County Championship: Keith Barker takes 5-67 to maintain Hampshire’s match with Lancashire within the steadiness

Nick Gubbins followed up his unbeaten 101 in Hampshire's first innings by moving to 40 at close of play on day two

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Nick Gubbins followed up his unbeaten 101 in Hampshire’s first innings by moving to 40 at close of play on day two
LV= County Championship Division One, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton (day two)
Hampshire 246 & 103-3: Gubbins 40*, Vince 32; Anderson 2-17
Lancashire 240: Bailey 59, Salt 55; Barker 5-67, Abbas 3-59
Hampshire (4 pts) lead Lancashire (4 pts) by 109 runs with seven wickets remaining
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Keith Barker claimed his second County Championship five-wicket haul of the season as Hampshire and Lancashire continued their close-fought encounter.

Left-arm fast bowler Barker is the joint leading wicket-taker in Division One so far this season with 20 scalps, with his 5-67 adding to his impressive start to the campaign.

The Lancashire-born bowler helped Hampshire secure a nominal six-run first-innings advantage, with half-centuries from Phil Salt and Tom Bailey keeping the visitors well in the match.

Nick Gubbins led Hampshire’s evening lead-builder, while James Anderson added two more wickets…

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