LV County Championship Division Two: Gloucestershire lose to Hampshire by eight wickets

England batsman Michael Carberry led Hampshire to victory

England batsman Michael Carberry led Hampshire to victory

First published in Gloucestershire Sport

AN UNBEATEN century from England international Michael Carberry sent Gloucestershire to defeat in their opening County Championship game against Hampshire at the County Ground in Bristol.

The left-handed opener scored 100 not out and shared a 101-run unbroken stand with James Vince (58*) as Hampshire cantered to their target of 215 for the loss of just two wickets on the final day.

Earlier, Gloucestershire added 24 runs to their overnight total of 308-9, Hamish Marshall falling just six runs short of his ton when he was bowled by Kyle Abbott.

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