Carberry brings down Bears

By Paul Higham  

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LV County Championship - Division One
The Rose Bowl - Day Four
Warwickshire 353-5 dec (D L Maddy 123, I J L Trott 50) & Second Innings Forfeited v Hampshire 23-1 dec & 331-5 (M A Carberry 192 no) Hampshire (15pts) beat Warwickshire (4pts) by 5 wkts

Michael Carberry hit a career-best 192 not out, as Hampshire beat Warwickshire by five wickets in their rain-shortened game at the Rose Bowl.

England A team batsman Carberry took his team to their target of 331, with just three balls to spare on day four.

Hampshire skipper Shane Warne and Warwickshire captain Darren Maddy agreed to make a game of the clash after the first three days' play had been decimated by rain.

England's Twenty20 call-up Dimitri Mascarenhas hit an unbeaten 38 to take the South Coast side to only their third win in the LV County Championship. 

Day Three

Play at the Rose Bowl was abandoned on day three without a ball being bowled after the ground failed to recover from torrential downpours on Monday.

Umpires Robert Bailey and Jeremy Lloyds inspected four times before declaring the pitch unplayable at 3pm.

The players will hope to resume on day four with the Bears on 353-5 and Alex Louden unbeaten on 41.

Day Two

Rain meant that just 28.4 overs of play were possible on the second day at the Rose Bowl.

During the brief passages of play between the showers, Warwickshire added 86 runs to progress their first innings from 267-3 to 353-5.

Darren Maddy added just two runs to his overnight position before departing for 123, caught behind off the bowling of Chris Tremlett (2-82).

The other wicket to fall was Tim Ambrose (32), bowled by medium pacer Dimitri Mascarenhas (2-30) following a 60-run stand with Alex Loudon (41no).

Day One

Warwickshire captain Darren Maddy justified his decision to bat first with an unbeaten century on the first day against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl.

Opening batsman Maddy finished 121 not out to lead his side to a healthy position of 267-3.

Maddy shared a second-wicket stand of 119 with Jonathan Trott (50) and 76 for the third wicket with Jim Troughton (44).

There was further bad new for Hampshire as wicketkeeper Nic Pothas was forced to leave the field after being struck in the face during the 63rd over, bowled by Michael Carberry.

The ball deflected off Trott's pads and into the face of Pothas, forcing the South African-born wicketkeeper to immediately leave the field.

He was taken to hospital with a suspected fracture to his left eye socket, an injury that could mean a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

John Crawley initially filled in behind the stumps before substitute Tom Burrows was brought on for the final 16 overs.

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