Important 28 Runs

Mason Crane batted 250 minutes and scored an important 28 runs to help Hampshire frustrate Yorkshire at the Ageas Bowl.

Nightwatchman Mason, came out to bat as day three was drawing to a close. He was still batting after tea on the final day.

Mason’s 197 ball vigil included a time draining 34 run fifth wicket partnership with James Vince. James added to Yorkshire’s exasperations by occupying the crease for 213 minutes as he eked out 42 runs.

With the new ball taken after tea, Matthew Fisher had Mason caught in the slips. His 28 runs just failed to match his first-class best of 29 scored against Somerset in 2017.

With wickets falling in the final session, it was left to Hampshire’s final pair to hold out for the draw.

Earlier in the match, George Hill scored his second half-century in the 2021 LV= Insurance County Championship. Opening the batting, George scored a patient 55 during Yorkshire’s second innings.