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Carberry leads Hampshire to victory

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Michael Carberry struck an unbeaten century to lift Hampshire to their first win of the new LV= County Championship Division Two season.

The 33-year-old opening batsman completed the eight-wicket defeat of Glocestershire by lifting part-timer Chris Dent for back-to-back sixes and reach 100 from 131 balls.

After Carberry had managed just 33 runs in three innings to start the season, his match-winning hundred therefore came as Hampshire chased down a victory target of 215 on the final day at Bristol.

The left-hander was joined by James Vince, who added an unbeaten 58 off just 36 balls to his first-innings 144, and the pair completed the run-chase in quick time. 

Together they put on 101 in 10.2 overs after skipper Jimmy Adams and Liam Dawson, with 23 and 25 respectively, were unable to push on after making starts.

Carberry struck 16 fours and three maximums in his 185-minute stay at the crease. 

Earlier, Hamish Marshall fell six runs short of a century as Gloucestershire were bowled out for 332.

Marshall and last man Matt Taylor added 24 runs to the overnight score before the veteran New Zealander was bowled by South Africa seamer Kyle Abbott, who finished with seven wickets in the match.

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