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10 August 2017 National Sport


Hampshire leggie included in England squad to face West Indies

Last Updated: 10/08/17 8:55pm

Mason Crane says he did not expect to be named in England’s Test squad to face West Indies at Edgbaston.

Mason Crane celebrated his maiden England Test call-up by spinning Hampshire to a victory over South Group table toppers Glamorgan in the NatWest T20 Blast.

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Crane claimed 3-21 in Hampshire's win over Glamorgan

Crane claimed 3-21 in Hampshire’s win over Glamorgan

The 20-year-old bowled Nick Selman (17) with a googly before having Chris Cooke (5) and Jacques Rudolph (20) stumped from successive deliveries as the visitors stumbled to 118-9, Andrew Salter (37no off 27) adding the only real impetus late on for the Welsh county.

Liam Dawson (2-15), the man Crane replaced in the England party, gave a reminder of his talents, too, ousting Aneurin Donald (0) and danger-man Colin Ingram (13) in his first two overs.

Hampshire skipper James Vince (60no off 41) then hammered a 32-ball half-century – his 21st in T20 cricket – as the hosts coasted home with 6.1 overs to spare, for the loss of only Calvin Dickinson (3) and Tom Alsop (28).

James Vince hit 10 fours in his innings

James Vince hit 10 fours in his innings

James Vince hit 10 fours in his innings

Hampshire’s win takes them up to second, a point behind Glamorgan, with two group games to go – Vince’s side visiting Kent on August 11 and hosting Somerset on August 18.


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