Hampshire win One-Day Cup

30 June 2018 14:32:47 EST

Hampshire have won the Royal London Cup having beaten Kent by 61 runs in the final at Lord's.

They posted a record score of 330-7 for a Lord's final and Kent failed to get too near that imposing total, being bowled out for 269 with three overs remaining.

The Hampshire innings was dominated by a superb 125 from Rilee Rossouw and he was well supported by, in particular Tom Alsop and Sam Northeast.

The three of them scored 272 of the Hampshire runs with James Vince the only other batsman to get into double figures.

Kent won the toss at Lord's opting to bowl but they were made to wait for a first wicket with Alsop and Rossouw sharing a stand of 136 for the first wicket.

Vince went for 23 but Rossouw then formed another destructive partnership, this time with Northeast to take Hampshire onto 270-3 off 41 overs, Rossouw eventually out for 125 off 114 balls, an innings containing nine fours and three sixes.

Chasing 331 for victory opener Daniel Bell-Drummond scored 86 for Kent while skipper Sam Billings kept them in the chase with a quickfire 75.

However, wickets fell at the other end, and from a promising 158-3 after almost 30 overs, they fell for 269 all out.

Hampshire used six bowlers with five of them taking wickets including Dale Steyn and Mason Crane. Their excellent fielding was exemplified by four run-outs as Kent got more desperate in their search for runs.

Hampshire meanwhile are 1212/1 to win the County Championship Division One title. League leaders Surrey are 1/33 with Nottinghamshire priced at 1212/1.

England are 9/4 to win the World Cup on home soil next year.

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