You know that hugely pleasing sound of someone thwacking a cricket ball right out of the middle of the bat? It usually happens when Rilee Rossouw is in the mood. His 90 was full of charm and dynamism, with striking as clean as you'll see. The home side had a wobble in their adjusted chase of 227 off 34 overs once rain had interrupted the back end of Surrey's dig, but an important 46 from Joe Weatherly saw them over the line.
🙌 HAMPSHIRE WIN! 🙌— Hampshire Cricket (@hantscricket) May 21, 2018
An incredible innings from @Rileerr and a crucial supporting knock from @Joe_Weatherley see us safely home to a four-wicket victory v @surreycricket! 👏
2⃣ from 2⃣? ...You betcha! pic.twitter.com/CWufKvhaWT
NO CRANE, NO GAIN
Did anyone need a reminder of how talented 21-year-old Mason Crane is? No, thought not. But he gave us one anyway as he snaffled 3/45 in his eight overs against Surrey. Two LBWs came courtesy of a fuller length and a variation in pace while the last was a classic leg-spinner's dismissal, looping up, drifting in and then turning past an off balance Ben Foakes who heard the death rattle behind him. A joy to watch.
It's a moment you dream about. One of the stars in the middle smacks one over the ropes and you soon realise it's heading your way. Step across, bag the catch and celebrate in front of the adoring masses, right? Wrong. We reckon this lad will be cursing his luck the game was televised.
ATHERS? OH, HANG ON...
We all like a little look behind the curtain when it comes to tele don't we? But it's fair to say the legend that is Michael Atherton hadn't banked on this reverse of the camera...