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Dragons have no answer to Adams

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Jimmy Adams & Mark Wallace

Jimmy Adams' phenomenal run in this year's t20 continued with an excellent unbeaten 100 to set up Hampshire's win

Hampshire Royals opening batsman Jimmy Adams scored his second Friends Provident t20 century of the season to help crush Glamorgan Dragons by 54 runs.

Adams, who scored a century against Surrey Lions earlier in the campaign, hit 100 not out as Hampshire eased to a comfortable victory on the second of two Twenty20 matches on the Rose Bowl wicket, following the NatWest Women's International T20 earlier in the day.

The Royals rattled up 199 for five from their 20 overs with Adams reaching his century in the final over.

Adams struck 16 fours and faced 61 balls after his captain, Dominic Cork, decided to bat first.

Adams lost opening partner Michael Lumb on 33 but then featured in a stand of 90 for the second wicket in only 8.5 overs with promising talent James Vince.

Vince fell with the score on 123 after hitting a six and three fours in his 39, but his loss failed to halt Hampshire's surge.

Sean Ervine was third out to leave the hosts 163 for three and Neil McKenzie fell two balls later, but there was no denying Adams.

When Huw Waters began the final over of the innings Adams was on 94 and he almost immediately lost Cork, who was run out by David Brown.

But he kept his composure to reach his century with two balls to spare having put the hosts in a commanding position.

Waters was the pick of the Glamorgan bowlers finishing with 3-30 from his four overs while veteran Robert Croft conceded only 24 from his four.

Glamorgan needed exactly 10 an over to win and they never looked like reaching their target.

They lost Jim Allenby with the score on 24 but there was always an outside chance with big-hitting Australian Mark Cosgrove at the crease.

The left-hander thumped three sixes in an innings of 33 but from the moment he hit Chris Wood to a diving Cork at the start of the sixth over, a steady procession of wickets followed.

Left-arm spinner Danny Briggs sent back Gareth Rees, Croft and Chris Ashling to his first ball to finish with 3-27.

The Dragons were 116 for nine at the start of the 17th over but a late flurry of runs from Mark Wallace and last man Waters at least ensured they batted out their overs.

The last-wicket pair put on 29 in the final four overs with Wallace finishing as top-scorer with an unbeaten 42 off 26 balls having hit two sixes.

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