Hampshire 152 (42.3 overs) beat Combined Campuses and Colleges 148 (46 overs) by four runs

Hampshire have won their first Super50 game, a low-scoring thriller against Combined Campuses and Colleges.

Tom Alsop was stretchered off with a knee injury sustained while sliding to stop the ball on the Kensington Oval outfield, before Hampshire completed a nailbiting four-run win.

But thanksfully his injury is not as bad as first feared and he may be fit for tomorrow's game against the Windward Islands, the only team below Hampshire in Group A.

Hampshire were grateful to Alsop’s 31 (39 balls, two fours) and Brad Taylor’s 69 (108 balls, five fours) after being reduced to 15-5 in Bridgetown.

Captain Jimmy Adams, Joe Weatherley, Sean Ervine and Lewis McManus were all dismissed for ducks inside the first six overs before Alsop and Taylor put on 38 for the sixth wicket.

Alsop was stumped and Gareth Berg became the fifth Hampshire player to be out for a duck at the end of the same over as slow left-armer Yannick Ottley (3-33) made it 53-7.
Asher Hart and Brad Wheal both made 18 before impressing with the ball, but Hampshire missed out on more than seven overs of batting when Taylor was last out, caught and bowled by Ottley after taking his tournament aggregate to 124 runs at 62.

Wheal (10-0-29-3) was again the pick of the bowlers, dismissing Ottley with his first ball before trapping fellow opener Williams lbw for 12 in his next over as the Colleges were reduced to 22-3 in reply.

Hart (8-0-34-2) took the important wicket of Vikash Mohan (40) before Fidel Edwards (10-2-36-2) returned to take the ninth.

With CCC’s tenth-wicket pair requiring only five runs from the last 25 balls – and number nine Keron Cottoy well set on 30 - Joe Weatherley trapped last-man Jermaine Levy lbw for a two-ball duck to win Hampshire the game.

Hampshire lost their first two games to Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago but still have four games left in group A and remain at the Kensington Oval for tomorrow's game.