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Relegation looms as Hampshire collapse


20 wickets down in one day to show Dom Sibley’s unbeaten 92 How impressive and Hampshire left with a difficult task to stay in Division 1 unless Middlesex helps them

Warwickshire 188 (Sibley 92*, Edwards 5 -49) and a 0-0 lead
116 (Bailey 55, Hannon-Dalby 4-29) 72 points

After the first day of washing, at the end of Birmingham, the sun was warm enough to wear shirt sleeves and the audience sat in their favourite seats, hoping summer would last longer. In between, Warwickshire has an atmosphere of a team that can’t wait to finish.

They have been relegated, and sometimes in this case the interest in fighting can be weaken. At 5 years old and 28 years old, a miserable year seems to be coming to an end. At the end of a dramatic day with 20 wickets down, things will look different, with Hampshire in danger of joining them. In that moment, however, everything looked depressingly familiar.

Veteran hitters Jonathan Trotter and Ian Bell both go without scoring Falling on Kyle Abbott, who missed hitting a return ball that rattled his stump. He looks back briefly to assess the damage, and you guessed he wants to know how it happened. On the other hand, he may have imagined that such miscalculations are no longer so rare. He has gone out without the ball four times this season and unless he can correct the problem with a second inning here, it will be the first England season since 2002 without a Bell century.

Hampshire could be just as keen to fast forward to Thursday, but need to make sure they don’t end up with Warwickshire lost together. Their combination of losses at the Ageas Bowl to Essex and Middlesex’s win over Lancashire left them vulnerable, needing 12 points to keep them ahead of Somerset.

Mandatory leave is kind to them in this regard. Somerset’s lone strike against Middlesex reduced the requirement to eight. Abbott fell to the ground suddenly, with a wet footprint on his ankle during his delivery stride. But then Fidel Edwards drove off Matt Lamb and Tim Ambrose with good speed at the end of the pavilion, which caused groans from the sun worshippers.

Warwickshire have some issues to work out in winter but they may already be in Dominic Seab The answer is found in Leigh, whose decision to leave the Oval last month left Sarri “very disappointed” and for good reason.

At 22 he’s a promising hitter, obviously, as he’s shown That, of course, was only his third first-class match against Yorkshire in 2013, when he turned 18. He wants assurances from Sarri that he will play his best in all forms, but Alec Stewart, director of cricket at The Oval, is not ready to give him that.

Warwickshire has not said he has such a guarantee now, but after seeing him here After hitting 92 points, and after the first two halves — a position they’ve struggled to fill for centuries, his preference is unlikely to encounter any resistance in the near future.

Ashley Giles believes his maturity can be the foundation of a solid career, maybe He can yearn for England. His approach is always positive, but it’s only when he starts to run out of partners that he takes risks.

Sadly for him, there was controversy towards the end when he refused Take the words of Hampshire Captain George Bailey about the legality of a capture on the Mason Cline border, which would see him as 84.

This is one of those, if it was resolved by the third referee that happened in a televised match and Pele felt his momentum would be after the long run Take the ball out of bounds and choose to bounce the ball back into the air with one hand. He then grabbed it cleanly with both hands, but there was a question of where his landing foot was at the moment of first contact.

Permanent Referee Jeff Evans turned to face his colleague and shrugged because Bailey announced the catch and his Hampshire players came running to congratulate him. However, with no way to clear the doubts without the referee, Sibley stayed, adding six points to his tally. It was clear that few Hampshire players joined when he was greeted with applause from the home dressing room at the end of the game.

Alex Thomson – Hope in Edgbaston Contracted Staffordshire batsman- and a big backing from Chris Wright added a point to the total. However, Hampshire have their three bowling spots. Abbott has recovered from his misfortune, with Edwards going 5 for 49 and swaggering away after firing 9, 10 and 11.

However, this apparent position of power proved not to be the case. On a pitch that offers something for spinners and seamers, Sibley’s brilliance was only dismissed as Hampshire’s 116 in 34.2 surprise carnage runs, ironically only Bailey could be in any The place is close to matching him.

His 57 balls 55 balls finally narrowly moved Ambrose from Oliver Hannon-Dalby was the only one to score over 16. Hannon-Dalby, who replaced Boyd Rankin in his first championship game since April, finished on 4-for-29 shooting, his best mark in seven years. Jeetan Patel went 3-for-19 and, ominously, in his opinion, it might only get better.

The result is that to stay up Hampshire have to get out of here at least a draw or rely on Somerset Can beat Middlesex at Taunton.



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