“We weren’t quite at our best, you know, in the field. Having said that, we fought hard,” he said.
“We came up against James Vince, who played a magnificent innings. He was potentially the difference between the two teams.
“He’s a serious talent, and he played magnificently. When someone plays that well, it’s hard to match it.”
6.10pm Coad gone! Caught at mid-off off Wood, 9. 241 all out inside 44. 107-run defeat for the Vikings. Hants v Kent in the final on June 30.
6.01pm Hampshire one wicket away from Lord’s. Fisher trapped lbw Dawson. 230-9.
Patterson gone! Dawson gets him caught behind. 227-8 in the 42nd #YourYorkshire
— Yorkshire CCC (@YorkshireCCC) June 18, 2018
5.53pm Tattersall miscues Topley high to cover to fall for a fine 89. 223-7 in the 41st. And with him go Yorkshire’s hopes, unfortunately.
5.50pm We are through 40 overs of the Yorkshire chase of 349 and they are 220-6, needing 129 more. Tattersall has 89 and Matthew Fisher 18.
5.40pm Tattersall is upping the ante as Yorkshire reach 200-6 after 37. He has taken three fours and two twos off Berg in that over to move to 83. Too little too late? Probably. But you never know. 349 target.
5.28pm Yorkshire lose a sixth wicket. Bresnan yorked by Chris Wood for 26. 173-6 after 34. Tattersall still there on 60.
5.24pm Jonny Tattersall has just reached his fifty off 51 balls as Yorkshire move to 168-5 in the 34th over. He’s putting his foot down now.
4.56pm Yorkshire lose their fifth wicket as Jack Leaning is bowled by Liam Dawson for 23, trying to force off the back foot. Jonny Tattersall still there on 39. 124-5 in the 27th.
Ouch! Tattersall has just driven a catch to Rossouw at short cover, who fails to get a paw on it and it hits him flush in the mush. Tattersall then goes to check on the fielder and seems to lead the search for a tooth or two.
— Graham Hardcastle (@tykestravels) June 18, 2018
4.17pm Yorkshire’s problems mount as Tom Kohler-Cadmore cuts Liam Dawson to backward point to fall for 25. It’s 73-4 after 16 overs.
4pm Yorkshire have a mountain to climb now. Gary Ballance has just pulled Gareth Berg to deep square-leg to fall for 25. The Vikings are 52-3 in the 13th over.
3.50pm Yorkshire 40-2 after 10 overs. Ballance 18 and Kohler-Cadmore 9.
3.30pm Second wicket for Hampshire, and it’s Dale Steyn, who gets Che Pujara caught at second slip for a duck. Extra bounce and he’s caught off the shoulder of the bat. 15-2 in the fifth.
3.20pm Yorkshire 14-0 early in the fourth over of their chase of 349. Adam Lyth has 11 of them. Oh no. Lyth has gone. Lbw to Wood. 14-1.
England fringe batsman James Vince hit a sparkling 171 from 126 balls as Hampshire set Yorkshire a victory target of 349 in today’s Royal London one-day Cup semi-final at the Ageas Bowl.
Vince came in at number three and hit his second successive RL50 century and his fourth in 20 innings across all cricket against Yorkshire as the hosts made 348-9.
He shared 142 for the third wicket with Sam Northeast to advance the score from 76-2 in the 13th over, with Northeast the next best with 58.
Ben Coad, Tim Bresnan and Steve Patterson struck twice apiece for Yorkshire, who elected to bowl first.
Hampshire perhaps should have posted more than they did, but the Vikings hit back well at the death.
The winners of this tie will play Kent in the final at Lord’s a week on Saturday.
2.18pm One over to go for Hampshire. Patterson picked up two wickets in the 49th. 337-8.
2.06pm Tom Kohler-Cadmore takes a fine catch above his head at long-on to help Adam Lyth remove James Vince for 171. 313-6 after 46.
1.54pm We move into the last seven overs with Hampshire now 296-5. Vince has 163 and lost his partner Liam Dawson an over or so ago, caught at long-on off Matthew Fisher. Lewis McManus is at the crease.
