Hampshire ease past Scotland
Wet weather limits match to 37 overs
Last Updated: August 14, 2011 11:57pm
Coetzer: Gritty half century failed to lift Scotland from the bottom of Group B
Hampshire recorded their fourth Clydesdale Bank 40 victory of the season after defeating fellow Group B strugglers Scotland by four runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method.
After rain reduced the Aberdeen contest to 23 overs a side, Scotland made 131-5 batting first, with opener Kyle Coetzer contributing a half-century.
Hampshire reached 73-1 off 14 overs in their reply when more wet weather forced the teams off, and with play unable to continue the English county did just enough to be declared victors.
Scotland, who have lost eight of their 11 matches as they continue to prop up the rest in the table, won the toss and opted to bat in sunny conditions.
Fraser Watts walked for a duck in the first over before the teams were forced off by rain for the first time with the hosts on 13-1 after four overs.
When the action resumed after a lengthy break with the overs reduced, opener Coetzer helped his team recover from their poor start with a 54-ball 50 that included two fours and two sixes.
However, Hampshire hit back by taking three wickets for the addition of only ten runs - including Coetzer's - as Scotland's innings limped to a close.
Hampshire looked comfortably on course to overhaul their target with captain Jimmy Adams and James Vince (45) putting on a steady 62 for the first wicket.
Adams (17no) and Sean Ervine (8no) added 11 more runs before the players were washed out and Hampshire claimed the win.