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Army XI v Hampshire 2XI (Friendly)

Fri 5 June 2015

Army XI Snatch Last-Ball T20 Win

Hampshire 2XI were unfortunate to lose off the final ball against an Army XI

Hampshire Second XI fell narrowly short, despite half centuries from Brad Taylor (69) and Josh Finnie (53), as the Army snatched victory off the final ball in the one-off T20 friendly at Aldershot.

Despite losing a wicket with the very first delivery of the match, Hampshire fought well thanks to aggressive knocks from both Taylor and Finnie, who shared a valuable 132-run partnership, to see the visitors post 169-5 in their 20 overs.

In reply, the loss of early wickets, this time for the hosts, meant the Army began on the back-foot with Hampshire restricting them well in the opening overs as they reached 40-2 with seven overs gone.

However, excellent unbeaten knocks from Brannon Varley (72*) and Ian Dixon (55*) led the home-side to an eight-wicket victory, with the winnings runs coming off the final delivery of the game. 

Words: Will Brewster