1.41pm Vince has reached 150 – 151 to be precise – off 111 balls with 18×4s and 3×6s. Hampshire 277-4 in the 41st.
Weatherley gone! He’s been bowled by
BenCoad10</a>, 3. 244-4 in the 37th over <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YourYorkshire?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#YourYorkshire</a></p>— Yorkshire CCC (YorkshireCCC) June 18, 2018
1.14pm Breakthrough. Tim Bresnan strikes again as Northeast (58) miscues him to mid-off. Hampshire now 221-3 after. Vince has 109 and Joe Weatherley yet to get off the mark.
1.09pm Vince and Northeast have put on 136 and counting as Hampshire move to 212-2 after 33. Northeast has just reached his fifty off 51 balls.
1.02pm Vince reaches a fabulous hundred off 83 balls with 12×4s and 1×6s. We have seen the best of the England fringe man today. Hampshire 193-2 after 31.
12.48pm Hampshire 169-2 after 28 overs. Vince has 83 and Northeast 34. These two have shared 93 for the third wicket.
YorkshireCCC</a> could do with a wicket. <a href="https://twitter.com/hantscricket?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">hantscricket 135-2 after 24 overs. Vince 63 and Northeast 20.
— Graham Hardcastle (@tykestravels) June 18, 2018
12.18pm James Vince looks in sparkling touch at the moment. He has moved to 47 out of 114-2 after 20. Sam Northeast has 15.
Joining us on commentary at the Ageas Bowl,
YorkshireCCC</a> bowler <a href="https://twitter.com/BrooksyFerret?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">BrooksyFerret!
Hampshire 88-2 in the 17th over.
— Test Match Special (@bbctms) June 18, 2018
11.54am Second wicket for Yorkshire as Rilee Rossouw skies a pull at Tim Bresnan to fall for 32. Che Pujara takes the catch at mid-on. Hampshire are 76-2 in the 13th over. James Vince has 24 and has been joined by Sam Northeast.
11.46am On early evidence, it looks a cracking pitch here. Hampshire 66-1 in the 12th over.
11.38am Hampshire have moved to 50-1 in the 10th over. Make that 54-1 as Vince punches off the back foot off Ben Coad.
11.24am Yorkshire hit back after some early runs for Hampshire. Jimmy Adams has guided Ben Coad into the hands of Tom Kohler-Cadmore at slip, albeit at the second attempt. Hampshire are 30-1 in the sixth.
11am We’re underway, with Hampshire 2-0 after two balls from Matthew Fisher, who had an lbw shout turned down against Adams first ball before the left-hander picked up two to deep square.
10.40am Team news…..
Hampshire: Adams, Rossouw, Vince c, Weatherley, Northeast, Dawson, McManus w, Berg, Wood, Steyn, Topley.
Yorkshire: Lyth, Kohler-Cadmore, Pujara, Ballance, Tattersall w, Leaning, Bresnan, Fisher, Carver, Patterson c, Coad.
10.35am Yorkshire have won the toss and will bowl first.
cheteshwar1</a>!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YourYorkshire?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#YourYorkshire</a> <a href="https://t.co/E6GuOaQ5lr">pic.twitter.com/E6GuOaQ5lr</a></p>— Yorkshire CCC (YorkshireCCC) June 18, 2018
Good morning from a dry and bright Ageas Bowl.
It’s semi-final time. Yorkshire are bidding for a sixth straight win in the RL50, with Thursday’s superb win over Essex at Chelmsford still fresh in the memory.
Hampshire finished top of the South, winning five of their eight matches, to qualify direct for this semi-final. But Yorkshire actually had a better record despite finishing third in the North. The Vikings also won five of their eight games, accruing a better net run-rate.
Both teams are without a few players today.
Yorkshire have Che Pujara back from India Test duty, but they are still without their England players. Hampshire are without injured trio Mason Crane, Brad Taylor and Tom Alsop. They do, however, have Sam Northeast back from injury.
We start at 11am.