County Championship: Kyle Abbott takes 3-21 as Hampshire begin nicely at Lord’s

Middlesex opener Sam Robson spent most of the day in the Lord's pavilion before emerging to make 20 when the game finally got started just after tea

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Middlesex opener Sam Robson spent most of the day in the Lord’s pavilion before emerging to make 20 when the game finally got started just after tea
LV= County Championship Group Two, Lord’s, London (day one):
Middlesex 90-4: Davies 24, Gubbins 21*, Simpson 20*, Robson 20; Abbott 3-21
Hampshire: Yet to bat
Hampshire 1 pt, Middlesex 0 pts
Scorecard

Hampshire paceman Kyle Abbott took 3-21 in eight overs as Hampshire made the most of the final session against Middlesex on a rain-hit day at Lord’s.

After the loss of the first two sessions, the rain stopped to allow play to get under way just after tea.

Ex-Middlesex paceman Abbott claimed three quick scalps – including a golden duck for home skipper Peter Handscomb as the hosts slumped from 33-0 to 56-4.

But Nick Gubbins and John Simpson led a recovery to 90-4.

After being asked to bat by Hampshire skipper James Vince, openers Sam Robson and Jack Davies had given Middlesex a solid platform.

But, on what was his Lord’s first-class debut, despite…

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