Hampshire too strong for Scotland
Hampshire thrashed Scotland by 89 runs in their Clydesdale Bank 40 clash at Uddingston, rolling their opponents for a modest 131.
Michael Carberry top-scored with 76 as Hampshire were dismissed for 220 with two balls of their innings remaining, but the Saltires could not mount a credible challenge - Jean Symes’ 33 their best score as all six visiting bowlers took wickets.
Kabir Ali, with 2-17 in six overs, and Danny Briggs - who returned 2-31 in eight - were the pick of the bowlers, while Majid Haq took three wickets for Scotland.
Josh Davey was first man out for 13, bowled by Kabir, before his opening partner Calum MacLeod was run out with the total at 28.
Kabir removed Ryan Flannigan lbw for duck and the dangerous Richie Berrington managed only nine before David Griffiths struck.
That left the score at 58 for four, but Symes and Preston Mommsen dug in to extend the total to 94 before the former - who batted for 48 deliveries and hit four fours - handed Chris Wood a wicket.
Carberry’s part-time spin accounted for Haq and Liam Dawson ended Mommsen’s stay as the innings crumbled.
Another run out and two tail-end scalps for Briggs ended the disappointing chase with seven overs remaining.
The visitors had earlier made a swift start to their innings and were 66 for one in the ninth over when Jimmy Adams was caught behind by Craig Wallace off Gordon Drummond.
James Vince joined Carberry in the middle and made good progress before being bowled by Haq.
Simon Katich was trapped leg before by the Scotland spinner after facing just eight deliveries, and Sean Ervine was bowled with the next ball.
Carberry could only watch on from the non-striker’s end but some stability was restored when Dawson joined him in the middle.
Dawson kept the scoring going, but fell for 16 when he was caught by Drummond off the bowling of Mommsen.
Carberry was running out of partners when Wood and Michael Bates fell in successive Davey overs and the opener finally perished himself in the 33rd over, ending an innings which featured 10 fours.
Kabir, with 32, and Briggs lifted the visitors to a respectable total but both fell to Symes in the final over.