain-affected third day against Worcestershire.
  • Abbott scored an impressive half century in the morning before striking three times either side of a prolonged break to leave his team needing seven wickets on the final day, with Worcestershire requiring 265 runs to win.
  • Abbott, alongside Brad Wheal, batted in supreme comfort – with the ball offering very little for the Worcestershire bowlers despite a green-tinged wicket and thick grey skies.
  • Abbott and Wheal added 72-runs for the ninth wicket before the latter edged Ed Barnard to Joe Clarke at second slip – scoring his 100th first-class run and his highest professional score of 19.
  • Abbott continued and reached his seventh first-class half century from 69 balls – along with adding another 15 runs with Fidel Edwards.


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