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Essex clash with Hampshire abandoned after just 7.5 overs

PUBLISHED: 18:32 12 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:32 12 August 2018

Ryan ten Doeschate was run out before Essex's clash with Hampshire was called off. Picture: PA SPORT

Ryan ten Doeschate was run out before Essex's clash with Hampshire was called off. Picture: PA SPORT

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Essex suffered a third weather-affected no result in the Vitality Blast as rain only allowed 7.5 overs of play against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl, writes Alex Smith.

Essex, who also had a rain-affected Specsavers County Championship draw at the Ageas Bowl earlier in the summer, managed to reach 72 for four before the game was called off.

Hampshire captain James Vince had won the delayed toss and elected to bowl first for a scheduled 18 overs a side game.

The 7.5 overs which were played provided plenty of action for the crowd who did risk the weather.

With the fourth ball, Hampshire old boy Adam Wheater skewed his former teammate Chris Wood straight up in the air – with Gareth Berg completing a simple catch at mid-off.

Varun Chopra deposited left-arm fast bowler Wood into the burger tent at the back of the square-leg boundary stand.

But the bowler had revenge when Chopra cut powerfully to Rilee Rossouw, who pulled off a sublime diving catch at backward-point.

Essex reached 50 off the 5.2 over powerplay, but Paul Walter was next to depart when he deceived by mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s first delivery, as he was castled.

Ryan ten Doeschate was run out by Gareth Berg, having mixed up with Dan Lawrence following a James Vince direct hit.

But as the Essex captain started walking off the pitch the heavens opened, and within an hour the sodden outfield meant umpires Michael Gough and Graham Lloyd had no choice but to abandon the fixture.

Both Hampshire and Essex had already been eliminated from the competition before the match and remain second and third from bottom of the South Group.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath said: “After the washout on Friday it was disappointing to come here virtually to have the same experience.

“Practice in the middle is always invaluable and with the Championship starting next week we wanted to take the opportunity of meaningful practice.

“We still have pride to play for.”

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