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Match Report: Hampshire v Glamorgan - Royal London One-Day Cup

Tom Alsop hit a magnificent century to help Hampshire secure an emphatic seven-wicket One-Day Cup win over Glamorgan at the Ageas Bowl

Tom Alsop smashed his one-day career best to help Hampshire continue their 100 per cent record in the Royal London One Day Cup as they thrashed Glamorgan by seven wickets.

Holders Hampshire secured a comfortable victory against Kent earlier in the week and enjoyed an equally impressive win against Glamorgan with 8.1 overs to spare, when chasing down 292.

Alsop and captain James Vince were the catalyst for the victory with a 161-run stand for the second wicket – with Alsop ending on a classy unbeaten 130 and Vince falling five runs short of three figures.  

On a good-paced wicket under delicious blue skies, Hampshire lost Aiden Markram in the ninth over when he thumped to Billy Root at deep square leg.

But Vince and Alsop put Glamorgan to the sword with their crushing partnership.

Vince, on the back of a half century in the competition opener against Kent on Wednesday, continued his form in a typically attractive style.

The skipper reached 50 in 43 balls and looked set for ninth List A ton – but picked out Craig Meschede at point on 95.

Alsop was the more watchful early on, not scared to soak up pressure but relieving it by dispatching anything he fancied picking up – with his two huge sixes.

The former England Lions batsman scored 72 in last summer’s final and picked up where he left off as he collected his second format century, and his first for two years, in 93 balls.

Sam Northeast fell for 14 when he was lbw to Marnus Labuschange but Alsop continued his raid with another six fours and a maximum to take Hampshire home.

Glamorgan’s innings was a curious one, having won the toss and elected to bat, with two collapses but managing to reach a creditable total.

Kyle Abbott was the instigator to cause the first wobble of the innings as he restricted the visitors to 28 for three in the first eight overs with high quality line and length bowling.

Meschede was the first to depart when his attempted hook was top edged into the gloves of Tom Alsop.

Charles Hemphrey and Labuschange were also early victims – both edging, the former to Liam Dawson at first slip, the latter to Alsop.

Just as the Welshman appeared to be faltering towards a low total David Lloyd and Billy Root steadied things by adding 100 for the fourth wicket – helped by Abbott and the equally efficient Chris Wood being withdrawn from the attack.

Lloyd was the more attacking of the duo and reached his fourth format half century with a six to the longest square boundary off James Fuller.

But another dip saw them fall to 140 for six.

Root reached 39 before he was bowled by Aiden Markram before Lloyd’s entertaining knock was ended by a run out.

Kiran Carlson was then lbw to Mason Crane but Glamorgan’s tail wagged, through Graham Wagg.

Veteran Wagg took control, carting Dawson for a pair of maximums in an over on his way to a 47-ball fifty – and ended on a best of 68.

Chris Cooke was given a life when he was dropped by Fuller at point and added 95 with Wagg to take their side over 200.

Cooke, run out by a stunning swoop by Vince at cover, and Wagg, caught slapping to Vince off Dawson, departed within an over of each other, before Marchant de Lange was stumped.

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